Handicapping Your B-School Odds

Mr. Big Ten

  • 750 GMAT
  • 3.56 GPA
  • Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from a big ten school
  • Undergraduate co-op experience (3 terms) in product development for a big consumer products company
  • Work experience in supply chain at a Fortune 150 company
  • Was production supervisor, promoted after 18 months to production planner, and then promoted after 18 months to materials manager
  • 
26-year-old white male

Odds of Success:

Dartmouth: 30% to 40%
Northwestern: 35%
MIT: 30% to 35%
Virginia: 40+%
Cornell: 50+%
Georgetown: 50+%
Carnegie Mellon: 50+%

Sandy’s Analysis: Not much to say here. You got a 750 GMAT, a solid GPA (3.56), a challenging undergrad major in Chemical Engineering from an OK school, and a solid, if boring, set of jobs at a Fortune150 Company. Guys like you get admitted and dinged at places like MIT, Kellogg and Tuck (fit counts there because it is small) based on execution, recs, luck, and not totally blowing the interview. That goes double at UVA, Cornell, Georgetown and Carnegie-Mellon.  Not clear what you got going by way of extras or interests, and if above is the way you usually present yourself, I would advise some charm lessons before applying, but this is real solid.

Just don’t mess it up and pick your recommenders with care, or vet the recs with a consultant, or just get lucky. Classy versions of guys like you, and I ain’t saying that is not you, just don’t know for sure from skeletal info provided, sometimes get into HBS and Wharton too, so think about that as well.

Handicapping Your MBA Odds–The Entire Series

Part I: Handicapping Your Shot At a Top Business School

Part II: Your Chances of Getting In

Part III: Your Chances of Getting In

Part IV: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting In

Part V: Can You Get Into HBS, Stanford or Wharton?

Part VI: Handicapping Your Dream School Odds

Part VII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part VIII: Getting Through The Elite B-School Screen

Part IX: Handicapping Your B-School Chances

Part X: What Are Your Odds of Getting In?

Part XI: Breaking Through the Elite B-School Screen

Part XII: Handicapping Your B-School Odds

Part XIII: Predicting Your Odds of Getting In

Part XIV: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XV: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part XVI: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting In

Part XVII: What Are Your Odds of Getting In

Part XVIII: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part XIX: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XX: What Are Your Odds Of Getting In

Part XXI: Handicapping Your Odds of Acceptance

Part XXII: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top MBA

Part XXIII: Predicting Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXIV: Do You Have The Right Stuff To Get In

Part XXV: Your Odds of Getting Into A Top MBA Program

Part XXVI: Calculating Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXVII: Breaking Through The Elite MBA Screen

Part XXVIII: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top School

Part XXIX: Can You Get Into A Great B-School

Part XXX: Handicapping Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXXI: Calculating Your Odds of Admission

Part XXXII: Handicapping Your Elite MBA Chances

Part XXXIII: Getting Into Your Dream School

Part XXXIV: Handicapping Your Shot At A Top School

Part XXXV: Calculating Your Odds of Getting In

Part XXXVI: What Are Your Chances Of Getting In

Part XXXVII: Handicapping Your Business School Odds

Part XXXVIII: Assessing Your B-School Odds Of Making It

Part XXXIX: Handicapping MBA Applicant Odds

Part XL: What Are Your Odds of Getting In

Part XLI: Handicapping Your Odds of MBA Success

Part XLII: What Are Your Chances Of Getting In

Part XLIII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XLIV: Can You Get Into A Top MBA Program

Part XLV: Assessing Your Odds of Getting In

Part XLVI: Handicapping Your Dream School Odds

Part XLVII: Handicapping Your MBA Odds

Part XLVIII: Assessing Your Odds of B-School Success

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