ARINGO Admission Consultant Reviews

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31 positive reviews
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Reviews from company website

Dear ARINGO team,
Thank you very much for the professionalism, accuracy, and efficiency. Thanks so much for the care and personal attention I received from staff members. The practical and positive approach has proven itself. Despite the frustration that I carried with me from other consulting firms, you succeeded to procure from me the submission that made all the difference in a fast and accurate manner. I could not have done it without you.

I really enjoyed the personal treatment I got at ARINGO, right from the first contact you make they give you professional advice about how to proceed at every stage. After the initial orientation you get assigned to a specific counselor and begin the process of writing your application. My counselor was excellent and gave me very valuable advice and answers along the way.
Harvard MBA 2016

I want to thank you very much for your dedication and professionalism throughout the process, from developing a strategy till choosing Wharton, from among a number of leading programs to which I was accepted. I have no doubt that you had a significant part of my success.
The demand for top MBA programs increases each year, and with it, steeper competition. With this, Laine and the ARINGO team were not afraid to deal with the weak points in my application and to find solutions, and all without trying to embellish reality or distort the facts. I think this is one of the differentiating factors between ARINGO and its competitors.
Special thanks to Lainie, that you chose to go with me and the truth, and despite the difficulty, you lead me to success.
Wharton MBA 2016

I’d like to take the time now and say thanks to ARINGO! The services you provide are indispensable, and I think, like I’m sure that many of your clients do, that I couldn’t have been admitted to INSEAD without you.
Further, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Danielle Marom. She has put a lot of effort in my application to INSEAD, and my personal story was reflected in the essays in the best way I can imagine!
One point that is, to my mind, the most important one about Danielle is her commitment. Though she was heading to the US for a private vacation towards the application deadline, she’s still polished my essays up until a few hours before her flight. As a customer, the time before the application deadline is the most sensitive one, a time when although the application is 99.9% done, you feel you can’t really settle for less than a 100%.
I can’t think of something more I’d expect from a consultant. I hope for you that all of ARINGO’s consultants have Danielle’s commitment and attention to their applicants :)

I want to thank Prasanth for not only getting me into Harvard, Columbia, and Wharton, but also making the process smooth and fun.
Thank you, Prasanth, for helping me create an application story that I loved and wanted to tell every business school. Thank you for calming me down when I was about to break apart in the stressful essay writing process. Thank you for being so prompt with your reviews and trying to match my crazy work schedule.
Thank you for giving me the right advice about all the interviews, they were always spot on. Thank you for calling me the evening before my last interview to tell me that no matter what I do, I’d end up somewhere good. And I did.
See you in Boston!
HBS MBA 2018

After a long journey that lasted over a year, I submitted yesterday the application for Columbia, the last program i’m applying this year.
Although the journey isn’t over yet, i feel and want to thank my best companion through the process.
You probably know her :) Its Danielle!
Let me start by saying that she is the BEST!!
I have no doubt that my application would not have been so amazing without her.
She always knows how to best approach each essay, what’s the right location of every word, and how to add each question the final winning touch!
Of course, I’ll thank her personally when this journey will end, and no matter what the results will be, I know that Danielle did an excellent job and i’m deeply appreciate all the efforts and the work she invested until the small hours at night.
I think that when a person works hard he deserve the recognition and Danielle totally earned it!

I am SO EXCITED!! Can’t believe it’s real, so thrilled for what the future has in store. Tim is nothing short of brilliant and an amazing at what he does. I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to partner with ARINGO and for pairing me up with him. Not only did he know the right things to do, he was confident about it and that in turn translated to confidence for me in my interview.

To Danielle and the amazing ARINGO Team,
Thanks very much for all the support and guidance you have provided throughout the application process, which most can agree is one very stressful period of 3-4 months. Everyone at ARINGO has been very prompt and professional with his/her response and that is just the kind of team you need to work with while multi tasking with applications, work and other activities. Danielle’s commitment and dedication to making sure I received timely feedback and smart suggestions was second to none and her patience to deal with me (I know I can be quite particular about the smallest seemingly useless details!) ensured I was satisfied with all my application submissions.
Even the support for the interview – that Shay provided – was exceptional. He took his time to hear me out and really understand the areas I could improve upon. Prithvi also gave me very valuable insight into my application as a whole.
All in all thanks again for all your help and hope to meet you someday
For now, looking forward to Harvard Business School.
Harvard MBA 2017

I would like to thank all ARINGO team for the support and hard work. Combining workload, GMAT studies and Application Essays to attend the deadlines was a really challenge. I ultimately got successful thanks to the ARINGO team. I appreciated the opportunity to work with high level professionals what allowed me to deliver high quality materials in the applications.
UNC Kenan Flagler 2017

Danielle has been amazing and such a great help – so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Even if it takes me some time to find work in Paris I know have a CV and cover letter that’s of a much higher standard than before. Been a most worthwhile investment.

