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NYU Langone Fall 2008

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New post 13 Aug 2008, 08:09
Thanks CFA...I think I joined that Yahoo group, but I never read Yahoo mail....I will go check.

As for the stats, here they are:

Accepted about three weeks after I applied.

White male, 31.

IT at a financial Services firm. Have led teams of up to 6 and restructured troubled divisions, recently migrating towards strategic planning.

GMAT: 530 (first attempt, no study), 620 (second attempt, 3 hours study.....MORAL: PREPARE FOR YOUR GMAT!!!!)
undergrad GPA (first go around): 2.7 (the top US engineering school)
undergrad GPA (second go round): 3.9 (Not-so top engineering school)
Grad GPA: 4.0 (same not-so top engineering school)

Numerous awards, solid extracurriculars (with leadership).

Reading the stats and other various sundries here, there are plenty who were not admitted who have stronger stats than myself. I offer this piece of advice (take it for what it is worth): I believe my essays set me apart from the pack. Do not underestimate their importance. I spent countless hours making sure that who I am shone through in the essays. Check, check and re-check for grammar (and spelling!!!).

Much like everyone else, I am awaiting the email saying my background check is complete. It's been over two months for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(a friend who got his MBA from Cornell said he did not receive his confirmation message until after he started classes.....So I have to sit in class with the specter of being summoned to the Dean's office and find out there was some mistake in my being admitted to the program!! I hate being paranoid!!)
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 09:25
CFACharterholder22 wrote:
I accepted and am looking forward to meeting people.

Great! I too am looking forward to meeting people from this forum. Maybe, a couple of days before the Pre-Pre, let us decide how we can identify each other and things like that.

Btw, I got the invite in my email even though I never joined any Stern Yahoo group. And I saw that they have invited around 300 people so far. Maybe, they are sending out invites in batches.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 10:00
mbaatbigapple - I think thats a great idea....we should have some sort of identifier, to finally put a name to the face.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 10:27
The database is back up to 428. The strange part is that the people who were deleted to make the database go down to 423 were just added back in to bring the number back up. No new people were admitted.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 10:41
So, this time they (kroll) asked for the paystubs for the company that I worked for ( 8 yrs back). Luckily, I had some of them online. Before this the request was for the degree. So, $100 and I think I can still take more being out of the country.

quant asses: done 100% 1
stern adm ppl have really been helpful on the phone.
formalities: All except health/dir/photo AND kro!!

just waitin to see the final email. hope to see you all at phoebe.

cheers.
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Phew...94% on the quant test! :lol:

I will NOT be able to make the pre-pre-term happy hour however...it's my boyfriend's birthday that same day. But looking forward to meeting you guys somehow either at pre-term or in class (if you're in the Orange group, or Blue even since you'll be there Tues/Thurs)!
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Database count = 435.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 12:21
I think its a done deal now! I don't think we have a chance for fall 08 with just 10 seats remaining.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 12:32
Yes at 435 it is a done deal.

Good luck to everyone starting the program. Have a wonderful year.
In the event there is a miracle I'll post back.

I'm off to the Winter Admissions board now.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 12:38
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I think its a done deal now! I don't think we have a chance for fall 08 with just 10 seats remaining.


I feel like withdrawing my application from the wailist and put an end to this matter. Well, I wont but that's what I feel
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Current DB: 438. I looked at US News and it says the part-time enrollment for last year was 455 not 447. Eight new spots just opened up as far as everyone on the WL is concerned. So if it's exactly the same as last year, there are 17 spots open. Good luck guys!

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New post 13 Aug 2008, 13:28
This WL thing is driving me nuts. Since its a tough economic year for US, people who are admitted won't back out at the last minute. I have lost hope for fall 08. Also with NYU accepting applications after the deadline they would have a nice pool of candidates to choose from. I cannot believe all the hard work for the year has gone waste! Good luck everyone.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 14:00
Don't be hard on yourselves, WL people....at least you made it this far, and that is an accomplishment in itself. Also, if what they say is true about NYU looking favorable on reapps, then at least you have a bit more time to deal with getting your second app together.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 14:50
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This WL thing is driving me nuts. Since its a tough economic year for US, people who are admitted won't back out at the last minute.

