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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2010, 14:42
Rady is NOT the 3rd best UC right now at all.

However, they are poised to be within 5-10 years.

-The campus is gorgeous (1st building completed and 2nd building coming).

-The faculty is top notch b/c they are recruiting some amazing talent with the San Diego beaches/weather

-The Lab-to-Market course series is groundbreaking and is leading to numerous startup companies being created right out of the MBA program

Couple these facts (among others) with the backing of UCSD (which is clearly the 3rd best undergraduate UC behind Cal and UCLA) makes Rady an easy fit for a top 30 ranking in a few years.





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Hey Cyrez8

Why do you think UCSD is better than UCI and 3rd amongst the UC's? I never even considered the school as they haven't been ranked yet. I would love to hear your reasoning!

Thanks!

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I was given the option for my USC interview.

Also, in regards to UCSD it depends upon where you did your undergrad (I did mine at UCSD) and what you want out of your MBA.

I think UCSD is going to soar in the rankings in 5 years. They are definitely going to be better than UCI and 3rd I believe amongst the UC's behind Cal and UCLA.

The way UCSD has been set up is amazing and the campus/buildings are gorgeous and the faculty is top notch. The entire program has about 150 full-time MBA students so it is very close knit as well.

Tell me a little more about your background, aspirations and I'll give you more information on UCSD.




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Those that were invited to interview this week...were you given only the option of Saturday MArch 20th or during the week next week?

Also, Cyrez8...what are your thoughts on UCSD? I am in a very similar situation as you....

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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2010, 15:55
Just received an interview invite to San Fran in 2nd week of March. It was a long wait and best of luck to all of you. And yes, I may also have the USC vs UT-Austin Dilemma if I am lucky. Unless I am really lucky and get Duke in my mix. haha
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2010, 10:33
If you guys have specific questions Austin or UT you can post here or PM me. I went to UT undergrad. Austin is an amazing city but its not for everyone. If you're deciding between the two schools it would come down to what you're looking to do afterwords, where you want to work, and what type person you are (would weigh heavily into whether you like LA or Austin better). If you're not so much into the glitz of LA, Austin is much better for someone who is more chill, outdoorsy, and has eclectic tastes.

Fwiw, I did not apply to UT Austin but did apply (and get admitted) to USC. That had to do with two things though. First, post MBA interests. Secondly, and more importantly, my wife is a 4th year med student applying to residency and there are no anesthesia residency programs in Austin. If it weren't for the wife thing I would have applied to UT and been happy to go there since I'm a Texan born and raised and would be happy to stay in Texas the rest of my life.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2010, 13:40
To the non locals out there, did they give you a choice on where to interview? Do you think its advantageous to go to campus to interview? or interview with the director of admissions in your city, but not go to campus.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2010, 16:49
Any non-local interviews go out tonight?
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2010, 17:24
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To the non locals out there, did they give you a choice on where to interview? Do you think its advantageous to go to campus to interview? or interview with the director of admissions in your city, but not go to campus.



I wasn't given a choice(other than 3 dates to pick from), So I will do one in S.F which I am perfectly fine with.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2010, 16:29
Invite at 6:45 EST
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2010, 17:15
Told you not to worry! :)



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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2010, 17:28
Nothing here still.... SF-based.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2010, 08:34
Hey everyone,

I submitted my application on January 15th. It seems like most invites have already gone out. Is this the point where I hang up my USC hopes?
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2010, 08:42
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Hey everyone,

I submitted my application on January 15th. It seems like most invites have already gone out. Is this the point where I hang up my USC hopes?


I wouldn't say that, at all. It looks like they are just beginning the 2nd round, non-local invites. I doubt they even looked at international applicants yet!

So, unless you're an LA native, I wouldn't worry.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2010, 08:50
Thank you, hypermeganet, from the bottom of my overtaxed, acid-refluxing heart.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2010, 00:37
just curious if anyone has applied to both usc and ucla and has usc as their #1 choice between the two? It would seem that ucla is a better choice (higher ranked and much cheaper) but i have heard that for LA/socal, usc has better alum.... thoughts?

i've had interviews at both and didn't really feel that one was better than the other. both ppl i met with were bright and the campuses were both beautiful. although i guess all things being equal i'd choose ucla just b/c of the $$.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2010, 00:53
If you want to stay in LA, it is a much easier decision as USC >>> UCLA in LA.

If you want to start your career elsewhere (other parts of CA, other states, countries) then UCLA >>> USC.





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just curious if anyone has applied to both usc and ucla and has usc as their #1 choice between the two? It would seem that ucla is a better choice (higher ranked and much cheaper) but i have heard that for LA/socal, usc has better alum.... thoughts?

i've had interviews at both and didn't really feel that one was better than the other. both ppl i met with were bright and the campuses were both beautiful. although i guess all things being equal i'd choose ucla just b/c of the $$.

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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 14:41
R2 still waiting for interview invite or ding...
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 15:06
dito... what is a ding?
Oh, living in Orange County.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 15:07
Ding = denied/rejection



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Oh, living in Orange County.

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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 15:26
As a former Bruin it pains me to concede the fact that USC is far better in SoCal because of the alumni network. If Entrepreneurship/Entertainment is your thing, then USC blows UCLA out of the water. However, if you want to work in finance or MC outside of Los Angeles, I would argue that UCLA has a noticeable edge, definitely in NYC, and even in SF.

The cultures are a little different as well with UCLA admissions more focused on creating team players, while USC is focused on creating leaders. It's similar to the difference between schools such as Kellogg/Tuck (emphasis on team players) and Harvard/LBS (emphasis on leaders).

I understand where you are coming from on the money front. Historically, USC is known to be pretty generous with regards to financial aid.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 15:38
This waiting sucks. I can almost feel myself getting dinged. I wish they'd tell you why you didn't get in.
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Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 15:45
I also haven't heard anything from SC...and am ready to admit defeat.

I had a 690 GMAT / 3.9 GPA (from USC as an undergrad) and have helped organize and/or participated in a number of USC clubs and events since graduating from there 5 years ago. I still live in So Cal...I just can't believe I didn't get in with those qualifications...stunned.
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