Just wanted to pass on a thank you note for the efforts you guys have put in to ensure I get an admit from Kelley School of Business. Your constructive feedback for my essays, recommendation letters and resume were outstanding. Getting into a top 15 business school was my dream and you guys made it possible.
Thank you very much again and wish you all the very best for the future.
Kelley School of Business, MBA 2017

I highly recommend working with ARINGO’s team of experts.
The team was professional and skilled, offering focused and effective help in various stages of the application process. In addition, I wish to acknowledge the personal attention and care I was lucky to receive while working with the experts in the late hours of morning and evening and under time pressure.
Thanks and good luck.
Cambridge MBA 2015

Sriram and the whole ARINGO team,
Many thanks for your help throughout my application process. I appreciate your dedication and professional guidance along the way, from an initial brainstorming session to your essay reviews and interview preparation. You definitely played a crucial role in my acceptance at INSEAD.
In particular, a big thank you goes to Sriram who was nothing short of fantastic. He was always responsive and helpful whenever I needed advice or guidance. His feedback on my essays was very valuable and enabled me to create high quality essays. Also, the mock interview really helped me prepare for the interviews in terms of refining my story and making more substantive statements on my most important selling points.
Based on my outstanding experience, I truly recommend ARINGO to all MBA applicants!!!
Thank you.

Dear Lainie,
I’m sending this email to express my utter appreciation for the amazing work you have done, so thank you!
Thank you for never getting tired of redrafting my essays.
Thank you for making me feel fortunate to write my HBS essay when I couldn’t bear the thought of writing another essay from scratch.
Thank you for helping me apply to 6 different top notch schools in the first round, even though at times I didn’t believe it would be possible.
Thank you for your first rate writing and counseling skills.
Thank you for helping me get 5 interview invitations.
Thank you for your availability, helping me with my post interview reflection essay with no advance notice.
Thank you for helping me get accepted to HBS(!!!!!) and CBS (with decisions yet to be received from 3 other schools).
And most important – thank you for being you!
No matter what you say – I really couldn’t have done this without you!
Harvard MBA 2016

I offer my highest recommendation to Prasanth. I had a very nice experience working with him.
He was an extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable consultant. Prasanth helped me tell my story with integrity, creativity, and purpose. Always a patient listener, he made the effort to get to know me. Often times his insights would be pulled and patched from conversations we had weeks earlier.
I was seeking honest feedback, and that is what I received. I was happy to hear “we need to re-think this. this could be stronger. I don’t really like where you’re going here.” This ‘real’ communication ultimately made my essays stronger. He consistently pushed me to go deeper instead of taking the easy to write route. . There is no doubt that my applications were stronger after working with Prasanth.
Also Prasanth made sure to reply to my mail within a day. Most of the times I used to get reply within an hour or two which was really wonderful as I could start with my work without having to wait a day or two. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Prasanth.

Dear ARINGO team,
I would like to thank you for being by my side through out the application process till the point I secured a position with a B-school of my choice. As an international client and a first time applicant I had a lot to learn about the tricks of the trade and ARINGO’s customized and relentless coaching is the only reason behind where I am today.
Oxford – Said – 2014

My experience with ARINGO was exceptional. After talking with several admissions consultants from other companies who thought I was trying for schools out of my reach, I went with ARINGO because they understood my situation. I had a large amount of anxiety in how to craft my essays to let the admissions committee get to know who I was in several short documents. Joy (my consultant) was very detailed in how I should not only approach each topic, but she gave me great advice on where to focus my topics to express my experience/goals. She pointed me in the direction I needed to truly answer the essay questions. Additionally, the mock interview we conducted finalized some things I needed address so that my interviewer left the conversation with a true understanding of who I was and what I wanted to accomplish. I would recommend ARINGO to anyone who asked me what admissions consulting firm they should use.

