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Status: What's your raashee?
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1847
Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
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Suggestions for schools? profiles included with school choic [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 21:38
Here's my profile
Age: 28
undergrad EE & Comp. eng. 2.93 top 30 eng school
Grad school Comp. sci 3.26 top 30 eng school
GMAT:
720 49/39 (87/87 percentiles) (april 2010)

Work experience:
5+ years IT (in 2 diff companies)

Extracurricular:
This is where i lack. I want to be honest in saying i didnt think about going into MBA till about 2 years ago. My first 2+ year job was at a very small city where there was really nothing much going on and i was focused on leaving good impression to the boss because i started out as a contractor and was aiming for a full time employee. After getting the full time employee i started my Grad school which took about 2.5 years or so to finish. I went to my third job at ITT while doing my masters so i was a bit bogged down. I tried to initiate a couple of volunteer/leadership positions but never got responses. Sadly the city is very small and a bit "old" so there's not a whole lot going on here either.

I am doing some side programming with couple of friends and we might create a company if we do well. I also felt a bit insincere if i were to start something now since they would see it as "putting something up at the last minute".

Here are my choices with stats - Employment rate i used 3 month after figure. I am curious what you think i should take out if it is too much of a reach. Most of the schools are east coast with couple west coast ones. I might want to focus R1 on east coast because my relatives are there. The GPA range is the 10-90% range.
I do want to get into Yale as my main school but it will be tough...

Name GMAT Emp gpa accept rate

columbia 713 77.3 3.1-3.83 14.9
dartmouth 712 82.8 3.15-3.87 18.8
nyu stern 717 80.4 3.06-3.81 14.5
yale 715 84.7 3.13-3.85 18
cornell 700 69.7 2.8-3.8 22.3
kenan 677 69.2 2.82-3.8 35.3
mcdonough685 78 2.96-3.87 37.5
Ross 701 71.5 2.9-3.8 23.4
darden 701 77.2 2.99-3.8 25.4
fuqua 687 76.4 2.96-3.8 30.3
tepper 687 81.1 2.88-3.92 28.4
BOOTH 714 81.7 3.14-3.88 24.8
Kellogs 706 79.5 3.12-3.89 19.5
Haas 718 80.8 3.35-3.81 11
Anderson 711 70.8 3.22-3.85 25
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Location: Southern California
Schools: Kellogg MBA 2004
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Re: Suggestions for schools? profiles included with school choic [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 16:05
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Wow! That's a long list. I recommend that you apply to no more than 5-6 schools.

Given your relatively low GPAs and your lack of good ECs, I think you will want to aim lower on that list (e.g., Georgetown and UNC). The others aren't impossible, necessarily, but I do think you will have a hard time getting into a top-ten program.

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