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# Are there B-School Acceptance Predictor programs?

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01 Nov 2010, 09:39
I just wanted to see if anyone knew of any programs or websites similar to lawschoolpredictor.com where you can input gpa and GMAT to get a gauge of schools where you have a shot or shouldnt consider applying to.

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01 Nov 2010, 10:38
There is on veritasprep.com but these things usually suck

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01 Nov 2010, 10:44
princetonreview.com also offers such a free service.

I second jordenhendrix's words though; these things usually suck and do not properly gauge the admission chance.
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01 Nov 2010, 10:47
bakfed wrote:
princetonreview.com also offers such a free service.

I second jordenhendrix's words though; these things usually suck and do not properly gauge the admission chance.

Thank you both for your insight. It seems like all law students use lawschoolpredictor.com to measure their chances. I am surprised something similar has not really popped up for b school.

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01 Nov 2010, 11:18
correct me if I'm wrong: law students generally go straight to law school after undergrad, which basically means that numbers (GPA, LSAT) are the most important criteria in evaluating the applicants (along with essays, I'm sure). Business school is a completely different story though. Most applicants have an average of 4 or 5 years of full-time work experience, which allows the applicants to develop their mentality and maturity. Since each full-time job is somewhat different from the other, it'll be extremely hard to really pinpoint down who's a better applicant without looking at all the files together, holistically. Having said that, princetonreview can simply use numbers (GMAT and GPA and # of years of WE) to gauge a student's chance, but nothing is really said about the type of work and leadership ability of the applicants. Without looking at what the students have been doing post-undergrad, it makes it merely impossible to judge if someone will get in somewhere just by looking at the numbers.
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01 Nov 2010, 11:22
bakfed wrote:
correct me if I'm wrong: law students generally go straight to law school after undergrad, which basically means that numbers (GPA, LSAT) are the most important criteria in evaluating the applicants (along with essays, I'm sure). Business school is a completely different story though. Most applicants have an average of 4 or 5 years of full-time work experience, which allows the applicants to develop their mentality and maturity. Since each full-time job is somewhat different from the other, it'll be extremely hard to really pinpoint down who's a better applicant without looking at all the files together, holistically. Having said that, princetonreview can simply use numbers (GMAT and GPA and # of years of WE) to gauge a student's chance, but nothing is really said about the type of work and leadership ability of the applicants. Without looking at what the students have been doing post-undergrad, it makes it merely impossible to judge if someone will get in somewhere just by looking at the numbers.

Very true. I guess where I see some similarities is in the part-time law school predictions. Typically, part time law school applicants resemble b-school applicants, in terms of work experience playing a significant factor in admissions decisions. There are part time program predictors for law school applicants, and so I guess I figured if they could do it for law, someone could have created something similar for us!

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01 Nov 2010, 12:02
I certainly hope those predictor tests are incorrect as they told me I have no chance at a top 25 school...of course some of their questions were stupid. As others posted above, the test can only work within its limitations, and B-school often takes a more holistic approach with candidates. It's much harder to shoehorn certain specific criteria into a program and punch out the right candidate.

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