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ND vs BYU [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2007, 22:26
Hi guys,

Please, help me choose between those two: Mendoza vs Marriott.

Any suggestions?

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 02:16
Mendoza is clear winner, except Marriot has a very cheap tuition + living cost.
My idea: Notre Dame.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 06:31
I can't comment on Mendoza except that there is a GMATClubber studying there now and he says that it is a very "family friendly" enviornment.

As for Marriott, I was just there a couple weeks ago and can confirm that you will receive an superior quality education at a bargain price (#1 for ROI in the US). The campus is impeccable (currently expanding by some $200M), nearly all the faculty hail from top 10 b-schools, and the cost of living is very affordable. Additionally, squeaky clean Provo itself is probably one of the safest communities in the country.

The downside is that BYU has a relatively strict honor code: no booze, coffee, smokes, etc. You are required to "do as the LDS do" even if you don't fully convert, which translates to prayers before some classes and the occasional church related function. If you can hack that lifestyle in a dry desert climate surrounded by snow capped mountains, then give it some consideration.

In all honesty, BYU was my #2 choice after UW. I really enjoyed the lectures I sat in on and got along well with the people I met.

Good luck with whichever decision you ultimately make.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 06:42
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The downside is that BYU has a relatively strict honor code: no booze, coffee, smokes, etc. You are required to "do as the LDS do" even if you don't fully convert, which translates to prayers before some classes and the occasional church related function. If you can hack that lifestyle in a dry desert climate surrounded by snow capped mountains, then give it some consideration.


That's ironic, BYU sounds like hell! No Coffee?!?! WTF?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 06:52
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The downside is that BYU has a relatively strict honor code: no booze, coffee, smokes, etc. You are required to "do as the LDS do" even if you don't fully convert, which translates to prayers before some classes and the occasional church related function. If you can hack that lifestyle in a dry desert climate surrounded by snow capped mountains, then give it some consideration.


That's ironic, BYU sounds like hell! No Coffee?!?! WTF?


But redbull, no fear, amp, mountain dew, coke, pepsi, and every other energy/soft drink are available from the school cafeteria.

Some (non-LDS) students even told me that they drink coffee, just never on campus.

One way of looking at it is, is it worth making such sacrafices to save about ~$50K?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 07:42
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Mendoza is clear winner, except Marriot has a very cheap tuition + living cost.
My idea: Notre Dame.


please, elaborate more on that, why is nd winner?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 07:53
They are both regionally recognized programs with equal merits-demerits. BYU is mormon dominated, whereas Notre Dame is predominately catholic. Both schools are equally weighted and located in the middle of BF nowhere (although one could geographically argue that ND is closer to Chicago).

I simply don't have any good insider info to share with you regarding Mendoza.

What are your academic interests and post MBA goals?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2007, 22:11
Hi GMATT73,

Thanks God, I found someone who knows BYU.

My company is sponsoring my education. Hence I will have to come back to my country and work for it. However, according to the contract, I will have 2 years( AFTER I get the degree) to work for myself. That means that I should try to find the job in USA after I get the MBA.
What do you think, how high are the BYU's gradutes chances to get a decent job right after the completion of studies?

Please note, I'm international student.
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What do you think, how high are the BYU's gradutes chances to get a decent job right after the completion of studies?

Please note, I'm international student.


BYU's career placement rate is about 97%, however I really don't know what % of international students land jobs in the States. Perhaps you should make a direct inquiry to the school's Business Connection Center to get further info.

I can tell you that the hype on campus was all about increasing the school's international appeal. BYU is clawing and fighting tooth and nail to move into the top 20. Sure, all schools are vertically focused, but BYU is actually breaking ground on a HUGE $150~200M extension.

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 17:30
Dilshod,

Congrats on your admit to BYU. I had a good feeling that you would get admitted. I am sure ND is a great school. However, I know that BYU is great as well. I am sure you can't go wrong at either if you work hard.

Congrats again.

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 17:56
Both very good schools. You really can't go wrong either way. Of course i'd choose ND...BYU is a bit strict on their value system...No coffee!? Also I am biased as I will be attending ND!
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 12:05
Thanks everybody,

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glad to see you here again. Thanks a lot for helping me with the SOI. I really appreciate that.

What is it like to be non-Mormon at BYU?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 13:50
I say go with BYU cuz then you get to date like, ten chicks at the same time.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2007, 23:11
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I say go with BYU cuz then you get to date like, ten chicks at the same time.

I'd have prefered 10 recruiters instead of 10 chicks.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 05:39
So which is it going to be Dilshod? Utah or Indiana?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 07:35
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 07:47
BTW, did BYU admit you?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 09:00
I think it is funny when people identify no coffee as a reason to not attend a b-school....what would happen if HBS requried a 2 year vow of celebacy?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 09:19
Dilshod wrote:
BTW, did BYU admit you?


After my target school admit, I actually never applied. Fact is, I chose UW for other strategic reasons. Pound for pound, IMO both programs were equally strong and both offer outstanding ROIs.

Have you submitted your deposit yet?

If you need any info about the school and/or Provo surroundings, I'd be more than happy to offer you some feedback.

Good luck!
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 20:14
Dilshod,

I would be happy to discuss BYU and Provo with you. Just send me an email if you like. So have you made a final decision?
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