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# Where is everyone applying?

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Where is everyone applying? [#permalink]  16 Nov 2006, 07:18
I am curious what mix of schools are people on this forum applying to. Everyone is so helpful and friendly - I hope I end up in a school with some of you

I'll start. I applied to Yale R1 already. These are other schools I'm considering:
-Columbia
-NYU
-Wharton
-Duke - maybe

By the way, how much time you guys spend on average per application? I did Yale in less than 2 weeks but their application is VERY brief.
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Re: Where is everyone applying? [#permalink]  16 Nov 2006, 07:30
EconGirl wrote:
I am curious what mix of schools are people on this forum applying to. Everyone is so helpful and friendly - I hope I end up in a school with some of you

I'll start. I applied to Yale R1 already. These are other schools I'm considering:
-Columbia
-NYU
-Wharton
-Duke - maybe

By the way, how much time you guys spend on average per application? I did Yale in less than 2 weeks but their application is VERY brief.

HBS
Kellogg
Chicago
Cornell

You'll see a flurry of activity here for the next 24 hours as Cornell is about to release decisions today and tomorrow.

Apps took me a long time. HBS probalby about 100 hours. It cut to roughly half that from the subsequent ones. Cornell I did in a day, it was an esay app. Somewhere here I have a post that details exactly who many edits I made to each school - but I can't seem to find it.
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HBS
Kellogg
Wharton

If round #1 is not positive then

Chicago and Michigan
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Yale - Interviewed
Cornell - Interviewed - Pending Decision
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Found my old post:

Quote:
So, here we are at the end of Sept. I went back and found the first file I could find that I'd worked on.

I started on 7/06. Man does that seem like a long time ago.

In that time I've:

Created 48 revisions of my resume
Created 98 revisions of my Harvard essays
Created 32 revisions of my Kellogg essays
Created 36 revisions of my Chicago essays

So where am I now?

It took me 12 weeks to do 3 schools.

Twelve weeks, 60 workdays and 12 Sundays. I put in about 2-3 hours a night on workdays, and 6-7 on sundays. That means that so far, I've put in about 200-250 hours into this.

Thats mind boggling isn't it?

The good thing is I'm getting faster at it. Harvard took me a month and a half. Kellogg 3 weeks. Chicago 3. Maybe I can get it down to two weeks per school!
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tapan22 wrote:
HBS
Kellogg
Wharton

If round #1 is not positive then

Chicago and Michigan

Do those dates work though? HBS gets back to you on Jan 17, Kellogg on Jan 7. When is the deadline for GSB r2?
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rhyme wrote:
tapan22 wrote:
HBS
Kellogg
Wharton

If round #1 is not positive then

Chicago and Michigan

Do those dates work though? HBS gets back to you on Jan 17, Kellogg on Jan 7. When is the deadline for GSB r2?

They don't but will have a fair idea at least depending on the interview invites.

P.S.: Read your profile. Looks great. HBS and Stanford are great fits for you.
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tapan22 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
tapan22 wrote:
HBS
Kellogg
Wharton

If round #1 is not positive then

Chicago and Michigan

Do those dates work though? HBS gets back to you on Jan 17, Kellogg on Jan 7. When is the deadline for GSB r2?

They don't but will have a fair idea at least depending on the interview invites.

P.S.: Read your profile. Looks great. HBS and Stanford are great fits for you.

Thanks but HBS has not sent an interview invite, and to be honest, im not sure I can expect one. I didnt even bother with Stanford. A 3.0 GPA and 730 GMAT aren't good enough.
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rhyme wrote:
tapan22 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
tapan22 wrote:
HBS
Kellogg
Wharton

If round #1 is not positive then

Chicago and Michigan

Do those dates work though? HBS gets back to you on Jan 17, Kellogg on Jan 7. When is the deadline for GSB r2?

They don't but will have a fair idea at least depending on the interview invites.

P.S.: Read your profile. Looks great. HBS and Stanford are great fits for you.

Thanks but HBS has not sent an interview invite, and to be honest, im not sure I can expect one. I didnt even bother with Stanford. A 3.0 GPA and 730 GMAT aren't good enough.

This is one of the rare occasions that I would have to disagree with you about Stanford.
Check out the Stanford dean's video on the site below.

Stanford accepts a broad range of scores, most importantly your profile seems to have what they are looking for.

As for HBS I would not be too concerned. They are yet to fill the diversity seats. With your international background, you would definitely fit in that category.
I am almost tempted to bet some money on you getting an HBS invite.
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tapan22 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
tapan22 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
tapan22 wrote:
HBS
Kellogg
Wharton

If round #1 is not positive then

Chicago and Michigan

Do those dates work though? HBS gets back to you on Jan 17, Kellogg on Jan 7. When is the deadline for GSB r2?

