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Real estate/MSRED 2017 MSRED

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Harvard MDes, MIT and Columbia MSRed

This thread looks really empty but here I go.

I applied to the three programs and have been accepted only to Harvard MDes REBE so far. Waiting for MIT and Columbia.

Basic info: I am 36, male and got my bachelor's degree in Arch Studies and MArch, both pretty good schools in the US.
Experience: About 6-7 years at architectural firms plus a year at a developer of international reputation.
Stats: GPA 3.2-3.4, GMAT 620 (I did not have time for any studying.)
Recs: 2 from former employer, 1 from MArch instructor (+ 1 from current supervisor for Harvard)

I am very happy with MDes program (it's really hard to beat the Harvard brand) although financial incentives may change my decision.

Good luck to all the invisible candidates out there.
 
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In at Columbia MSRED

Just got an acceptance email from Columbia, too.
I am leaving these posts for people who will apply next year. (Because the wait was just painful.)

Harvard GSD MDes REBE decision was on March 2 and Columbia GSAPP MSRED decision was on March 3.
Still waiting on MIT.
 
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I am really torn.

I really want to go to GSAPP and stay in NYC. Obviously it's very difficult to say no to Harvard, though.
Trying to do some pros and cons once I get over my laziness.;)

BTW, anyone hear from MIT MSRED yet? They seem to "mail out" decisions. I am just wondering if anyone received a snail mail decision.
 
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Waiting for MIT

In at Columbia and USC. Got the good news by e-mail

No news from MIT yet.. hplus, where did u hear that they have mailed out results?
 
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No news from MIT

In at Columbia and USC. Got the good news by e-mail

No news from MIT yet.. hplus, where did u hear that they have mailed out results?
 
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Decision mails(?)

In at Columbia and USC. Got the good news by e-mail

No news from MIT yet.. hplus, where did u hear that they have mailed out results?

On MIT CRE website (which seems to be down right now). I am actually quite skeptical that they don't call or email out decisions this day and age, but I am sure that's what the website says "decisions mailed out by early March". Checking my inbox constantly as I am sure you all are.
 
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Anyone hear from MIT?

I checked last year's posts and it seems people who were accepted to the program received decisions by email around March 7.
If there is anyone out there who received a decision from MIT MSRED this year, please share. Thanks.
 
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I just called MIT

The person who answered says that the decisions are not out yet and they will be going out "in the next few weeks" AND "by email."
Yikes.:not:
I guess they are going to keep the suspense towards end of March in reality.
 
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MIT response

The person who answered says that the decisions are not out yet and they will be going out "in the next few weeks" AND "by email."
Yikes.:not:
I guess they are going to keep the suspense towards end of March in reality.
I got the same answer by phone.. However, last year someone posted some similar response by the front desk, but the answer came two days later...
I guess they are trained to give this kind of responses.... I hope..
 
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Still nothing from MIT?

I am getting a little impatient with this. Even if it comes out today, 3/17 decision date really is quite late.
Anyone out there hear from MIT? Please share if you did.
 
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MIT decision

I am getting a little impatient with this. Even if it comes out today, 3/17 decision date really is quite late.
Anyone out there hear from MIT? Please share if you did.
I received an email of rejection for MIT MSRED. Oh well. I guess I will go to Harvard. Not too shabby.
For the applicants next year, the MIT decision was on March 17 by email.
 
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Waitlisted

I received the email on March 17 too.

Waitlisted, with decision to be considered for admission for April 17th.
 

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Interested in Columbia MSRED

I am a 28 years old male Saudi citizen .. my qualifications are as follows:
- BA, Finance from Saudi (GPA of 3.76/4) and an MBA from California (GPA of 3.46/4; relatively low GPA because I was going through divorce and remarriage).
- a PhD (in financial economics) candidate from Louisiana (GPA of 3.91/4) and a CFA level 3 candidate .. expected to complete my PhD and become a CFA charterholder by 2019.
- worked 2 years as a teaching assistant and a total of about 2 years in real estate in Saudi and the US.

none of my degrees is from a top ranked university .. The reason I plan to apply for Columbia MSRED 2019 is the prestige (i.e., I am buying the name) and to fulfill my dream
I own my house and like to do some remodeling when I have time. I loved real estate development more than anything else.

Do you guys think I can get in? What is the minimum GRE score?
 
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