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Thinking of applying Rd 1 in the fall. What's the right number of schools to apply to for my profile (3.6 GPA, 740 GMAT, been working for about 2 years at application)?

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App too weak. Need international experience

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Your profile is pretty standard for the MBB pool but with a strong story and ECs you're probably be fine. I'd aim for around 5 apps just to be sure

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More humblebrag

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I did not know that the number of schools that you can apply depends on your GPA and GMAT?

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Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, and MIT. Even Columbia has taken a hit these days, and their facilities and food are really sub-par. But as a backup you could look at CBS, SOM, Duke

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Try to raise your undergraduate GPA via hacking, a la Ferris Bueller

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Pick 3 or 4 that you really want to go to

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A1 - M7 is not necessarily top 7. It is a specific group of schools (the first 7 mentioned by McK1 above) that get together to discuss the state of MBA

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Just apply for the M7. Anything outside of that is useless for a MBBer

What is considered M7? There are differences between the top 7 on Bloomberg, USN&WR, and the Economist

I'd eke on Ross over duke. But I like @mck1's list.

Surprised d hasn't come in with the MBBD yet

Why would non-M7 be useless? I was thinking of Fuqua or Darden.

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