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School of Business Admission Decisions Are Emailed

Vlad2424Vlad2424 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in University of Wisconsin
Just a heads up.

Congrats to those who got in.
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Replies to: School of Business Admission Decisions Are Emailed

  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,582 Senior Member
    Link to admission statistics:

    Undergraduate Program - Admissions, School of Business, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    84% of Applicants who will be Sophomores in Fall of 2009 were admitted (new standards)
    58% of Applicants who will be Juniors in Fall of 2009 were admitted
  • Vlad2424Vlad2424 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    At first I was shocked by the 84% acceptance rate, but if you look closely you can see that the avg GPA was higher then it has ever been for the fall semester. Which is a little odd.

    Not a lot of people applied. I know many who were scared out of applying hearing the rumors of the standards they needed to get in. I'm guessing there will be a huge flock of people applying in the Spring and expectations will go way up
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,851 Senior Member
    The transition to Soph admissions will create some anomalies until they get everyone into the new system. Then they'll add some direct freshman admits.
  • timmao1989timmao1989 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    I had a 3.5 prebiz/3.44 bizecon when I finished this semester. After getting rejected last semester, I worked my ass off this past semester and wrote a serious essay, and...I got in. I was definitely lucky, as I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't get in. To those of you who didn't get in, I know how you feel; I came in with 39 AP credits two years ago, so I had to take minimal prereqs. By the time I first applied, I was a junior, and I had already taken all the prereqs and two business classes, which I got B's in. This semester, I put it all on the line, took 18 credits with 12 credits of business, obtained 3AB's and an A in those classes, and took my essay very seriously.
    Don't give up. And for those considering econ, know that those classes factor into the biz/econ GPA as well, so do well and you may get a choice of whether to do business or econ. Take your essay to the writing center, and really show that you have a passion for business. For me, I wrote about my business classes and how ethical, yet effective my professors were. I intended to get the certificate in healthcare management, to do more ethical healthcare marketing. Anyways, congratulations to those admitted, sorry to those who weren't, and On Wisconsin!
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,582 Senior Member
    barrons: 'direct freshman admits', really? How interesting..., though I suppose that the students previously accepted into the Business Scholars Program (now defunct) would have been considered to be direct freshman admits.
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,851 Senior Member
    That's the plan. I'll be at a meet and greet with Dean Knetter in a week and I'll ask is that's still in the plan.
    Here's my source

    "Conditional on new funding, the school will create a director of admissions position to recruit up to 10% of our class straight out of high school. "

    Undergraduate Program
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,582 Senior Member
    Thanks for the info!
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,851 Senior Member
    I also think that is an excellent idea. Most top schools are doing it now.
  • MNBadgerMNBadger Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    Very true, Barrons. I cannot tell you how many of my highly qualified applicant friends sacrificed their desire to go to UW because they were guaranteed into Carlson @ Minnesota as a newly admitted Freshman--even though they got into both.
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