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Stanford (GSB) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Stanford has had the same two questions–“What matters most to you, and why?” and “Why Stanford?”–for years, and they remain two of the most challenging questions…

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The University of Chicago (Booth) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Booth used to be a very interesting application. This adcom was an early proponent of “picture essays” and PowerPoint presentations–but all that came to a screeching halt last…

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Northwestern (Kellogg) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

We’re back on the essay analysis beat with Northwestern Kellogg’s 2019-20 prompts. Kellogg’s video essay, once an experimental side project, is increasingly becoming the centerpiece of their application….

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Dartmouth (Tuck) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Dartmouth Tuck’s essay prompts got a little harder this year. Bucking the larger trend in MBA admissions towards shorter piecemeal prompts, Tuck has concatenated last year’s…

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The University of Michigan (Ross) Essay Analyses 2019-2020

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business is back for 2019-20 with a very similar set of essay topics. The adcom says they evaluate their…

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University of Virginia (Darden) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

The University of Virginia-Darden is back this season with a slightly tweaked lineup of essays. They’ve changed the order and added a couple of lines of…

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Three Unique Advantages of Being a Chinese Applicant

As a Chinese applicant to American universities, you’ve no doubt heard all about the many challenges you’ll face in the admissions process. You are also probably…

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Columbia (CBS) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Coming in second in our essay analysis series, Columbia Business School recently announced their deadlines and new topics for two of their three essays. The CBS adcom…

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Harvard (HBS) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

Harvard Business School kicked off the 2019-20 application season with their essay topic release this month, which means it’s time for us to kick off our annual…

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Convincing the Adcom of Your Post-MBA Plans

Every MBA application season seems to have its trending buzzwords. A couple of years ago every other applicant we worked with at Admissionado wanted to become…

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