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McCombs Waitlist Discussion: 2018 Intake; Class of 2020!

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Okay we've seen some very peculiar McCombs admission results as of late and I'd like to speculate on what this spells for waitlist candidates.

First, R3 had very low admit numbers reported on Clearadmit and GMATClub, with a high amount of R3 waitlists; second, we have already started to see some waitlist rejections trickle through; third, we have had ZERO waitlist admits as of May 14th which is after the major milestones of R2 deposit deadline and R3 decision deadline and later than the past 2 years.

I think this points to either of the following two extreme scenarios:

1. Yields are very low this season in R1/R2, adcoms rejected a few waitlist admits because they are gearing up to admit a very high percentage of the waitlist in a single batch, similar to how they announce R1-R3 admission results in a single day.

2. Yields were very high and they have already filled out their target class in R1/R2. They have the luxury of being able to wait later into the summer to ensure none of their R1/R2 admits deflect to another school. They intend to admit a very low percentage of the waitlist, and will pull off the waitlist only to fill very specific demographics in order to round out their class.

Let's hear everyone else's theories...

I agree with scenario 2 more but I surely hope that is not the case. However, if I remember correctly, UT's yield has not been very high in the past a few years. I can't think of any reason why this year would be different.
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New post 14 May 2018, 15:03
Who knows but I think your 2nd scenario is more plausible. Don't see the logic in them starting to ding those waitlisted if they were in a position where yield was low and they were worried about trying to fill up the class.. would make more sense to me to keep as many people on the back-burner as possible in case people offered from admission from WL do not accept and then on to the next one etc. until they fill up the class

I DO find it strange that they have already dinged people off WL in R1/R2 but have continued to offer WL spots to R3 candidates.

My situation: (R1 Waitlist w/ Interview) who sent letter of intent, additional letters, professional updates etc and kept in steady contact with the adcom and met many students and ambassadors throughout admissions process. Although my GMAT was on lower end of tier, i would assume that someone like me who at least showed heavy interest would not have been the first to get denied (which i did May 4th) compared to other WL applicants who may have had no contact with Adcom whatsover since being Waitlisted.

I've come to peace with things, but pretty disappointed how McCombs gave a cold denial after waiting for 5+ months with absolutely no personal reach-out or contact.
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What was your gmat? I’m in same boat, had a 660 but submitted letters and got students to vouch

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New post 14 May 2018, 15:57
Also I bet it’s number 2. McCombs yield was no different than any other schools in the 15-20 rank so I bet they got a higher yield this year. I live in Austin so I can wait. Sucks if you are planning a move

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New post 14 May 2018, 16:07
Tend to agree with both your situations. While logically it looks like its the 2nd scenario, I've actually spent a ton of time checking this site and clearadmit over the past few months. On clearadmit, there are hardly any posts of people going to McCombs on Decisionwire. On this site, I've probably checked (read: stalked) almost every profile who's been admitted and I remember there being very few people who were actually going to pick McCombs. This was either from their post history or the fact that they've chosen that they're matriculating elsewhere. Obviously this data isn't representative, but I definitely did not see a very high yield.

Also, the current class of 2020 group on Facebook has about 260 people, but this includes adcom, people who joined the group before the Round 1 decisions and people who got admission but haven't taken it either, so take that info however you want to.

My situation: international, waitlisted in R1, stayed in touch, shared a letter of interest, a couple of transcripts and retook my GMAT. Doesn't really look good, I hope its situation 1, but logically it seems like its 2. Even with all the checking I've done, the fact is if their yield was exceptionally low they'd probably be admitting people off the waitlist early so that they don't lose out on good candidates. It is what it is I guess.
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Tend to agree with both your situations. While logically it looks like its the 2nd scenario, I've actually spent a ton of time checking this site and clearadmit over the past few months. On clearadmit, there are hardly any posts of people going to McCombs on Decisionwire. On this site, I've probably checked (read: stalked) almost every profile who's been admitted and I remember there being very few people who were actually going to pick McCombs. This was either from their post history or the fact that they've chosen that they're matriculating elsewhere. Obviously this data isn't representative, but I definitely did not see a very high yield.

Also, the current class of 2020 group on Facebook has about 260 people, but this includes adcom, people who joined the group before the Round 1 decisions and people who got admission but haven't taken it either, so take that info however you want to.

