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Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 10:03
Hi Clubbers,
Just hoping for some input here. I've been admitted at Krannert Full time MBA and was wondering if anyone knew about the strengths of the program. I'm leaning heavily towards the program because it will be extremely cheap for me as I was offered a scholarship and a assistantship package. In particular I'm interested in Entrepreneurship and General Management, and was wondering if which areas of Krannert's are particularly strong, and if there were any considerations before enrolling. I realize it's not a top school but hopefully someone will be able to provide me with some insight.
I am considering either just enrolling now, or reapplying for my top choice schools again in the future. Thanks so much in advance!
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Re: Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 10:09
I went to Purdue for my undergrad studies, so if you have any questions that have to do with the campus and its surroundings I can help out.

I also applied to the Krannert MBA, but have not heard from them in terms of admittance or rejection.

When I graduated from there (BS in IE), the Krannert MBA was in the top 10 in certain specialties. However, for some reason, the program has been going down the rankings the last few years, and went down from 22 (2008 US News) to 33 (2009 US News).

Therefore, since you need to decide between going there or reapplying to the top schools, we will help you out with as much information as we can

Congrats on the admit, by the way :)
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Re: Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 10:18
Thanks for your help! I didn't know that it was going down the rankings... perhaps that's a bad sign? How is the overall reputation? Basically it will cost under 4K for the two year program, and I'm heavily leaning towards that to my other admits at Rochester Simon and WashU Olin. The only reason I'm considering reapplying is because I don't have any FT work experience and am thinking that perhaps with some more experience I could get into the top schools. I wanted to go right now because my ultimate goal was nonprofit (environmental so a bit time sensitive), and also because it's cheaper for me presently.

On a side note- where did you find the 2009 information already?
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Re: Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 10:38
There is a thread called 2009 US News Rankings, there is an attachment with a scan of the book being sold at stores

I am also thinking of re-applying, since I have only been admitted to Fisher (Ohio State) and I only have 2 yrs of WE

However, Fisher did not give me any financial aid

Since you will be doing non-profit, and you would only have to cover 4k total, it sounds like a good deal

However, I am not as knowledgeable as most of the people in these forums, especially when it comes to non-profit

I will dig around some and see if I can find some info, and I encourage you and people reading this thread to do the same

Is there anything you want to know about Purdue itself?
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Re: Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 11:06
Thanks for all your help- yes I do have a couple of questions regarding the school, how's the city in general? Is it convenient to get around without a car? Decent options for shopping, entertainment, etc...? How's the housing/dining options- were you on campus or off?
How did you find the athletic facilities? Is the campus pretty nice overall? I'm visiting in a couple weeks but the deposit for the other schools are due soon so I have to make a choice quickly!
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I lived both on-campus and off-campus, and know the city pretty well.

When it comes to getting around, if you are on campus or very close to campus, there is a bus system, which is free to students. There are different loops that go around different residence halls, buildings, dining halls, and some even go into the town of Lafayette. So if you live on-campus, or in an apartment or house near campus, you can walk or take the loops to get around. It gets somewhat tougher if you are on the other side of the Wabash River. If you live that far away, they can give you a parking pass and you can drive to campus and park on the assigned lots. I believe the parking pass can be given if you live more than 1.5 miles away from campus. But there are a plethora of living options near campus, if not at a residence hall itself. I do not know what the graduate residence halls are like, but I believe they are much nicer than the undergrad ones. You can have your own room, so no need for a roommate in the graduate halls. Also, the grad residence halls are very close to Rawls and to Krannert, which are the buildings you will take most MBA classes at.

As for dining options on campus, you will have a choice of a 10, 15, or 20 meal plan, or no meal plan at all. If you get a meal plan, you will also get a certain amount of money (like 100 dollars) to use at Boiler Express stores at certain residence halls, in case you want to buy other snacks and such. There are a lot of dining halls, with the best one being a huge complex that was built between Shreve and the Cary Quad res halls. It has almost every type of food imaginable, buffet style. All you have to do is swipe your card and go in. I only ate there a couple of times because it opened after I graduated, so I went when I visited campus. If you do not choose a meal plan, then you have options anyways. The Purdue Student Union has a basement full of food establishments. Near campus, a block away from Rawls and Krannert, you have Chauncey Hill. That is where most of the bars are at, as well as many other food establishments one can eat at. If you go further, maybe half a mile away, you have the Levee, which has a couple of other bars and food establishments. If you live on your own, then your best bet to buy your food would be to go a nearby Payless or Wal-Mart. There are loops that take you to the Wal-Mart, but I would recommend driving. There are also loops that take you into Lafayette, the town itself. There is a mall there, and plenty of businesses such as Target, Wal-Mart, and all to make it worthwhile. Most of those businesses are concentrated on US 52. You can take US 26 (State Street on campus) to get there.

