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Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018

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New post 04 Feb 2016, 08:12
gloube wrote:
I just got dinged (applied January 5th, Regular Decision) from Columbia without interview.

It's surprising to me because I've been invited to interview to HBS and Booth (international applicant, 760 GMAT, private equity). What are your thoughts? Got lucky at HBS/Booth or got unlucky at Columbia? Is it linked to the rolling admission system at all (bad odds when applying so late)?


Without knowing more, I'd guess that private equity might have hurt. Columbia must get some of the most competitive finance (especially PE!) applicants outside of Wharton. There were probably few PE slots open at this point.

But there's also some amount of luck in the process.

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gloube wrote:
I just got dinged (applied January 5th, Regular Decision) from Columbia without interview.

It's surprising to me because I've been invited to interview to HBS and Booth (international applicant, 760 GMAT, private equity). What are your thoughts? Got lucky at HBS/Booth or got unlucky at Columbia? Is it linked to the rolling admission system at all (bad odds when applying so late)?


Without knowing more, I'd guess that private equity might have hurt. Columbia must get some of the most competitive finance (especially PE!) applicants outside of Wharton. There were probably few PE slots open at this point.

But there's also some amount of luck in the process.

I now believe luck plays huge in this process. I've sen some "perfect" applicants get denied, while other, like myself get invited for interviews.
Don't beat yourself up over this. The process is a true mystery only schools know how they make work

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New post 04 Feb 2016, 08:53
Applied: 01/06
Ding without Interview: 02/04

Good luck to the rest of you guys.

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New post 04 Feb 2016, 08:56
Applied: 01/06
Dinged w/o interview: 02/04

Ah well, was always a long shot being a college senior. All the best to everyone. Might reconsider applying 5 years down the line :)

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Applied: 01/06
Dinged w/o interview: 02/04

Ah well, was always a long shot being a college senior. All the best to everyone. Might reconsider applying 5 years down the line :)


Did you look in to HBS 2+2?

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pdhoshing wrote:
Applied: 01/06
Dinged w/o interview: 02/04

Ah well, was always a long shot being a college senior. All the best to everyone. Might reconsider applying 5 years down the line :)


Did you look in to HBS 2+2?


Yes, I did. I was interested in a more entertainment business specific programme and hence chose CBS, Stern and Anderson, which are all long shots tbh. MiM is where I have a much better chance.

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bimaldshah wrote:
pdhoshing wrote:
Applied: 01/06
Dinged w/o interview: 02/04

Ah well, was always a long shot being a college senior. All the best to everyone. Might reconsider applying 5 years down the line :)


Did you look in to HBS 2+2?


Yes, I did. I was interested in a more entertainment business specific programme and hence chose CBS, Stern and Anderson, which are all long shots tbh. MiM is where I have a much better chance.


Makes sense. Atleast you have started thinking about MBA and taking steps towards it really early (mistake I made by thinking too muhc and not executing enough until I was 30+). You will have a really good shot at CBS in 2-3 years if you really want it. In the mean time, solidify your profile as someone they cant ignore the next time you apply. Wish you all the best!

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bimaldshah wrote:

Makes sense. Atleast you have started thinking about MBA and taking steps towards it really early (mistake I made by thinking too muhc and not executing enough until I was 30+). You will have a really good shot at CBS in 2-3 years if you really want it. In the mean time, solidify your profile as someone they cant ignore the next time you apply. Wish you all the best!


Yeah it has been a fantastic learning experience just applying for them. Thanks for the advice and all the best to you too! :)

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Applied: 01/06
Ding without Interview: 02/04

Good luck to the rest of you guys.


Thank you for the update. I also applied on 01/06. Checking emails every 10 min now.

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Applied: 01/06
Ding without Interview: 02/04

Good luck to the rest of you guys.


Thank you for the update. I also applied on 01/06. Checking emails every 10 min now.

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ha, I am in the same situation. Checking my phone and emails every half an hour or so to see if I have any messages from CBS.

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its been so hard to concentrate at work the last few days with all of these invites coming out

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Rejected without interview yesterday (2/4). Applied on the early Jan. deadline.

Stats: white male, 700 / 3.6 econ major from a good school, 7.5 years experience in economic and management consulting.

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I'm still trying to recover from getting Dinged yesterday by Harvard, now you guys are telling me Columbia is after me once again ... another bad day :-(

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I've noticed a TON of CBS dings on Clear Admit over the past few days. Any good for people, or have the rejections been coming first?

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Hope ur analysis is correct.. Fingers crossed

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Has anyone received any merit scholarships, other than at acceptance?

The website indicates that merit based awards will start rolling out on Feb - have they already begun awarding these?

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Something pretty funny just happened...
My interview report was submitted on Jan 30th, and I was anxiously waiting to hear back from Columbia.
And I got a call today about 9:30 NY time. The number started as 212. I was so excited.... I picked up the phone said 'what a great day'. ...man...
The lady replied "oh I think I got the wrong number" and hung up.

What's more incredible: I checked the number, and it belongs to an associate general counsel at Columbia University.

Anyway, for those who are still waiting for that call/email, hang in there and good luck, guys!

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Something pretty funny just happened...
My interview report was submitted on Jan 30th, and I was anxiously waiting to hear back from Columbia.
And I got a call today about 9:30 NY time. The number started as 212. I was so excited.... I picked up the phone said 'what a great day'. ...man...
The lady replied "oh I think I got the wrong number" and hung up.

What's more incredible: I checked the number, and it belongs to an associate general counsel at Columbia University.

Anyway, for those who are still waiting for that call/email, hang in there and good luck, guys!


Wow, that's crazy! I'm going through the same thing. My interview report was also submitted Jan. 30 and this morning at 9:42, I got a call from unlisted number. It turned out my subscription to something had expired and they were asking me if I wanted to renew. It took me awhile to register that it wasn't the CBS admissions office because my hopes had gotten so high, LOL!

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HurricaneWillie wrote:
Something pretty funny just happened...
My interview report was submitted on Jan 30th, and I was anxiously waiting to hear back from Columbia.
And I got a call today about 9:30 NY time. The number started as 212. I was so excited.... I picked up the phone said 'what a great day'. ...man...
The lady replied "oh I think I got the wrong number" and hung up.

What's more incredible: I checked the number, and it belongs to an associate general counsel at Columbia University.

Anyway, for those who are still waiting for that call/email, hang in there and good luck, guys!


Wow, that's crazy! I'm going through the same thing. My interview report was also submitted Jan. 30 and this morning at 9:42, I got a call from unlisted number. It turned out my subscription to something had expired and they were asking me if I wanted to renew. It took me awhile to register that it wasn't the CBS admissions office because my hopes had gotten so high, LOL!


haha, I totally feel you. Well, good things take time... The latest we will know the results is by next Friday. Fingers crossed.

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