And not in a good note - a ding from Stanford :(
On raw terms, i applied to 5 schools and got into one. A success rate of 20% is not what i hoped for, when i started the whole process. Many would say i applied to schools with perhaps the toughest competition - but i already knew that when i started applying :)
As i traveled the journey, i surprisingly found that the priorities kept frequently changing and as a result, one school would outweigh the other and win my "top choice" spot. Surprisingly, if i were to rank these five schools today - my top choice today would be the school that first denied me :)
If i look at what i have in hand, and i have only one, i am extremely glad with what i have. Oh, glad would be a huge understatement. At the beginning of the process, i kept telling people that i'd be glad if i get one admit from any of the five schools i was applying to - because i was applying only to those schools where I'd be glad to get admitted. While i'd only be glad to have been admitted to some schools in the five, i am really really excited that the only one turned out to be Chicago GSB. This is it - a school that is perfect for all my needs.
Time to paint the blog red - expect some changes over the weekend :)