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# What do people think about this App Season

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18 Dec 2009, 12:13
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I think the results are in for almost every school, what does everyone feel about this app session, easier/same/harder than normal? Better Candidates?
What do you think.

Looking at the top schools:

STANFORD
2010
9 Admits 17%
3 WL / 54 Applicants

2009
4 Admits 10%
6 WL / 41 Applicants

COLUMBIA
2010 ED
10 Admits 25%
4 WL / 44 Applicants

2009 ED
2 Admits 8%
25 Applicants

Kellogg
2010
20 Admits 36%
4 WL / 55 Notifications

2009
25 Admits 29.8%
16 WL / 81 Applicants

Chicago
2010
16 Admits 30%
13 WL / 53 Applicants

22 Admits 44%
4 WL / 50 Applicants
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18 Dec 2009, 13:01
Well judging by statistics, it appears this admit season has been better than the last one. We've also seen some pretty amazing profiles. I think all this makes sense, though. There were a lot of finance people who applied last year because they wanted to hide from the recession in bschool. Now things are looking up, those who managed to hold on to their jobs figure they can just ride out the recession, and be poised for the upswing without spending 2 years in bschool. The number of impressive profiles we've seen also makes sense. Those who graduated in 05-07, the majority of applicants this season, got good jobs coming out of college because the economy was booming. The bulge bracket IB and MC firms were hiring twice the number of people they were hiring in 08-09. Overall, I think the improvement in the economy + the number of qualified people applying will lead to a higher admit rate this season.

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18 Dec 2009, 13:24
I'd be interested to see somebody run the numbers for HBS.

My bet is that they are significantly lower than last year.

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18 Dec 2009, 14:12
CarpathianRidge wrote:
I'd be interested to see somebody run the numbers for HBS.

My bet is that they are significantly lower than last year.

You can, I just didn't have time since I was going to lunch.
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19 Dec 2009, 01:15
Lunch? Sure...

I think you didn't run them because they explicitly contradict your "higher admit rates this year" hypothesis.

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19 Dec 2009, 12:20
CarpathianRidge wrote:
Lunch? Sure...

I think you didn't run them because they explicitly contradict your "higher admit rates this year" hypothesis.

Chicago contridicts my higher admit rates this year hypothesis. HBS wasn't on the first page of the threads, I'm lazy what can I say :D

If someone wants to run the numbers, by all means I'll add it.
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19 Dec 2009, 12:46
I said a bunch of this in the MIT thread, so sorry for a somewhat duplicate post Sloanie hopefuls.

I think this forum is not a representative sample. I think applications are up as the unemployment rate has gone up (which I consider to be a lagging indication of "job opportunities"). There will be differences for every school, but I know for a fact that applications in R1/ED were up at MIT and Duke vs the same rounds last year. Remember, even though Bear Sterns went bust early in the spring, most of the mayhem didn't hit until late Q3 (e.g. Lehman: 9/'08) when it was a bit late for many to put together a strong R1 app. In that vein, I think/hope that R2 will be less competitive than last year's R2 as the economy has improved. Not sure what to think of 2009/10 vs 2008/9 as a whole

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19 Dec 2009, 17:18
I hope the cut throat competition of these last couple of years will pay off when we look for internship and jobs as the economy rebounds and companies are fighting for top-notch recruits.

The # of applicants from 2006-2009 for Stanford were up 55% (4868 to 7536) for around the same # of slots. Friggin' ridiculous!

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20 Dec 2009, 04:15
Has anyone taken a survey of gmatclub people? geographies / industries / basic gpa gmat stats, etc? I think that would be very useful when evaluating the general "climate" of the app season based off of gmat club stats.

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21 Dec 2009, 09:53
serenityprayer wrote:
Has anyone taken a survey of gmatclub people? geographies / industries / basic gpa gmat stats, etc? I think that would be very useful when evaluating the general "climate" of the app season based off of gmat club stats.

GMATClub tends to be very unrepresentative of the general population of applicants. It's not surprising that people with hundreds or thousands of posts on a GMAT-related forum tend to have high GMAT scores and meticulous application essays. GMATClubbers are a little obsessive - as you can see from the subject of this thread.

I'm pretty sure there's a website that has compiled GPA/GMAT information from GMATClub, but I can't remember the link
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