Episode 186: Wire Taps—Is 700 Enough?, ORM or URM?, GPA Repairs

Before diving into profile reviews of another group of interesting MBA candidates, Alex and Graham take a deep dive into some of the recently released rankings. First up is the US News & World Report undergraduate college and universities rankings - where our hosts debate the importance of undergraduate pedigree in the MBA application process. Then, Alex and Graham turn their attention to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek MBA rankings while attempting to understand how on earth Wharton landed at #9, among other quirks. The two also unveil a new rankings-related tool that can secretly be found in beta mode here: www.clearadmit.com/rankingswire (check it out!). As to this week's candidates, there are admissions lessons abound regarding GMAT retakes, how American women of Indian descent are viewed (ORM vs. URM?), and whether or not a 3.0 GPA necessitates some transcript repair efforts. Finally, don't forget to join our essay workshops this month - featuring admissions staff from the likes of Berkeley, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia, Michigan, LBS, INSEAD and many more! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/essayeventseries. This episode was recorded in Paris, France and Cornwall, England. It was produced in West Philadelphia at 'The Other Philadelphia Zoo' by the talented Dennis Crowley. Please remember to rate, review, and rave about this podcast!

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