As for entertainment, Purdue is pretty good at brining talent to the campus to perform. I was able to go watch No Doubt, Counting Crows, and Dave Chapelle do standup. There are also many clubs, intramural or not, one can get involved in. The sports teams are pretty good right now, with the basketball (men's and women's) and football teams consistently being in the top 25. So if you like sports, you will have a good time. I suggest you get football season tickets if you like football, since most games are sold out, especially the conference games and rival games. There are also traditions, such as "The Breakfast Club", which are very fun to participate in. Basically, students dress up as if it were Halloween the day of a Purdue home football game. They go out to the bars at like 7 am, and stay out until gametime. This tradition is nationally known and has been covered by ESPN and Sports Illustrated. There is also a lot of tailgating. There are also 2 golf courses, Ackerman and Kampen. If you like golf, you will like these courses. Kampen is really hard, though :p The Co-Rec (Rec Center) is a huge complex. It has a weight room in the basement, it has several squash and raquetball courts, numerous basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor soccer court, and competition size swimming pools. Some residence halls have their own gyms and such, and there are courts and fields throughout campus as well. However, the Co-Rec is where you have the most options. Also, Purdue is 1 hour from Indianapolis, and 2 and a half hours from Chicago. So you can go and enjoy whatever those cities have to offer, especially on weekends.

As for the campus, it is very nice looking. It is all made of red bricks, and gives it a traditional, almost colonial, feel to it. The university was founded in 1869, but it does not look old at all, just distinguished. They have also built several new buildings, like Rawls and the Neil Armstrong Center, and have added campus wide Wi-Fi and other amenities. It is a very safe campus, and you will not think twice about walking around at any time during the day, whether it be 3 am or 3 pm. The local police is around all the time, ensuring the students' safety. If you drive, do obey the speed signs and do not park where you are not supposed to. The cops are very ticket happy.

The only thing I would say is that it does feel a bit isolated, since Lafayette and West Lafayette are in the middle of Indiana, and when you hit the highway all you will see are cornfields. But when you think about it, the towns are basically driven by Purdue, and there are 40000 students. So it is very young, and you will find things to do and have fun with. If not, you can always make the drive to Indy or Chicago.

Also, headquarters for companies such as Caterpillar and Subaru are in Lafayette, so you might find good job or internship opportunities nearby.

I think there is a virtual tour on the website, and I am sure you will enjoy your visit. If you have any more questions, please let me know :)
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Re: Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2011, 10:35
hi friends

i applied to purdue in R2 and put in the official toefl scores request on 1st jan. But the official scores havent been recieved in any university. although the toefl website is showing precessed. i dont understand.

will ad coms start evaluating my application with my unofficial scores or will they hold the application and start evaluating my application only when they recieve the official scores?? Also, there is no place in the application where it would reflect whether my official transcript has been recieved or not.

Please respond if u have any idea.
Im reallly tensed about this.

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Re: Purdue Krannert [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2011, 11:22
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hi friends

i applied to purdue in R2 and put in the official toefl scores request on 1st jan. But the official scores havent been recieved in any university. although the toefl website is showing precessed. i dont understand.

will ad coms start evaluating my application with my unofficial scores or will they hold the application and start evaluating my application only when they recieve the official scores?? Also, there is no place in the application where it would reflect whether my official transcript has been recieved or not.

Please respond if u have any idea.
Im reallly tensed about this.

Thanks


Sir,

Why don't you email and ask them? or "call" them up!

I had question about the receipt of my transcripts and emailed them the same. They replied promptly.

btw, you could've posted in the Krannert 2011 thread and got a faster reply :)

ATB!
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