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Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 08:08
Would you choose Darden or NYU?

Areas of focus: Marketing or Consulting

Darden is currently ranked higher than NYU in Business Week and Forbes. Forbes ranking is mostly based on ROI so a 17 ranking for NYU is a bit disconcerting. NYU has the New York advantage but Darden isn't too shabby being close to DC.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 08:28
Overall I do not think you can go wrong, I'd say either one is great for both but I'd give the edge to NYU for Marketing and Darden fro Consulting.

NYU's core consulting companies seem to be Booz and Deloitte, which are awesome but I know Bain, McKinsey recruit at Darden. Alot of my friends from the veterans network end up at the Bain, Atlanta office.

I guess it all depends where you want to live and work and how you like to learn best - case method v. experiential learning/lecture


But either way, those are both phenomenal schools
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Re: Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 08:47
Baje wrote:
Would you choose Darden or NYU?

Areas of focus: Marketing or Consulting

Darden is currently ranked higher than NYU in Business Week and Forbes. Forbes ranking is mostly based on ROI so a 17 ranking for NYU is a bit disconcerting. NYU has the New York advantage but Darden isn't too shabby being close to DC.

Any thoughts?


It really depends also on what kind of place you'd like to live in. Charlottesville is awesome in many ways, but it's very different from New York, and I wouldn't classify it as close to DC (2 hours away, best case). If you like mountains and college towns with great restaurants and low cost of living you can hardly beat C-Ville. But it's not for everyone.
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Re: Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 10:25
Thank you both for your input. I'm leaning towards Darden because of the lower cost of living and Charlottesville is quite picturesque so the two years would be a pleasant experience.
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Re: Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 10:29
Baje wrote:
Thank you both for your input. I'm leaning towards Darden because of the lower cost of living and Charlottesville is quite picturesque so the two years would be a pleasant experience.


Then here's a tip on a place to live: http://www.ivygarden.com/home.htm

It's close to the b-school and lots of the MBA and law students live there. I lived there part-time for two years, and have good memories.
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Re: Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 11:52
one thing to consider for consulting recruiting is the relative competitiveness of the local office you're applying to. The NYC branches of most of the top consulting firms (M/B/B as well as others) are likely to have more applicants than their DC counterparts, largely due to the location. This makes the recruiting process a bit more tricky, since you will apply directly to a main office
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Re: Darden vs NYU [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2011, 06:35
wp06 wrote:
Overall I do not think you can go wrong, I'd say either one is great for both but I'd give the edge to NYU for Marketing and Darden fro Consulting.

NYU's core consulting companies seem to be Booz and Deloitte, which are awesome but I know Bain, McKinsey recruit at Darden. Alot of my friends from the veterans network end up at the Bain, Atlanta office.

I guess it all depends where you want to live and work and how you like to learn best - case method v. experiential learning/lecture


But either way, those are both phenomenal schools


Bain, McKinsey and BCG all recruit at NYU. That said, I don't think you are facing a decision that will go wrong in any way.
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