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Aringo Overview

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About Aringo MBA Consulting

Aringo is an admissions service focusing on students who have a score below 720 on the GMAT. This is a notable point. Great work experience is important, but many MBA applicants are equally qualified in terms of work experience. Without a strong GMAT score, applicants will not stick out. Students with low GMAT scores require other strategies to swaying admission committees.

This firm also publishes statistics on how often its applicants get into popular programs, with independent verification performed by Ernst & Young. Potential applicants should familiarize themselves with these numbers, as well as the results of their “admission chances calculator” provided free online.

Basics

Aringo offers a number of different services with each of its packages so students can focus on the support they need. For example, a student who is excellent at writing essays but nervous in interviews could opt for spending most of their time with an interview expert, rather than editing papers that are already good. These packages are available in 5, 7, and 10-hour setups, as well as a full service package to cover one school.

Their website also offers free materials, including published essay questions, tips for visiting campuses, and a thorough overview of the entire admissions process.

Aringo Cost and Contact Info

Prices vary based on the package, starting at $1,150 for the 5-hour package and $2,500 for one school for a fixed applications service.  Discounts are available for high-performing students, and some refunds are available.

Aringo prefers to be contacted through their website at www.aringo.com, but also accepts emails to admin@Aringo.com for matters the contact form doesn’t cover.

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34 reviews for Aringo Overview

  1. 5 out of 5

    Parth:

    My first piece of advice would be when you look for a consultant, try talking to as many as you can. The idea is not only who is an expert of your target school but how comfortable you are working with him/her. This is because, at the end of the day, no one will be writing your stories. The rapport with your consultant will only help you to bring the best in you. The same was the case was with me. I was not much confident with my score. Though I had certifications like CA, CFA, etc. I just did not want to settle for any college.
    Jenifer with Shay understood my plans and ambitions well. They kept on sending me edits (generally before the promised time) to keep up with my schedule and not compromising with the quality. Interview prep was amazingly supportive. I managed to get two admits- INSEAD and Kelley. It is a happy feeling to get into a school that you always thought was beyond reach. Thank you, team!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: INSEAD 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Believe in your stories.
  2. 5 out of 5

    Welrine:

    Sriram was extremely helpful in targeting me on those areas of the applications which needed the most attention. He helped me refine my essays, shared the relevant resources, and interview readiness. The process laid out for me was not only efficient but also took care that my application is submitted early resulting in the admit of my preferred school- Yale.
    I recommend Sriram with all my heart because of his mentoring and guidance.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Yale 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Have some questions ready to ask to the panel, post the interview completion (an be smart in choosing those!)
  3. 5 out of 5

    Bandy:

    I was interested in Aringo’s consulting because it is one of the few firms where it is not a one-man show. While they assign a consultant (I got the best- Jenifer), they have specialists for every task. Your application undergoes so many rounds of edit and checks that the end product is something like a diamond made from coal.

    In the brainstorming session, my thoughts were refined and Jenifer directed me to career goals that suit best my candidature. I became more confident after each essay and could see the transformation. Jenifer was always available when my application needed attention or any ad hoc question. This all resulted in my admit to Warwick Business School.

    I have already told my happy experience with Aringo to my friends and peers who are considering applying to B schools.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Warwick 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Do research not only on schools but also on scholarship availability.
  4. 5 out of 5

    Joy:

    While I knew I wanted to pursue MBA, I was not very familiar with the admission process. I wanted a consultant who can do justice with my story and should highlight what is needed in my MBA application. In the complimentary call with Jenifer, she was able to answer the specific questions that I have about my work profile, goals, etc.

    I then filled the profile summary document and prepared the resume in the format suggested by the team. I then waited for the strategy team to come with their insights which were indeed valuable. Jenifer and Jason then helped me to narrow down my strengths and weakness. What I liked about them is that they don’t impose their thoughts. They suggest understanding if the client is able to resonate with that and then proceed. At every step, there was a team effort and they are very approachable. An admit with Cornell happened because of team aringo. Thank you so much!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Cornell 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Think through when you share your information and stories with the consultants. You might find a few stories irrelevant but your consultants might feel otherwise. :)
  5. 5 out of 5

    Phuc:

    I took Aringo’s consulting services and I am happy to receive admission to the school of my choice. I appreciate the team’s promptness in answering my queries and just being there for me. I highly recommend Jenifer and loved the support from the team.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia University 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Be unique in telling your stories!
  6. 5 out of 5

    Harshi:

    I needed help with organizing my ideas into a story that is compelling enough to impress the top schools.

