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Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2008, 15:56
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 07:17
Looks like the average GMAT is not going to make such a huge leap like Yale's did.....thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for that!
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 07:27
Ya, but it's still a pretty significant jump. How many more years do you think these types of GMAT jumps can be sustained?
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 07:45
From the looks of it, they only went up about 5 points. 690 (reported on their website) to 695?
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Ya, but it's still a pretty significant jump. How many more years do you think these types of GMAT jumps can be sustained?

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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:03
Interesting that their offered GMAT was higher than their accepted... that signals that perhaps Cornell was used as a back-up for some top applicants. Not taking anything away from Cornell, it is an incredible school, just something I noticed.

Also, a little insight into their procedure, each app gets an hour and a half of attention... I wonder how this compares to other schools. Certainly seems like a lot!

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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:06
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Interesting that their offered GMAT was higher than their accepted... that signals that perhaps Cornell was used as a back-up for some top applicants. Not taking anything away from Cornell, it is an incredible school, just something I noticed.

Also, a little insight into their procedure, each app gets an hour and a half of attention... I wonder how this compares to other schools. Certainly seems like a lot!

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i find it strange that they would even release a statistic for accepted gmat average
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:08
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Interesting that their offered GMAT was higher than their accepted... that signals that perhaps Cornell was used as a back-up for some top applicants. Not taking anything away from Cornell, it is an incredible school, just something I noticed.

Also, a little insight into their procedure, each app gets an hour and a half of attention... I wonder how this compares to other schools. Certainly seems like a lot!

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I think Kellogg publishes these numbers and they show the same trend as well.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:09
Yeah, that does seem odd. Its like them saying "see, we accepted better applicants than those that actually enrolled".....just weird.

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Interesting that their offered GMAT was higher than their accepted... that signals that perhaps Cornell was used as a back-up for some top applicants. Not taking anything away from Cornell, it is an incredible school, just something I noticed.

Also, a little insight into their procedure, each app gets an hour and a half of attention... I wonder how this compares to other schools. Certainly seems like a lot!

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i find it strange that they would even release a statistic for accepted gmat average

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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:21
Umm..27.3% of all applications received were from India? I didn't realize Cornell was *that* popular in that part of the world.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:23
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Umm..27.3% of all applications received were from India? I didn't realize Cornell was *that* popular in that part of the world.


I wish they published the statistic for acceptance and enrollment.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:15
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I wish they published the statistic for acceptance and enrollment.


Could probably infer a rough number..

2,561 apps
280 spots (last years total enrollment was 565)
37% international
= 104 International students

Last year their international students made up 26% of the class, with 24% (of the total class) from Asia. If trend continues - Asia makes up 92% of their international students = 95 students from Asia admitted.

I am assuming that India is included in their stats for Asian applicants. And I doubt that all those admitted Asian students are Indian. Maybe... half?

So 700 apps for probably 40-50 spots?

Feel free to correct my logic here, I know there are far smarter people on this board than I.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:18
another big jump in gmat average like Yale was

682 to 695 (+13 points)
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:22
Terp26, the GMAT Cornell had on their website said 690....682 was reported on USNews. So according to them its only +5.

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another big jump in gmat average like Yale was

682 to 695 (+13 points)

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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:28
why would they be different?
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:30
Wow, 64% of their applicants were international but only 37% of their students. That is shocking. The admit rate for US students must be much higher than the overall admit rate.

I just did some back of the envelope calculations (assuming 50% yield all around) and got about a 35% admit rate for americans vs an overall admit rate around 20-21%. Can this be true? If it is, I'm pretty damn excited about it as a US Cornell applicant.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:50
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I agree, it is encouraging for US Applicants. I am pretty astounded that over 60% of their apps were international, that seems really high. Does anyone know the stats for other schools?

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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:56
I think this goes along with what I said about Yale. International kids who do not know much about the programs, apply for the brand. Since Cornell is Ivy League, it def attracts tons of these kinds of applicants.

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I agree, it is encouraging for US Applicants. I am pretty astounded that over 60% of their apps were international, that seems really high. Does anyone know the stats for other schools?

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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 11:02
Yep. Precisely the point I made in that SOM GMAT thread myself.

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I think this goes along with what I said about Yale. International kids who do not know much about the programs, apply for the brand. Since Cornell is Ivy League, it def attracts tons of these kinds of applicants.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 11:12
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Wow, 64% of their applicants were international but only 37% of their students. That is shocking. The admit rate for US students must be much higher than the overall admit rate.

I just did some back of the envelope calculations (assuming 50% yield all around) and got about a 35% admit rate for americans vs an overall admit rate around 20-21%. Can this be true? If it is, I'm pretty damn excited about it as a US Cornell applicant.


It is pretty common at the top schools for internationals to have admission rates MUCH lower than the published rate...especially ones from certain areas that apply to the schools in great numbers.
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Re: Thought this was interesting from the Cornell.. [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 11:16
"Two people read each application - the first read is one hour in length, and the second is 30 minutes."

Are they saying that they will spend 90 minutes on my app? That seems like a looooooong time. I mean last year, they only had 2 essays. What are they looking at?
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