They don't but will have a fair idea at least depending on the interview invites.

P.S.: Read your profile. Looks great. HBS and Stanford are great fits for you.

Thanks but HBS has not sent an interview invite, and to be honest, im not sure I can expect one. I didnt even bother with Stanford. A 3.0 GPA and 730 GMAT aren't good enough.

This is one of the rare occasions that I would have to disagree with you about Stanford.
Check out the Stanford dean's video on the site below.

Stanford accepts a broad range of scores, most importantly your profile seems to have what they are looking for.

As for HBS I would not be too concerned. They are yet to fill the diversity seats. With your international background, you would definitely fit in that category.
I am almost tempted to bet some money on you getting an HBS invite.

I'll take you up on that bet. How about $20 ? Senior Manager Joined: 15 Jul 2006 Posts: 381 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 16 Nov 2006, 07:52 rhyme wrote: Found my old post: Quote: So, here we are at the end of Sept. I went back and found the first file I could find that I'd worked on. I started on 7/06. Man does that seem like a long time ago. In that time I've: Created 48 revisions of my resume Created 98 revisions of my Harvard essays Created 32 revisions of my Kellogg essays Created 36 revisions of my Chicago essays So where am I now? It took me 12 weeks to do 3 schools. Twelve weeks, 60 workdays and 12 Sundays. I put in about 2-3 hours a night on workdays, and 6-7 on sundays. That means that so far, I've put in about 200-250 hours into this. Thats mind boggling isn't it? The good thing is I'm getting faster at it. Harvard took me a month and a half. Kellogg 3 weeks. Chicago 3. Maybe I can get it down to two weeks per school! Oh my GOD!!! You deserve to get in just for the effort you put into applying! By the way, read your post on 10 errors appl. essays. Good stuff! Also, at first I thought I am not applying to enough schools (to make sure I get in somewhere) but now I think I may have to cut some out just to get done on time (R2) Manager Joined: 29 Sep 2005 Posts: 125 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 16 Nov 2006, 08:12 rhyme wrote: tapan22 wrote: rhyme wrote: tapan22 wrote: rhyme wrote: tapan22 wrote: HBS Kellogg Wharton If round #1 is not positive then Chicago and Michigan Do those dates work though? HBS gets back to you on Jan 17, Kellogg on Jan 7. When is the deadline for GSB r2? They don't but will have a fair idea at least depending on the interview invites. P.S.: Read your profile. Looks great. HBS and Stanford are great fits for you. Thanks but HBS has not sent an interview invite, and to be honest, im not sure I can expect one. I didnt even bother with Stanford. A 3.0 GPA and 730 GMAT aren't good enough. This is one of the rare occasions that I would have to disagree with you about Stanford. Check out the Stanford dean's video on the site below. http://www.businessweek.com/mediacenter ... index.html Stanford accepts a broad range of scores, most importantly your profile seems to have what they are looking for. As for HBS I would not be too concerned. They are yet to fill the diversity seats. With your international background, you would definitely fit in that category. I am almost tempted to bet some money on you getting an HBS invite. I'll take you up on that bet. How about$20 ?

Paypal or drinks?
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R1: Tuck, Cornell
R2: Depends on Cornell decision... If Admit: U-Chicago, Wharton
If not admit: Michigan, Yale, Duke
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R1: INSEAD.... no other school... and that somehow bothers me!
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R1: INSEAD.... no other school... and that somehow bothers me!

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Paypal or drinks?

Either or. If we both end up at HBS or Kellogg or Chicago we can do drinks
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rhyme wrote:
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Paypal or drinks?

Either or. If we both end up at HBS or Kellogg or Chicago we can do drinks

I think I owe you a drink either way for providing all the info on here but most importantly keeping the morale of everyone here up.
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tapan22 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
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Paypal or drinks?

Either or. If we both end up at HBS or Kellogg or Chicago we can do drinks

I think I owe you a drink either way for providing all the info on here but most importantly keeping the morale of everyone here up.

I've been getting terse on my essay reviews lately - I'm probably making some people feel like crap. I've really ripped apart a few in the last few days. I promise you someone on here probably hates me by now.
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R1:
U of Chicago GSB
Kellogg
Wharton
...
also Tuck - but I treat it more like R2, cause I still have to submit it
If dinged by GSB on 12/20 I will also apply to Ross and Duke in R2.
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I will be applying to:

Definite:
Berkeley
Michigan
Columbia
Wharton
UCLA
Chicago

Probable (if I can muster the enthusiasm):
Stanford
Kellogg
Duke

Possible (If I continue to be scared and pessimistic):
Cornell
Darden

I have also been tempted by schools (Simon, Katz, UC Davis, Boston U. and about a dozen others) that have offered to waive their application fees. Why am I so scared?

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