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Sloan 2012 - Calling MBA All Applicants

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New post 03 Mar 2012, 09:22
I interviewed for R2... those numbers are scary. But suddenly MIT is becoming my top choice. It is weird, but knowing that a school is so competitive, makes me want to attend even more...
btw, are we sure that in previous years it wasnt so competitive? I read somewhere that twice as many people apply in R2. Any idea on whether they intend to increase the class size or something. I cant believe the yield rate at MIT is so low (i was expecting something like 70% instead of 50%)
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New post 03 Mar 2012, 10:38
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This is not meant to scare or deter anyone! Sorry!! Like I mentioned at the end, their yield is usually 50%. So accepting 325 students totally makes sense since only 150 or so will matriculate. This sounds low but many people I met at the admit weekend were still on the fence. For many others, it comes down to scholarship money too, which Sloan approaches differently. Chances for R2 are still good!


No apologies necessary! I don't think anyone would assume you were trying to scare anyone off with your post. This process is such a mysterious black-box it's great to hear any kind of information coming out of it, and lord knows most schools don't bother updating applicants with that kind of info. So, a sincere thank you. That being said, facts are facts. 325 admits in R1 and a 70% yield means they've already filled half the class in R1 (plus who knows how many have already been interviewed & WL from R1). That makes it very tough for anyone in R2 - a round which sees higher application numbers across every school. Perhaps if applications are nearly doubling, the yield could drop from the ~70% I've always seen to the 50% you mentioned. But, there are plenty of schools with 7k+ applicants and yields nowhere near 50%, so I'd be surprised to see a 50% yield.

Anyhow, thanks again for sharing the info an congrats! Now I can move on to saying my Hail Mary's for Stanford.
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I interviewed for R2... those numbers are scary. But suddenly MIT is becoming my top choice. It is weird, but knowing that a school is so competitive, makes me want to attend even more...
btw, are we sure that in previous years it wasnt so competitive? I read somewhere that twice as many people apply in R2. Any idea on whether they intend to increase the class size or something. I cant believe the yield rate at MIT is so low (i was expecting something like 70% instead of 50%)


Yeah good point about previous years - I dunno. We're at the mercy of what adcom shares. Re R1 vs R2 # of applicants, I'm not so sure it's double the pool of applicants. I attended the Ambassadors program, and an adcom rep said that R2 is generally larger (did not quantify) and they admit half the class from each round. Thus, technically, your chances of being admitted in R1 is slightly higher.

That said...
1.) If R2 applicant pool is double R1, that would be a significant difference in the % admitted. That did not sound like it was the case.
2.) Knowing all this, why don't more people apply in R1 then?? My *personal* guess is that R1/R2 pool size is starting to even out because people are trying to get the best chances.

Finally, most schools have around a 50-60% yield rate. H/S enjoy the highest yield of 85% (recalling these numbers from various sources I've read, give +/- 5%). But I don't think this is surprising considering how many schools each of us apply to! I think Sloan loses out to H/B/K/W the most often - at least those were the schools people I spoke with were considering. On the flipside, those same school lose students to Sloan too.....

Anyways, none of this is really consequential - just very interesting. All M7 is super competitive :)
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hi,
does anyone know around when R2 interviews are happening in India? Have any Indians recieved interview invites?
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does anyone know around when R2 interviews are happening in India? Have any Indians recieved interview invites?
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Haven't seen anyone from India posting an interview invite. Any idea whether R1 interviews in India were conducted by alums or adcom?
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madzy wrote:
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does anyone know around when R2 interviews are happening in India? Have any Indians recieved interview invites?
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Haven't seen anyone from India posting an interview invite. Any idea whether R1 interviews in India were conducted by alums or adcom?


had heard from a couple of people that adcom conducted interviews in India in R1.

Anyone from India with a R2 interview invite and dates please let us know....
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New post 03 Mar 2012, 12:04
I might be mixing things up but R2 deadline had passed by the time of adMIT weekend. So maybe it's possible that they referred to 4000+ applicants as the whole pool from both rounds?!?
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All, I am an R2 applicant and have not received interview invite yet... Should I take that as a most probable ding?
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All, I am an R2 applicant and have not received interview invite yet... Should I take that as a most probable ding?


It sounds like several areas have not had any interview invites go out yet. I haven't been paying close enough attention to know whether invites have gone out for the NE, but it sounds like none have gone out for the midwest yet. Best of luck!
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All, I am an R2 applicant and have not received interview invite yet... Should I take that as a most probable ding?


