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07 Mar 2007, 20:24
kripalkavi wrote:
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Who the hell said a 750+ on the GMAT is rare?? Most of the applicants here have a bloody 750+! Competition is going to be soooooo hot for fall'08..

Actually, only about 13,000 people in the last 3 years I believe, got 750+

ONLY 13,000?? Thanks. Now that makes me feel better [sarcastically shaking head].

really, that's hardly any. A lot of people take the gmat and apply to b-school

well, that's the whole point behind 98th percentile or whatever....it ain't that many. that's why it's good.
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07 Mar 2007, 21:42
kripalkavi wrote:
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Who the hell said a 750+ on the GMAT is rare?? Most of the applicants here have a bloody 750+! Competition is going to be soooooo hot for fall'08..

Actually, only about 13,000 people in the last 3 years I believe, got 750+

ONLY 13,000?? Thanks. Now that makes me feel better [sarcastically shaking head].

Yea, but 640,000 people got less than 750+.
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07 Mar 2007, 22:37
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Who the hell said a 750+ on the GMAT is rare?? Most of the applicants here have a bloody 750+! Competition is going to be soooooo hot for fall'08..

Actually, only about 13,000 people in the last 3 years I believe, got 750+

ONLY 13,000?? Thanks. Now that makes me feel better [sarcastically shaking head].

Yea, but 640,000 people got less than 750+.

13k people got 750+ in the last 3 years. Lets assume, of those 5k got 750+ last year and are applying for fall '08. Now most of these 5k people would app to H/S/W/Chi/K/C. Going by these numbers, more than 70% of the applicant pool at the ultra-elites is gonna be 750+??
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08 Mar 2007, 06:20
mba07 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Who the hell said a 750+ on the GMAT is rare?? Most of the applicants here have a bloody 750+! Competition is going to be soooooo hot for fall'08..

Actually, only about 13,000 people in the last 3 years I believe, got 750+

ONLY 13,000?? Thanks. Now that makes me feel better [sarcastically shaking head].

Yea, but 640,000 people got less than 750+.

13k people got 750+ in the last 3 years. Lets assume, of those 5k got 750+ last year and are applying for fall '08. Now most of these 5k people would app to H/S/W/Chi/K/C. Going by these numbers, more than 70% of the applicant pool at the ultra-elites is gonna be 750+??

Ah!! another pessimist like me prowling around.I like... I like
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08 Mar 2007, 06:43
Just curious, where are you guys getting these numbers from?

Thanks!
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08 Mar 2007, 06:56
I was getting the figures from my GMAT score report. AT the bottom it had a figure of something like 650,000. I believe that was the figure for the last 3 years, but I can't find the source anymore.
Other than:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ca91829f25

So let me rethink this. I'm going to go with 1%, not 2% - two reasons. First, the numbers are from my score report which, at the time, reflected a 750 as 99%, not 98%. Also, the switch to 98% was very recent, so its unfair to assume that in the last 3 years I should be using 2%. I should be using 1%. So lets do that...

So, if were talking 657,000 and 1% beat that - then 6,570 people over the last 3 years got 750+. Year over year, that means about 2,000 people per year.
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08 Mar 2007, 06:56
i guess simple math will give these numbers.
each year about 2 lakh (200,000) people appear for GMAT.
1% get 750 plus.
so that would be about 2000 every year.
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08 Mar 2007, 09:06
gauravgoyal_g wrote:
i guess simple math will give these numbers.
each year about 2 lakh (200,000) people appear for GMAT.
1% get 750 plus.
so that would be about 2000 every year.

How many seats are available for the top15 schools? Yet no school has a gmat average over 720 (roughly speaking, don't kill me on it). Either these 760+ have weak profiles or schools don't put too much weight on gmat. I choose the latter.
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09 Mar 2007, 08:48
Mind boggling Numbers.... even scarier GMAT scores

Me just that rare breed here....
Indian Male/24/1.5 yrs experience
GMAT yet to give
gave GRE/toefl in Aug 05 , some exp of giving online test

I know its rather bland of me to say this but i would say that anyhow....
everyone's here a 750+er, ... applying for Fall 08 will be messy ..to say the least!!!
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14 Mar 2007, 23:54
Finding Perdition wrote:
Mind boggling Numbers.... even scarier GMAT scores

Me just that rare breed here....
Indian Male/24/1.5 yrs experience
GMAT yet to give
gave GRE/toefl in Aug 05 , some exp of giving online test

I know its rather bland of me to say this but i would say that anyhow....
everyone's here a 750+er, ... applying for Fall 08 will be messy ..to say the least!!!

lol! Agree with you on that one mate! It sure is going to be killing!
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15 Mar 2007, 06:17
There's definitely a selection bias on this forum. The fact that you guys are hanging out talking about this stuff and researching in March (and have already taken your GMATs!) shows that you guys are pretty serious about b-school. I didn't even take the GMAT until late October of last year. So I wouldn't assume that super-high GMATs are going to be the norm for next year, you guys are just ahead of the game!