To ARINGO staff,
Thank you very much for all your help in the process. Only with your help was it possible for me to apply to the best schools, especially considering my intensive job.
Your ability to take the “giant” application process and convert it to something structured and clear is your real advantage, and this is the reason I advised and will continue to advise others to work with ARINGO.
Special thanks go to my consultant who worked around the clock in accordance with my crazy schedule in order to complete the process successfully. She was always a source of guidance and help in dealing with challenges that occurred throughout the process.
Thank you very much.
Harvard MBA 2010

To ARINGO staff,
Thank you for the help and cooperation. I received from you advice rare in its quality and the results are in accordance with the promises.
The guidance, professionalism and speedy response made all the difference and deserve appreciation.
Thanks again!
Columbia MBA 2006

To my friends at ARINGO,
Your help was simply amazing, and I know that without it I would not have gotten to where I did.
I was accepted to one of my top schools, with a full scholarship for two years, while the year before, when I used a different consulting company, I applied to a number of universities and was rejected from them all. Thank you for everything, and especially for the instruction about the essays.
Carnegie Mellon MBA 2005

To ARINGO staff,
Last week (Tuesday-Wednesday), the tension lifted.
I received 3 positive responses (before the official final deadline) from the universities to which I was aiming- Yale, Michigan, and Berkeley.
Also, I have an interview invitation to Duke about which I am debating- troubles of the rich :) …
Much thanks to all the staff!
I had no chance without you.
Yale MBA 2007

To ARINGO staff,
When I heard from two friends who were accepted to Stanford that they worked with you, I did not understand why one would need a consulting company at all. But when I began the process, I understood the size and complexity of the mission. I turned to ARINGO because I knew that it is better to succeed the first time, and therefore I wanted to turn to the best company from the start.
I applied to a large number of Top 10 schools in the first round; I was thrilled to be accepted to many more schools than I expected. ARINGO helped me to produce a summary of my life in a way that would interest the schools and set me apart from other candidates. They did so with creativity, insistence, and without a doubt stood up to the test of the results.
I realized a dream thanks to Lainie and the rest of the ARINGO staff.
Wharton MBA 2012

Dear ARINGO staff,
Thank you!
Thank you for teaching me how to play this new and totally foreign field and to win.
Thank you for showing me that you care about the process and result no less than I do.
Thank you for helping me to get accepted to several top business schools with a scholarship.
Thank you with all my heart!
Harvard MBA 2011

To ARINGO staff,
Thank you very much for the professional service, the personal treatment, and mainly the critical help in strategy and planning. You made the exhausting process enjoyable and challenging. I began with doubts and, giving you full credit, I finished deciding between Wharton, Stanford, and HBS.
Thank you very much!
Harvard MBA 2009

Dear ARINGO staff,
I heard a lot about the talented staff at ARINGO and about the effective help and guidance. Though it was only in retrospect, after I have finished the long and exhausting process, that I can now say that everything I heard was correct and written in stone.
The guidance, support, advice, and help were the keys to success in the acceptance process.
In my opinion, there is great value to working with ARINGO, in order to access and fully utilize the raw potential of each and every candidate.
Thank you very much to the ARINGO staff!
Harvard MBA 2008

Dear ARINGO staff,
Your ability to combine knowledge, professionalism, integrity, openness to criticism, and mainly friendship are what turns the service you provide to a winning combination (and the facts of the results can testify).
Thank you for being there for me when I needed it and even beyond. It is with your help that I can realize a dream.
Wharton MBA 2006

Dear ARINGO staff,
I have only 3 words to write about the work with you: professionalism, professionalism, professionalism.
Success in the complicated application process requires knowledge, experience, and above all, professionalism. The choice of MBA studies in the U.S. is a very significant decision – to leave my country, friends and family, and to embark on a new career path. Considering the significance of the decision and in order to maximize the possibilities I decided to invest and work with the best – I have no doubt that this was the right decision.
I was accepted and I am going to Stanford – my first choice; ARINGO, you have a big part in this success. Thanks!
Stanford MBA 2007

Dear ARINGO staff,
Thank you very much for everything. You demonstrated professionalism, expertise, speed, and effectiveness.
Nevertheless, it seems to me that the greatest compliment is that I was not surprised by the high level even for a second. The recommendations and praise flowed from every corner even before (and this is also the reason that I insisted on working with you), and so, every word was true.
Thanks again!
Harvard MBA 2007

