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Fall 2011 Class Profile Average undergraduate GPA - 3.42 Undergraduate GPA 80% range - 3.0-3.8 Average GMAT score - 719 GMAT score 80% range - 680-760 Average years of work experience - 4.7 Minority students - 34% International students and dual citizens - 33% Female students - 33% Underrepresented minority students - 16%
Undergraduate Majors Business and Commerce - 27% Engineering, Math, Science - 21% Humanities, Arts, Other - 18% Economics - 17% Social Sciences - 17%
Previous Industry Financial Services - 26% Entertainment, Media, Technology - 13% Consulting - 12% Nonprofit, Arts, Education - 9% Banking - 8% Engineering - 5% Consumer Products, Retail - 4% Military, Government - 4% Advertising, Public Relations - 3% Energy - 3% Law - 2% Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare - 2% Other - 9%
Round 1 Deadline: November 15, 2012 Initial Notification: February 15, 2013
Round 2 Deadline: January 15, 2013 Initial Notification: April 1, 2013
Round 3 Deadline: March 15, 2013 Initial Notification: June 1, 2013
Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals and thought processes.
Please note the following details when completing your essays:
Essays 1, 2 and 4 must be typed and submitted using the standard U.S. 8 1/2” x 11” format, double-spaced, in 12-point font.
Please adhere to the essay word limits provided for each question.
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Label the top of each essay with the following: Name, Date of Birth (month, day, year), Essay Number and Page Number (e.g.: Joe Applicant, January 1, 1983, Essay 1, Page 1).
Your essays should be written entirely by you. An offer of admission will be revoked if you did not write your essays.
Essay 1. Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life? (b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience? (c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?
Essay 2. Your Two Paths (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact.
(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding? (b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern? (c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?
Essay 3. Personal Expression Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.
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Re: Stern 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]
15 Jun 2012, 12:09
I'm in for either R1 or R2.
This is bit of an amateur-ish question, but can someone please highlight to me what exactly is the pros/cons to applying in R1 as opposed to R2? Do applicants only apply in R2 if they feel they can improve their profile in the time spanning between the deadlines? Do applicants also apply in R2 if they feel that the applicant pool in R1 will be too strong? How can one weigh those factors though?
Hey everyone, not much going on in this thread. Just letting everyone know, I updated the 1st post with a link to a great interview posted by Clear Admit. It is a Q&A with Isser Gallogly, assistant dean of MBA admissions at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Where do students typically live? The cost of living in NYC is atrocious. Are there nearby towns that students commute from that have people calling them "Stern towns"?
What would you say sets Stern apart from Columbia?
Students typically live around campus. However, this depends on whether you already have family/partners. There are a lot of people who commute from Jersey or stay away from campus in one of the Burrows.
I agree, the cost of living is atrocious. But you are paying for Access! This has been the most important tool for networking. At Stern, you are more connected to the business world than any other school.
For your last question, I will tell you two things for now - The NYU Stern application, interview and post-admit communication was more personalized than any other school. For Stern, you are NOT just another admit. Also, Stern places more emphasis on the EQ (i know it sounds like a stupid term). This EQ is nothing both how social, friendly, down-to-earth and normal you are.