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# Calling all Duke Fuqua MBA Applicants: (2017 Intake) Class of 2019!!

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01 Aug 2016, 15:01
Keats wrote:
Hey,

I applied to Duke in December 2013 (Class of 2016). Got rejected w/o interview.
Will my old application be reviewed again with the current one? Will it have any impact on decision, if I drastically change my essays and career goals?

- cj

Would anyone like to help cyberjadugar with his question?

Hi,
From what I understand, you are considered a re-applicant only if you have applied in the last two years(It could be three years. You should be able to check this online in the application). Since it will be 3 years for you, you might not be considered a re-applicant, and it will be up to you whether you want to even mention that you had applied.

I was a re-applicant as well. I applied for Class of 2017, did not get through, and yet got through this year. I think even drastically changing your goals does not affect your chances, it in fact shows that you are willing to course-correct, provided you think your goals in the earlier application were not relevant or achievable. Having said that, there are a lot of factors that make or break the application, as I am sure you have heard a lot. The re-applicant essay is a great way to showcase what you have improved on since you applied last.

Please check whether you will be considered a re-applicant based on their criteria, and only if required, tailor the re-applicant essay to give a better picture about your profile. Think of it as 2 additional pages to write about yourself, and trust me, more space in B-School applications is always a good thing! :D

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02 Aug 2016, 01:02
anupamgupta2112 wrote:

Hi,
From what I understand, you are considered a re-applicant only if you have applied in the last two years(It could be three years. You should be able to check this online in the application). Since it will be 3 years for you, you might not be considered a re-applicant, and it will be up to you whether you want to even mention that you had applied.

I was a re-applicant as well. I applied for Class of 2017, did not get through, and yet got through this year. I think even drastically changing your goals does not affect your chances, it in fact shows that you are willing to course-correct, provided you think your goals in the earlier application were not relevant or achievable. Having said that, there are a lot of factors that make or break the application, as I am sure you have heard a lot. The re-applicant essay is a great way to showcase what you have improved on since you applied last.

Please check whether you will be considered a re-applicant based on their criteria, and only if required, tailor the re-applicant essay to give a better picture about your profile. Think of it as 2 additional pages to write about yourself, and trust me, more space in B-School applications is always a good thing! :D

Thanks anupamgupta2112 for chipping in. I am sure you must be having a great time at Fuqua!

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03 Aug 2016, 09:00
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03 Aug 2016, 10:02
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anupamgupta2112 wrote:

Hi,
From what I understand, you are considered a re-applicant only if you have applied in the last two years(It could be three years. You should be able to check this online in the application). Since it will be 3 years for you, you might not be considered a re-applicant, and it will be up to you whether you want to even mention that you had applied.

I was a re-applicant as well. I applied for Class of 2017, did not get through, and yet got through this year. I think even drastically changing your goals does not affect your chances, it in fact shows that you are willing to course-correct, provided you think your goals in the earlier application were not relevant or achievable. Having said that, there are a lot of factors that make or break the application, as I am sure you have heard a lot. The re-applicant essay is a great way to showcase what you have improved on since you applied last.

Please check whether you will be considered a re-applicant based on their criteria, and only if required, tailor the re-applicant essay to give a better picture about your profile. Think of it as 2 additional pages to write about yourself, and trust me, more space in B-School applications is always a good thing! :D

Thanks anupamgupta2112 for chipping in. I am sure you must be having a great time at Fuqua!

My pleasure Keats Happy to help out! It is fun, but it gets intense really fast, depending on whom you ask. The fact that I am in the Ford Library, between classes, as I type this, should give you a fair idea of the "fun" I am having.

All said and done, couldn't be more excited and already looking forward to welcoming a lot of folks next year!

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03 Aug 2016, 12:06
Woah anupamgupta2112! We cannot thank you enough for the words of wisdom. Please if you can briefly talk about the orientation you had. Very briefly so that we as future applicants get some idea. Although I have read quite a few blogs on it, I'd love to learn about your take on the Fuqua Orientation

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03 Aug 2016, 12:48
Keats wrote:
Woah anupamgupta2112! We cannot thank you enough for the words of wisdom. Please if you can briefly talk about the orientation you had. Very briefly so that we as future applicants get some idea. Although I have read quite a few blogs on it, I'd love to learn about your take on the Fuqua Orientation

Absolutely. What I am going to do is, on the Ambassador thread, I will post more about my experience here, as I have it. I am hoping to put up a post on Orientation at Fuqua over this weekend, so anyone who wants to follow my journey through the FY can go through the below thread:

I will also try to answer the most commonly asked questions on this thread, and will try to get other FYs or SYs to pitch in, if I can round them up.

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03 Aug 2016, 16:31
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Hi Everyone, I am posting here an analysis of admission trends and acceptance chances at Fuqua based on our accumulated forum data of applicants. We have analysed our forum data of Fuqua applicants from 2012 to 2016 to determine acceptance chances by GMAT score, admission rounds, industry, etc. Since the data used for this analysis is self-reported, it's advised to use findings of this analysis with discretion. They are meant to give only a general idea of admission scenario at Fuqua. Don't presume that these findings will hold true all the time.