Tougher economy translating into more people embarking on higher education might be true about FT MBA. Tougher economy has, at the least, increased the work load of all working folks, which would actually discourage people from starting a PT MBA. Moreover, it's a significant investment and the returns are not as immediate as in the case of FT. So, I'd say people are more likely to be hesitant to take up PT MBA when the economy is bad.

Don't worry about these as these are things not in our control. Good luck!
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corky wrote:
This WL thing is driving me nuts. Since its a tough economic year for US, people who are admitted won't back out at the last minute.

Tougher economy translating into more people embarking on higher education might be true about FT MBA. Tougher economy has, at the least, increased the work load of all working folks, which would actually discourage people from starting a PT MBA. Moreover, it's a significant investment and the returns are not as immediate as in the case of FT. So, I'd say people are more likely to be hesitant to take up PT MBA when the economy is bad.

Don't worry about these as these are things not in our control. Good luck!



Thank you everyone!!! It is a nice experience following this forum.

In my opinion, since NYU needs to diversify among MBA applicants, it makes applicants from IT, especially Asian harder to get in.

(I am making a wild guess that a lot of applicants are in IT and are Asian. I am sorry if my comment offense anyone...)
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CFACharterholder22 wrote:
Current DB: 438. I looked at US News and it says the part-time enrollment for last year was 455 not 447. Eight new spots just opened up as far as everyone on the WL is concerned. So if it's exactly the same as last year, there are 17 spots open. Good luck guys!

Candidate list:
p474295#p474295

Ranks file:
p494692#p494692


455 makes more sense because it is divisible by 7 (as in there are 7 core groups). But still....438 in the DB right now. I am very nervous.
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New post 13 Aug 2008, 17:56
All,

I'd like to thank everyone on the board for being a great support group during this tedious process. As for the CFA, great work my friend, and my apologies for taking a few joking shots at you. It really was all in good fun. I hope you don't hold a grudge, because clearly I'm going to need your help in Statistics. When I saw your analysis of the undergrad schools, I said to myself "damn, this dude is sharp." So take that for what it is. I know I've been quiet, but I was worried you were going to home in in my apartment with some kind of tracking device if I kept posting. I'm strange, I know.

With respect to those still holding out hope, good luck! There is certainly still a shot. I would actually recommend emailing or calling AdCom if you're up to the task. During my application process, I really felt as NYU wanted students who wanted to be there. Prove it to them. You've got nothing to lose right? I took the GMAT three times and e-mailed them at least ten. Every time I got a polite response, and every time I said thank you, I hope your summer is great, and thanks for reviewing my application (and sorry I'm a pain in the ass). Cheesy? Maybe. But AdComs are people too. Don't lose sight of that in pursuit of your own quest to get in.

Along similar lines, if you're reapplying, good luck as well! My advice there would be to bust your ass on your essays. I certainly did and I think it's what put me over the top. Being honest with myself, my stats were even with (at best) or below those of many admitted. So what does this mean? It had to be my essays. Sell yourself, but don't be corny. Remember, that's a business skill too, and they want to see it. It sounds strange, but tell them what kind of student you'll be. For example, I said I'm rather outgoing, the kind of guy to take you for pizza and beer if you're having a bad day, or would invite you over for Thanksgiving dinner if you were from out of town. Of course, all of this is true, but I wanted the AdCom to see me as a person who really wants to succeed, but is a good guy at the same time. I even told them I enjoy soft rock. I read some of these posts taking about 'techies' from India and what have you, and it made me think, so what? Everyone is different. Just find the best angle to be you.

If I can give anyone a hand with anything going forward, drop a line.

Looking forward to,

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New post 13 Aug 2008, 19:20
I'm quite beaten now, just to think that I have to retake GMAT to increase my chance next time... took it 3.5 years ago.... and spring deadline is approaching, with busy work schedule, i dont know what to do. congrats to those who got admitted. and thanks all for your encouragement and providing great db to keep me hoping ...
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I am pulling my hair :roll: on this creative 3rd essay for spring admission...Can anyone of you admitted guys throw some light on how to approach this essay? I am planning to do a PPT (atleast this gives me something to write..) not sure how one can explain about self with a sigle picture or object...is PPT ok?
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sv6, whats your stats ? Are you wl too?
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