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Chance Me for Top Business Schools

throwaway29930490throwaway29930490 1 replies1 threads New Member
Pls Chance me thanks be as brutal as possible pls.

Schools: Wharton, Stern, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard (Econ)

Demographics: Asian Male at a Public School

Intended Major: Business
UW GPA: 3.94
W GPA: 4.65
Class Rank: 1/480
ACT: 35
PSAT: 1480
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Chem, 800 Math II

Pretty decent


Speech and Debate President

Model UN President

Business Club Founder + President

Paid Behavioral Finance Research Internship

Founder and CEO of digital marketing company

Founder and CEO of online small business

Teaching Assistant for AP Econ

Varsity Cross Country

Basic Job lol

3x TOC Qualifier in Public Forum Debate
2x NCFL Qualifier in PF
2x NSDA Qualifier in PF
National Economics Challenge State Champion
Best Delegate at Large MUN Conference

Pretty Decent
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  • ValiocValioc 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Yo man I think you can easily get into Harvard. You might be yield protected though
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  • throwaway29930490throwaway29930490 1 replies1 threads New Member
    @Valioc yeah bro im pretty confident but im scared for that thicc yield protecc :(
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  • MWolfMWolf 2540 replies14 threads Senior Member
    First of all - good job on working hard and having an excellent set of accomplishments.

    However, your chances are slim at all of them. Not because you are a bad applicant. In fact, you are an excellent applicant. But so are another 3,000 of the applicants, but you are competing with these for 300 or fewer places.

    In short, you are very competitive, but with acceptance rates of 5%-10%, these schools are a reach for anybody, including top applicants like yourself.

    So apply and hope, but make sure that you have matches, and, most importantly, at least one safety which you would be happy to attend.

    Good luck!
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  • baeriabaeria 57 replies1 threads Junior Member
    You seem like a very strong applicant! However, your chances at all the schools are very small since they are HIGHLY competitive. Also, make sure you apply to some safeties (2 at least) and matches. Good luck.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 649 replies6 threads Member
    Your resume is solid but all those schools are reaches just because of the number of applications they get from top students. If you're full-pay and don't need FA then maybe Early Decision for your top school (if they offer it) might increase your odds. Below the top 10 maybe look at Kelley, BC, Emory, SMU, or Fordham.
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  • tchit87tchit87 153 replies21 threads Junior Member
    I applied to schools for Business/Econ this year. I have very similar stats to yours. 16 APs, All As, 35 ACT, 1550 SAT, etc. After going through the process, I feel I can offer some advice.

    First, I would recommend looking on Wall Street Oasis, where high schoolers have previously asked to compare colleges for recruiting, etc (target schools).

    Second, I would recommend looking at target and semi-target schools and making your college list based off of that. Target schools in general are T20s except Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, UCLA, and WashU (those are semi-targets). Other targets are UMich Ross, UVA, UT Austin BHP, and UCB. I would highly highly recommend adding UMich Ross and UT Austin BHP to your list.

    The biggest tip I can give at this point is to (1) demonstrate interest through emailing, etc. and (2) really work on your "why [this college]" essays. All of the schools in your list have this essay, and it is very important that the school knows that you fit into the curriculum and school/ will make use of it. A general rule of thumb is be authentic. Think about why you really want to study business, and talk about how the school will help you develop/explore that interest. If a college senses that you are not being authentic, it can be deadly for your app. If colleges end up believing you don't fit, so be it, but you don't want them to deny you because you weren't being authentic.

    Your stats are obviously solid and I think your EC's are quite impressive. However, what is most important is that you show initiative in those activities. You don't go into detail about your EC's, but it is important that for speech & debate/ MUN/Business Club you demonstrate that you made a difference/played an important role. Business schools especially value leadership. In your research, did you simply assist or did you actively add value to the research. Your digital marketing company and small business will certainly show your entrepreneurial spirit, so try to show how you are willing to take risks and/or dedicate yourself to a project when describing these activities.

    Overall, anything can happen. I think you have a solid chance at any of these schools (Wharton will be tough) as long as you demonstrate interest and show the college you belong there.
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  • happy1happy1 23975 replies2404 threads Super Moderator
    edited May 26
    You look to be a competitive applicant with academics and ECs that should get you a serious look at any college. The rest will depend on things we can't see such as your essays, LORs, depth of your ECs etc. I recommend that you take the time and spend the energy needed to help your essay move from "pretty decent" to "excellent."

    Any elite college (with acceptance rates often in the single digits) should be considered a reach for any unhooked applicant. Be sure to take the time to search out a group of match and safety schools that appear affordable (run net price calculators) and that you would be excited to attend.

    edited May 26
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 649 replies6 threads Member
    tchit87's advice is spot on. We went through the process this year. Don't underestimate essay's. If you're set on Wall Street or MBB then T20 is probably a must but you can Google target schools for both. Also, focus on fit and what type of environment you like. SMU has an alternate assets program that gets a lot of attention and their BBA Scholars program is a very nice perk.
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  • sgopal2sgopal2 3854 replies52 threads Senior Member
    If you apply ED to NYU Stern or Cornell, then I think you have a solid chance. The others are much more unpredictable.

    Do either of your newly created businesses generate profits ? If so how much? Do you have any employees?
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