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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 23:27
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Thanks for the offer Aau, thankfully I got my acceptance to Kellogg today. Extremely early in the process, so now I can relax for a LONG time...so I wont have to stress about putting together the best application possible for anymore schools.


Hi Riverripper,

I see that you got into Kellogg, congrats. You were also thinking about Duke yah? I am going to apply to one of them in R2. I think due to certain contraints I can only apply to one more school. Can you offer some insights as to Kellogg vs Duke?

My profile is rather mediocre, so I was thinking Duke might be easier to get in. However, Kellogg is the higher ranked school and might offer better job opportunities? I know Kellogg kicks ass in consulting, what about other fields? How much worse is Duke in comparison?

Anyone with info please chime in, but please no flame wars! thanks!
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 03:44
Duke is a great school, honestly my Round 1 was full of three ultra elites (MIT, GSB, and Kellogg). My R2 was going to be my slightly more safe round with elites and a near elite, Ross and Duke, and then CMU Tepper.

I think R1 is where you put your high hopes and R2 is where you go slightly easier. R1 is an easier round, most schools wont admit to that but it seems like every stat you can find on it backs that up. If you applied to several top 5 schools in R1 unless you have gotten interview invites already I would go for Duke. Spread the risk out a little...that is unless you are willing to wait a year if you dont get in and will reapply.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 07:34
riverripper wrote:
Duke is a great school, honestly my Round 1 was full of three ultra elites (MIT, GSB, and Kellogg). My R2 was going to be my slightly more safe round with elites and a near elite, Ross and Duke, and then CMU Tepper.

I think R1 is where you put your high hopes and R2 is where you go slightly easier. R1 is an easier round, most schools wont admit to that but it seems like every stat you can find on it backs that up. If you applied to several top 5 schools in R1 unless you have gotten interview invites already I would go for Duke. Spread the risk out a little...that is unless you are willing to wait a year if you dont get in and will reapply.


Thanks man. I only got 1 interview in R1 with Chicago GSB, but I don't know how good that is since most ppl got GSB interviews. In R2 i'm going for UCLA and Wharton (long long shot) for sure, plus 1 more. I was thinking Duke, but then I looked at the employment reports and it is significantly weaker than Kellogg, although still pretty good. So my original plan was to go Kellogg since the deadline is Jan 11th or so, so it'll be after the other schools so I would have more time to write a better app. Duke would be easier to get in but deadline is same as others (Jan2/3) so it'll be slightly rushed.

I am quite torn. Anyway, I gotta think about this more. Thanks though.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 12:30
Anyone else watch the B-ball game last night...team looks great.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 14:25
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Anyone else watch the B-ball game last night...team looks great.


I went to a game when I was out there for my visit. Those fans are pretty die-hard. Duke was up by 50 and they were still taunting the other team.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 14:35
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Anyone else watch the B-ball game last night...team looks great.


I went to a game when I was out there for my visit. Those fans are pretty die-hard. Duke was up by 50 and they were still taunting the other team.


I've been a Duke b-ball fan since I was a kid and this team has a lot of potential...much more athletic than last year. Only weakness is defensive rebounding. They will be top-3 preseason next year if everyone stays and it will make for a fun time at school (if i get in that is).
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 22:08
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Anyone else watch the B-ball game last night...team looks great.


I am from Wisconsin...I wore my Duke shirt, but stayed true by wearing red draws and shoes. I quietly cringed while taunting...it hurt. It really did.

But on a lighter note, I got to watch the guy who has the same injury as me - number 3. We have the same ortho. I am practically famous by way of Duke Med.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2007, 05:40
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lanter1 wrote:
Anyone else watch the B-ball game last night...team looks great.


I am from Wisconsin...I wore my Duke shirt, but stayed true by wearing red draws and shoes. I quietly cringed while taunting...it hurt. It really did.

But on a lighter note, I got to watch the guy who has the same injury as me - number 3. We have the same ortho. I am practically famous by way of Duke Med.


i predict that u will be converted to a Dukie by the end of the season.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2007, 05:54
I am not a Duke b'ball fan, actually more a Tar Heels fan (thanks MJ). In fact the two schools I applied to in R1, it would be difficult for me to root for their 'core' athletic programs. I cannot root for Michigan football as I am a Nittany Lion (and dont know if I can root for a team that lost to App State), and B'Devil B'ball. Oh well...if only I get admitted to either team, I shall root for 90% of the games atleast...I swear :)
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2007, 14:36
Which planet does Duke live in.....
I got this mail from Duke today

Dear Aviroop,


The Duke MBA is hosting information sessions for prospective students in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Peninsula, and downtown San Francisco the week of October 21. If you will be in the area on one of these dates, please join us for an educational forum in which prospective students can interact with admissions representatives, students, and alumni to learn about our full-time MBA program.


