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# Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants

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26 Feb 2013, 13:07

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26 Feb 2013, 13:23
I wonder how many nvites have gone out? Any idea?

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26 Feb 2013, 16:17
hern007 wrote:

Consulting + VC for the past few years; 3.9 GPA, 710 GMAT. I have a family member (not dad / mom / sibling) who previously went to the GSB, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it, but I doubt it.

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26 Feb 2013, 17:43
Thanks. I think they are putting more of an emphasis on high Gpas.

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27 Feb 2013, 22:04
Rather than asking for background info, can those who got interviews hypothesize a bit on what you think made your application stand out? What did you write about in your essays or did you think your recommenders told a certain story that stood out?

I understand since Stanford's essays are very personal if you prefer not to share, but if you're comfortable sharing I'm curious. I think that's more helpful then knowing the industry/GMAT/GPA distribution of those who got interview invites/offers of admissions.

I interviewed quite early int eh process. My stanford essays were not too great and I had trouble writing them. I ended up sort of rushing the first one, but I got them in on time. I had a very very high GPA (3.9+) and a very high GMAT (750+), in addition to a workplace alumni who wrote my recommendation.

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27 Feb 2013, 23:40
hern007 wrote:
Thanks. I think they are putting more of an emphasis on high Gpas.

Well... I had a pretty "meh" GPA (3.6 UG / 3.5 G) and am interviewing this week. Probably hard to nail down exactly what gets you in the door...

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27 Feb 2013, 23:51
Pbcars: I am guessing you are from an under-represented industry, such as consumer products?

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27 Feb 2013, 23:56
hern007 wrote:
Pbcars: I am guessing you are from an under-represented industry, such as consumer products?

Well, my industry is certainly not underrepresented in the Stanford community! I'm a designer/developer at a tech startup, with a masters in an unrelated engineering field. Not sure how many designer/developers there are applying to business school, though!

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28 Feb 2013, 02:11
pbcars wrote:
hern007 wrote:
Pbcars: I am guessing you are from an under-represented industry, such as consumer products?

Well, my industry is certainly not underrepresented in the Stanford community! I'm a designer/developer at a tech startup, with a masters in an unrelated engineering field. Not sure how many designer/developers there are applying to business school, though!

Seems like you're highly welcomed by the different schools! Good luck to your interviews!

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28 Feb 2013, 07:52
Has anyone actually received rejection letters too or are they sending all of those out at the very end?

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28 Feb 2013, 08:12
chicago84 wrote:
Has anyone actually received rejection letters too or are they sending all of those out at the very end?

They said somewhere explicitly that statuses for dinged applicants are updated on the decision date. R1 statistics proveS it to be true.

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28 Feb 2013, 10:13
Anyone who applied to / or applying to Stanford in R3? I am considering applying as Stanford is good in marketing and just 20 miles from where I live. My GMAT is slightly below 700. Just wondering if anyone here who has been admitted with a GMAT < 700 in R3 in Stanford.

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28 Feb 2013, 12:51
I would suggest waiting till next year. So far, if you read the thread, they have not interviewed a single person with a GMAT below 700. In fact, most interviewees have a GMAT above 750, and GPA above 3.6.

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28 Feb 2013, 19:05
hern007 wrote:
Looks like the typical interviewee profile here is: 3 years work experience, very high 750+ GMAT, 3.7+ GPA.

hern007 wrote:
I would suggest waiting till next year. So far, if you read the thread, they have not interviewed a single person with a GMAT below 700. In fact, most interviewees have a GMAT above 750, and GPA above 3.6.

The GMAT Club thread is a sample. You can't draw conclusions on the whole process from it.

Official data: Average GMAT is 729, range of 550-790.

It's clear that they interview a ton of people with GMAT scores below 700.

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28 Feb 2013, 21:37
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Hey all --

Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been obsessively checking these boards for people's interview invites, refreshing my gmail constantly, and my nails have been bitten down to nothing since February started. I figured I'd post when I got an interview to let everyone know that the invites are still going out. It seems really random to me, not in waves or even on specific days. Got it just now, 7:30pm PST. All of this to say that Stanford really does mean interviews go out until two weeks beforehand, please don't give up hope. And if you can't stop yourself from checking these boards like me, at least try & remind yourself that your chances don't actually go down with time as someone else posted -- you have the same chances you had when you hit the submit button. Keep the faith and everything will turn out as it's supposed to, I know it's SO hard waiting. I wish everyone tons of luck.

Also, I don't have a 700+ GMAT, so to all of those, don't stop believing I've noticed that people often want to know stats of interviewees, but I'm not posting them here because I'm paranoid and don't want to do anything to screw up my interview, so if you want to know something, you can PM me.

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28 Feb 2013, 21:43
pike wrote:
hern007 wrote:
Looks like the typical interviewee profile here is: 3 years work experience, very high 750+ GMAT, 3.7+ GPA.

hern007 wrote:
I would suggest waiting till next year. So far, if you read the thread, they have not interviewed a single person with a GMAT below 700. In fact, most interviewees have a GMAT above 750, and GPA above 3.6.

The GMAT Club thread is a sample. You can't draw conclusions on the whole process from it.

Official data: Average GMAT is 729, range of 550-790.

It's clear that they interview a ton of people with GMAT scores below 700.

LOL, that is very dependent on your view of tons. Based on my view of tons I would strongly disagree with you. Median around 730, so 50% below 730, and I would guess that at least half of those are above 700...so less than 25% of the total # of interviews = maybe 200ish people.

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28 Feb 2013, 21:46
thebdouglas wrote:
pike wrote:
hern007 wrote:
Looks like the typical interviewee profile here is: 3 years work experience, very high 750+ GMAT, 3.7+ GPA.

hern007 wrote:
I would suggest waiting till next year. So far, if you read the thread, they have not interviewed a single person with a GMAT below 700. In fact, most interviewees have a GMAT above 750, and GPA above 3.6.

The GMAT Club thread is a sample. You can't draw conclusions on the whole process from it.

Official data: Average GMAT is 729, range of 550-790.

It's clear that they interview a ton of people with GMAT scores below 700.

LOL, that is very dependent on your view of tons. Based on my view of tons I would strongly disagree with you. Median around 730, so 50% below 730, and I would guess that at least half of those are above 700...so less than 25% of the total # of interviews = maybe 200ish people.

My point was that it is clearly wrong to state "they have not interviewed a single person with a GMAT below 700", when clearly they have.

25% of all interviews below 700 is still a very sizable number.

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28 Feb 2013, 22:25
pike - something tells me you're indian.

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01 Mar 2013, 03:15
hern007 wrote:
pike - something tells me you're indian.

Nope.

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Got the invite!

It went to my spam folder and has the subject "Free delivery and every day promotions are waiting for those who will take at list few products from our shelves!" Weird spelling error and misleading heading aside, I could NOT be more relieved.

Guys, make sure your email service isn't filtering out messages from "Discount-Canadian-Meds." Other interviewees: Did you have so many choices? Antiobiotics. Pain Killers. Dealing with Depression. Meds for Men. I haven't heard of half of these, but I guess it doesn't matter. Eeeeek. So excited!

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