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How many schools are you applying to?

1
0 (0%)
2-5
1 (1.9%)
6-10
10 (18.5%)
11-15
28 (51.9%)
16-20
7 (13%)
21-25
7 (13%)
26+
1 (1.9%)
Not Sure yet
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 54

How many schools are you applying to?

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How many schools are you applying to?
« on: October 30, 2007, 07:36:29 AM »
Im 16-20, need to hedge my bets now.

grrrrrrrrrrr

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Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 07:49:24 AM »
I can't take my vote back, but I lied accidentally. I forgot to include my Canadian schools, so 16-20.

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Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007, 07:54:07 AM »
I can't take my vote back, but I lied accidentally. I forgot to include my Canadian schools, so 16-20.

you should be able to


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Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 07:55:29 AM »
Too damn many! Halp! (23 currently...)

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Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 08:18:17 AM »
Too damn many! Halp! (23 currently...)

11-15 as of right now, that may go down... I don't know if I am going to go down, but I'm not going to add anymore if I don't have to, unless I get some out of the air fee waivers.

Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 05:47:50 PM »
23 I believe.

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Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007, 06:30:44 PM »
Wow!  I'm the only person in the 2-5 category.  I'm applying to 4 but I might be adding 1.

Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007, 10:16:17 PM »
I've decided I'm not going to pay to apply to more than 6 schools.  I'm getting a couple fee wavers so I'll probably apply to 8.  No need to apply to more than 10 I think -- seems like overkill to me.

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Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007, 10:42:53 PM »
I've decided I'm not going to pay to apply to more than 6 schools.  I'm getting a couple fee wavers so I'll probably apply to 8.  No need to apply to more than 10 I think -- seems like overkill to me.

I don't know, it seems pretty easy to get to the 10 numbers.

Let's say you do 2 reach schools (typically that would be a low number).  Now, at your target schools, where you have maybe a 60-40 chance of getting in, to give yourself a 95% chance of admission you need to apply to x schools from the formula 0.10 = 1 - (0.4)^x.  Solving numerically in Excel yields x of 4 schools.  Then, if you want to have 2 safety/scholarship schools (probably a low number), you're looking at a total of 8.

So I don't think 10 is at all overkill to make sure you have a very good chance of getting into one of your target schools, given that from my calculations 8 would really be about the lowest number your typical person would even consider...

Re: How many schools are you applying to?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 05:49:55 AM »
Haha I was originally just planning on applying to 11, but due to fee waivers I have applied to 13 total so far...