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Rejected by Columbia and NYU

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Rejected by Columbia and NYU

by kumaramit » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:57 am
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75, 15 years work experience, Lots of extra-curricular experience during college days

I had only applied for Columbia EMBA and NYU spring part-time.

Columbia EMBA I got an interview from Columbia and was told after the interview that it went well and I have a good profile and plan. However, got a rejection within 2 days of interview.

NYU part-time Spring session I applied 1 day before the decision date and got a rejection in 3 weeks.

I want to know why I would have got rejections. These two schools were among my top three choices - the most preferred one being Wharton EMBA to which I am yet to apply since I want to make sure that I don't screw up Wharton application at any cost. Any feedback on why I would have got rejections or how to find it out and any tips for my Wharton application for EMBA 2013 entry.[/u]

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by money9111 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:09 am
I wish I could offer you feedback but I don't think that anyone can tell you why you were not accepted. The simple answer is that there were "better" candidates. Now what defines better is a black box. Your profile doesn't seem to be what may have kept you out of Columbia's EMBA program. I would venture to say that maybe your age kept you out of the Langone program, assuming the 15 years of work experience started upon graduation from undergrad.
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