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Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 07:47
From 700 for class of 2009 to 718 for class of 2010. I knew it would go up, but not 18 points!

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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 07:50
Holy crap
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 07:51
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From 700 for class of 2009 to 718 for class of 2010. I knew it would go up, but not 18 points!


Jeeesh. They're not messing around. They want to climb those rankings badly.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 07:51
I am assuming Yale is trying to make a leap in the rankings.......
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 07:52
Wow! That's crazy! I think they're going to be way up there with the new US News. I predict top 10 in a few years and steadily staying there or moving up a few more spots when their enrollment gets closer to the 300 mark they've predicted over the next 5-10 years.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 08:03
I'm really hoping that Wharton and Chicago's #s don't look like this :(
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 08:07
I just had a thought...we shouldn't worry. Most of those scores are going to get cancelled by GMAC :-D

(Maybe not, but I'll tell myself that for now and i'll feel better!)
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 08:15
Impressive. With a large applicant pool and a small class size, it just goes to show that a school like Yale can really control their class stats as they desire...

It is certainly a school dedicated to advancing it's reputation, and I mean that in a positive way 100%.

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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:26
Looks like the reason they released these numbers so early was to make sure all the top 10 applicants would not get swayed by last years rankings and to prove that they have a top 10 program and are looking to make that jump. I'd imagine based on that gmat increase alone, they will receive at least a 10% increase in apps.

Also, 95th percentile avg verbal score?? wow
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:36
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Looks like the reason they released these numbers so early was to make sure all the top 10 applicants would not get swayed by last years rankings and to prove that they have a top 10 program and are looking to make that jump. I'd imagine based on that gmat increase alone, they will receive at least a 10% increase in apps.

Also, 95th percentile avg verbal score?? wow


Don't you think the higher GMAT score could actually be a deterrent for the many applicants that use Yale as a backup to the M7. A 720 GMAT average does not make for a very good backup.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:38
These numbers are insane...sigh. Yale is my number 1 choice, but it's at a point where I'm really starting to wonder if my efforts may be better spent on another school.

I think I need to stop coming to these message boards and just bury my head in the sand. Yes I'll remain ignorant, but at least I'll still have my sanity :lol:
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:39
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terp26 wrote:
Looks like the reason they released these numbers so early was to make sure all the top 10 applicants would not get swayed by last years rankings and to prove that they have a top 10 program and are looking to make that jump. I'd imagine based on that gmat increase alone, they will receive at least a 10% increase in apps.

Also, 95th percentile avg verbal score?? wow


Don't you think the higher GMAT score could actually be a deterrent for the many applicants that use Yale as a backup to the M7. A 720 GMAT average does not make for a very good backup.


Well, in terms of rankings, Yale would rank very high in avg gmat. But in terms of a chance of being accepted for the avg applicant who wants to use Yale SOM as a backup, an increase in 10 pts, 20 pts, even 30pts will probably not deter those who probably already have a score in the low 700s.

So, it's not a loss for Yale to raise the avg gmat score of their class profile.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:43
I heard a rumor that Yale's very low acceptance rate comes from their unusually high percentage of Asian/Indian applicants who apply simply because of the "Yale brand". Has anybody else read anything similar?
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:44
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I heard a rumor that Yale's very low acceptance rate comes from their unusually high percentage of Asian/Indian applicants who apply simply because of the "Yale brand". Has anybody else read anything similar?


My thought was that Yale wants to move up the rankings. So, they artificially decreased their acceptance rate by decreasing class size. If you remember, they gave some of their admits a 50% tuition credit for deferring one year.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:45
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I heard a rumor that Yale's very low acceptance rate comes from their unusually high percentage of Asian/Indian applicants who apply simply because of the "Yale brand". Has anybody else read anything similar?


I have not heard that before, but it makes sense for a few percentage points at least.

Yale has a really low acceptance rate...but isn't their yield exceptionally low as well?
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 09:46
This GMAT statistic has made me more depressed than when I sat through an entire Radiohead album.....
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 10:00
By the time my app makes it to the adcoms desk my 740 will be the average. So much for using my GMAT to make up for a medicore GPA
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 10:12
raabenb wrote:
This GMAT statistic has made me more depressed than when I sat through an entire Radiohead album.....


You needn't worry. There are several possibilities. They might be accepting more people with super high gmats. meaning, rather than take the 760, they take enough 780+

Or, they could just be cutting out the low scorers who bring the avg down. There are several possibilities that would explain how a 700 applicant will not be affected.
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 10:30
If it makes sense, one of the motivations I have to apply, aside from it being a great school with great placement in different fields, and that they have brought in quality professors, is that they're going to be going up in rankings almost certainly.

Is it wrong to want to be one of the first people on board before/while it is going up ?
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Re: Yale SOM's average GMAT goes WAY up [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 10:33
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If it makes sense, one of the motivations I have to apply, aside from it being a great school with great placement in different fields, and that they have brought in quality professors, is that they're going to be going up in rankings almost certainly.

Is it wrong to want to be one of the first people on board before/while it is going up ?


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