    Aringo helped me doing exactly what I wanted which resulted in more than what I expected. Sessions with Jen were helpful on how to make the essays and resume highlight my achievements. Jason’s storytelling skills are strong enough to help me create essays that could paint a picture in a reader’s mind.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early and do the networking
  7. 5 out of 5

    Arya:

    Doing an MBA was never in my mind in my graduation days. Hence, I did not pay much attention to my extracurriculars, my early career, etc. which all play very important roles in the MBA applications. I decided to take personalized mentorship so that I can put my best foot forward.

    Working with Jen has been a fantastic experience. I was juggling many tasks both in personal and professional space. However, Aringo helped me managing my time optimally. When sharing my essays, I had clear and intelligent feedbacks along with the next action items. It made the process easy for me which otherwise is very daunting. Shay helped me prepare my resume in the Oxford template. As I mentioned I did not have many stories to write, Aringo still made me carved out wonderful essays. Oxford happened because of Jen and Shay. I 100% recommend them for applications.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Oxford 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Make sure you shine beyond professional experience as well...
  8. 5 out of 5

    Bill:

    I still remember how lost I was when I decided to do MBA applications on my own. Preparing a stellar MBA application is a herculean task. That’s when I started reaching out and got to know about ARINGO from a friend of mine. I knew I was a little late in the game and I was worried about crafting my story and articulating why I was ready to get my MBA.
    Jen gave the confidence that I have enough to pull a good application and I would not have to compromise. I was quickly assigned Derin Raji and she was super prompt. In the brainstorming session, I was happy to see the analysis that was done on my profile by the strategy team. My narrative was clear and logical. Once the essay work started, Derin helped me to bring the part of my stories that resonated with each school I was applying to. The resume and recommendation letters, everything complemented each other. I was very satisfied with my final applications.
    I got into Rice University in round 2 and was very happy with the admit! I loved the way I was coached by Jen and Derin! Thank you guys😊

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Rice 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: The earlier the better
  9. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan:

    I knew my profile was good but never knew it was MIT good😊. As my job is super stressful and demanding, I could not allocate enough time for the GMAT exam. I did not want to compromise on the business school I would study at and was planning to skip the entire MBA plan. But, I didn’t, and all thanks to Aringo. Danielle Marom, Jenifer, Shimri, Sriram and the entire Aringo team helped me to think, strategize, and effectively execute the best possible application.

    For those who are considering working with an MBA consultant, I cannot recommend Aringo enough!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan 2023
    • MBA application & school advice: The team is incredibly knowledgeable about the requirements of the admission process. I was highly impressed by their professionalism and attentiveness. From the strategy stage, their experts focused both on my strengths and weakness, choosing the best narrative to show the school. Danielle ensured that my application is presented in the best possible manner to the Adcom. They understood that I am playing all my cards on one school, and left no stone unturned to bring out the best. When I got the admission letter from Sloan – I was super thrilled.
  10. 5 out of 5

    Steve J:

    Simply the best-Got into Wharton with a USD 145k scholarship! do I need to say anything else?

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Reaching out to ARINGO was the best decision made for my MBA applications. Shimri and Chaya guided me from day one and helped me with everything that I needed for my applications. I come from an unorthodox background, both personally and professionally, and ARINGO helped me turn my diversity into my strength! They helped me align my essays, shaping my resume, etc. ARINGO’s process is very streamlined and they are very resourceful. I applied to various top programs with a 710 on GMAT and got 5 out of 5 interviews. The result- I received admits from MIT, Wharton, and Kellogg! The icing on the cake was Wharton admit with a whooping USD 145K scholarship!!! I could have never got 3 M7 admits without ARINGO. Kudos to you guys!
  11. 5 out of 5

    Adi C:

    4 Admits-Highly recommend!

    After my GMAT was sorted, I had to start working on my applications. All the consultant seems to be equally good and it was hard to find the right fit. I had a counseling session with Jenifer and instantly liked her. She advised me on the schools that I can apply to and paired me with Jason Bond who was a true mentor in every sense. The team has school specialists and what they bring to the table makes your application unique. I felt like I had decent credentials but I was totally lost on how to showcase the story. Jason helped me to identify the right stories and building the theme of the applications. He helped clean up my storytelling and provided valuable feedback to smoothen the rough edges. I was confident that my applications are strong and interview calls proved the same. I had multiple rounds of mock interview sessions and got offers from 4 schools!!! Jenifer and Jason exceeded expectations- Thanks Aringo!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Rice
    • MBA application & school advice: Take time for GMAT preparation but focus on MBA application equally. While GMAT is important, how you present your case makes the difference in your applcation
  12. 5 out of 5

