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Older students at these schools... [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 02:45
Hi everyone. I'm thinking of narrowing my target list this year to just 1 school, but it is an aggressive target. I will be 27 when applying and so will be pushing the upper end of its age range if I get accepted this year. If I do not get accepted (distinct possibility!), in the following few years I might be interested in applying to MIT, Northwestern, Tuck and Columbia, but I'm not sure if they also have a bias towards younger students. Does anyone know if you are at a disadvantage applying to those schools as a 28-30 year old? Thanks!
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Re: Older students at these schools... [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 03:19
rca215 wrote:
Hi everyone. I'm thinking of narrowing my target list this year to just 1 school, but it is an aggressive target. I will be 27 when applying and so will be pushing the upper end of its age range if I get accepted this year. If I do not get accepted (distinct possibility!), in the following few years I might be interested in applying to MIT, Northwestern, Tuck and Columbia, but I'm not sure if they also have a bias towards younger students. Does anyone know if you are at a disadvantage applying to those schools as a 28-30 year old? Thanks!


I believe that all these schools accept "older" students, at least I know people at all these schools who got accept (and attended) with more than 28 years. MIT accepted me with 29...

But only age will not give you the right answer, if you're working with consulting for instance, it's harder than let's say General Management. IBankers go for an MBA sooner than S&Traders - who usually represent very few spots on BSchools.
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Re: Older students at these schools... [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 04:41
Thanks for the input. I'm not from, or going into, the consulting/banking track, so that shouldn't be an issue.
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Re: Older students at these schools... [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 05:38
rca215 wrote:
Hi everyone. I'm thinking of narrowing my target list this year to just 1 school, but it is an aggressive target. I will be 27 when applying and so will be pushing the upper end of its age range if I get accepted this year. If I do not get accepted (distinct possibility!), in the following few years I might be interested in applying to MIT, Northwestern, Tuck and Columbia, but I'm not sure if they also have a bias towards younger students. Does anyone know if you are at a disadvantage applying to those schools as a 28-30 year old? Thanks!


Is there a specific reason why you wouldn't give it all this year and not in the subsequent years? Is there something that you expect to occur to enhance you candidacy in the coming years?
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Re: Older students at these schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 02:19
you'll be fine with all the schools you've listed. I'm 31 and got into Kellogg (and Haas/UCLA).
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Re: Older students at these schools... [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 02:39
Just look at the average ages of the schools you mentioned. You will find that its more or less around 28. Since thats an average, you do the math.
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