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Women: 29%
Mean GMAT: 668
Mean GPA: 3.55
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Mean GMAT: 686
Mean GPA: 3.46

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MBA Applywire

May 23, 2024 4:36pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Cornell / Johnson, Duke / Fuqua, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UPenn / Wharton, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Enlisted Navy Nuclear
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Technology, Investment Banking, Entrepreneurship Companies: Bain , BCG , McKinsey , Bank of America , Capital One , Goldman Sachs , JP Morgan Chase , Amazon , Apple , Facebook , Google , IBM , Microsoft
GRE: 336
GPA: 3.83
Years of Work Experience: 10
Location: South Carolina (AD Military, Home of Record is Virginia)
Post MBA Location: North East or PNW

Enlisted Navy nuclear field - finishing Computer Engineering bachelors next spring from mid-tier public university. Was concerned about technically no postgraduate work experience, applying without a finished undergraduate degree, and being enlisted vs. officer but after maintaining my stats I'd like to shoot for the moon.

I have five classes remaining in my degree, I'm taking two this summer, two in the fall and my capstone will be my last class next spring.

End goal is strategy in tech, so hoping to achieve that via either MBB->Tech Strategy or Tech PM/PMM -> Tech Strategy.

Tier list is HBS/Sloan/Yale -> Darden/GSB/Berkeley/Cornell -> Duke/UNC. Geographic location places a big part in my choices, but I would obviously be willing to move to the west coast for an M7 or Berkeley.

May 23, 2024 7:06am ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Cambridge / Judge, Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Columbia, Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, ESADE, Georgetown / McDonough, Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, IE Business School, Indian School of Business, INSEAD, London Business School, Michigan / Ross, MIT Sloan, Nanyang, Northwestern / Kellogg, Notre Dame / Mendoza, NYU Stern, Oxford / Saïd, Penn State / Smeal, Rice / Jones, Stanford GSB, Toronto / Rotman, U. Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UPenn / Wharton, UVA / Darden, Yale SOM
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: Auto Retail
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Consumer Goods, MF, Auto, Aerospace Companies: AT Kearney , Bain , BCG , Ernst & Young , PWC , General Mills , Nestle , Nike , PepsiCo , Proctor & Gamble , Unilever , GE
GMAT: 695
GPA: 3.58
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: India
May 22, 2024 4:05pm ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Duke / Fuqua, ESADE, IE Business School, IESE, INSEAD, Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, UT Austin / McCombs
Intake Year: 2025
Pre-MBA Career: 3 years work ex. 2 years at Data Center startup with 2 promotions, 1 year at WFM/Amazon E-Commerce.
Post-MBA Target Industry: Consulting, Technology, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Asset Management, inc. HF Companies: Bain , BCG , Deloitte , McKinsey , Amazon , Apple , Google , Hewlett Packard , IBM , Microsoft , Oracle , Accell Partners , Andressen Horowitz , Battery Ventures , Charles River , Draper Fisher , First Round Capital , Kleiner Perkins , NEA , Sequoia Capital , Venrock , Bain Capital , Blackstone , Carlyle Group , Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Group , TPG , KKR , Blackrock , Fidelity , Goldman Sachs , JP Morgan Asset Management , State Street , Vanguard
GMAT: 725
GPA: 2.6
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Austin
Post MBA Location: Any

I have taken 4 quantitative classes at community college and received A’s in all of them. Doing that to make up for low GPA. Also taking GMAT again targeting 750+. Have letters of rec from alumni of all the schools I’m applying to.

May 19, 2024 3:06am ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, Columbia, Harvard Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton
Intake Year: 2024
Pre-MBA Career: Legal advisory
Post-MBA Target Industry: Technology, Venture Capital, Media, Non Profit/SI, Other
GRE: 320
GPA: 61%
Years of Work Experience: 5
Location: India

--Worked 2 years as a PE/VC transactions lawyer at a tier 1 law firm with funds like Sequoia Capital, Tiger capital
-- Been working 2 + years in tech policy advocacy. Work entails (a) govt engagement for big tech on data protection, anti-trust & platform governance, and (b) legal and strategic research on fintech, web3 and ecomm regulations.
-- Drummer, digital art hobbyist
-- Want to work at the intersection of technology, policy and social impact post MBA

A little more context --

1. I have a decent(ish) GRE at 320. Really struggling to get my GMAT above the 650 mark (GMAT focus) so thinking about skipping the GMAT.

2. Although grades seem low, its fairly above the median. Law school grading is different (Its a 5 year undergraduate programme for starters) and I went to one of the most prestigious law schools in my country.

Some questions for the good folks here at clearadmit --

Question 1.
Does my relatively unconventional profile stand out for scholarships at T16 B schools ? what about M7 ?

Question 2.
Is the GRE fine -- or should I retake given the rest of my profile? Or should I push to get a competitive GMAT ( 720 + I imagine) ?

And and all thoughts and perspectives are welcome as I am fairly new in my MBA journey. Look forward to engaging with y'all !

MBA Livewire

May 24, 2024 1:27am ET
Rejected at NYU Stern
Round: Round 4
Received via portal May 24, 2024
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: International

Reject after being interviewed this month. A little bit shocked. I thought the interview went very well and would have rated my performance the best among all my interviews.

May 23, 2024 6:35pm ET
Accepted from Waitlist to Northwestern / Kellogg
Round: Round 2
Received via email May 23, 2024
GPA: 3.73
GMAT: 645
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year

Just got the email today! I couldn't be any happier.

May 23, 2024 4:14pm ET
Rejected at Stanford GSB
Round: Round 3
Received via email May 23, 2024
GPA: 3.77
GMAT: 665
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: East Coast
May 23, 2024 3:59pm ET
Waitlisted at Stanford GSB
Round: Round 2
Received via portal May 23, 2024
GMAT: 760
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Application Location: NYC

Applied Round 2 and was waitlisted. May 23 told that I was still waitlisted. Living life in Limbo. I only applied to Stanford so I will just keep sitting here. No other option to turn to now.

May 23, 2024 2:21pm ET
Waitlisted at Stanford GSB
Round: Round 2
Received via portal May 23, 2024
GRE: 318
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year

Waitlisted R2 and invited to remain on the waitlist through the summer. When is the R3 deposit deadline? And have slots historically opened up after it? Welcome further info on chances of being admitted off the waitlist at this stage.

MBA DecisionWire

May 23, 2024 8:16pm ET
Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth , MIT Sloan $
Stanford GSB $
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 770
Location: LatAm
May 23, 2024 5:27pm ET
Enrolled: Harvard Business School
Admitted: Harvard Business School , Stanford GSB , UPenn / Wharton $
Applied: Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consumer Goods
GMAT: 770
May 23, 2024 2:46pm ET
Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas , U. Chicago Booth , MIT Sloan
Applied: Berkeley / Haas, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, Harvard Business School, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology, Venture Capital
GMAT: 760
GPA: 3.9
Location: California
May 17, 2024 1:03pm ET
Enrolled: Georgetown / McDonough
Admitted: Georgetown / McDonough
Applied: Columbia, Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs, Vanderbilt / Owen, Yale SOM, Berkeley / Haas
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting
GMAT: 655
GPA: 3.6
Location: Canada

I applied in R2 to CBS, Kellogg, SOM, Haas, Stern, Anderson, KF, and McDonough. Waitlisted at McDonough, Anderson, and Stern and rejected everywhere else. Applied to Goizueta, Owen, and McCombs as safety schools in R3/4 and was waitlisted at Goizueta/Owen. I plan to remain on the waitlists in the interim but 90% chance I'll be headed to DC.


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