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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 11:28
I'd go with the $$$ as well. You already prefer Fuqua's location, and I think the schools are close enough in reputation that it'd be worth it to give up a few ranking spots for $55k. Both schools are courted by top MC firms, and if you were unlikely to be hired at Fuqua, I don't think going to Ross would change that (not saying that you aren't a good candidate).

The only thing that would change my mind, as someone else mentioned, is if you are thinking about working in the Midwest in the long-term. In that case, I feel the advantage of the Ross brand would increase significantly.

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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 12:43
Not planning on going back home and I'd much rather live in the South. In fact, I live in the south already. Moving to Duke would be a really easy transition. But again, I'd be willing to move to Michigan if I can see the benefit.
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 13:34
I'd agree with the general sentiment of this thread - the money makes a lot of sense in your situation. Unless your applying to one of the dual-degree programs at Ross (ERB, etc.), I think the two schools are about as close as they come. I really enjoyed my visit to Fuqua last year but simply enjoyed my time at Ross more. You can't go wrong either way. If it hasn't been mentioned, I'd at least contact the Ross admin to see if they can do anything about offering you some cash to offset the difference.
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 13:59
The two schools are very similar in quality (In My Opinion). In this case, the scholarship is a huge differentiator. I've applied to both and looked into each, and they seem very comparable. I've visited Duke and am a little biased but I don't think Michigan is worth an extra $50K.

You can negotiate with Michigan and attempt to get some money out of them ... but Durham has better weather!

Really though ... I don't see $50K difference.
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2012, 13:32
gtb2009 - so what did you finally end up doing?
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2012, 20:41
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Fuqua. Graduating in may and going to deloitte.

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Hey, Congratulations! Good to know that you got what you wanted and also saved the money. Great story! Is going to be very helpful to me. Overall, how was your experience at Fuqua?
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2012, 07:15
gtb2009,
Duke was on my pre-selection list until I ran into several of its alumni who told me they wished they'd better attend another school. In comparsion, Ross guys were really energized about their school.
But... 55k may be a solid argument if you cannot secure a cheap loan.
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2012, 09:41
I am also in the tough position of deciding between Ross and Fuqua myself. The schools seem very similar and having visited both I can't say one feels more right than another. I am interested in entrepreneurship. Does anyone have a solid point of view over which school has stronger e-ship programs?
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Re: Again- Ross vs. Fuqua [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 02:24
I will take Fuqua due to the nice scholarship package that they have in place.
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