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how is oklahoma(price)? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 20:17
I've been looking at potential schools in TX, GT, MO, etc etc, but never really thought of oklahoma.

anybody have any experience or know anything about Price? Is the name known nationally? job prospects?
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Re: how is oklahoma(price)? [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2009, 23:51
I currently live in Oklahoma City and have been very interested in attending Price myself. I've talked to a lot of the admissions people and have found that they are actually very impressive. They have a great reputation around the state that extends through the midwest. For the fulltime folks, you can apply and get accepted to the internships in New York. It's paid for by Michael Price and you go there in January to interview with whomever you can get an interview. I think somewhere around 8 or so (maybe more) get to go each year. This doesn't sound like much, but when you consider Price intends on keeping their enrollment small (by enrollment I mean 50 - 55 admitted each year), you're getting close to 20% of the entire class is accepted to go.

I also asked about the rankings. The answer to this question is when I learned the school intends on keeping small, and I mean VERY SMALL class sizes, which is held against them by almost all ranking systems.

Also, if you've seen the stats as for starting salary, keep in mind that the vast majority of those grads get jobs in the midwest where the salarys are lower due to cost of living. The last figure I saw was about $75,000 average starting salary. If you compare the cost of living in Oklahoma (where many, but not all grads live) with what a person would have to make in Chicago, Boston, NY, LA, etc to live at the same level, it will equate to a starting salary over $100k in almost all of the major cities. Comparing OKC to Boston, in order to have the same standard of living in Boston as you get with $75k in OKC, you would need to earn $109k. OKC to Chicago is $95k. These figures have come down in the last 6 months since I started looking at them in July when I took the GMAT. I guess that shows me what the economy has turned into. Depending on what you want, Oklahoma can be a great place to live, and if you say University of Oklahoma, anyone should have at least heard of it unless they've never watched collegiate football or basketball (men's or womens). Even though the sports has nothing to do with it, it is still nice to have people at least know of the overall school. When people say "Yeah, losing the last 3 times for the BCS National Championship must suck right?" you can then respond, "Yeah, it does suck, but not quite as badly as never getting to the game to begin with. Where did you go to school again?" (only if the other person brings up football of course. If they don't bring it up, don't become one of "those" OU fans.

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I've been looking at potential schools in TX, GT, MO, etc etc, but never really thought of oklahoma.

anybody have any experience or know anything about Price? Is the name known nationally? job prospects?

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Re: how is oklahoma(price)?   [#permalink] 28 Feb 2009, 23:51
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