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paul bodine consulting

Paul Bodine

San Diego, California

United States

Consultant Bio

My firm Admitify and I specialize in admissions to the top 10 business schools as well as other outstanding MBA programs globally. We offer a truly personalized, non-transactional end-to-end experience through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and feedback that produce compelling, memorable applications that show your passions, authenticity, personality and self-awareness. I am a graduate of the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, have written 6 books on admissions including the best-seller Great Applications for Business School, and have been interviewed/featured in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Money magazine, and Poets&Quants.

Company Information is committed. We offer you industry-leading experience and dream-school outcomes through a truly personal, nontransactional, end-to-end experience based on Paul’s book Great Applications for Business School. Through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and rigorous macro and micro feedback, Paul and his crack consultants—including Harvard, Stanford and Wharton MBAs–guide you gently through the journey of crafting compelling, memorable essays that show your passions, personality, and self-awareness. Leave the angst and stress behind. Trust Experience, Trust Integrity, Trust Success. Admitify is a longstanding member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

2018-19 Outcomes: 19 admits at Harvard, Stanford and Wharton out of 37 applicants.

Round 1, 2019-20 interview invites: 6 of 12 Stanford clients, 11 of 25 HBS, 12 of 15 Wharton.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We can help you with every aspect of the application process, from strategy and your overall application theme to story selection, essay brainstorming and editing, recommender selection and guidance, interview prep and resume review. Our hourly services start at $299 if you buy hour by hour but drop to $260 per hour if you buy 10 hours in advance. Our first-school ‘All In’ flat-fee service is priced at $4,450 and subsequent school packages at $2,495. We keep you aware of your time used as we work, we can turn around work usually within a day (guarantee is 2 days). and are available for phone calls most days of the week. We will work hard to get to know your story and profile in depth and work with you to project it with personality and vividness across the application. Our testimonials speak for themselves.

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Phone: 858-869-1959



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • HBS & Wharton Admit
    1 week ago
    I worked with two consultants and Paul was so obviously better it wasn't even close. Paul provided very constructive feedback and helpful editing when reviewing my essays. He tightened my story and short responses with precision, which helped present a comprehensible narrative to admissions. I was accepted to both HBS and Wharton (only two I applied). Couldn't have done it without Paul!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • An Admissions Consultant Who Will Know You As Well (Or Better) Than You Know Yourself
    3 months ago
    Paul is a phenomenal MBA admissions consultant. He is thorough in gathering information about your profile and background up front and an expert in packaging and weaving your stories together coherently. By the end of the process, you really feel he knows you about as well as you know yourself. He helped me select schools and meet all of the tight Round 1 deadline. His style is a balance of pushing you to keep on track while not being overbearing or adding anxiety to an already difficult process. He is realistic and data-driven with his approach, but does not shy away from challenging cases. I had other consultants tell me I did not have a chance at some schools that Paul helped me with -- ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • 100% recommend - HBS/Wharton/Sloan admit
    3 months ago
    I worked with Paul from the very beginning of my MBA application process for all my schools - ultimately received admission to HBS, Wharton (with scholarship), Sloan (with scholarship). Paul was very thorough and invested the time to understand who I am, identify stories that are differentiating, and bring to life the best version of my application. He was always quick to respond via email (feedback within the day or two), available for calls, and gave you the blunt honesty at times, as well as the encouragement and confidence boost when you needed it. At one point, I questioned my entire story and Paul listened to my concerns and happily went back with me to square one to explore alternative stories despite having already worked ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • The Best MBA Consultant - GSB Admit
    3 months ago
    Paul is a fantastic consultant and large reason why I was admitted to the Stanford GSB and Wharton (with a fellowship of over $100k). I spoke to several consultants and was thoroughly impressed by Paul's knowledge, friendly demeanor, and evident passion for his work. I used Paul's comprehensive school package and it was worth the investment. Paul always responded in less than a day and gave invaluable insights to my application and essay. He really helped me get to the core of 'my story' and my career aspirations. Paul was also valuable in interview preparations and helped me calmly and clearly deal with the interview process. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul to those who want to put their best foot forward in an MBA application. He's ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Booth & Kellogg Admit with a full scholarship. HIGHLY recommend Paul
    3 months ago
    When I decided to apply to business school this year, it was important to me to feel that I had submitted my best foot forward for each school’s application. For this reason, I was willing to invest in the service of an admissions consultant. In hindsight, the business school application process is pretty stressful as it is, so it was definitely nice to have an expert on your side to assure you on what are the “best practices”, so to speak. After speaking with a couple consultants, I felt that Paul was the only one who genuinely understood my story and comprehended the potential angles in which I wanted to frame them in order to communicate the best version of my experiences. I bought unlimited ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Best MBA Applications Investment - 3 Top Schools Despite Low Quant Score
    4 months ago
    Paul is hands-down the person you want on your team when you're applying to MBA programs - he's super responsive, very thoughtful, and tells it like it is. I knew going into MBA applications that my quant GRE score wouldn't be as high as I'd like, and after working with Paul was still accepted to 3 top programs (Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua) - and even got a large fellowship offer from one of them! 10/10 would recommend. Positives of working with Paul: The "full service" package was truly full service - from identifying which schools made the most sense for my profile to support in developing essay ideas/editing to answering my occasionally anxiety-ridden emails, he was fantastic He's willing to work with candidates who don't have ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Incredibly Knowledgeable & Helpful - INSEAD Admit
    4 months ago
    I can't thank Paul enough for his help. i was recently accepted to INSEAD, and while my profile is strong in other ways, I also had a college GPA below a 3.0, which is obviously a huge drawback. Paul was incredible, and his help on my INSEAD essays was instrumental. I think there's two main ways in which Paul's help is great: The first is his general thoughts/assistance on applications at the start of your process. He knows how to angle yourself for a specific school, what they're looking for, and how each school will line up with what you're looking for. If you apply to Harvard, I would definitely recommend using his full help for their application. ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Miracles Do Happen - Take It From a Columbia Admit
    4 months ago
    I had known for quite some time that an MBA was the ideal path for me due to my interest in making an industry pivot. I spent significant time researching the various options, many of which you couldn't go wrong with. But between Paul's candid tone and the fact that he essentially wrote the book on best practices, it was an obvious choice. Further, one thing that also stuck out was the personal touch Admitify offers with a seemingly smaller team and pool of candidates. I thought that was important because the other leading services seem like they all have an army of younger consultants so I was afraid I'd be losing out on the special sauce offered. Though there are benefits to that, I ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • The Best in the Business
    9 months ago
    If you want to go through the application process with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are truly maximizing your chances of admission at the top programs, then Paul Bodine is simply the only choice. Paul is personable and encouraging, yet honest with his feedback and assessments. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of what these programs are truly looking for in an MBA candidate. He is everything that you want in an admissions coach. From someone who was recently accepted at his dream program, I cannot recommend Paul highly enough.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Best Decision I Took During My MBA Applications
    11 months ago
    I worked with Paul for my MBA program applications. We applied to 6 top schools, out of which I got admitted to 3 schools (UCLA, NYU & Cornell). Initially, Paul was very useful in helping me come up with a list of schools to apply to, based on what I was looking for and my profile. He knew schools inside out, especially in terms of what they are looking for in their candidates. Paul helped me assess my chances with each of my preferred schools and helped expand my list with others, just as great, schools. After deciding on the school list he helped review my essays, prepped me for admission interviews and just, in general, helped me feel more confident and prepared throughout the ...
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    Class of 2015 Admit
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