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New post 13 Nov 2008, 13:25
Hello ppl.
I've been following these boards quietly, sharing the drama...
and, after losing all hope, i just got the email...

talk about last minute...

hope there are other on the way
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New post 13 Nov 2008, 13:27
Interesting. Though yield can be tricky, schools like Stern and Columbia pre-select people who will probably attend. Meaning they pass on brilliant people who they know will probably go somewhere else. I have a friend who is attending HBS, got into Wharton and was denied by Stern and Columbia. Go figure...

Thanks for the yield information, that's pretty interesting.

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Interesting. Though yield can be tricky, schools like Stern and Columbia pre-select people who will probably attend. Meaning they pass on brilliant people who they know will probably go somewhere else. I have a friend who is attending HBS, got into Wharton and was denied by Stern and Columbia. Go figure...

Thanks for the yield information, that's pretty interesting.


I also know people who got into HBS but were dinged at Columbia. Columbia is known to manage its yield more so than others

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Hello ppl.
I've been following these boards quietly, sharing the drama...
and, after losing all hope, i just got the email...

talk about last minute...

hope there are other on the way
cheers
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wow congrats

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Interesting. Though yield can be tricky, schools like Stern and Columbia pre-select people who will probably attend. Meaning they pass on brilliant people who they know will probably go somewhere else. I have a friend who is attending HBS, got into Wharton and was denied by Stern and Columbia. Go figure...

Thanks for the yield information, that's pretty interesting.


That's interesting re: your friend. I wonder how much time he/she spent on the HBS/Wharton essays compared to Stern and Columbia. While I've also heard of people like that, I think everyone also has that horror story of that friend who had the 750 GMAT / 3.8 @ ivy / great exp yet got dinged from HBS etc. So if you're Columbia, would you really ding someone like that even if there's an 80% chance they get into HBS? I don't understand why a school would deny itself a shot at a truly unique individual just to keep its yield rate high, unless the essays were obvious crap. But then again, I'm not an adcom.

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I personally have never heard of anyone who got into HBS not getting into the vast majority of their other schools. For example, HBS's yield rate is 89%, vs Sloan's which is 66%. I'll venture that a good chunk of that 34% of those accepted into Sloan but didn't matriculate have turned it down for HBS.

Some other notable yield rates (all from BW):
Columbia: 77%
Ross: 70%
Wharton: 67%
Kellogg: 57%
Stern: 57%
Haas: 53%

Therefore my take is that there's definitely a big overlap, as Sloan, Stern, Haas and Kellogg(arguably) all have to deal with a higher-ranked behemoth in their immediate vicinity, and have their yield rates notably affected by it. Ross on the other hand is (barely) ranked below at least 3 of those schools by many people yet has a much higher yield rate. That's gotta have something to do with having less 'overlapping' applicants than these other schools.


I disagree with a couple of points made in your post. Every year, there are many people who get into HBS or Stanford and get dinged at Wharton or Kellogg. This is due to the age factor and demographics of each school. If you are applying with 0-3 years of work experience, you have a far better shot at getting into HBS or Stanford than you do getting into Kellogg.

Lastly, I do not believe that the location of Ross has anything to do with the yield. I really don't believe that most top MBAs are thrilled about being in the state of Michigan. I would just assume that Ross students are a self-selecting bunch. Out of the state schools within the top 15 - UCLA/Haas attract California-oriented people, Darden attracts people for its rigorous curriculum and it's ties to the South. If you are actually willing to spend 2 years in the state of Michigan to attend a state school - chances are that you know exactly why you want to be there and the program is a great fit for you.
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Ive heard the same thing concerning NYU and Columbia, particularly with NYU, which tends to be at the bottom of the totem pole for the top applicants in the NYC area.

I agree that its rare to see an HBS person denied anywhere, unless the HBS person had specific HBS connections that helped him/her land the spot (like a powerful HBS alum recommendation).

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Just buzzed through the 08 board, and I don't see a single person that was accepted at Harvard or Stanford yet flat out dinged anywhere else(though did see WLs). I'm sure they exist, if you have a link to any profiles (here or wherever) of someone who was, I'd be curious to see it.

You make some good points about Michigan, but what about Tuck then? 51% yield rate, also in the freezing cold like Michigan, I think a lot of their students also are a very self-selecting group. But 1 big difference- MIT and HBS are in the same metro area.

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I guess in this case - no news is probably not good news.

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Jeez...can they just send me my ding already...I'd like to take my afterwork nap now without thinking about Wharton anymore... :)
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I guess in this case - no news is probably not good news.


Hey, you never know, they could release invites right at 5pm. no news is good news considering I was expecting a ding 2 hours ago. Any minutes after that is a bonus now

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Maybe they are waiting for the BusinessWeek rankings to come out so they can brag about their recent performance in your ding e-mails?
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Is 5PM the deadline for interview invites?

I am jealous you guys get to find out whether you got into B school in less than 2 months. I have to wait around until end of March/April when R2 decisions will be out. :evil:

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It is, I have a kellogg interview at 530 , I will keep my phone off until after. Can't lose confidence after reading a ding email

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It is, I have a kellogg interview at 530 , I will keep my phone off until after. Can't lose confidence after reading a ding email


Good call and good luck with the Kellogg interview!
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I received an invite 1:25pm Pacific Time (4:25 EST). Good luck to all of you. I had given up!

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I received an invite 1:25pm Pacific Time (4:25 EST). Good luck to all of you. I had given up!


wow they must be working overtime in the office. when did you go complete/submit?

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I received an invite 1:25pm Pacific Time (4:25 EST). Good luck to all of you. I had given up!


wow they must be working overtime in the office. when did you go complete/submit?




Good luck terp! Don't let Wharton ruin your confidence!

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I submitted on the 9th at 2:07 EST.

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I received an invite 1:25pm Pacific Time (4:25 EST). Good luck to all of you. I had given up!


wow they must be working overtime in the office. when did you go complete/submit?

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