After 2 years of effort and over 1,000 hours of work, I have finally launched my MBA Admission Calculator. The calculator uses the logistic regression models that I built to write most of the articles on this website. It only requires you to fill in 10 pieces of information to get a rough idea of how competitive you are at top MBA programs. Each model was built using a minimum of 500 applicants worth of data. The data comes from the forums at GMAT Club.
Building the MBA Admission Calculator
Currently the MBA Admission Calculator works for 16 schools including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, MIT, Kellogg, Haas, Columbia, Tuck, NYU, Ross, Yale, Darden, Duke, Cornell and McCombs. However, I plan to finish off the top 25 domestic schools and a few international schools this summer. I would love feedback on how to improve this tool to meet applicants’ needs. So please feel free to leave a comment below.
If your predicted odds are lower than you expected at your dream school, don’t abandon all hope. It probably means that either your scores need to be boosted or there are many applicants who are similar to you applying. Focus on finding a way to differentiate yourself from applicants with similar backgrounds in a way that appeals to the admissions committee. Seek help from students, alumni and other experts.