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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 14:23
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I'm with you on this one. A few years ago Stanford averaged 720 odd. That has come down now. A really high GMAT average makes the applicant pool that much more self-selecting, making the overall selectivity come down (as less people apply). Overall selectivity and yield are also criteria in some rankings.

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Also, Yale SOM might be boasting of its new GMAT average stats in order to attract more UE applicants.


I think that this might deter more applicants than anything else...


I don't necessarily agree with that - unless we also see a decrease in applicant # increases at Stanford relative to other top programs.

The decrease in avg GMAT could just go to show that Stanford (or top business schools in general) do not place that much emphasis on GMAT past a certain point - especially if a school is already solid in the rankings, they probably care a lot more about other parts of the application that indicates potential for future success, impact on society, blah blah etc.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 17:50
have to agree with JasonC, Stanford's applicant # hasn't decreased since 2004 I believe, even if the GMAT scores came down. Jason's reasoning makes more sense here.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 08:19
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have to agree with JasonC, Stanford's applicant # hasn't decreased since 2004 I believe, even if the GMAT scores came down. Jason's reasoning makes more sense here.


The difference between Stanford and Yale is that Stanford is arguably THE best b-school. People "throw in" apps at Stanford for that very reason alone - for that slim chance of winning the lottery. Yale is historically a backup. People will simply substitute Yale for Darden, Michigan, NYU, maybe even Tuck...
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 10:16
I think we've exhausted all angles of this post! :)
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 11:40
haha, yeah, good healthy debate and discussion though. The kind that reminds me why I love GMATClub. :)
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 12:00
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