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27 Dec 2008, 03:41
Do you think you have higher/lower/equal chances as an international applicant to US Bschools?
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27 Dec 2008, 04:40
It really depends on where you are from and what group you get categorized in. If you come from a super competitive group (Indian IT) you face a huge challenge. If you are from a country that doesn't send too many strong competitive applicants, you will have a far easier time.
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27 Dec 2008, 11:33
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If you just look at the issue as US Domestic applicants vs International applicants, you have a much better chance of landing in top programs as international applicant.

Most top programs want to shape their class with about 30 to 40% international student range. When you consider that the number of Domestic students applying for these programs are much higher vs number of international applicants, I think international applicants with great profile has great chance of landing in one of the top programs.
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27 Dec 2008, 11:50
Agreed! It depends on the country u r applying from. If u apply from a coutry in eastern europe, and u meet all basic requirements such as 3.3+ GPA, a 700+ GMAT, u r almost guaranteed an admit from a top 10 school. On the other hand, if u r an Indian (IT or otherwise), its an uphill task. As an example, Darden last year received a total of approximately 2700 applications out of which 700 apps were from Indian applicants. The class size at Darden is 333. Somebody correct me if i m wrong, but i dont see a possibility of Darden accepting any more than 33 Indian applicants.

Some Rough Calulations (assuming a yield of 49% for the entire applicant pool)

Acceptance Rate for Indian Applicants - 67/700 = 9.5%
Acceptance Rate for all others - 612/2000 = 30.5%

The odds of getting selected are lower if u r a male. and lower still if u r from IT. I think its safe to assume that its the same case accross all top schools.

Gil wrote:
It really depends on where you are from and what group you get categorized in. If you come from a super competitive group (Indian IT) you face a huge challenge. If you are from a country that doesn't send too many strong competitive applicants, you will have a far easier time.

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