I don't see any reason whatsoever to think this way. Don't take regional distribution or anything else very seriously. If Sloan wants you, they will get you. In my own experience with this process, all the estimates can fail.

Eat and sleep well :)
Stay positive till the last day, last minute :)
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R2/Received invitation to interview/SF

All - just a status update - I received an invitation to interview and scheduled mine for next week. Currently, three slots are remaining, but have hope! When I went to schedule mine, there were fewer than ten left. Fingers crossed for the fellow R2 applicants.

Just throwing a few questions out there:

1) What % of interviewees ultimately receive an offer for admission?
2) To those interviewing at satellite locations - did you interviewer seem tired/more weary towards the end of the day? I'm not sure if it's better to leave the last impression or speak to the interviewer when he/she has already had a full day.
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Hi.. has anybody in Dubai or Abu Dhabi received an interview invite for R2?
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R2/Received invitation to interview/SF

All - just a status update - I received an invitation to interview and scheduled mine for next week. Currently, three slots are remaining, but have hope! When I went to schedule mine, there were fewer than ten left. Fingers crossed for the fellow R2 applicants.

Just throwing a few questions out there:

1) What % of interviewees ultimately receive an offer for admission?
2) To those interviewing at satellite locations - did you interviewer seem tired/more weary towards the end of the day? I'm not sure if it's better to leave the last impression or speak to the interviewer when he/she has already had a full day.


1. Last year i think it was 60%.
2. I interviewed at satellite city the last day and the last slot. Actually i think it helped me. Since she had no rush, we spoke for more than 1:30 hours. Great talk (just two interview questions), then we started discussing about life, politics, social development, books, golf, etc.
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R2/Received invitation to interview/SF

All - just a status update - I received an invitation to interview and scheduled mine for next week. Currently, three slots are remaining, but have hope! When I went to schedule mine, there were fewer than ten left. Fingers crossed for the fellow R2 applicants.

Just throwing a few questions out there:

1) What % of interviewees ultimately receive an offer for admission?
2) To those interviewing at satellite locations - did you interviewer seem tired/more weary towards the end of the day? I'm not sure if it's better to leave the last impression or speak to the interviewer when he/she has already had a full day.


1. Last year i think it was 60%.
2. I interviewed at satellite city the last day and the last slot. Actually i think it helped me. Since she had no rush, we spoke for more than 1:30 hours. Great talk (just two interview questions), then we started discussing about life, politics, social development, books, golf, etc.


Whatever time you decide for your interview beware of 'decision fatigue'. More on this can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/magaz ... wanted=all
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kb2112 wrote:
R2/Received invitation to interview/SF

All - just a status update - I received an invitation to interview and scheduled mine for next week. Currently, three slots are remaining, but have hope! When I went to schedule mine, there were fewer than ten left. Fingers crossed for the fellow R2 applicants.

Just throwing a few questions out there:

1) What % of interviewees ultimately receive an offer for admission?
2) To those interviewing at satellite locations - did you interviewer seem tired/more weary towards the end of the day? I'm not sure if it's better to leave the last impression or speak to the interviewer when he/she has already had a full day.


Hello there, congrats! Mind sharing your profile?
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I have never contacted the adcom during the admissions process. I have only sent a thank you letter to my interviewer. But I do not think it will harm you, unless you send them many questions.

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Some people say that it is good to ask questions and express my interest towards school constantly by email, but some says it would give bad reflection

What do you guys think about it? Especially about Sloan?
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I have never contacted the adcom during the admissions process. I have only sent a thank you letter to my interviewer. But I do not think it will harm you, unless you send them many questions.

binah1208 wrote:
Some people say that it is good to ask questions and express my interest towards school constantly by email, but some says it would give bad reflection

What do you guys think about it? Especially about Sloan?


Agreed - similar to miguelmick, my only communications was a thank you email to my interviewer. If you do have thoughtful questions (not just questions to ask questions), then I'm sure they would appreciate that.

On a different note, anyone receive scholarship info? Awards were suppose to go out this week but it's been silence on all fronts. Perhaps people are just humble or shy? :)
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New post 09 Mar 2012, 07:52
Any news on Midwest invites for interview yet?
Seems like the time is against us..
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What about invites in Europe? I haven't seen anyone reported yet?
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New post 09 Mar 2012, 09:15
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What about invites in Europe? I haven't seen anyone reported yet?


I haven't seen much invites at all. No big invite waves like other schools. What is Sloan planning to fill up their classes with ? :)
I won't be surprised if MIT has developed some new technology to let extraterrestria apply to the program and all the invites are being sent to them 8-) Damn you ETs :-D
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