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19 Nov 2013, 20:52
I feel they talked mostly based on previous year. It seems that lot of GC members have received interview invites this year so I am assuming they have invited a lot more applicants for interviews in R1 compare to last year's R1.

If they are really offering equal offers in R1 and R2 then candidates who have been invited should feel very happy
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20 Nov 2013, 03:07
I just had my interview, I enjoyed it, it was very conversational and relaxed. There were no specific behavioral questions.
It was mostly about my background and what had led to the different choices in my career, my college degree, my job, an MBA, Sloan... what other schools had I applied to and what would I contribute to Sloan (basically the first essay).
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20 Nov 2013, 03:12
Hi Lizanne,

In which city did you interview? Do you know the total number of slots in your hub city?

Can you also mention how long did your interview last?

Thanks

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I just had my interview, I enjoyed it, it was very conversational and relaxed. There were no specific behavioral questions.
It was mostly about my background and what had led to the different choices in my career, my college degree, my job, an MBA, Sloan... what other schools had I applied to and what would I contribute to Sloan (basically the first essay).
Good luck everyone!
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20 Nov 2013, 03:38
I interviewed in Madrid. I don't remember the number of slots. I know it is only one day, with at least two interviewers (I met a Portuguese girl with a different interviewer), if they do 5-6 per day that is 10-12. My best guess.

My interview was 35-40 minutes long. But it really didn't feel that long, as I said, it seemed relaxed.

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Hi Lizanne,

In which city did you interview? Do you know the total number of slots in your hub city?

Can you also mention how long did your interview last?

Thanks

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I just had my interview, I enjoyed it, it was very conversational and relaxed. There were no specific behavioral questions.
It was mostly about my background and what had led to the different choices in my career, my college degree, my job, an MBA, Sloan... what other schools had I applied to and what would I contribute to Sloan (basically the first essay).
Good luck everyone!
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20 Nov 2013, 13:00
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21 Nov 2013, 09:43
100 in the waitlist per adcom. Quite high I would think so approx 200 over two rounds?? I hope the yield (people accepting offers is lower this year) ...Ie...I'm hoping many of those who applied to sloan also applied to stanford and harvard and get in....Haha
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21 Nov 2013, 09:58
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100 in the waitlist per adcom. Quite high I would think so approx 200 over two rounds?? I hope the yield (people accepting offers is lower this year) ...Ie...I'm hoping many of those who applied to sloan also applied to stanford and harvard and get in....Haha

I'm wondering if that's why Sloan's decision date is over a week after HBS and Stanford despite having applications due a week before Stanford... they want to see who gets in to H or S and withdraws their application.
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21 Nov 2013, 10:01
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100 in the waitlist per adcom. Quite high I would think so approx 200 over two rounds?? I hope the yield (people accepting offers is lower this year) ...Ie...I'm hoping many of those who applied to sloan also applied to stanford and harvard and get in....Haha

100 already on the waitlist? Does this figure include those whom have interviewed and might potentially get waitlisted as well or just those that have been waitlisted without interview? Interesting. 100 is quite high for a class that is ~400 students. Good luck to everyone patiently waiting. Crossing my fingers for good news on Dec 20.
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21 Nov 2013, 10:11
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100 in the waitlist per adcom. Quite high I would think so approx 200 over two rounds?? I hope the yield (people accepting offers is lower this year) ...Ie...I'm hoping many of those who applied to sloan also applied to stanford and harvard and get in....Haha

100 already on the waitlist? Does this figure include those whom have interviewed and might potentially get waitlisted as well or just those that have been waitlisted without interview? Interesting. 100 is quite high for a class that is ~400 students. Good luck to everyone patiently waiting. Crossing my fingers for good news on Dec 20.

I think they ALREADY have about 100 on the waitlist, not counting people who might be added later. Also, the adcom stressed again that they aim to admit half of the class in Round 1, even though Round 1 received fewer applications than previous years (due to earlier due date)
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21 Nov 2013, 20:22
Figured I'd pop in here to address a few questions/concerns...

1) What's the deposit?
Last year it was $3,500 and you could get$1,500 or \$2,000 back (I don't recall which) if you elected not to come after paying your deposit.

2) How important is oral English?
Classes are all taught in English and participation is part of our grades, so being able to communicate effectively in English is important. That said, many of my classmates learned (and are still learning) English as a second language, so I wouldn't be too worried about this. If you can get your point across clearly, you'll be fine.

