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Darden vs. Tuck [#permalink] New post 14 May 2013, 07:15
Hi everybody,

I am making the choice between Darden and Tuck. The factors are:
- My goal is to work at MBB in the Northeast or West Cost (read: NYC or San Francisco)
- No financial advantage to either school
- I have a consulting background
- I felt a better "fit" at Darden and like Charlottesville better; e.g. I felt more comfortable with the students and area
- I also have a few small personal biases toward Charlottesville
- I have a professional bias toward Tuck's program given my connection to several Tuck mentors

Unfortunately, this is a partially personal decision, so I'm sure reviews will be partially mixed. What I would like to poll the crowd on is are the career benefits of going to Tuck worth the potential personal compromises (to quantify this, I would say I prefer Charlottesville 70% to Hanover 30%)?

Any help would be great!
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Re: Darden vs. Tuck [#permalink] New post 14 May 2013, 07:59
Caliente22 wrote:
Hi everybody,

I am making the choice between Darden and Tuck. The factors are:
- My goal is to work at MBB in the Northeast or West Cost (read: NYC or San Francisco)
- No financial advantage to either school
- I have a consulting background
- I felt a better "fit" at Darden and like Charlottesville better; e.g. I felt more comfortable with the students and area
- I also have a few small personal biases toward Charlottesville
- I have a professional bias toward Tuck's program given my connection to several Tuck mentors

Unfortunately, this is a partially personal decision, so I'm sure reviews will be partially mixed. What I would like to poll the crowd on is are the career benefits of going to Tuck worth the potential personal compromises (to quantify this, I would say I prefer Charlottesville 70% to Hanover 30%)?

Any help would be great!


If Darden is a better fit, you should go with them. Tuck is slightly more prestigious, but I doubt that there are any differences in recruiting/academics.
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Re: Darden vs. Tuck [#permalink] New post 14 May 2013, 08:00
Caliente22 wrote:
Hi everybody,

I am making the choice between Darden and Tuck. The factors are:
- My goal is to work at MBB in the Northeast or West Cost (read: NYC or San Francisco)
- No financial advantage to either school
- I have a consulting background
- I felt a better "fit" at Darden and like Charlottesville better; e.g. I felt more comfortable with the students and area
- I also have a few small personal biases toward Charlottesville
- I have a professional bias toward Tuck's program given my connection to several Tuck mentors

Unfortunately, this is a partially personal decision, so I'm sure reviews will be partially mixed. What I would like to poll the crowd on is are the career benefits of going to Tuck worth the potential personal compromises (to quantify this, I would say I prefer Charlottesville 70% to Hanover 30%)?

Any help would be great!


First off, congrats on the admits! As I am sure you’re aware, these are both great programs, so you really can’t go wrong.

I voted Tuck, almost entirely for regional purposes (because they are really both fantastic—and similar—programs otherwise). I am also looking to go into consulting after business school, and one of the main reasons I turned down Darden despite my love of Charlottesville and the students I met was the fact that the consulting firms were mainly recruiting for their mid-Atlantic and southern offices.

If you had wanted to do anything else, I would vote Darden due to your preferences. Darden actually places quite well for a variety of careers in both NYC (CPG, marketing, banking) and San Fran (tech). In general, Darden is not a particularly “regional” school, but consulting just tends to be a more regional career path. Tuck will position you better to work in the northeast.

That said, I did meet a few Darden-ites who were able to get into the northeast offices of consulting firms—it just requires a lot more networking on your part.

Let us know what you decide!
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Re: Darden vs. Tuck [#permalink] New post 14 May 2013, 08:10
I voted Darden. Generally the two are considered peer schools. Well maybe Tuck shades it but not enough to make a serious difference. Your reasons for going to Darden are a lot stronger than the ones for Tuck. Tuck seems to be one of those places that you either love or you don't. I think you're better off having a fantastic 2 years in the place you feel you have the best fit.
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Re: Darden vs. Tuck [#permalink] New post 14 May 2013, 15:56
Caliente22 wrote:
Hi everybody,

I am making the choice between Darden and Tuck. The factors are:
- My goal is to work at MBB in the Northeast or West Cost (read: NYC or San Francisco)
- No financial advantage to either school
- I have a consulting background
- I felt a better "fit" at Darden and like Charlottesville better; e.g. I felt more comfortable with the students and area
- I also have a few small personal biases toward Charlottesville
- I have a professional bias toward Tuck's program given my connection to several Tuck mentors

Unfortunately, this is a partially personal decision, so I'm sure reviews will be partially mixed. What I would like to poll the crowd on is are the career benefits of going to Tuck worth the potential personal compromises (to quantify this, I would say I prefer Charlottesville 70% to Hanover 30%)?

Any help would be great!



Whatever you decide, make sure to cancel your deposit at the school you decided against to help out the waitlisters. :-D
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