To me it is important to see where people are going (career wise) after graduation.
The business week ranking is a great indicator of how many people end up where.
Looking at the stats I consider Emory to be quiet a hidden talent.
Sure, Kellogg offers a good start for consulting. Cornell, due to their Ivy heritage, gets you in some big companies. But if you look at the small amount of intake at Emory (compared to Kellogg) there is a good percentage ending up in big companies (also outside of Atlanta).
GMAT / Apllication strategy is to pick 4-5 schools.
If your profile suits, go for Cornell and Kellogg to have a dream and add Notre Dame and Emory to be realistic. Sure thing might be someplace where you'd enjoy the environment (University of Florida?) - and you have a good list going.
That is a basic summary of my plan as well for the summer.
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