A representative of the Health Sector Management (HSM) program will also be in attendance at each of these sessions. Prospective students with or without health care experience are welcome to attend to learn more about the Duke MBA health care program.


If you have not done so already, please click on one of the locations listed above to register.


If you are unable to attend the information sessions or would like to learn more about The Duke MBA prior to meeting us in person, we encourage you to explore our online resources, join our mailing list to receive our viewbook and e-mail updates, and learn about the other events in your area this fall. Please visit The Duke MBA Web site for a glimpse into The Duke MBA.


Best regards,


The Duke MBA Office of Admissions



man its November 29.. not October 21...

This is freaking hilarious... they should give me a free admit just for sending such a belated email
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2007, 12:53
Question for R1ers from my late R2 Duke self. What font size did you guys use for the essays ?
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Used 11pt and 1.5 line spacing...
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2007, 14:36
Thx guys ...
btw, i just read something on businessweek, in the "graduate comments" section for Duke that bothered me some.
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... fuqua.html

It reads:
"......Duke MBA program had a real "provincial" feel to it. Duke is an American school with an American program.Though I enjoyed my time at Duke, I would not suggest the school to foriegn students, especially if they have a good choice of business schools at home. ..."

These comments, although might just be one student's perspective, being on b-week's section are really confusing ...

Aau, any comments ?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2007, 17:11
Dunno what to make of it. Blair Sheppard, our new dean, is very into the international thing. Before becoming dean, he ran our international executive training program, which is very well regarded around the world. Blair very much sees our position as an int'l one, and is putting a lot of effort into supporting that.

As for right now, we have a 40% international population. Lots of people from South and Latin America, India, China, Korea, and Japan. Maybe 10 Africans, plus a few from Turkey and the Middle East. Europeans as well.

We have international companies come to recruit, and American companies recruit for their international offices.

We have a number of courses with an international focus, and everyone is required to take global institutions and environments during the summer term. While the acctg class is based on FASB, there is still some reference to IAS.

Our GATE trips (global academic travel experience) are wildly popular.

I guess I'm not totally sure what the poster meant, and what part of an international experience he deemed lacking. I can't tell you how international duke's program is when compared its peers. But I can tell you that I very much feel like I'm part of a global program.

Does that help?

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2007, 20:19
Thanks Aau. Yes, it helps; it'd be hard to digest comments as those of the poster for any great school ..
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Oops, didn't mean to say 40% Asian above. Meant to say 40% international.

Will change above to limit confusion.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 07:59
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Thx guys ...
btw, i just read something on businessweek, in the "graduate comments" section for Duke that bothered me some.
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... fuqua.html

It reads:
"......Duke MBA program had a real "provincial" feel to it. Duke is an American school with an American program.Though I enjoyed my time at Duke, I would not suggest the school to foriegn students, especially if they have a good choice of business schools at home. ..."

These comments, although might just be one student's perspective, being on b-week's section are really confusing ...

Aau, any comments ?


hey never noticed the graduate comments section...VERY interesting...i wonder though, are they actual verified grads, or can anyone make a comment? I want to know if these comments are legit, or if they can be trolls like people from Businessweek.
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gmat_march wrote:
Thx guys ...
btw, i just read something on businessweek, in the "graduate comments" section for Duke that bothered me some.
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... fuqua.html

It reads:
"......Duke MBA program had a real "provincial" feel to it. Duke is an American school with an American program.Though I enjoyed my time at Duke, I would not suggest the school to foriegn students, especially if they have a good choice of business schools at home. ..."

These comments, although might just be one student's perspective, being on b-week's section are really confusing ...

Aau, any comments ?


hey never noticed the graduate comments section...VERY interesting...i wonder though, are they actual verified grads, or can anyone make a comment? I want to know if these comments are legit, or if they can be trolls like people from Businessweek.


I believe those are taken from surveys they send to students. Remember the comment could come from the one kid that felt that though.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 14:40
Aau,

do you have any updates on Duke's decision date ( like the decision was moved up to December)? :P
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