    Abhi:

    With an average GMAT score and from an over-represented demographic, I did not hope much from the applications. I started talking to different admission consultants and they thought the same. But Jen was an exception. She brought the peculiar points in my profile which even I failed to look at. That was the deal maker and I knew Aringo could make an outstanding case out of an ordinary applicant like me. Jason Bond – my wonderful consultant made the crazy process of application super simplified. There was so much I did not know about the process but Jason was a lifesaver. I will always remember the level of commitment from the Aringo team who helped me with shaping my resume, essays, short questions, and interview preparation. I was accepted in IE and wholeheartedly recommend Aringo to every MBA aspirant.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: IE & 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: 1) Ensure that you go through the documents required for the application well in advance- like a transcript, video essay, resume in a particular format, passport, photograph, etc. This will avoid last-minute rush and problems. 2) Also, always prefer uploading documents in pdf (unless advise otherwise) to avoid formatting issues. 3) Name your files properly. :)
  13. 5 out of 5

    A.S.:

    I worked with Shimri for my applications and I am glad I chose aringo. Shimri took time to understand my background, my career goals, strengths, and weakness before jumping on anything. The brainstorming session played a key role in how my story should be created and the team knows what the school is looking for in an application. We spent hours on essays until it was perfect. With the combined effort I got an offer from INSEAD which was like dream come true. I was elated beyond words on receiving the admission letter. Thank you Shimri for being a tremendous coach!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: INSEAD & 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Take time to do your research on schools. This really makes your application unique
  14. 5 out of 5

    Roei:

    ARINGO- Best Coach! Best Results!

    I did some research on many admissions consulting firms and decided to go with Aringo due to a recommendation I got from a close friend who got into MIT the previous year with their assistance. When I made my decisions, little did I know that this will be one of the best decisions I ever made! The one thing that I loved about Gwen and every single one of the ARINGO reviewers is that they don’t sugar coat. They are brutally honest with the feedback at every stage from strategy, school selection, resume, essay to interview. I could always count on the team with their critical feedback. My story for each essay was finalized and they helped me to put across the unique aspects of my profile with customizations to each school. With the guidance of Gwen and Shimri I wasaccepted to 2 top B-school and had the chance to pick the one that is best fit for me. Huge thanks ARINGO!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2023
    • MBA application & school advice: It's important to have a good connection with your advisor.
  15. 5 out of 5

    Penny:

    Thanks Aringo. I really enjoyed working with you. worth every penny

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Yale 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: I worked with Aringo on 4 schools. As I come from a family business, I didn't have many achievements to show. Aringo really helped me shape my story, prepare the essays, CV and entire applications. I received 3 interviews. Aringo prepare me to all and I am happy to say I received 2 acceptances (NYU and Yale) Jenifer, Sriram and team - you are the best!
  16. 5 out of 5

    Raviv Sapir:

    Highly recommend ARINGO to anyone who’s applying for an MBA. 10/10!!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: HEC 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Find a consultant that you have a good connection with and you trust.
  17. 5 out of 5

    Eduardo Perticarrari Mucci:

    I didn’t think that my chances of getting into a good MBA program were high. My work experience was all outside of the US and my GMAT was not as high as I would have liked. Sriram helped my focus my application on all of the positive aspects of having international experience, and we made sure that the rest of my application looked good. Thank you Sriram!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Babson College 2018
    • MBA application & school advice: Figure out how to spin the negative parts of your profile/application.
  18. 5 out of 5

    Adhish Bhobe:

    If I could give Jen/Sriram 6 stars, I would! I would never have gotten into Duke without their help. I couldn’t recommend ARINGO highly enough to anyone that is applying to MBA programs.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Duke 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: The cost is totally worth it. ARINGO lead me not only to my dream school, but also to working in some of the most prestigious companies in the world!
  19. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Shawn:

    Working with Sriram made my dreams come true. I never thought that when I received my GMAT grade that I would still be able to go to my dream school. I stumbled upon ARINGO and from the first time I spoke to Sriram, I realized that despite my low GMAT, my top schools were still in reach. After working together on my application I got into one of my top schools, Cornell! Thank you Sriram and thank you ARINGO!!!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Cornell 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Be yourself, do not lose hope from a low GMAT score. Try to make the rest of your application stellar!
  20. 5 out of 5

    Joy Gilbert:

    INSEAD with 640 – do I need to say more?

