Here is the entire applicant pool as it currently stands on this board. There are stats at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
OUR RECORD (Acceptances – Dings – Waitlisted Candidates)
36-9-7Accepted May 28th:
GMAT: 700 (44V, 42Q)
UGPA: 2.99 (BS in Chemistry); but took a few grad classes recently and received GPA 3.7
7 yrs. of WE -- in general, 6 yrs. in molecular/cell biology and 1 year in private foundation as consultant for scientific/medical grants
lots of volunteer work, extracurriculars, etc.
Asian female, born in US (father from India, mother from Philippines)Accepted June 3rd:
Gmat: 680 (48Q, 34V), 6.0 AWA
GPA: 3.35, Chemical Engineering, Rutgers College of Engineering
Work Exp: 10 yrs in Pharma Industry with good job progression with management experience.
Extracuriculars: This is the weakest item on my application, just a member of a few clubs and societies.
Recommendations: 2 from supervisor and former supervisor - both were very good.Accepted June 4th:
Area of interest in MBA: Leadership and Change Management, Quantitative Finance
GMAT: 740, Q49/V41, AWA 5.0
GPA: 3.0 B.E., Double major in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at a top 20 school
Work experience(WE): 6 years experience as a Quantitative Analyst at a top hedge fund. Currently supervising two other analysts.
Age: 29 at matriculation
- New York Society of Securities Analysts member
- International Association of Financial Engineers member
- Fraternity House Manager in college
- Engineer Council member in college
- Volunteer Students for Science in college
- CFA Charterholder (passed all three levels without failure in two total years)
Great recs, essays and resume. I’m weak in community service and GPA but the CFA makes up for the GPA to some degree.Accepted June 4th:
IT at a Financial Services firm. Have led teams of up to 6 and restructured troubled divisions, recently migrating towards strategic planning.
GMAT: 530 (first attempt, no study), 620 (second attempt, 3 hours study.....MORAL: PREPARE FOR YOUR GMAT!!!!)
undergrad GPA (first go around): 2.7 (the top US engineering school)
undergrad GPA (second go round): 3.9 (Not-so top engineering school)
Grad GPA: 4.0 (same not-so top engineering school)
Numerous awards, solid extracurriculars (with leadership). I believe my essays set me apart from the pack. Do not underestimate their importance.Accepted June 18th:
3.4 GPA - MS Computer Science
70% BS Computer Science (Indian University)
6 years work experienceAccepted June 18th:
GMAT: 650 (Q41, V38)
Undergrad: BS in Marketing, 3.79 GPA
Work Exp: 2.5 years in a large market research company - started as an analyst right after graduation, huge job progression this past summer as I just became a Product Manager
Other stuff: A few honor societies in college, chosen to be in an extracurricular cross functional team at workAccepted June 18th:
WE: 2 yrs ITAccepted June 18th:
Indian Male - 25
GPA: 3.0 - Computer Science Degree
Work in a Big Bank (3.5 Years) - TechnologyAccepted June 25th:
GMAT: 750 (47Q 46V 5.0 AWA)
Undergrad GPA: 3.3
Work: 7 years as a Quality Engineer
Demo 31 y/o white male, US citizenAccepted June 25th:
Undergrad gpa 3.62 Physics
MS gpa 3.9 in EE
I have been working as an engineer for 5+.Accepted June 25th:
White Female/ 26
3.5 GPA - Independent Study at NYU (attended for last 2 years of undergrad- was a transfer)
Only 1 job, in finance industry but not finance, under 3 years work experience but rapid growth
3rd essay was not creativeAccepted July 2nd:
GMAT: 710 (47Q/41V)
UGPA: 3.9, strong extracurriculars (back then at least)
will be 3 yrs work experience in September - 1 yr Big 4 audit, currently Tax/IT at Fortune 50 company.Accepted July 2nd:
Washington Square - Weeknights
GMAT: 680; Q 45; V 39; AWA 5
GPA: 3.0 - BS in Business, Concentration in Finance (State School)
7 years experience - Investment Mgmt - Now Sr trader for mutual fund firm
CFA Charterholder and on Executive Committee of volunteer non-profit org
A little nervous about undergrad GPA. Hopefully CFA and volunteer work will overcome that.Accepted July 2nd:
27yr old Korean male
GMAT: 640 / AWA 4.5
GPA: 3.3 (International Criminal Justice)
Work: 6-Years - I've been in the Banking Compliance field (specifically Anti-Money Laundering) with decent progression.
