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Nicely captured Narenn Looks like a lot must have gone in producing these charts. Thanks for everything that you do for the GMAT Club community.


Thank you for your kind words. We are deeply indebted to our forum members who share their admission progress and stats with us, which helps us immensely in analyzing these trends. Congrats on Illinois admit and good luck for all other schools!
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Great stuff! Thank you for putting this together.

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Tremendous Analysis Narenn



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Very helpful! Thanks so much for doing this.
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Do all MBA schools in the U.S have personal interviews?


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Do all MBA schools in the U.S have personal interviews?


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Interview is an integral part of Bschool application process at US, Europe, and top Asian Bschools. In rare cases applicants get interview waivers if schools can't find alumni in applicant's city/area but almost every applicant has to go through interview process if she/he is selected for the interview.
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Great analysis. Nice to know that post interview, GMAT doesnt significantly impact acceptance


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Thanks for the work Narenn!

Out of curiosity, among the 10,000 data points, were they split equally among schools? (Could there be a greater margin of error in certain cases due to smaller sample size?)

I notice that Sloan is the third lowest. In previous years, it seemed to be on par with HBS (50-60%). I know they put a lot of weight on the interview itself, so would performance therein be a good indicator of which side of 46% one might end up on? Am trying to compile my own data based on other reports, and the MIT data doesn't fit with what I have. Perhaps it's the interview report component that's off.

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Hi Narenn,

These charts are great - thank you.

Would it be possible to use your data sets to extrapolate likelihood of success for an African applicant to INSEAD
1) Application to interview conversion ratio
2) Interview to admit conversion ratio

Would be very interesting to see if the 77% INSEAD conversion ratio across all geographies increases for African applicants as per the school-agnostic conversion ratio of 66%, relative to the 56% international average.

Any data here would be useful in my scholarship apps, even if only directionally.

Thanks!
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Its wonderful Narenn. Is there any data regarding GMAT score and scholarships. Or do you guys capture scholarship data provided by admitted students?
That would be great to analyze considering how all the schools are trying to raise their median GMAT score
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Very helpful stuff!! Appreciate all the hardwork thats gone into this analysis!!! bookmarking this one
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Re: Chances of Getting Admitted After an Interview [Data Crunch] [#permalink]
One observation:

The interview acceptance rate at tuck, per this analysis, is 44%. Tucks overall acceptance rate is ~22%. This is suggesting that just by taking advantage of the open interview, you can almost double you odds of admission. Of course tuck will request interviews for some students but its safe to say that if you do an open interview, your chances of admission are much higher than the overall acceptance rate.

Is that logic correct?
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Wow great analysis. Thank you
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One observation:

The interview acceptance rate at tuck, per this analysis, is 44%. Tucks overall acceptance rate is ~22%. This is suggesting that just by taking advantage of the open interview, you can almost double you odds of admission. Of course tuck will request interviews for some students but its safe to say that if you do an open interview, your chances of admission are much higher than the overall acceptance rate.

Is that logic correct?


Numbers indeed show that your chance of acceptance is doubled after taking an interview, but we can't say for sure whether applicants who participate in open interviews benefits from this unless we compare acceptance rates of applicants invited to interview and applicants who took part in open interviews. Unfortunately we don't have this data so we can't perform this analysis.
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Its wonderful Narenn. Is there any data regarding GMAT score and scholarships. Or do you guys capture scholarship data provided by admitted students?
That would be great to analyze considering how all the schools are trying to raise their median GMAT score


We do have an option on Decision Tracker where admitted folks can tell us whether they received any scholarship; however, we never retrieved that data. I think it's a good idea to conduct a separate analysis on interrelation between scholarship and applicant's profile i.e. GMAT, GPA, Professional background, etc. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Hi Narenn,

These charts are great - thank you.

Would it be possible to use your data sets to extrapolate likelihood of success for an African applicant to INSEAD
1) Application to interview conversion ratio
2) Interview to admit conversion ratio

Would be very interesting to see if the 77% INSEAD conversion ratio across all geographies increases for African applicants as per the school-agnostic conversion ratio of 66%, relative to the 56% international average.

Any data here would be useful in my scholarship apps, even if only directionally.

Thanks!


Hi Moose89, Unfortunately our data sample of African applicants applied to INSEAD is insufficient to calculate these rates. We have only handful of applicants showing African countries on their profiles.
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Thanks for the work Narenn!

Out of curiosity, among the 10,000 data points, were they split equally among schools? (Could there be a greater margin of error in certain cases due to smaller sample size?)

I notice that Sloan is the third lowest. In previous years, it seemed to be on par with HBS (50-60%). I know they put a lot of weight on the interview itself, so would performance therein be a good indicator of which side of 46% one might end up on? Am trying to compile my own data based on other reports, and the MIT data doesn't fit with what I have. Perhaps it's the interview report component that's off.

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Hi FinGuru, No, they were not split equally among schools. In the entire data, number of Sloan applicants is 457, i.e. roughly 4.5%.

We have used last 3 years applicant data for this analysis. i.e. 2014, 2015, and 2016 intake. If this helps for your analysis, interview acceptance rates of Sloan applicants were 47% in 2014, 44% in 2015, and 48% in 2016.
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