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# How many schools do you plan to apply?

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09 Jul 2008, 15:21
6.

Wharton
MIT
Chicago
Columbia
Yale
Cornell

Maybe 2 in R1 and 4 in R2

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09 Jul 2008, 18:22
raabenb wrote:
6 total. How many in round 1 will be determined by how good the quality is before submission....and smart planning.

That's exactly my plan. 5 schools, so either 2 or 3 in R1 and 3 or 2 in R2. How many in R1 will depend on how good I think my essays are at that point.

A friend who graduated last year did zero in R1 and all five in R2.

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09 Jul 2008, 18:36
nognig wrote:
A friend who graduated last year did zero in R1 and all five in R2.

RF

Out of curiosity, any idea how he fared, in terms of admits/dings?

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09 Jul 2008, 19:17
4 schools, all R1 (hopefully)

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01 Mar 2014, 07:20
riverripper wrote:
8 is a lot. I think 3 per round is a good balance...unless you are throwing an ED in there. Doing 3 for R1 last year was tough, talking with folks they said that by the time you get to #5 you are starting to get burned out and quality starts to slip a little.

I agree, 8 is way too much. Go for 3 and select those schools have the best fit for you (realistic to get in, specializations you plan to do, quality of profs etc.)

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02 Mar 2014, 11:44
Have a look at this interesting article in thembatour blog /?p=2431(unfortunately I can't post the full link), there is a really good article exactly on this subject.

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