|By Runrickyrun123 (Runrickyrun123) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit|
I would absolutely love to go to Wharton. Whenever I think of colleges I can't get any other college ideas because they pale in comparison to Wharton.
I have a 3.9 1400.
Should i apply here ED? What other schools should i look at?
|By Haithman (Haithman) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:57 pm: Edit|
ME TOO!! Wharton all the way! woot woot!
Anyways, definitely apply ED, they love ED applicants. Also, if you can take the SAT again, do so. 1400 is pretty low for an asian at Wharton, I am not saying that you have NO chance, but it is rather low at Wharton.
If you like Wharton, check out NYU Stern, UMich, UVA, and Georgetown
|By Baghdadbob (Baghdadbob) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 12:22 am: Edit|
I got into Wharton ED for the class of 2008. I know my essays were a huge part. When looking at the stats of all the accept/reject/defer people last year for ED you could see that some kids with 1400s got in over kids with a 1580 and 780s on all the SAT IIs. What was your breakdown for the SAT (math and verbal scores seperately)?
|By Mitwannabe (Mitwannabe) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 04:01 am: Edit|
[ Haithman ] i often wonder if ppl just want to do investment banking because they have the opportunity or possibility of making some big bucks. do u actually have a passion for investment banking, for the job itself, or for the culture (which varies from firm to firm), or do you have other passions you just won't pursue because they don't collect the financial awards that corporate financing does for instance? im going through a battle myself when it comes to career options, wondering if you have any input?
|By Haithman (Haithman) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 05:08 am: Edit|
I do have a passion for finance and business. It would be a bold faced lie if I told you that money had no part to do with it, but it does, and a big one. BUT, I can really see myself as an IB, the culture, work, cut throught competition, and connections that it can provide.
Honestly though, if someone told you they wanted to be an IB just for the "fun" of it, they are lying, badly. Why do you think IB's are paid soo much? Because nobody else wants to work 100+ hours a week slaving in middle management over excel spreadsheets and pitchbooks. Its not something that you do for fun, you do it so you can reap the benefits of extremely high salaries. But again, I do have a passion for math, finance, and business and I think all of these things, plus my love for competition and excellence could make me an excellent Invesment Banking candidate.
|By Runrickyrun123 (Runrickyrun123) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 10:59 am: Edit|
i actually got 710 math 620 verbal
yes that adds up to 1330
but im counting on a 1400 in october
|By Runrickyrun123 (Runrickyrun123) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit|
but seriously, percentagewise what would you say my chances are?
is it worth doing ED if i dont even have an idea of what other colleges i would want to go to?
what other colleges are similar to wharton?
|By Baghdadbob (Baghdadbob) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 05:27 pm: Edit|
Runrickyrun123, the prestige behind Wharton is that no other school offers anywhere near the same undergrad opportunities. I think you need to up both your math and verbal. The only way to get better is to practice. You should work on those "Real SATs" books until you feel like throwing-up. I think if you want to go to Wharton really badly than the best time to apply is during Early Decision. Furthermore, I think that essays and ECs can make or break an applicant. You are certainly in the range, unfortunately, in the lower sector of the range, but if you can convey yourself through your essays it can be the deciding factor.
|By Runrickyrun123 (Runrickyrun123) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit|
thanks for the opinion...any other comments?
help is especially wanted for ideas for other schools (similar to Wharton).
|By Runrickyrun123 (Runrickyrun123) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 01:11 pm: Edit|
|By Runrickyrun123 (Runrickyrun123) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 11:14 am: Edit|
|By Baghdadbob (Baghdadbob) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 02:03 am: Edit|
NYU's Stern was a school that many people I know went if they were not accepted by Wharton. Also USC has a decent program. I hate to say it, but there is no other undergrad program that matches Wharton.
|By Scubasteve (Scubasteve) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 02:13 am: Edit|
"If you like Wharton, check out NYU Stern, UMich, UVA, and Georgetown "
I'm not going to say Gtown business sucks because it def doesn't. However it is not quite up to par with most expectations of Georgetown and certainly not on the same level as umich uva and stern (business wise)
|By Haithman (Haithman) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 02:51 am: Edit|
Its not ranked as high, I know. But, all the big banks come to recruit there heavily, and thats all you want.
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 07:47 am: Edit|
Scubasteve, I agree with your assessment that Georgetown is not on par with NYU, Michigan or UVA where business is concerned. But it is so prestigious and its students so gifted and well-connected, that it somehow remains a favourite hunting group for consulting firms and Investment Banks. Go figure! LOL
|By Haithman (Haithman) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit|
|By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 06:40 pm: Edit|
you only care about money!! People that say money is the root of all evil, don't f**kin have any. Look at the smile on my face. Ear to ear baby! -- lol one of my favorite quotes from Boiler Room, also if you want vacation time go teach 3rd grade elementary school.
|By Haithman (Haithman) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit|
haha i can always count on you saved
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