Of the 2,000 people that we assume get a 750+ each year, I wonder how many are going to apply to H/S/W. A lot of those people are probably people that have a high GMAT but not necessarily a "top 3 caliber" profile so they won't bother applying to all the ultra-elites (I would fall into this category), and then there are some people who take the GMAT for applying to other programs like people seeking Economics or Finance Masters.
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16 Mar 2007, 16:36
I'll hop in here.

White Male 29 From the US
GMAT 710 (Balanced)
Law School GPA: 3.03

Work Experience
2 years at a law firm
Will be 3 years in the Tokyo office of a Solutions/Information provider managing distributors in Korea and Japan.

Extra
Pretty good all the way around (i.e. charity, athletics, speaking more than one language)

Target Schools
Penn
Columbia
Michigan
Cornell

Best of luck everyone,
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16 Mar 2007, 17:28
bz9 wrote:
I'll hop in here.

White Male 29 From the US
GMAT 710 (Balanced)
Law School GPA: 3.03

Work Experience
2 years at a law firm
Will be 3 years in the Tokyo office of a Solutions/Information provider managing distributors in Korea and Japan.

Extra
Pretty good all the way around (i.e. charity, athletics, speaking more than one language)

Target Schools
Penn
Columbia
Michigan
Cornell

Best of luck everyone,

Why are you not aiming higher?
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16 Mar 2007, 18:52
Hey Rhyme,

I thought about HBS, but considering the time involved for the app, my chances of getting in are slim and none, and if I did get in I'm not sure I would even go, I don't think I will apply. Maybe I will reconsider between now and Round 1.

I actually want to move into M/S consulting (despite what you told us in the consulting thread), so what higher schools would you recommend?
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16 Mar 2007, 20:11
bz9 wrote:
Hey Rhyme,

I thought about HBS, but considering the time involved for the app, my chances of getting in are slim and none, and if I did get in I'm not sure I would even go, I don't think I will apply. Maybe I will reconsider between now and Round 1.

I actually want to move into M/S consulting (despite what you told us in the consulting thread), so what higher schools would you recommend?

HBS would of course be great, but its a brutal app with low odds.

If you want to do MC, take good look at:

Kellogg
Chicago

Both serious consulting powerhouses. BCG, Bain, McKinsey, BAH, LECG, Accenture, you name it ... they recruit there. In big numbers too.

At Kellogg:

McKinsey & Company, Inc. ---- 56
The Boston Consulting Group ----- 29
Bain & Company ------ 20
Deloitte Consulting ------ 13
Booz Allen Hamilton ------ 12

At GSB:

McKinsey & Company, Inc. 29
Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. 12
The Boston Consulting Group 11
Accenture 7
Bain & Company, Inc. 7

Kellogg wins the MC race but both do very well.
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16 Mar 2007, 21:00
Columbia is like Chicago in that MC is not the most popular choice for students, but their placements are still very high:

McKinsey: 31
Booz Allen: 22
BCG: 10
Bain: 8

Wharton also has great placements for consulting. I believe Mckinsey hires 40-60 there each year.

MC is a very popular field for MBA students, so placements probably closely track traditional reputation measures.
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16 Mar 2007, 21:02
Any ultra elite should work quite well for consulting or any other job of your choice, outside of the ultra hot PE or VC for which no school is enough. Well, that is, except for Chicago, which is obviously a finance only school (that last comment was ajoke aimed at the notorious GSBer in the board)

I'm not so sure about Cornell. I think it's not so consulting friendly? I guess it's your backup. If so, I would look for another backup with better consulting stats.

Hope it helps. L.
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16 Mar 2007, 21:26
lepium wrote:
Any ultra elite should work quite well for consulting or any other job of your choice, outside of the ultra hot PE or VC for which no school is enough. Well, that is, except for Chicago, which is obviously a finance only school (that last comment was ajoke aimed at the notorious GSBer in the board)

Hah, I started getting all worked up too... you got me good.
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17 Mar 2007, 03:39
Man, I think you guys persuaded me to apply to Kellogg.

As for Cornell, it is my back up and I have a good friend who is an alumni so I almost feel obligated to apply. Not sure yet though. I'm kicking around Darden or UNC instead because of MC placements.

Thanks for the insights,
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17 Mar 2007, 06:53
BTW....

I dont know if I ever said this... but hats off to all of you. You are way way way ahead of the game for the fall 08 season. You should all be proud of yourselves for starting so early.
17 Mar 2007, 06:53

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