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Poll: What Is the Most Difficult Application This Year?

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What Is the Most Difficult Application This Year?

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Updated on: 05 Apr 2012, 15:04
Now that all of the applications are out, Which School do you feel has the hardest application is this year?
Share the specific question that is giving you the most trouble and why, below

(if your school is not listed above - sorry only 10 choices are possible, please post in the reply below)

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How Many Schools Are You Applying To?
What is the Hardest Part of the Application Process?
Most Difficult Application in 2008

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15 Sep 2011, 13:59
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Maybe I'm lazy but Chicago's essays seemed annoying. Glanced over them during my "anxious" period before I heard back from CBS and said to myself... eh, F it to that school, ha!
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15 Sep 2011, 14:31
Kellogg by a long shot. Especially essay #3:

'Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community?'

I spent SO many hours rewriting this one before I got it where I wanted.
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16 Sep 2011, 01:16
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Stanford!!

"What matters most to you & why??

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16 Sep 2011, 05:41
MDF, really? I wrote that essay also (I wrote Tuck/Cornell/Kellogg/2 for MIT/2 for HBS before CBS) and didn't mind it... shows how different all our perspectives are
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16 Sep 2011, 08:02
losttraveler wrote:
MDF, really? I wrote that essay also (I wrote Tuck/Cornell/Kellogg/2 for MIT/2 for HBS before CBS) and didn't mind it... shows how different all our perspectives are

lol, it was the opposite for me, I thought Booth's essays were easy
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16 Sep 2011, 10:24
What matters most to you and why? - Stanford GSB.
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17 Sep 2011, 14:34
What brings you the greatest joy? How does it make you distinctive?
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17 Sep 2011, 14:57
bschool2014 wrote:
What brings you the greatest joy? How does it make you distinctive?

is this Haas?
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18 Sep 2011, 07:10
bb wrote:
bschool2014 wrote:
What brings you the greatest joy? How does it make you distinctive?

is this Haas?

Yes. But at least after five 250-word essays they let you write a full blown 1000-word essay.
I found Wharton main essay too limiting, just 300 words...
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27 Sep 2011, 09:26
bb wrote:
bschool2014 wrote:
What brings you the greatest joy? How does it make you distinctive?

is this Haas?

Yes its Haas. And all in 250 words.
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28 Sep 2011, 22:11
losttraveler wrote:
MDF, really? I wrote that essay also (I wrote Tuck/Cornell/Kellogg/2 for MIT/2 for HBS before CBS) and didn't mind it... shows how different all our perspectives are

Hey,

Do you think this essay is similar to Tuck essay 4? What's your opinion on introducing new material for this essay? If we were to use material already in the application what is the use of this essay?
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