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For those who have gotten into HSW without having started a startup/non-profit, worked at MBB/PE/FAANG, or gone to Ivy/MIT/Stanford undergrad, could you please share your profile/story? -ORM & mildly above average gal trying to find hope

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I feel like there so many people at Wharton without those stats...

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Work at ACN, sometimes surprised by the people who get into Wharton as well as those we hire from Wharton.

So many at S too. Just have an overcoming obstacle story with good stats

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don’t have one of those and you are ORM and your stats aren’t stellar (above average doesn’t cut it for HSW without those other factors), your chances are slim to none. None of this “story” matters if you don’t have those things going for you, especially if you’re a typical consultant/banker with the usual sob/obstacle story. Only ways to get in for you are to absolutely crush the GMAT (760 min), and/or move to MBB/PE/FAANG, and/or have a super impactful extracurricular.

Disagree.

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