To ARINGO staff,
I could not have done it without your help and dedication.
I was accepted to Harvard and Kellogg, two of my dream schools, and I have no idea how I will decide between them…
Continue with your amazing work so that many candidates will also get accepted next year.
Thank you.
Harvard MBA 2007

Dear ARINGO people,
Great news!
The results are in – thanks to ARINGO’s work I was accepted to all the schools to which I applied – Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and MIT.
I did not expect to have the opportunity to choose…
Amazing work! And thank you very much.
Harvard MBA 2007

Dear ARINGO staff,
Perhaps this is the time to thank you for the help with the applications.
I was accepted to Stanford, Wharton, and Columbia!!! I am so excited! Thank you for your great work!!
Being that last year I applied without help, and this year I applied with your help, I can definitely testify about the difference…
Thanks again for everything,
Stanford MBA 2006

Reviews from Beat the GMAT forums

Username: classic5
Posted on: Mar 17, 2013
Total messages by user: 8

I worked with ARINGO only in a partial manner, after I turned to them late and there was no room for me. I was very sorry that I did not work with them fully, as it would probably have helped me get accepted to other places and saved me a lot of heart palpitations.
Given this, I think that if I would not have worked with ARINGO at all, I would not have been accepted anywhere, they helped me avoid a few mistakes that would have ruined my application and taken away any chance for me. Their guidance, professionalism and speedy response made all the difference and deserve appreciation and got me into Wharton.

Username: bermanal9
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013
Total messages by user: 8

I worked with ARINGO on my application to INSEAD and wanted to share my great experience with them which ended up in admission:
Their experience helped me improve my application, as well as identify the most important points to best reflect who I am, and to emphasize them in a way that could gain the attention of the admissions committee members.
ARINGO’s unique perspective and familiarity with the admissions committee work opened my eyes, both in the phase of application preparation and interview preparation, and it was more valuable than the standard books called the “bible” of the MBA. ARINGO’s great service helped me get where I am today and I recommend them to anyone who is considering hiring an admission consultant!

Username: pegasus99
Posted on: Jun 29, 2013
Total messages by user: 6

Hi all,
If anyone is still looking for admission consultants, please allow me to share my experience.
After I considered and checked a number of professional consultants, I chose Great choice! I was accepted to Wharton and Chicago thanks to strenuous work, very professional strategy, loving and close service, and primarily a wonderful match fitting to me and my needs.
It was not easy, and I think I survived this rocky road mainly thanks to the efforts of the ARINGO staff with me, and the endless support I got during the process. Being that I believe that professional help is a critical part of any application preparation, I would be happy to take part in spreading their good name to the public.

Username: tinarey12
Posted on: Oct 14, 2013
Total messages by user: 8

I came across this thread and wanted to share my story.
I worked with ARINGO on my applications and got admitted to Wharton, Chicago, and Michigan (with a scholarship). I did not expect to have the opportunity to choose between 3 top MBA programs…
ARINGO in general and my consultant in particular made me feel like the sole client though there are many others. Their uncompromisingly professionalism, warm and personal treatment and editing skills often succeeded to amaze me. I could not have done it without their help and dedication. ARINGO played a huge part in my acceptance and I am completely thrilled about how the process went on the MBA path!
As for pricing, you can probably find it on their website.

Username: safsala12
Posted on: Aug 11, 2013
Total messages by user: 6

I worked with a consultant from on my successful applications. Over the course of the process I discovered that the perfect combination of uncompromising professionalism, flexibility, and real personal attention is actually the secret of ARINGO’s success.
In our shared work I always felt that all the knowledge and resources of the company are allocated to one single purpose – to help me achieve my goals. The personal touch made all the difference, “you caught me” every time I almost gave up on myself and caused me to get the best out of every small detail.
The results did not disappoint (4 out of 4: Stanford, Tuck, MIT, and Cornell including scholarships at some) and every time a school called me to tell me I was accepted, I hurried to update the “partners” at ARINGO. I would advise anyone who wants to increase their chances of being accepted at the longed – for school to utilize their unique experience.

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User: Private
The professionalism of ARINGO’s consultants and their familiarity with the process and the different requirements are more valuable than gold for someone whose goal is acceptance.

User: nitro
received $100,000 merit scholarship from UCLA and $80,000 merit scholarship from Berkeley!