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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 12:25
Stern - best fun/learning combo
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 12:28
bsd_lover wrote:
What about London Business School and INSEAD ?


riverripper wrote:
I used the 10 schools following the top 3 in the US News ranking. The order is from US-news and does not reflect my personal opinion as to ranking in anyway. I left out schools below those not because they are bad schools but because I couldnt add more



Sorry they limit polls to 10 options and not nearly as many people are applying to the European schools. Sacrifices had to be made. Cornell got cut though I think it has many more applicants than Darden on here. This was the easiest way to set the poll up without making the list of schools a personal decision on my part. I tried to have 20 option with IIM, LBS, HEC, Insead, and IMD, along with Yale, Cornell, and some other US programs but couldnt work it in.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 12:30
Chose MIT because 1) good resources/connections for biotech industry, 2) overall reputation of the university, and 3) location (I live just a few blocks away).
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 12:55
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 14:26
MBA/MPH at Haas.

two degrees for the price of one.
two internships.
integrated healthcare management program.
yay for in-state tuition!
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 14:54
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riverripper wrote:
I voted Kellogg because I got in there so now I wont be disappointed if I get dinged at GSB and MIT. If I get in that creates a whole new dilema and probably wouldn't be resolved without going to admitted student weekends.


Heyyy .. then you didn't really answer your question, did you? :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 15:07
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riverripper wrote:
I voted Kellogg because I got in there so now I wont be disappointed if I get dinged at GSB and MIT. If I get in that creates a whole new dilema and probably wouldn't be resolved without going to admitted student weekends.


Heyyy .. then you didn't really answer your question, did you? :wink:


Mainly because I am still completely undecided there are several variables to weigh. Too many pros and cons for each school. I think it would come down to admitted student weekends and job opportunities for the Mrs. (which she is researching now). All 3 schools I applied to are M7 and at one time or another I thought each was perfect and the problem is they all might end up that way.

Where have you been mNeo, we have missed your penguin.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 15:34
One school not on this list - UCLA.

I would actually love to go to that school. Reasons are

1. Great student atmosphere. People are quite laid back and friendly. That explains the reason why admissions office is so poor in functioning.

2. Awesome location, plenty of stuff to do, and 5 miles from the beach so lost of surfing for me. plus the weather, free motorcycle parking and some great roads behind the school for riding..

Now on a more practical side, I would choose GSB. The school is awesome, Rhyme is the cool cat, and mid western women are fine and dandy..
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 15:49
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Where have you been mNeo, we have missed your penguin.


I am just having a tough time handling work and applications. Hopefully Dec will be much better for my applications. And hopefully a lot of us will be able to join you in celebrating admit successes in the next few months.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 16:13
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riverripper wrote:
Where have you been mNeo, we have missed your penguin.


I am just having a tough time handling work and applications. Hopefully Dec will be much better for my applications. And hopefully a lot of us will be able to join you in celebrating admit successes in the next few months.


where else are you applying? Still the trifecta of HWS...or going for some other schools?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 16:34
H for sure (Yes .. even now!). I don't think I am applying to Stan anymore. Applying to just one super-reach school is enough in R2. Will add one more (slightly less difficult) school when I'm done with H. Don't know which. I am a little confused after R1. Hopefully Columbia will give me a good news on 9th Jan and save me from all the confusion. And if I get a "No" from Columbia, then I'll just try Berkeley part-time. If I get a "No" from there too, then I'll just forget about MBA and look for other means to get to my goals.

You are very fortunate that you got an admit from such a good school so early in the game. Great job!
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 17:12
Tuck for me...
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 21:48
yeah, unfortunately UCLA just falls outside of the top 13 on US News.

mNeo, no Stanford??? so you, me and grad_mba won't be classmates??? :(

As for me, outside of Stanford, Haas reigns supreme, even if you include HBS or Wharton. I picked Haas over all the other schools (outside of Stanford) because of the following:

1. Great Entrepreneurship and International Business program, especially in tech sector and Asia.

2. Friendly students, collaborative culture, no attitudes, liberal mindset.

3. Small class, intimate, great teachers

4. Great location (for me)

5. Familiar and allows me to connect with my old student society (whom I mentor/advise)

6. Fast climbing in the ranks, hopefully will be a perennial top 10 school along with Ross and Tuck, and maybe one of the M8 or M9 in the future.

That's why I'm such an advocate for Haas. The "fit" is perfect for me, the ranking is high enough, and the opportunities are exactly what I'm looking for.

Other schools I would like to go to of course would be Kellogg, but the only flaw with that is the location and a harder transition back to the California startup scene after graduation. UCLA and Stern I'm also interested in, though Stern will make it even harder to get back to the Bay Area.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2007, 23:31
MIT gets my vote. Where I am from, it has the best brand (besides H/S) and great alumni network. I would also love to live in Boston area.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 06:07
I must admit, I'm shocked to see Columbia in 2nd place.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 08:52
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I must admit, I'm shocked to see Columbia in 2nd place.


Ditto.

Can someone that chose Columbia provide some insights to this choice other than Location/Ivy/Diversity?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 09:09
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rhyme wrote:
I must admit, I'm shocked to see Columbia in 2nd place.


Ditto.

Can someone that chose Columbia provide some insights to this choice other than Location/Ivy/Diversity?


I think the NY location plays a HUGE role.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 15:28
Kellogg has moved into second place and is gaining on Chicago who took an early and dominating lead.

I think what is more shocking is lack of love for Ross, Duke, and Darden. Then again I guess a lot of people are choosing their hardest school to get into.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 15:38
I think Columbia has its strengths.

Chicago vs Columbia would be hard for me. I think for finance people, this would be a very hard decision.

Location alone would probably be the tipping point for me. I chose Chicago, but only because I've never visited Columbia.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 16:02
My vote: Ultra Elites first (in whichever order you like them best), then Tuck, Ross and then the rest.

L.

PS: I voted Kellogg based on my personal preference among the Ultra Elites you gave us as options.
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