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Duke vs UNC and $18k difference? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Apr 2008, 19:52 I got scholarships from both schools. UNC gives me around$18k more than Duke. My career goal is to go to consulting. What d'u think?
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01 Apr 2008, 21:02
like AAu said, check the consulting placements. My guess is that Duke will give you better chances. $18k ain't that big a difference for the benefit that you'll get at Duke. _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 Director Joined: 26 Oct 2007 Posts: 608 Location: The High Seas Schools: Tuck, Yale (ding), NYU, Columbia, Duke (int) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 13 Re: Duke vs UNC and$18k difference? [#permalink]

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01 Apr 2008, 21:59
My disclaimer is that I don't know a whole lot about UNC. What I can say though, is make sure you know what you are getting into by attending a large public institution. Know what you are getting into in terms of the kind of attention you will recieve from professors, career services, employers, ALUMNI, etc. I went to UCLA for undergrad...a good school yes, but massive. When it came time for job hunting, I wish I had been attending USC. There is a certain disconnect that I noticed with students who attend a public school...a lot less loyalty to their school..and subsequently the alumni. This is not quite the case with private schools...especially when you are talking about a school like Duke. just my off the cuff two cents...good luck!
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02 Apr 2008, 03:40
I have in state tuition at UNC which makes the degree about 40k or so cheaper than Duke. That being said, I am def. going to Duke. I have visited both schools quite a bit and have been more impressed with Duke. The 40k over the life a career is meaningless. I guess my point is to go where you like best. If you want consulting however, I think Duke will open more doors.
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02 Apr 2008, 08:09
Another comparison:

Cost of living (Durham wins)
Interior Decor (UNC wins, no question - I love their building)
Case Method (UNC is 100% case, I believe. Duke is not)
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02 Apr 2008, 10:33
pelihu wrote:
For example, I think Anderson and Haas have always had abnormally high average GPAs because of UC-wide standards for grading. Another thing to look at is endowment - some of the public schools have much smaller endowments, which can affect the scholarships they dole out, the facilities they can build and the professors they can attract (Darden and Ross have outsized endowments though).

Care to elaborate on the UC standards for grading? Do you mean UC systems require higher grades to get into b-school, or do you mean something else? Just curious, that's all.

Yeah, Ross and Darden have tons of moolah! I think Haas and Anderson are trying to catch up now with the increases in tuition and freedom to do whatever they want with their money.
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02 Apr 2008, 17:51
Thanks ..I think the difference in opportunities given by both school is not much and $18k is also not much ..so I should follow my heart .. SVP Joined: 24 Aug 2006 Posts: 2132 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 0 Re: Duke vs UNC and$18k difference? [#permalink]

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03 Apr 2008, 07:27
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Thanks ..I think the difference in opportunities given by both school is not much and $18k is also not much ..so I should follow my heart .. You can never go wrong with that reasoning. Let us know which you choose. Manager Joined: 06 Jan 2008 Posts: 86 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 Re: Duke vs UNC and$18k difference? [#permalink]

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03 Apr 2008, 07:49
I believe that that offers should be judged on the merits of the program itself, as opposed to financial aid. As you seem to allude to, in the long-run the value of the 18k will pale in comparison to having attended the program with the better "fit". My personal feeling is that Duke offers you the better opportunities, but if your heart says UNC (independently of the 18k savings), you can't go wrong with that.
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