I have a question for those who have gone through the MBA application process recently- does "the Tufts syndrome" exist for MBA programs?
For those not familiar with College Confidential lingo-
Tufts syndrome: "refers to rejecting overly qualified kids who prob won't attend, hence, attending ivy league schools, which is why tufts is known as the ivy leagure reject school."
When I applied to MBA programs, I threw in Duke as a safety for a few M7 programs. I have a pretty good sense of where peers from college and work attend and Duke is really below them for the most part.
That's why I was surprised to not even be invited for an interview.