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Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:)

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Affiliations: University of Tehran
Joined: 06 Feb 2011
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Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Grad GPA: 4
Concentration: Marketing
Schools: Boston U
GMAT 1: 680 Q45 V38
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WE: Marketing (Retail)
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Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:) [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2011, 06:56
Hello everyone, thanks for viewing this and hope you'll share with me your experiences. I really need that since I sometimes think I am thinking very low of myself, thus going to apply to some of the very low-ranked universities.

I have carefully considered research fit with faculty in my school selection

I NEED to be fully funded, otherwise can't accept the admission

- I'm a PhD applicant, Quantitative Marketing major, 25 years old
- First and last time GMAT 680, Q 45 and V 38
- TOEFL 107
- BA in English language and literature-GPA 3.8 from one of the top 10 universities in the nation
- MS in business, marketing-GPA 4, from absolutely the best business school in the nation
-Ranked in the top 99.9% in the national exam to masters program among 35,000 + participants
-The top student in all of the Masters program semesters
- Two published articles. Not top notch journals, but decent journals. Both articles have two authors. In the 1st article, my name is second and in the other one, my name is first (The change in name order shows my advancing in research)
-Extensive non-university level teaching experience to undergraduate and graduate students . One semester TA in university level.
- Translated one business-related book
- Some extra-curricular activities like running my own studentship journal, holding free classes for other students in the university scientific association
- About ten university-level presentations
- About 6 university-level workshops and conferences attended
- member of BMN ad BPJ, two of the most prestigious and high-level elite associations in Iran
- Strongly written LORs from professors with all of whom I have done research, or been TA for, or been the top students or a combination of these
- Effective, Strongly written SOP
- Limited job experience
- Decent familiarity with related computer softwares
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I know my chances for top tiers like Stanford and NYU is low. But what about schools like University of California San Diego or Irvine? Or University of Florida or University of Texas at Dallas? Should I consider lower-ranked schools like University of Texas at El Paso or Arlington? I definitely need to get admitted this year or I'll lose the opportunity forever :( I can apply for up to 15 schools. What is your recommendation?
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Re: Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:) [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2011, 12:38
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I say go for it! While your GMAT score won't be particularly attractive to the top schools, your overall profile is strong. My only concern is the "effectively, strongly written SOP." Applying to fifteen schools requires a lot of time as you should tailor your statement to reflect why each school is a good fit. Apply to schools with a strong research fit. You shouldn't concentrate your efforts on low-ranked schools since your profile doesn't warrant that, but definitely target a few just in case the applicant pool is strong this year.
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Affiliations: University of Tehran
Joined: 06 Feb 2011
Posts: 203
Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Grad GPA: 4
Concentration: Marketing
Schools: Boston U
GMAT 1: 680 Q45 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Marketing (Retail)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 57

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Re: Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:) [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2011, 12:47
Thanks, friend. I agree with your concern :) I have already written several SOP for my target schools, so I'm not in a rush. Hey you apply for PhD, too? What field?
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Re: Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:) [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2011, 13:13
I'm applying for Fall 2012 in Organizational Behavior. Wish me luck!
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Affiliations: University of Tehran
Joined: 06 Feb 2011
Posts: 203
Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Grad GPA: 4
Concentration: Marketing
Schools: Boston U
GMAT 1: 680 Q45 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Marketing (Retail)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 57

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Re: Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:) [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2011, 04:18
busybee3 wrote:
I'm applying for Fall 2012 in Organizational Behavior. Wish me luck!


Good luck pal ;)
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Re: Please tell me what my chances are for the top 100 schools:)   [#permalink] 02 Dec 2011, 04:18
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