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Hey all- anyone experience difficulty with MBA apps due to being an over-represented minority? (Not sure how one would quantify this, but curious to see what yall think)

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I lied about my race on my apps and got into an M7. I regret nothing.

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For clarity: got into Two M7s, an interview at an HSW, and 3 other top 10s (with a half scholarship at one of them)

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For more background on me- im an east asian female, went to a UC, 3.8 gpa, 760/8/6 gmat. Where would this get me?

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Stats (GPA and GMAT): unfortunately it’s the reality that as an ORM, this is a basic necessity. Good thing is you check this box! Recs: my take is that unless one of your recs is from a “high-profile” individual who can also write a very intimate letter, then your recs are also a basic necessity (assuming your writers are writing intimate letters). Story: this is where you can add a lot of value and where you can stand out from other candidates. Sure there are a sea of consultants also applying, but I’m confident your future goals and past experiences are different from there’s. Additionally, even on the slim chance they are exactly the same as someone else’s, can you convey your story in a more persuasive and compelling manner? Extracurriculars: this should be complementary to your story. This is also an area where you can differentiate yourself. Interest Signals: by this I mean how you display your interest in the program be it attending school visits, talking to students/alumni, interacting with the AdCom, etc. How much weight depends on the program. For example HBS does not give two shits whether you proclaim your love for the school. On the other hand, I’ve found that Booth and Kellogg both care very much about community fit and are receptive in this area.

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@SA1 Thank you! Really helpful :)

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