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Do bschools care if you visit before applying? A bit limited on touring time but want to gauge impact and find time if it makes a big diff. I know feeling out culture is important. Thanks fam!

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I help with recruiting for a top 25 B-school and we track visits and look at them very positively

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Got into five top schools. Only visited one before interviews and there are two I've still never visited (did interviews remotely).

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Speak to current students in addition to alums. Just gave my 3rd interview today and interviewers eyes light up if you can take names of other students/recent alums whom they might know

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Online events counted as much as in person. We had a large international population that needed online. D2 is right- name dropping helps

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I had friends who were alums or current students at all five schools and talked to them. Plus everyone loves bschool so you can't really go wrong. Now I did visit my two top choices when I got in and decided that I liked my original second choice better and went there.

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How did you find time to apply to 5+ schools? That's a lot of work

Thanks A1, D1! Exactly what I was looking for.

A1, does your campus also track attendance to online events/remote events? I've participated in a few online Q&As, info sessions, etc.

D1, how did you gauge cultural fit from afar? I've been doing online research and speaking with alum. Anything else to cover?

Awesome, thanks D2.

A1 do you mind telling us which school?

I'm in the same boat as OP, having attended webinars since I'm unable to visit campus due to being on an international assignment. Another great way to assess fit (albeit brief) are the admitted student weekends.

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