Other: 6-years of reserve military experience/2-years of overseas war-time experience.
I feel confident about my essays and my recs; however, I thought I could've done better with the 3rd essay in terms of creativity. Hoping the military will really give me an edge.Accepted July 2nd:
GMAT: 700 (42Q/44V/5.5)
WE: 6 years in book publishing (not a traditional pre-MBA field, I know, but I'm hoping that will work in my favor) with strong career progression and great management experienceAccepted July 2nd:
Exp: 5 years, financeAccepted July 2nd:
GMAT 650 (tood it twice and i improved considerable)
underg. GPA 3.9 (from international engineering school)
grad. GPA 3.95 (same school)
several extracurricular activities
6 years of working experience (good progession on titel and salary)Accepted July 2nd:
Undergrad gpa 3.89 in civil engineering
MS gpa 4.0 in civil engineering
WE: 7 yearsAccepted July 3rd:
30 y/o asian
8 years WE (3 in financial, 5 in pharma)
3.9 UG GPA at state school
3.6 Grad GPAAccepted July 3rd:
GPA: 3.9, BA in Economics from St. Francis College, Summa Cum Laude
Exp: 3 years Corporate Finance (2 yrs in an Energy Company, 1 yr in Cap Markets)Accepted July 9th:
WE: 4 yrs
Good Essays and I think my Essay4 was the best of all my essays.
Bachelors in CS and a Masters in CS.
International applicant though I live in NYAccepted July 15th:
28 yr Male Indian Techie, 700, Fin., 7 years WE.Accepted July 16th:
5 years work experience
3.3 BS GPA from top 5 US Eng School
3.9 MS IT
Work as Engineer ConsultantAccepted July 16th:
33 yr old, Indian male techie with a Green card
GMAT: 730 (V42, Q49)
GPA: First Class, did not make an attempt to convert to GPA
MS in Industrial Engineering in a US school: GPA: 3.34
CPIM(certified in production and inventory management)
Also completed a Manufacturing technology course at UC Berkeley with an A+
Work ex: 8 years in software dev(now lead mid-large scale dev initiatives as a project lead)
xtra curriculars: nothing greatAccepted July 16th:
*Was asked to interview*
36 y/o white male
8 years WE (6 in medicine, 2 in pharma industry)
3.9 UG GPA at state school
3.75 Grad GPA from Ivy
New York City residentAccepted July 16th:
GMAT: 710 (48Q/40V), AWA: 5.0
Undergrad: BTech Mechanical Engineering, India. Grade: 1st Division w/ Distinction
Grad: MS Computer Science, GPA 3.8
Post Bacc course in Finance from Columbia Business School
7yrs in Software Consultancy and Pharmaceutical IT compliance. Currently with a big pharma. Accepted July 23rd:
650 GMAT (took it twice, first 580)
2.9 GPA from a state school in Finance (ranked in the lower 500's)
6 year Work experience (5 in Mortgage Sales, 1 in Financial Services- non manager)Accepted July 23rd:
gmat: 610 (high verbal low quant)
ugpa:3.6 from umich
have worked in the entertainment industry for the past 4.5 years
I have a very creative 3rd essay and I have strong recommendations including one from my CFO who is a Stern alum
I am femaleAccepted July 23rd:
34 year old WM
2.8 GPA from a top liberal arts college
12 years of work experience in real estateAccepted July 25th:
GMAT: 680 (41V, 42Q) AWA 5.5
GPA: Undergrad GPA: 3.65 (BE in Comp Eng) Grad GPA: 3.9 (ME in Electrical Eng)
Work Exp: 3 yrs of WE in Defense Industry, started out as a design engineer, currently deputy engineering manager.
Extra-curricular: Not much after college, I do provide mentoring to local high school students through work.
Gender: MaleAccepted July 25th:
Program: Weeknights (Westchester)
Under Grad: Indian Institute of Tech, GPA (3.0)
Age: 31, male
Apart from other odds, I nearly took 2+ weeks after deadline to submit other papers.Accepted July 25th:
Applied for weekend option 1st choice/ weeknights 2nd
GMAT:640 (47Q, 31V, 5.5 AWA)
3yr IB experience, decent career progressAccepted July 25th:
5 yr WEAccepted July 31st:
Undergrad GPA: Top 5%
Background: Various industries
Current Industry: IB
App Submitted: Last minute on 5/15 (only 3 essays written)
First Preference: Weekend OptionAccepted August 1st:
Top GMAT: 650 (Q - 53% V - 95%)
Undergrad: 3.0 (Ivy) Started as pre-med, got creamed early, changed majors and then had a nice progression upwards.
