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June 03, 2014

Wharton's really short essay set for 2015 admission!

I will post a full analysis later, but Wharton has gone completely generic.  Assuming you are applying to HBS, Stanford, and/or Columbia as well, Wharton essays for 2017 MBA admission represent no real work:

“Questions, Class of 2017:

1. (Required) What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
2. (Optional) Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)”
Keep in mind that the Optional Essay here is to discuss ANYTHING, not just something negative or problematic.  It should be used for more than one topic in most cases and  at least, in part, for something positive.

The recs also became easier and follow HBS:

Letters of Recommendation

The Admissions Committee requires two letters of recommendation, preferably from supervisors. The recommendation questions for the Class of 2017 are:

From an ease of putting it together perspective, there has never been a better year for making a Wharton application.

-Adam Markus
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