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# Poll: UNC vs. Texas

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25 Mar 2013, 08:44
I've been fortunate enough to get into both Kenan Flagler and McCombs. I thought this would be an easier decision (I was always leaning towards Texas) but have been struggling recently. I live in the Mid Atlantic, and I've had some reserves that going to UT might make it harder to return to the east coast if I decide that is what I want in the future. My focus is energy/entrepreneurship and I have a strong interest in Marketing. I received $10k to go to Texas, and was not offered any financial incentives from UNC. Is anybody facing a similar decision? They are both amazing schools, so I feel fortunate to be in this position. Just want to make the right move!! Edit: Added Poll Manager Joined: 22 Feb 2013 Posts: 119 Location: United States Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 23 Re: Poll: UNC vs. Texas [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2013, 09:10 The poll isn't working. anyway, tough choice, they are both similarly ranked. For your goals of energy/entrepreneurship I think McCombs has the clear advantage. Actually they are among the top of any program for energy and entrepreneurship. But both schools are more regional in recruiting and placement, so McCombs typically places a majority of grads in the southwest whereas Kenan Flagler places typically in the mid atlantic which sounds like a benefit to you. As far as the Austin vs Chapel Hill I'd definitely say Austin is a better place to spend your two years. The city is great. Are you wanting to live in the mid atlantic right after school, or just some time down the road? Personally I'd pick Texas, especially with the bonus of the scholarship. You might have to do some footwork to get back to the mid-atlantic but I think their ties to the energy sector would be a huge benefit. Intern Joined: 20 Mar 2013 Posts: 7 GMAT 1: 710 Q V Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Re: Poll: UNC vs. Texas [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2013, 09:19 kasonhills wrote: The poll isn't working. anyway, tough choice, they are both similarly ranked. For your goals of energy/entrepreneurship I think McCombs has the clear advantage. Actually they are among the top of any program for energy and entrepreneurship. But both schools are more regional in recruiting and placement, so McCombs typically places a majority of grads in the southwest whereas Kenan Flagler places typically in the mid atlantic which sounds like a benefit to you. As far as the Austin vs Chapel Hill I'd definitely say Austin is a better place to spend your two years. The city is great. Are you wanting to live in the mid atlantic right after school, or just some time down the road? Personally I'd pick Texas, especially with the bonus of the scholarship. You might have to do some footwork to get back to the mid-atlantic but I think their ties to the energy sector would be a huge benefit. Thanks for your input. I'm not partial to the mid atlantic right after school, but I would like to have the flexibility to come back if I wanted to. It'd be a lot easier to do from UNC. I've lived in Austin before, and it was amazing, however I know realistically most students go elsewhere in the SW after business school. It'd be a fun two years in Austin, plus about$20k cheaper with the scholarship but definitely more regional with placement.
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25 Mar 2013, 10:37
You mentioned your interest is energy/entrepreneurship; do you mean you are interested in entrepreneurship in the energy sector or are those two distinct interests? I ask because McCombs is obviously huge for energy and there is a vibrant start-up scene in Austin. I'm not familiar with the Mid-Atlantic region, but are there opportunities there for what you want to do?
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25 Mar 2013, 10:47
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You mentioned your interest is energy/entrepreneurship; do you mean you are interested in entrepreneurship in the energy sector or are those two distinct interests? I ask because McCombs is obviously huge for energy and there is a vibrant start-up scene in Austin. I'm not familiar with the Mid-Atlantic region, but are there opportunities there for what you want to do?

I'm really going to B-School with an open mind. Big Oil/Gas/Utilities is kind of my fall back, entrepreneurship is my future aspiration although not necessarily in the energy industry. D.C. & NY are becoming stronger in tech start ups of all types.
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25 Mar 2013, 15:51
kasonhills wrote:
The poll isn't working.

anyway, tough choice, they are both similarly ranked. For your goals of energy/entrepreneurship I think McCombs has the clear advantage. Actually they are among the top of any program for energy and entrepreneurship. But both schools are more regional in recruiting and placement, so McCombs typically places a majority of grads in the southwest whereas Kenan Flagler places typically in the mid atlantic which sounds like a benefit to you.

As far as the Austin vs Chapel Hill I'd definitely say Austin is a better place to spend your two years. The city is great. Are you wanting to live in the mid atlantic right after school, or just some time down the road?

Personally I'd pick Texas, especially with the bonus of the scholarship. You might have to do some footwork to get back to the mid-atlantic but I think their ties to the energy sector would be a huge benefit.

absolutely mccombs for all those reasons.. but definitely go to both admit weekends if you can
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26 Mar 2013, 11:49
mccombs - austin is awesome
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26 Mar 2013, 13:08
I'd say mccombs fits your career goals much better than unc. But it sort of sounds like you're leaning towards unc. If unc will help you get into energy or launch a business then go for it, but I think you'd have an easier time at Texas.
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28 Mar 2013, 23:38
I'm another KF admirer but your career goals, school location (since you clearly like Austin) and the bit of money McCombs is offering would tilt the decision towards McCombs if I were in your situation.
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29 Mar 2013, 13:09
I thought I was going to have to make this same decision until recently. If I had to pick I was leaning towards UT also, but only because I'd be on the uber-cheap in-state tution. Nothing about the McCombs application/interview/visit process has me impressed. Poking through the McCombs application thread, there are still people who haven't received their decisions yet and won't until mid-next week, which is after their deadline.

But yea, Austin>> Chapel Hill. Though I'm not sure I could find to many cities that would even be equal to Austin, let alone have a top-20 B-school. I'm not a NY/LA/Chicago/Boston guy. I like clean air and pool weather.
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09 Apr 2013, 10:27
scschnei wrote:
I thought I was going to have to make this same decision until recently. If I had to pick I was leaning towards UT also, but only because I'd be on the uber-cheap in-state tution. Nothing about the McCombs application/interview/visit process has me impressed. Poking through the McCombs application thread, there are still people who haven't received their decisions yet and won't until mid-next week, which is after their deadline.

But yea, Austin>> Chapel Hill. Though I'm not sure I could find to many cities that would even be equal to Austin, let alone have a top-20 B-school. I'm not a NY/LA/Chicago/Boston guy. I like clean air and pool weather.

Thanks for all the input. Are you headed to Kenan-Flagler?
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09 Apr 2013, 12:00
spb101 wrote:
scschnei wrote:
I thought I was going to have to make this same decision until recently. If I had to pick I was leaning towards UT also, but only because I'd be on the uber-cheap in-state tution. Nothing about the McCombs application/interview/visit process has me impressed. Poking through the McCombs application thread, there are still people who haven't received their decisions yet and won't until mid-next week, which is after their deadline.

But yea, Austin>> Chapel Hill. Though I'm not sure I could find to many cities that would even be equal to Austin, let alone have a top-20 B-school. I'm not a NY/LA/Chicago/Boston guy. I like clean air and pool weather.

Thanks for all the input. Are you headed to Kenan-Flagler?

Unless Michigan admits me, I'll be there.
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