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How did you pick which schools to apply to? Looking for online, trusted resources that talk about each programs strengths and weaknesses

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MBAMission has some great (free) guides on the top ~20 schools. Very thorough

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All of M7. No other school is worth it imo.

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Yeah the brand is very different even at a non-M7 school like Berkeley which may sometimes reach 7. M7 schools fall no lower than 9 on yearly rankings and if you average over the last 10 years they are all top 7 and have a much stronger alumni network and reputation.

Following. No idea what is achievable either with my profile/stats. Thinking a free consultation with a consultant might be a good way to get a sense

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Veritas has surprising good free guides if you google - found it largely matched up to anecdotal and in person interactions

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I break it out to 3 categories:

Career - Can this program get me to where I want to go? How is the placement? How responsive is the alumni network?
Social - Do I want a city or college life? Is coastal placement important? How often do students travel and how?
Academic - What kind of experience do I want in classroom discussions? Is there grade disclosure

I determine which schools hit most of my questions with Career being number 1 (the economics need to make sense for me). Then with those downselected schools, I bucket to reach, target, and safety. I then applied to multiple reaches and some targets. Safeties wait until later rounds

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If you know what you’re looking to do post-mba, job placements are a great place to start. Most top schools provide information on their number of students who get jobs at any given firm for recent graduated classes (stern does not do this though fyi). That’s helps get a sense of what schools place well at your goal firms/field. Some non M7s place better than M7 if you have specific career goals, so M7 is not the be-all end all for everyone

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