3) Does staying late or coming early for lunch on the day of your interview have any impact on your odds of admission?
Take this with a grain of salt since I'm not on the admissions committee, but I seriously doubt having lunch has any impact. To add a little bit more color to this, I was one of the first-year ambassadors at an interview lunch within the last two weeks and nobody in admissions asked me who attended or asked for feedback on any of the attendees.
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22 Nov 2013, 14:20
Just out of curiosity, for those who were invited to interview, did the number of views on your optional essay increase AFTER you finished your interview?

Because... my video had 10 extra views after my interview, from different locations... (my video was also unlisted, so only those with links would have access, and I didn't give anyone else the link)

Not trying to read too much into it... the worst thing that can happen is that they all view my video and laugh at me collectively.
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23 Nov 2013, 03:11
What was the yeild of MIT last year?

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23 Nov 2013, 07:43
Just finished interview and it was only 25min. Is it a bad sign anyway? The talk was not perfect but still smooth.

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23 Nov 2013, 14:38
Same with me.....

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24 Nov 2013, 04:56
Can those of you who interviewed please give some examples of questions that were asked? Thanks in advance
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25 Nov 2013, 16:40
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Can those of you who interviewed please give some examples of questions that were asked? Thanks in advance

If you go on ClearAdmit's website and look at the interview reports for MIT Sloan, these are the types of questions you'd be expected to get.
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25 Nov 2013, 16:42
Thanks very much CelerIP
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25 Nov 2013, 20:14
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What was the yeild of MIT last year?

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Yield figures from various sources have MIT Sloan at around 70%. Yield has been trending higher y-o-y. For Sloan class of 2014 the class was 10% larger than anticipated and offered grants to those whom choose to defer to class of 2015.

Just for fun, the yield rankings estimated from application volume, acceptance rate and class size for class of 2015 are -
HBS ~90%
Stanford ~85%
Wharton ~70%
Sloan ~70%
Columbia ~70%
Booth ~68%
Kellogg ~65%
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25 Nov 2013, 21:44
Thanks for this. Can you provide the link please? I noted that on Businessweek website, MIT yield is stated at 68% for the class of 2014. However last year's yield was higher compare to prior years so MIT had to offer deferral to some candidates. So if the yield was only 70% then it was much much different from prior years or was it >75%?

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What was the yeild of MIT last year?

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Yield figures from various sources have MIT Sloan at around 70%. Yield has been trending higher y-o-y. For Sloan class of 2014 the class was 10% larger than anticipated and offered grants to those whom choose to defer to class of 2015.

Just for fun, the yield rankings estimated from application volume, acceptance rate and class size for class of 2015 are -
HBS ~90%
Stanford ~85%
Wharton ~70%
Sloan ~70%
Columbia ~70%
Booth ~68%
Kellogg ~65%
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25 Nov 2013, 23:19
ankurb wrote:
Thanks for this. Can you provide the link please? I noted that on Businessweek website, MIT yield is stated at 68% for the class of 2014. However last year's yield was higher compare to prior years so MIT had to offer deferral to some candidates. So if the yield was only 70% then it was much much different from prior years or was it >75%?

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ankurb wrote:
What was the yeild of MIT last year?

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Yield figures from various sources have MIT Sloan at around 70%. Yield has been trending higher y-o-y. For Sloan class of 2014 the class was 10% larger than anticipated and offered grants to those whom choose to defer to class of 2015.

Just for fun, the yield rankings estimated from application volume, acceptance rate and class size for class of 2015 are -
HBS ~90%
Stanford ~85%
Wharton ~70%
Sloan ~70%
Columbia ~70%
Booth ~68%
Kellogg ~65%

Yield for MIT was historically closer to 62-65%. It has gone up from 2014 class to ~70 and is close to ~70 for 2015 class.

My #'s are using school data directly.
Here you get # of apps
here you get class size
You can google acceptance rate to get consensus on acceptance rate from multiple sources make educated estimate.

Class Size = Yield
# of Accepted students = Acceptance rate * Total Apps

Yield Rate = yield / # of Accenture students

So for Sloan
total apps 4529
Class size 406
Acceptance rate ~13%

406/588 = 69% = ~70% yield plus or minus 2-3% due to requirement to estimate acceptance rate.
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