My situation: international, waitlisted in R1, stayed in touch, shared a letter of interest, a couple of transcripts and retook my GMAT. Doesn't really look good, I hope its situation 1, but logically it seems like its 2. Even with all the checking I've done, the fact is if their yield was exceptionally low they'd probably be admitting people off the waitlist early so that they don't lose out on good candidates. It is what it is I guess.


Everyone's reasons for scenario 2 being likely make sense, i.e. dinging waitlisters, admitting low #'s in R3 and pushing the waitlist admit decision timeline back.

However, I can't get past the fact that AvalonQQ brings up, which is that anecdotally, McCombs yield appears low this year. In addition to DecisionWire and their Facebook page, I attended the Tepper Welcome Weekend and I spoke to a surprising number of students who had been admitted to McCombs along with Tepper and every single one turned down McCombs (at least 5 students). Also, with their new Rowling Hall building they are likely to increase their class size this year compared to last (Tepper also built a new building and they are targeting to increase class size by 10 students per Adcom, and they pride themselves on being the smallest class size in the top 20). So I think there is a strong case for Scenario 1.
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They wont be increasing class size due to Rowling Hall’s completion. Asked adcom that exact question when I visited and was told no.

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Not sure if you guys will find this useful, but I went back and looked through the admitted people on the decision tracker. These are the results I found based on their applicant status or post history. Please don't judge me lol, I need something to keep me distracted.

Known Matriculating Results:
People matriculating at McCombs - 10
People matriculating elsewhere - 27

Unknown Matriculating Results:
People admitted to a higher ranked school (includes Darden, Fuqua, Ross, Tuck, Haas, M7 & 1 person from LBS) - 14
No info from either the applicant profile or post history - 39

Total: 90

There is 1 waitlist acceptance here, but I'm not sure if its legit so I haven't included it.
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Waitlisted from R1. Received a ding earlier today.

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Yup, just got rejected too. Improved GMAT from 710 to 750, wrote a letter, completed some online courses and MBAMAth.

Wasn't expecting to get in, atleast I've done whatever improvements I can for my reapplication. Good luck to you all, hope you get better news than me!
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Yup, just got rejected too. Improved GMAT from 710 to 750, wrote a letter, completed some online courses and MBAMAth.

Wasn't expecting to get in, atleast I've done whatever improvements I can for my reapplication. Good luck to you all, hope you get better news than me!


sucks guys. did it come in an email? round 3 deposits were due today so I guess they hit whatever demographic you were in.
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Yup, just got rejected too. Improved GMAT from 710 to 750, wrote a letter, completed some online courses and MBAMAth.

Wasn't expecting to get in, atleast I've done whatever improvements I can for my reapplication. Good luck to you all, hope you get better news than me!


sucks guys. did it come in an email? round 3 deposits were due today so I guess they hit whatever demographic you were in.


Yup, I got an email asking me to check the portal
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Yup, just got rejected too. Improved GMAT from 710 to 750, wrote a letter, completed some online courses and MBAMAth.

Wasn't expecting to get in, atleast I've done whatever improvements I can for my reapplication. Good luck to you all, hope you get better news than me!

Man, that sucks, it seems like you did everything you could and 750 is a great score. This is crazy...
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Very very crazy. Has anyone been admitted off the waitlist at all? I'm shocked at hearing these outcomes
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Now that the shock is wearing off, I'm starting to see that today was a really funny day. My friend was visiting Austin, and called me from there. Seeing the Austin number, I took a few seconds to brace myself and answered the phone super formally. My friend was so confused and thought he was calling the wrong number lmao. Couple of hours later I got the email with the rejection.

Oh, and all this on the 150th day on the waitlist, so there's that :lol:

Hope you guys get into your dream B-School and get better news than me! I personally will be taking a week off and am getting right back to essays for next year's applications, I've clearly got some holes in my story that need to be fixed.
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Deposits are in. How long until they start reaching out to people about their interest?

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Yeah at this point who knows... for those of us remaining we’re in uncharted territory. I’m continually expecting word any day now.


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New post 24 May 2018, 14:18
just got the ding. have other options and actually feel kind of relieved. good luck to everyone waiting
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just got the ding. have other options and actually feel kind of relieved. good luck to everyone waiting

Where you going?

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New post 24 May 2018, 16:31
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just got the ding. have other options and actually feel kind of relieved. good luck to everyone waiting


You international?

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