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  • Incoming Analyst in HF - Other
Aug 8, 2022 - 9:45pm

bruh you weren't even accepted yet and your wondering about this? how about get in first? your priorities will probably change a lot after getting some bitches in college

  • Intern in IB - Restr
Aug 8, 2022 - 11:11pm


  • Associate Consultant in Consulting
Aug 9, 2022 - 1:36am

"It's worth noting that if I try to get my MBA in a few years, affirmative action will no longer exist. Therefore, there's no better time for me to take a swing at HYP than now."

my god I hope you don't get even a morsel of useful advice on this thread

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Aug 9, 2022 - 1:42am

Since nobody's taking you seriously, I'll bite. I graduated from HYP a few years back and was admitted SCEA. 

Look man, to be completely honest you won't give two fucks about which HYPSMW has marginally better recruiting prospects when you're actually at your college touching grass. All these schools will get you looks from BBs/EBs, prop shops, and MBB, so my advice is to apply to whichever school you have the highest chance of getting into i.e. Wharton.

Don't think about the ideal scenario of choosing between HYPSMW, but rather the very possible, and potentially more likely, scenario of striking out everywhere and regretting for the rest of your life "what if I ED'd Wharton and used my legacy?" There are plenty of kids each year who have everything right on paper - 1550+, 10+ APs, 4.0 UW, stellar recs, national level awards in various extracurriculars, club leadership positions, etc., who get completely crushed.

ED Wharton and pray you get in. After, you can apply RD to your choice of HYP, and THEN you can split hairs. Good luck.

Aug 9, 2022 - 1:59am
WSO-Lion, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for the reality check. Really appreciate this perspective and will probably be what I end up doing. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 9, 2022 - 8:19am

He's an URM with legacy it's fucking free. Yet apparently I'm the privileged one.

Aug 9, 2022 - 3:46am
WestCoastChimp4521, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would far rather attend Penn than Yale or Princeton; which frankly aren't as much fun.  Harvard is special. It won't get you any jobs that you couldn't get out of penn but nevertheless is one of the more unique life experiences

if it were me I'd go ED on Penn. unless you have some reason to think you're a strong contender for Harvard 

Aug 9, 2022 - 4:23am
gsssa 2050, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You sound just like Mitt Romney!

A loser who thinks he is better than everyone else, smarter than everyone else and overall God's gift to Earth.

Aug 9, 2022 - 8:51am
InterestedParty99, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ignore the non-helpful comments and keep on planning. You stated that you know your splitting hairs, privileged, and may get rejected from all .... so not sure what there is to add to your post. Agree with previous comment about taking your best chance with ED and running with it. Goal setting early (and luck) is the best chance you have for success, just keep your cards close to the vest and take opportunities when they come.

  • Teller in Non-profit
Aug 9, 2022 - 9:19am

What I really think you'll struggle with is writing a good essay because you sound like you've had a lot handed to you on a silver platter and are far from unique

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 17, 2022 - 7:04am

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