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please evaluate fall 2012 chances,got 7 dings this year,ouch

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please evaluate fall 2012 chances,got 7 dings this year,ouch [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2011, 04:37
hi, I am from eastern europe
I graduated from UPenn engineering with 3.60 and have a 730 gmat
average ECs both at and after college
currently wiorking in IB in my home country..
in June I will have exactly two years of full time experience and if I got accepted for the fall 2012 term, I will have a little more than 3 years of WE at matriculation.

this year I applied to 7 schools all in R2 and columbia at Jan 15th
- columbia, harvard, stanford ding w/o int
- chicago, nyu, yale , wharton ding w / int

anyways I think one of the reasons I got dings was my lack of WE and I started working on the apps very late so was not exactly happy with my essays
After MBA I plan on working in PE / or IB
so this year I will start very early preparing. and probably planing on using an addmisions consultant at least for several of the schools i plan to apply. I plan on applyng to these schools>

Columbia , Early decision probably will send the app in June and will have the result before R1 of other schools
R1: Harvard (reapp), Wharton (reapp), MIT, Tuck, Kellogg, Duke
R2: Stanford (reapp), Booth (reapp), Darden, Ross, Yale (reapp), NYU (reapp)

any comments on my school choices as well as any additional school you would recommend applyg?
should i apply to 6 schools in one round or should I lower the number schools?

thanks a lot..
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Re: please evaluate fall 2012 chances,got 7 dings this year,ouch [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2011, 08:43
Limit yourself to 5-6 schools total. It looks like you're applying everywhere, which can in a way decrease your chances because you're diluting your efforts across way too many schools (no matter how diligent you may feel you may be). Also, you'll burn out your recommenders (your recommenders are drafting and submitting the letters, right?).

Focus on Booth, Columbia, NYU, Yale. And add one or two more schools - maybe Wharton as your stretch.
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Re: please evaluate fall 2012 chances,got 7 dings this year,ouch [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2011, 10:05
I will be a reapp for all the schools you mentioned,, do you think it will have a negative effect?
thats why I was trying to add the other schools in the mix as well..
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Re: please evaluate fall 2012 chances,got 7 dings this year,ouch [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2011, 10:08
For the schools you mentioned, no -- at worst, it's neutral and at best it's a slight positive.
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