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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 06:50
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Does anyone know if Irishspring ever found his lady? This post started 4 years ago, so who thinks he is married and has kids?

I am going to say he is probably engaged currently, and did not meet his wife during his MBA.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 07:05
This thread is hilarious! Thanks for reviving it! :-D
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I have visited an ample amount of schools and visited many cities. As a single male who will never get married or have children (I don't like to be tied down and ruin my life), one of my biggest priorities are women. I will break down each school and cities women:

*Note: This is the opinion of me and me only. Everything was written for humor (although with a lot of truth) and to kill time during this intense application season.

1. CBS: By far the most beautiful women I have seen at all the MBA programs I have visited, even the info sessions had an abundant amount of beautiful ladies. It's also NYC, where the women outnumber the men by half a million. I told a friend that being in NYC was akin to being in a Psychology class, they outnumbered the men and 70% were beautiful.

2. Stern: A decent amount of beautiful women. It's hard to say if the school as a whole has good looking women because the campus is spread out the entire city, but from what I saw in class and the area in which it was located, it deserves the #2 rank. The info session was tiny compared to Columbia, so there were only 2 women who showed up, but one of them was pretty. The admission's rep who took us around looked and talked exactly like Jamie Lynn Discala

3. HBS: Born and raised in Boston where I spent 22 years, I can tell you regardless of what the movie -"Ted" says, the women here are very beautiful. They might be a little more picky as to the type of guys they look for, even downright racist, but they know what they want. The women at HBS were pretty, but I think it has to do with its diverse international student body. I was actually pretty amazed at how down to earth everyone was, including the women. I'm sure in their mind, they are set for life, which gives them a very approachable demeanor.

4. Wharton: Overall, everyone in the city of Philly, UPenn, and Wharton are more the cute "girl next door" types. People aren't too overly concerned with outwardly appearances but they are pretty in their own right.

5. Haas: A little bit biased here, but this was my undergrad and I lived in the San Francisco Bay area for 7 years. Although the women aren't as pretty as the others schools ranked above, it is California. Warmer weather leads to less clothing, and gives the appeal that they might be better looking. California in general, especially for the large cities (SF, LA, Man Jose, SD) have the men outnumbering the women by large quantities. It's the great sausage state, so the competition is rather stiff.

6. Kellogg: Not going to lie, Chicago and its surrounding area is lacking in the good looks department. I was very shocked to not find beautiful women, even when I was proactively hunting for them. My friend told me it's due to the midwest talent pool. But I found a decent amount of pretty women here, so it alleviated some concerns about moving to Illinois.

7. Johnson: Ithaca, what can I say? I think I saw about 4-5 women here, and 3 of them weren't bad. I guess that's a good percentage then?

8. Yale SOM: No, just no.

9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 23:53
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9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha


I am just wondering what made you say so(refer to the bold part)..from all the sources I have heard is Booth has very much an collaborative environment rather than a competitive one :?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 00:49
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9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha


I am just wondering what made you say so(refer to the bold part)..from all the sources I have heard is Booth has very much an collaborative environment rather than a competitive one :?


It might have been the day I was visiting (late May 2012), the class I was sitting in (Marketing Strategies), or the specific class itself, but it was very competitive. Everyone was vying for a chance to speak, and it was an one-up-manship thing going on. My mentor, who graduated from Chicago in '86 says it was the same when he went through there and isn't surprised it hasn't changed much. I've visited 3 schools officially and 6 unofficially, and I think that the official ones are more dog and pony and formal rather than the unofficial ones, those were more honest and true.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 03:12
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9. Booth: Read #6, this school exemplified it. The women here were not nice at all, especially since the environment felt very cut throat competitive, it made the women even more unattractive. The vibe I was getting from the women can be summed up to being miserable, depressing, suicidal, and irritable. I had a conversation with one of the students at Haas and she pretty much summed it up "Booth's facility is amazing. But it's a real bubble from Chicago, because the students have to be protected from the misery."

I still have UCLA and Marshall left to go, but I can tell you already it's going to end up high on the list. Opinions? haha


I am just wondering what made you say so(refer to the bold part)..from all the sources I have heard is Booth has very much an collaborative environment rather than a competitive one :?


It might have been the day I was visiting (late May 2012), the class I was sitting in (Marketing Strategies), or the specific class itself, but it was very competitive. Everyone was vying for a chance to speak, and it was an one-up-manship thing going on. My mentor, who graduated from Chicago in '86 says it was the same when he went through there and isn't surprised it hasn't changed much. I've visited 3 schools officially and 6 unofficially, and I think that the official ones are more dog and pony and formal rather than the unofficial ones, those were more honest and true.


Hmm agree on informal visits being more fruitful :) ..thanks for sharing those thoughts & experience.. I guess people feel more comfortable because of non disclosure of grades policy perhaps at Booth :?: ..class rooms may be such competitive at schools most of the times
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 19:07
lol I think Wharton just bumped up in my list. What was so wrong about Yale?...i get the feeling that it might be a funny encounter....U of C seems to have a low ranking in the Women's department according to most people in the forums...lonesui, did you get a chance to visit U Mich?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 23:44
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lol I think Wharton just bumped up in my list. What was so wrong about Yale?...i get the feeling that it might be a funny encounter....U of C seems to have a low ranking in the Women's department according to most people in the forums...lonesui, did you get a chance to visit U Mich?


You have to remember, my rankings are based on the city, the undergraduate, and the program itself. Yes, Haas didn't have a lot of beautiful women, and Cal/SF probably all would receive a score of 6/10 overall in good looking women. But like I said, it's the warmer weather (somewhat year round) that helps them out. If Cal/Haas/SF were located in a cold climate area, they would get an overall score of -G/10.

