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Joined: 31 Aug 2013
Posts: 4
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Stanford '18
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.63
WE: Law (Law)
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What's My Shot? [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2013, 19:52
Please review and comment on my profile. Thanks!
27 yr. old White Male - Current 1L Law Student @ top 100 School - Merit Scholar
3.64 ug GPA - includes a 4 credit F, virtually all A's otherwise
3.955 bus. mgmt major @ AACSB accredited state school
Owned/operated mobile DJ company since age 14, Worked part-time in electronics (home-theater) sales, Certified Personal Trainer, Mgmt. Internship for ug, Staff tutor at comm. college
710 GMAT - 47 quant (70th%) 40 verbal (90th%) 5/6 AWA (60th%) 8/8 IR (93rd%)

Seeking deferred acceptance to Stanford - otherwise will do JD/MBA at current University
What's my shot?
Thanks!
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Affiliations: Columbia, Wharton, LBS
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Re: What's My Shot? [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2013, 05:03
Thanks for your posting.

As for figuring out your odds at Stanford, you have to realize that the school attracts the best candidates in the world -- that is why their acceptance rate is so low, their yield is so high and almost everybody wants to attend. Thus, at best, your odds of getting in are at best the stated acceptance rate of the school (7%). Just a few things to be aware of -- the student population of Stanford is very heavily weighted with students who went to Top 20 colleges -- so the school definitely has a bias towards these types of students. Also, they are going to want to see a reason why you want to transition from you choice of law school - which is not an easy thing to explain.

Thus, given what you provide in your profile, to be competitive, you are going to have to submit an outstanding application that is very compelling. I am not saying your chances are low - just not above Stanford average.

Good luck.

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Joined: 31 Aug 2013
Posts: 4
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Stanford '18
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.63
WE: Law (Law)
Followers: 0

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

Re: What's My Shot? [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2013, 05:25
Kimberly Plaga
Senior Admissions Consultant
Manhattan Review[/quote]

Thanks Kimberly,

As per my ambitions, I feel I provided a compelling reasoning for my interest in both Law & Business in my essays. I talk about my goals in business ownership, my insights into the importance of properly navigating the law to achieve best results, and my goal of being a legal consultant for other ambitious entrepreneurs.

I try to emphasize my preference to pursue business while including the necessity of understanding law. I hope it is effective. Additionally, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness as a teenager, which I overcame to achieve complete remission. This affected my academics as well as my choices, ie. staying close to home for undergrad. Do they look favorably upon these things as it seems law admissions do?

Thanks so much for your input!
Re: What's My Shot?   [#permalink] 02 Sep 2013, 05:25
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