JD: 2.9 - Again started off slow, and finished up strong.
WE: 5 years post JD
Career Progression: Strong, won some major cases that were in the paper, recently hired to do work on the crane collapes etc. Nice salary bumps.
Applied in May, but retook GMAT a few times (590,620,650) so I'm just complete now.Accepted August 4th:
* Was asked to interview*
Male - 30
GMAT - 670
Undegrad GPA 2.9
Grad GPA 4.0
8 years Telecomm experience in top fortune 500 companies. Currently working in a big FinancialDINGSDinged June 18th
720 (48Q 41V; AWA: 6)
Two simultaneous BA's from Columbia (Poli. Sci.) and a religious school
Both GPA's 3.1
WE: 2 years in legal
Demo: Ukrainian-American (see nick)
Extra-curr.: One activity for 6+ years in Russian community, directly related to what I want to do but not profitable at this time. Just founded my own group at Columbia, so leadership there.Dinged July 22nd
26 y/o Chinese male
Ivy undergrad (Finance and Hospitality mgmt) (GPA 3.8)
GMAT: 610 ( 48Q, 27V) Yeah low verbal. This is the second time I took it. First time I got a 570.
5 Years of work experience ( FX Sales and Trading)
-2 year sales and trading analyst program at a top tier bank
-Promoted to Associate and trained with the MBA hires
-Took on an Associate Director positon at another international bank.
I am pretty involved in the community(local HS afterschool programs, mentoring programs, etc). I am involved in a lot of non-profit organizations in metro NY.Dinged July 23rd
32 year old (non-indian) south asian male ( perhaps my app got lumped with other "M-I-Ts" and stood weak comparatively)
GPA 2.7 - mathematics major, top 100 private university
6 years trading exp.
1 year independent consultant (entrepreneur) in developing financial analytics for hedge funds.Dinged July 28th
Age 28. 5 WE in Medical Technolgy Field. (recently promoted to a project manager)
application: On the last date. 3rd Essay not creative.
Weekend Only.Dinged July 31st
-30 Year old, Korean Male (US Resident)
-Undergard: Top 25 school: GPA - 2.55 IS major
-Grad: Reputable school: GPA 3.91 - IS major
-9 Years Experience in IT. Decent career progression, but in my 5th job. Currently, Project Manager
-low to medium extra curriculars.
-My company will fully sponsor - not sure if it makes a difference in admission.
-I have fairly interesting background, as far as growing up in many countries etc..Dinged August 11th
WE: F500 4 years
Good extra in school and also in community
Moderate GPA 3.1 in under from top school outside U.S.
Two MSs in US from reputable school with GPA over 3.5
Currently in financial risk field for about a year, before was engineer and data analyst
Not in NYC area, but willing to relocate soonDinged August 19th after being waitlisted July 29th
-6 years of WE
-720 GMAT (88% V, 89%Q, 5.5 AW)
-2.5 UG GPA (uh, a long story.....)
-Some extra-cur during UG, but nothing extremely exciting
-Took several graduate level courses as a non-matriculating student after college: 2 engineering courses with a 3.0 GPA and then 4 MBA courses with a 3.8 GPA.Dinged August 19th after being waitlisted July 30th
Indian Male 31 years
IT 8 years work experience
Plan to retake GMATDinged August 20th
Masters GPA: 3.6
5 yrs Environmental Engineering with progression to Sustainable Business StrategyDinged September 4th after being waitlisted August 1st
36 yrs old.
Graduate GPA 3.87
Under: don't know. different system.
WE: 12 yrs International business
Member of ISM or Qigong club, etc.WAITLISTWaitlisted June 24th
Add me to the wannabe list for weekend program
1) GMAT : 690 Q49 V 34 (AWA 4) (5 yr old GMAT score!)
2) 8 yrs work ex (Information Technology)Waitlisted July 25th
*This candidate was called by the head of AdCom and told they were a perfect fit for the EMBA program*
-gmat: 620 (Q:49, V: 27)
-undergrad gpa: 3.12 (CS major)
-grad gpa: 3.8 (CS major, with with graduate citation)
-12 Years of work experience (IT consultant; IT manager; Currently working at a big investment bank as a senior network security analyst/ global leader, a lot of global experience with counterparts worldwide. I believe I have good career progression. My salary has increased 5x since I started my career.)
