- 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%
MIT: 30% to 35%
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.