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4. What other school are you applying to?
5. Given everything what will be your top choice school and Why?

Should we always say that the school we are interviewing is our top choice? but then how do we explain the fact that we're applying to schools that are better than the school we're interviewing at...

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New post 04 Nov 2008, 09:24
gt7er wrote:
4. What other school are you applying to?
5. Given everything what will be your top choice school and Why?

Should we always say that the school we are interviewing is our top choice? but then how do we explain the fact that we're applying to schools that are better than the school we're interviewing at...

any thoughts?


Maybe u can find some specifics about each school and tie ur choices to that.
eg. school A is strong in finances so u say that u want such a school so u can save a world :)

PErsonally, I think these questions r bunch of crap as they r probably using them just to see where they stand as to compared to other schools.
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I think that schools are looking to see how well you've thought through the process. It's a "fit" question in my opinion. If you're applying to Tuck and you tell them "Tuck is my top choice, I'm also applying to Chicago, Wharton and Columbia" they're probably gonna have some questions about how well you understand the culture up in New Hampshire. If you tell them "I'm applying to Tuck, Cornell, Kellogg and Stanford" then I think they'll be more comfortable with the idea that you're picking them because you're looking for a certain type of culture.

Obviously it depends on the school, but schools that aren't all about fit probably won't ask this question.

If a school is really your top choice I'd tell them why. If a school isn't I would say that I'm looking for schools that fit a certain profile, I have it narrowed down to a few, but I don't have a definite order right now, explain what the profile you were looking for is and then explain why their school is a good fit.

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New post 04 Nov 2008, 14:36
Sleepy wrote:
I think that schools are looking to see how well you've thought through the process.


That is a huge part of it. For example, if you say

"I really like Tuck because of the rural setting, it's a huge reason why I want to go here."

then you say

"I'm also applying to NYU, Wharton and Columbia"

they'll go :???

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New post 04 Nov 2008, 14:59
I think that it is acceptable to dodge the question as being somewhat inappropriate. You can keep it focused on the school by talking about how you only applied to schools you'd want to attend and here are the many good reason why your school fits that bill.

Also, you should be honest. If you are interviewing at X but Y is your top choice...just tell them and be honest. The Cornell adcom I talked to will personally call you up if you say "this is my top choice" and you don't attend. Its not ethical and it is not professional. Don't do it! Yeah, they are fishing to improve their yield rate for rankings and may hurt your chances...but its about principle.

You could always turn it around on them..."I know why I'm applying X, Y, Z....what else do you think separates it from the flock?" =p

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