-company 100% sponsor for mba
-promotion and event coordinator at a Chinese Kung Fu club
-professional certifications: CISSP, CISA, MCSE, CCNA, SCSA, CNE, PCLPWaitlisted July 28th
690, 85%, 9+ IT with over 6 years in Financial Services industryWaitlisted July 29th
Pharma Industry (Marketing Research and Analytics) - WE 6.5 yrs.
Good career progression. Got awards consistently for the past 3 yrs.
Low community involvement.
BS in Pharmacy
Masters GPA- 3.44
Preference was Westchester weeknight option only.Waitlisted August 1st
GMAT: 600 (yeah, I know) - AWA 6
GPA: 3.3 from a SUNY
WE: 8 years (career change from hospitality to finance)
Age: 30+, female, born and raised in US (was wondering if "hick" was a category?)
Work progression: Best thing I got - moved up pretty fast in 3 years
Extracurriculars: Close to second best thing I got - varied and wide during every stage of my life
Recommendations: My recommenders didn't let me read them but I assume strong since I got this far!Waitlisted August 1st
GMAT: 620 (very bad, i know. but i saw some 630 and 650 got accepted...)
WE: 8 yrs in sales & mkt, 2 yrs oversea exp
undergrad GPA: unknow, foreign degree
grad GPA: 3.4
Washington SQ weekendHere is the rest of the applicant pool on this thread:
GPA: 3.78, BS in CS
Exp: 5 years IT in IB
Level 3 CFA candidate
Profile: MIT (Male Indian Techie)
GMAT: 710 (Q50, V35, Awaiting AWA)
GPA: 3.5, MS in Computer Science
Undergrad GPA: 82% (Not sure what the GPA equivalent of that is)
Exp: 12 years in IT (8 years in Financial Services IT)
Current Role: IT Project Manager for Wall Street firm. Currently managing a mid sized (10 people) global team
My stats 680/GPA 3.9/ work experience 10 years IT.
3.5 GPA (top tier school)
5 yrs WE in consulting
650, 3.25, 4 years IT
640 GMAT, 3.9 Masters GPA, 4 years marketing and tech background.
3.4 in MIS
retook GMAT in late July with app under review and got a 690
GMAT 620: Q40 V35 AWA: 5.0
Undergraduate GPA: 3.67 (Biochem. major from a state uni)
Graduate GPA: 3.4 (Biotech Masters from IVY league school)
Work exp: 5.5 yrs in consumer goods industry.
GPA: 3.5 from an engineering school (US)
WE: 4 years in 3 firms including consulting
started out as an analyst in consulting now a strategy manager with a top financial services company
Good recommendations and essays.Notes:
The average GMAT on this thread is 675 which is close to the accepted average. The average undergrad GPA is 3.41 for those who listed GPA
There are 14 people holding masters degrees with an average grad GPA of 3.71, 2 CFA charterholders, 1 CFA level 3 candidate, and 1 JD.
36 people on the thread are in, 7 people have been waitlisted and 9 people have been dinged.
Best of luck to all!!
Here are all of the numbers as of this post:GMAT:
6/13 - 67-----6/25 - 124-----7/8 - 202------7/18 - 268-----7/30 - 362-----8/11 - 417
6/16 - 75-----6/26 - 142-----7/9 - 217------7/21 - 282-----7/31 - 375-----8/12 - 423
6/17 - 79-----6/27 - 143-----7/10 - 217-----7/22 - 285-----8/1 - 375------8/13 - 438
6/18 - 98-----6/30 - 150-----7/11 - 217-----7/23 - 295-----8/4 - 393------8/14 - 438
6/19 - 104-----7/1 - 164-----7/14 - 254-----7/24 - 304-----8/5 - 391------8/15 - 435
6/20 - 104-----7/2 - 168-----7/15 - 262-----7/25 - 304-----8/6 - 402------8/18 - 436
6/23 - 104-----7/3 - 172-----7/16 - 268-----7/28 - 328-----8/7 - 406------8/19 - 435
6/24 - 124-----7/7 - 183-----7/17 - 268-----7/29 - 339-----8/8 - 417
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