About two weeks ago as the Round 2 deadlines began to fade, we put up a poll asking you to rate the essay questions you
sweated over cursed at carefully crafted your responses to.
We got 47 responses!
Now, this is admittedly an unscientific survey. We don’t know anything about the respondents, and have no way of knowing how representative a sample this was, whether of the entire pool of current-season candidates, or of any one school’s applicants.
But still, it’s fun!
Let’s start with the essays that caused the most grief.
The award for Worst Essays goes to…
Harvard Business School!
And ladies and gentlemen, you will see that we have an impressive four-way tie for second place! Columbia, Wharton. Stanford and MIT all jostling themselves for that runner-up spot. But no, they were beat out once again by the indubitable HBS.
Here’s the full list that we included in the poll:
Yale (due to an error, Yale was added late – sorry, SOM!!)
The schools who should be most proud? Those who got just one or two votes total on this question – this includes Haas, UCLA, Tuck, Duke, Cornell, INSEAD, LBS… or maybe our sample size didn’t include enough people applying to those schools. We’ll never know.
Also, a third of respondents said that they submitted 4 applications total this year (any round).
We’ll announce the BEST ESSAYS sometime next week (the BEST ESSAYS’re announced here!)