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# Poll: How Many Schools Are You Applying To?

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### How Many Schools Are You Applying To?

• 1% [2]
• 6% [10]
• 5% [9]
• 16% [25]
• 31% [49]
• 38% [59]
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07 Sep 2011, 13:06
A very important many of us often ask - how many schools should I apply to? How many schools do people usually apply to? Well... how many schools are YOU applying to?

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07 Sep 2011, 14:03
3-4 schools for me. I'm almost finished with app #3 and I still can't believe how long some of these essays take to perfect.

I don't know how some of you who are applying to 5+ schools do it.
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07 Sep 2011, 14:49
Not applying until next year but I'm thinking six or seven. Possibly Columbia ED as early as possible (July/August?) and then three for R1 and three for R2.
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07 Sep 2011, 15:24
This is a trick question! If I get into CBS (ED app) then it's just 1... but if not, then it's 2. If I don't get into either of those two... then next year it'll be 4, ha!
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07 Sep 2011, 19:28
wow - quite a few people are applying to 6+ schools!
That's going to be really tough! I think the recommendation is no more than 2 schools per month.
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07 Sep 2011, 22:34
Of course 6 or more does not mean that they are applying to all in the same round. I am applying to 3 in round 1 and based on the outcome will apply to others in round 2.
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08 Sep 2011, 00:29
1
Just pulled some stats for all of the applicants who have filled out the Advanced Profile. It looks like on average people are applying to 3.48 schools.
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08 Sep 2011, 19:02
Not applying this year. But I have 10-11 schools on my hit-list, which I need to narrow down to 4-5. No way I'm killing myself with more than that!
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09 Sep 2011, 07:26
I included the consortium app in my response, but the reality is I'm filling out 4 applications
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14 Sep 2011, 23:10
Bump
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15 Sep 2011, 00:21
Well, depends on the decisions of the first schools, but I'm thinking about a maximum of 8.
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15 Sep 2011, 04:38
Well, it's official... 1 school First app was for CBS ED... and looks like that'll be it for me!
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15 Sep 2011, 04:43
Im applying for 7, all Rd1/ED, 5 of which are through the consortium.
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12 Nov 2011, 10:24
I had list of 12-14 schools this spring.
Than I took off HBS and Stanford to be more realistic.
If on my GMAT I will score above 720, I will apply to Wharton, if not, I will skip it.
I also deleted Cornell, Duke and Darden - since I would not like to attend these schools even if admitted with \$\$\$.
I have also deleted MIT Sloan, becuase my experience do not match to the school and I don't have any clue what to write in MIT's essays (I see them a way different than those at other schools).
So as of now I have 7-8 schools in my list (still considering to drop some of them) and I have already applied to 3 of them. If accepted I will stop my application process.

So I cant say to how many schools I am applying this year. All will depend on the outcome from previous applications.
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15 Nov 2011, 17:13
I applied to 6 schools all in round 1. Truthfully, I never thought I'd be able to pull it off, but I did. It was a very intense process, but I'm happy to finally be done with my applications!
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07 May 2017, 10:18
Bump.
For the better aid opportunity, I think the internationals typically apply to more than 6 schools.
I know many people who applied to 10-12 schools for the MS.

Intersting data.
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