    I loved my work with Shay from Aringo. Well actually, I loved Jenifer, Sriram, Prasanth, Lainie and the entire Aringo team.
    He worked with Shay on INSEAD, IESE and LBS
    I received 3 interviews and got into two schools.
    The level of documents I started with and finally submitted is uncomparable. and the feedback, interview prep, and guidelines along the way, were amazing!

    All in all, could not be happier
    Thanks Aringo

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: INSEAD 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: I did a lot of research spoke to 4 MBA consulting firms and chose to work with experts on the schools I wanted + Aringo specialize in working with candidates with low GMATs...
  21. 4 out of 5

    B Esbin:

    I used Aringo’s admission chances calculator as a way to narrow down my search for business schools. It was a thorough and reasonable calculation of the options as well as how I could make changes in my overall profile to improve my admissions chances.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Fuqua 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Definitely use their site as a way to gauge your likelyhood of admission at various programs.
  22. 5 out of 5

    Sydney Miranda:

    Thanks aringo!
    Worked with David, Derin, Sriram, Jenifer, Shimri and the aringo team on 2 MBA applications (after being dinged from 3 in round 1 with no interview)
    My application was 500% better
    I got into Wharton and HBS
    What else could I ask for 🙂
    not cheap, but worth every penny!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Harvard 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: I was not sure if to use consulting services. I spoke before round 1 to about 6-7 consulting services and I felt all did the same (match me up with a school alumnus and take a lot of money) I felt I could do it on my own then, after being rejected in round 1, my GMAT tutor Vinay, told me about aringo. they really do things differently and I felt I am working together with them on my applications. they bring into the process many consultants and kept showing me ways of doing things differently. I didn't expect two interviews at both Wharton and Harvard and I didn't expect to be accepted to both, but I was! So, I might be the first "no interview at Stern, but got into HBS" out there, and all thanks to aringo!
  23. 5 out of 5

    David Hammer:

    I am also assuming they are a lot of fake reviews here. mine isn’t… I had to pleasure of working with aringo on 2 schools. my consultant (Sriram) was excellent. he guided me along the way. brought into the process other experts when needed. and was there for me on a daily basis when I needed him. he also went out and beyond helping me choose between the two offers I received (MIT and CBS -> very tough choice).

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia MBA 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: start early, as the process does take time good luck to everyone
  24. 5 out of 5

    Shila:

    Thanks aringo – for making a stressful situation easier. We applied together to 4 schools and I got into 2. Wharton was my dream school all along, so no-brainer on which school to choose. I love it here!

    From strategy to essays to interview prep aringo were there for me. Well done.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2018
    • MBA application & school advice: Advise: I have read here some more comments and agree with all of them: do school research. Throughout your application I was asked why this school, and the fact that I visited the campus and spoke to students really made the difference. Good luck to all candidates
  25. 5 out of 5

    Abiodun:

    I stumbled on the Aringo’s website while I was preparing my essays and I was very happy I’d find them. The guidance was very clear enough. They had a lot of sample essays to work with and seems affordable. I also recommended their website to my recommenders as they were first time recommenders to an MBA program and did not know the structure of the write-up.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford Graduate School of Business/2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Please spend sometime looking at the sample letters posted and i can tell you that you'd want to work with them.
  26. 5 out of 5

    CBS2019:

    Aringo pros – They have various price plans and, although I took the most comprehensive plan, overall I got from them the cheapest quote. Tim my consultant was amazing. Michelle, the CEO, talked to me every few days to make sure I was on track. besides them, because I took the full comprehensive package, I also got my essays and applications reviewed by 3 different consultants.

