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Re: Profile evaluation for PhD in Marketing
Your profile seems very, very strong. Good GMAT score, excellent GPA, big universities (that can probably get you strong letters of recommendation), awards, a paper published, research and teaching experience.
I don't know how you made your list of schools, but 7-8 schools and only top ones look very risky to me, even with a strong profile like yours. You probably would need luck to be on your side too, with that strategy. And every time I see only big names, I wonder if the applicant based the choices on general reputation (often a bad idea) or on research fit (extremely important).
If you do a good job while selecting schools, you should certainly get an offer from a good school given your profile.
The only thing that made me curious about your profile is why CB? You didn't talk about things like motivation, and I see a lot of things here that made me think about Quant Marketing (e.g., a relatively high quant score, a quantitative excellence award, some experience with digital marketing, MIT as dream school). I'm not saying it's wrong to apply to CB, you sure have your reasons. But if I had to guess, I would have thought you were planning to apply to Quant, not CB.