We would welcome any comments, opinions, suggestions or anything else that you might have to say about the findings of this analysis.

YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants

• We can see downward trend in YOY rate of acceptance; however, I would not infer too much from the steep decline of 8 percentage points from 2012 to 2014 as our BSchool system, which introduced in 2011, was new at that time and many applicants were not familiar with it. This is evident from the increase in number of applicants from 290 in 2012 to 544 in 2014.
• Decrease in 6 percentage points from 2015 to 2016 is however a matter of concern. Fuqua's actual admission rate has also fallen from 25% to 23% during the same period.

Sample Size: 2179 Applicants

Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score

• I am quite surprised with this result. It shows that GMAT won't help much in increasing your acceptance chances beyond 700. We did not see such trend in our studies of other schools - ISB, LBS, Columbia, and Consortium.
• This indicates that a high GMAT score is not necessarily an advantage and other factors of your application i.e. Essays, work experience, recommendations, post MBA goals, resume, etc, are equally important.

Sample Size: 1184 Applicants

Sample Size: 2175 Applicants

Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups

Sample Size: 831 Applicants

Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries

• The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 1015 Applicants

Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions

Sample Size: 840 Applicants

As I said earlier, we welcome your views, counter-views, suggestions, etc on the analysis. Thank you!
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03 Aug 2016, 22:17
anupamgupta2112 wrote:
Keats wrote:
Woah anupamgupta2112! We cannot thank you enough for the words of wisdom. Please if you can briefly talk about the orientation you had. Very briefly so that we as future applicants get some idea. Although I have read quite a few blogs on it, I'd love to learn about your take on the Fuqua Orientation

Absolutely. What I am going to do is, on the Ambassador thread, I will post more about my experience here, as I have it. I am hoping to put up a post on Orientation at Fuqua over this weekend, so anyone who wants to follow my journey through the FY can go through the below thread:

I will also try to answer the most commonly asked questions on this thread, and will try to get other FYs or SYs to pitch in, if I can round them up.

Woah! That ambassador write up by you is awesome. Well, that just makes me love Fuqua more and more! And thank you for accepting our request to attend our questions here on the forum. We are privileged to have you here, anupamgupta2112

Cheers

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04 Aug 2016, 03:30
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04 Aug 2016, 10:35
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anupamgupta2112 wrote:
Keats wrote:
Woah anupamgupta2112! We cannot thank you enough for the words of wisdom. Please if you can briefly talk about the orientation you had. Very briefly so that we as future applicants get some idea. Although I have read quite a few blogs on it, I'd love to learn about your take on the Fuqua Orientation

Absolutely. What I am going to do is, on the Ambassador thread, I will post more about my experience here, as I have it. I am hoping to put up a post on Orientation at Fuqua over this weekend, so anyone who wants to follow my journey through the FY can go through the below thread:

I will also try to answer the most commonly asked questions on this thread, and will try to get other FYs or SYs to pitch in, if I can round them up.

Woah! That ambassador write up by you is awesome. Well, that just makes me love Fuqua more and more! And thank you for accepting our request to attend our questions here on the forum. We are privileged to have you here, anupamgupta2112

Cheers

Absolutely my pleasure! Keep the questions coming guys!

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06 Aug 2016, 08:49
Would anyone like to comment about the Admission Trends at Fuqua? What do you think about them? Tell us here!

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09 Aug 2016, 20:14
After some delay, the post on orientation is up on the ambassador thread.

Hope it is useful.

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11 Aug 2016, 12:58
scheduled my open interview and tour of the campus for mid-Sept. any comments or advice from current students or alums?

also, what's a good hangout spot in Durham to get food and drinks?

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19 Aug 2016, 16:46
bkhu wrote:
scheduled my open interview and tour of the campus for mid-Sept. any comments or advice from current students or alums?

also, what's a good hangout spot in Durham to get food and drinks?

I will traveling there early Sept for my open interview so I will let you know!

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28 Aug 2016, 09:42
Hey guys,
What do you think is the competition and conversion rate in EA round? Is anyone applying sir the EA here?

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28 Aug 2016, 09:59
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Hey guys,
What do you think is the competition and conversion rate in EA round? Is anyone applying sir the EA here?

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One of the Fuqua interns I worked with this summer told me that her friend got ding'd in EA when she likely would have had a better chance in R1 or R2, regardless of having more time to pump up her app. Lots of unknowns here, so hard to say, but I would imagine that more of the EA applicants have a solid, bulletproof story since they're committing upfront and know that Fuqua is for them.

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28 Aug 2016, 10:19
Thanks for that. Going by the information charts posted above on this page, it appears that EA has a lower acceptance rate than R1 and R2. Probably because most applications by this point are a little undercooked.
However, the OP has advised using discretion as the info used on those charts is not validated by Fuqua.

I'm planning to apply in EA but am not sure about my level of prep. Maybe will have to defer to R1

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29 Aug 2016, 11:09
Does anyone know what the questions for the recommenders look like?

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