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Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 13:22
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Somebody had to start this thread, so here it is !

In wake of the recent optimism shown by Duke in having a loan program for international students, I am almost certain to attend Fuqua.

Others who have made up their mind, or considering attending Fuqua, please start pouring in your thoughts !!
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 13:38
Count me in! I've still got two more schools to hear from, but even if I get admitted to either one, it will be hard to turn down Duke.

Since I'm looking for a post-MBA career in health care, Duke's HSM program seems like a great match. I was really impressed by the HSM class I sat in on and all the students I met.

I think the RTP area would be a great place to spend two years and the fact that you can rent a 1-bdrm apartment for $600/month would go a long way in keeping my expenses down.

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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 13:48
Thanks for starting this note, abhyudaya.

I'm also a Fuqua admit and looking forward to joining the class of 2011. BDW can't come soon enough!
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 05:51
Where are you guys planning to live during your 2 yrs at Fuqua ?

I keep hearing that majority of Fuqua students live at either Station 9 or Alexon Place.

One of my friends at Sanford school of Public Policy lives in a townhome 1 mile from Sanford, and unbelievably the rent is only $700, however need to check in what condition that townhome is. Sanford is next to Fuqua, so if anybody with family wants to live real close and pay less, this may be a good option.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 06:29
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Where are you guys planning to live during your 2 yrs at Fuqua ?

I keep hearing that majority of Fuqua students live at either Station 9 or Alexon Place.

One of my friends at Sanford school of Public Policy lives in a townhome 1 mile from Sanford, and unbelievably the rent is only $700, however need to check in what condition that townhome is. Sanford is next to Fuqua, so if anybody with family wants to live real close and pay less, this may be a good option.


Skitalets mentioned the cheap rent for homes here.

I looked at Station 9 and the rent is pretty dam high for Durham! If you check out apartmentratings.com they list a range of $975 - $1285 for a 1 bath/1 bedroom apartment! I'm renting a 2 bed/1.5 bath in CT for $1200/month.

I'm looking for something in between the really cheap, old apartments that rent for $600 and Station 9. The only thing with renting a house is the cost of utilities, especially A/C in the summer.

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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 08:16
I'm pretty sure I'll be joining y'all in Durham next year.

My two cents - don't bother with Station 9. The rents are high for the area, mostly because they cater to out-of-town students from metropolitan areas who are used to much higher prices and think they're getting a deal. $700 will get you a nice place in Durham, though if you want to live alone or in much nicer circumstances than most grad students, that'll change.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 09:19
I totally agree about Station 9. My wife and I lived there for her first two years of law school, and while it's nice, you're paying more than you get in value. And while it was very nice when it first opened, they are not keeping up on the maintenance.

If anyone might be interested in sharing a townhouse somewhere in biking distance of Fuqua, let me know -- I might be interested. My wife's going to be in DC, so I'm looking to get a studio or share a house with someone. Hoping to figure something out during BDW or soon after.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 09:29
I'm definitely leaning toward Fuqua. I want to go into biotech/medical devices operations so obviously Fuqua would be great for that. My only problem is that I may get a full-tuition scholly from Darden or Ross (applied through the Consortium and won't find out til early March). Decisions decisions.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 09:41
Rates for Station 9 are outrageously high, can't believe that this place is in Durham :). I can't shell out more than 800 for a 1B/B.
Skitalets, I shall be living with my wife, so count me out, my bad :)

I see there is an increased number of people interested in the HSM program.. Obama's interest in the health sector anything to do with this ?

Hey saltdawg218, in case you get a full scholly from either Darden/Ross, I'd suggest asking Duke for more.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 10:47
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I see there is an increased number of people interested in the HSM program.. Obama's interest in the health sector anything to do with this ?


Off topic, but...

I doubt it. If anything, Obama's plans would probably make a lot of people reconsider health care. Further regulation will only tighten the market even more.

Just look the difference in salary for doctors in Canada and the US!

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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 12:08
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If anything, Obama's plans would probably make a lot of people reconsider health care. Further regulation will only tighten the market even more.

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Well at least one area is going to get lot of money and that is health information technology, Obama is pretty bent on this.

NC state has just committed $265m to get a Medicaid payment system; and I guess several other states are going to follow suit.

However, not sure whether MBAs will get benefitted from it or not.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 13:30
abhyudaya wrote:
Well at least one area is going to get lot of money and that is health information technology, Obama is pretty bent on this.


Good point! That is sure to be a growth area under the Obama administration.

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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2009, 16:21
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Rates for Station 9 are outrageously high, can't believe that this place is in Durham :). I can't shell out more than 800 for a 1B/B.
Skitalets, I shall be living with my wife, so count me out, my bad :)


What does your wife have that I don't?? :-)
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What does your wife have that I don't?? :-)


Well some things are better left unsaid :); for one, she may be paying the bills during that period, you won't.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 15:40
I just got a call from a first year student who invited me to BDW and asked if I had any questions. I was able to get a "tentative" schedule for the weekend (at least how it was last year):

Friday - afternoon registration, social activity in the evening
Sat - all day on campus, career forums, class visits (?) then a dinner and more socializing
Sun - organized tours of near-campus and no-so-near-campus housing, wrap up by noon

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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 19:45
Good to hear, refurb. Hopefully our formal invites will go out soon.

Incidentally, I paid my deposit today. Very excited to be joining Team Fuqua.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 20:06
I got a call about BDW too. The first year pretty much told me the same agenda but there's actually an additional event on Thursday night for prospective minority students hosted by the Black/Latino club. If that applies to any folks here, you may want to make travel arrangements for a day earlier.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2009, 06:57
I too got a call from a current student, willing to answer any question.
Wicked me told him that I would compile everything and send an email. Waiting for the BDW now.
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 10:07
Count me in... Mostly I will be joining all of you guys at Duke in Aug..

I went to Women weekend in Dec so mostly i will not be attending BDW..also i didn't get any call from the students though..is it only for men???
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Re: Admitted to Duke Fuqua Class of 2011 [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 11:09
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Count me in... Mostly I will be joining all of you guys at Duke in Aug..

I went to Women weekend in Dec so mostly i will not be attending BDW..also i didn't get any call from the students though..is it only for men???


Yup! Sorry. You girls have gotten enough attention so far. :wink:

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