    Cons – yes, it is pricey , but as I got into the school I wanted, it is absolutely worth it

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: I absolutely loved ARINGO. I worked with Tim, applied in r2 to only 3 schools, but got into 2 of them, with a little scholarship.I applied to 3 schools and got into two. I chose Columbia as I really want to experience the Big AppleMy advice - research the schools . Aringo can definitely help you get in, but it is up to you to decide which school to go to...
  27. 5 out of 5

    Dan:

    Being that I had limited funds to spend on a consultant I throughly researched the differing admissions consulting agencies before selecting ARINGO. I was especially attracted to ARINGO because of it’s flexible packages and prices and I must say I was blown away with the experience! I My consultant, Sriram, was incredibly responsive, he offered amazing feedback on my resume and essays, and he was especially judicious in how we used the hours I had spent!
    I was fortunate to get into Yale SOM, NYU Stern, and Stanford GSB and Sriram was integral in crafting my essays. I have to point out my Stanford GSB essays in particular because I submitted what I thought was a wonderful essay and would have used up my final hour for that essay. Sriram, knowing I could do better, gave me a fantastic set of notes and told me he only used half an hour for the essays so he could take a look at the next draft. ARINGO went above an beyond my expectation and I know I wouldn’t be attending Stanford GSB if it weren’t for the amazing feedback!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford 2018
  28. 5 out of 5

    Abhay:

    Had a wonderful experience working with my consultant. Chaya who is the CEO of the company was very accommodating and always present to discuss any issue.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB
    • MBA application & school advice: BE CONSISTENT ABOUT WORK AND TRY TO ESTABLISH A GOOD STORY ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE THAT CONNECTS EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE TO YOUR FUTURE.
  29. 5 out of 5

    Gina:

    I’m what these companies would call a non-traditional applicant, meaning I have a very unique background and goals after my MBA and so on.

    Therefore, I wanted to make sure I was working with someone who really understood me, what makes me different and why I need an MBA. While I talked to several different admissions consultancy companies, I didn’t get the feeling most of them “got it”. I could just tell by the recommendations they would make but Aringo was really different. I got a different feel from them and decided to have them help me get accepted to my dream school. I am glad I did, because as a first time applicant, I got in! Which might not sound as impressive as it really was, because going into the process I really had no idea what I was doing. So I was lucky the Aringo guys were so patient and understanding of “newbies” like me!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: HEC PARIS, 2017
  30. 4 out of 5

    Talia:

    I had a really great experience with Aringo. I was teamed up with a consultant the fit my needs perfectly and really helped me turn around my application. I also had three mock interviews with other consultants at the company which were very helpful. I feel like I wouldn’t have gotten in without them.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stern 2018
    • MBA application & school advice: Apply to the schools that actually specialize in what you are passionate about. Talk to students at these various schools. The vibe really differs from school to school and understanding where you best fit will make the application come more naturally.
  31. 3 out of 5

    Alon:

    Pro:
    They took me as a candidate with bad GPA, low work experience, and high GMAT score, who also applied on round 3, and got me in a top school. Couldn’t ask for more. The consultant who worked with me invested a lot of work working with me on my resume and essays. I had no idea how to do it myself.
    Also, being under round 3’s deadline, we didn’t have too much time and he did a great job helping me meet deadline.

    Cons:
    Looking back at my application I think I could, today as an MBA graduate, do the application myself slightly better, at least for some of the essays I wrote.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2015
    • MBA application & school advice: Not a good question here - really depends on the school. - Generally, I think you need to know the school exceptionally well - classes, curriculum, etc. - Make sure you point out what value you add to the program. - Show them you want to get in the program more than anything else.
  32. 5 out of 5

    Greg Nemeth:

    Didn’t use the actual consulting service, but I used their free admissions % tool extensively and it was extremely helpful.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2016
    • MBA application & school advice: Find what makes you stand out from the crowd and play it up big
  33. 5 out of 5

    Jason Limb:

    Had a great experience working with my consultant for all of my schools. He helped me with everything from organizing and developing my story to helping strengthen my essays and when the time came, interview prep. He was very candid and straightforward.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Duke Fuqua / 2017
    • MBA application & school advice: Be diligent and disciplined so that you do not lose focus. Give yourself as much time as possible to set yourself up for success. Go 100% at each application.
  34. 4 out of 5

    sameer:

    the most optimal consulting package for me. in terms, of price/school aringo is very competitive. consultant was very helpful and they also provided a discount. overall, I was very happy with the service

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: stern/ 2016
    • MBA application & school advice: the most optimal consulting package for me. in terms, of price/school aringo is very competitive. consultant was very helpful and they also provided a discount. overall, I was very happy with the service
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