The only programs I've visited are listed in my rankings. Although from rumors I've heard, Fuqua for some reason has the best looking women. Just hearsay of course.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 09:49
How would you rank Tuck? I heard that it is a friendly BSchool. But according to your methodology, the local talent pool of Hanover isn't great. The weather is cold, so can Tuck Totties compete with Fuqua Foxes? What is the take of engineering BSchools such as MIT Sloan and Tepper?

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You have to remember, my rankings are based on the city, the undergraduate, and the program itself. Yes, Haas didn't have a lot of beautiful women, and Cal/SF probably all would receive a score of 6/10 overall in good looking women. But like I said, it's the warmer weather (somewhat year round) that helps them out. If Cal/Haas/SF were located in a cold climate area, they would get an overall score of -G/10.

The only programs I've visited are listed in my rankings. Although from rumors I've heard, Fuqua for some reason has the best looking women. Just hearsay of course.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 00:37
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How would you rank Tuck? I heard that it is a friendly BSchool. But according to your methodology, the local talent pool of Hanover isn't great. The weather is cold, so can Tuck Totties compete with Fuqua Foxes? What is the take of engineering BSchools such as MIT Sloan and Tepper?

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You have to remember, my rankings are based on the city, the undergraduate, and the program itself. Yes, Haas didn't have a lot of beautiful women, and Cal/SF probably all would receive a score of 6/10 overall in good looking women. But like I said, it's the warmer weather (somewhat year round) that helps them out. If Cal/Haas/SF were located in a cold climate area, they would get an overall score of -G/10.

The only programs I've visited are listed in my rankings. Although from rumors I've heard, Fuqua for some reason has the best looking women. Just hearsay of course.



I can't speak on Tuck, Sloan, or Tepper as I haven't visited them. But Boston's review is located in the Harvard review. Also, as far as Yale is concerned. You guys have to remember that a lot of smart people attend these great undergraduate institutions. There's a negative correlation between looks and brains. As intelligence rises, attractiveness decreases hahaha
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 13:53
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I think we need to revive it for the '15 hopefuls! I'm a single female so I'm liking my odds :) Good call about mixing it up with other schools within the university. No need to worry about 2 years of awkward interactions if things don't work out.


+1 on that! I just bookmarked this post. Think it's time to get more girls in on this discussion ;)
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 16:34
ROFL..this looks like an old thread but i am curios to know what happened to your hunt ?
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 14:39
I just wondered my way to this post and found it very entertaining - well I am a girl, so I m more curious on the comments of guys across different b-schools? (sorry, can't help noticing that the participants of this post is pretty male-domindated :p)
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:20
I love this thread lol! First of all, I think any school would be hard pressed to hold a candle to the "talent" at USC/UCLA. Not necessarily the B-school but campus as a whole. I've heard AZ schools have some good looking women. I think you have to look at campus as a whole because more than likely, the MBA pool being male dominated is not a good place to find a relationship (unless you're female). As we all know, competition by many parties for scarce resources drives the price up. However, if you widen your scope to the college as a whole, there can be value to be had. Personally I am only applying to midwestern schools because the midwestern type appeals to me. I have seen plenty of talent at all of the schools I visited.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:48
This thread is hilarious, and I second Sheva's comment. Since most top b-schools are about 70% male, I'd be interested to see some comments on the male populations across schools.
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This thread is hilarious, and I second Sheva's comment. Since most top b-schools are about 70% male, I'd be interested to see some comments on the male populations across schools.


I have visited Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, and Northwestern, so I can speak to them.

Stanford=hot. The most gorgeous guy from my undergrad ended up there. I think the interviewer's rating scale just asks about attractiveness because it's California dreamin' every day.

Kellogg. I thought the girls here were really pretty, and the guys were just ok.

Yale had hot international guys and so-so American guys. I might just have a thing for internationals though....hmmm. Overall though, Yale draws a dorky and mousy type of girl and a jew-fro kind of boy. Not exactly my type for dating, but that's why I'm probably attending Yale (and dragging the boyfriend with me). Hmmm, not that there are many gay people at a school of only 500 people...

Berkeley: the guys here were good looking, not as attractive as Stanford's, but totally worth a second look, or even a second date!

On a side note I visited Harvard as an undergrad, and even if they're hot, they're so into themselves that they're already in relationships...with themselves. Hey, wait, my boyfriend went to Harvard...ugh, I hate this world and its evil irony!
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 14:14
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This thread is hilarious, and I second Sheva's comment. Since most top b-schools are about 70% male, I'd be interested to see some comments on the male populations across schools.


We men are pretty much all the same except different shapes and sizes. . . 8-)
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 14:38
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This thread is hilarious, and I second Sheva's comment. Since most top b-schools are about 70% male, I'd be interested to see some comments on the male populations across schools.


We men are pretty much all the same except different shapes and sizes. . . 8-)



are you implying that such generalizatino does NOT apply to women? =P
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 14:45
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This thread is hilarious, and I second Sheva's comment. Since most top b-schools are about 70% male, I'd be interested to see some comments on the male populations across schools.


We men are pretty much all the same except different shapes and sizes. . . 8-)



are you implying that such generalizatino does NOT apply to women? =P


Er, well, you have a point. But I'd say due to larger sample size the male populations would tend to average out more. . . maybe. . .
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 19:07
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I've heard AZ schools have some good looking women.


I can confirm this. Arizona State is ridiculous, though I suspect it has something to do with the 92% undergrad acceptance rate. #JustSayin'
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