Thank you to the nearly 600
people who participated in this unscientific poll
conducted in the fall of 2004. Here
are the results.
Question: You receive 3 offers at the end of the
application process. Which do you accept?
We received a
few email comments about this poll. Thanks to those who
took the time to share their viewpoints. Here are two
such representative emails:
"The value of
the alumni network at HBS is immense and can not be
quantified." S, Georgia
"If a 10-15
school offers me a full scholly, it's a no brainer.
Besides, the way the schools get knocked around in the
rankings, it might be a top 5 when I graduate debt
free." V, Michigan
were a bit shocked that the percentage (30%) of poll
takers who said they would choose a full scholarship to
a top 10-15 b-school was that high. We work with well
over 1,000 applicants a year and we have been in
business since 1996. We can honestly state that
the next client who chooses a Park Leadership Fellowship
offer from Cornell over an offer from HBS or Stanford
will be the first such client we have ever seen. To put
some more perspective on this, we have had at
least 3 such clients each year since 1999 and we
had some additional such clients in our first few years
our poll periodically and we will continue to archive
the results of the previous polls so you can see how
other business school applicants voted on those topics
Do you have
an idea for a poll topic or any comments on our analysis?
Please email us
with your thoughts.