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# Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss.

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Joined: 05 Dec 2009
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Schools: Duke Class of 2012
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09 Mar 2010, 09:58
Hey everyone, I know there are a few folks out there deciding b/w Duke and UNC and I'd like to know what everyone's thoughts were. I'm in at Fuqua (can't believe it, really) and I'm waiting to hear from UNC. That said, if I were to get into UNC I'm really torn between the two. For background, here's my brief background:

32/w/m, 5 years we in asset mngt, looking to continue in the field, with the possibility of working in China in some respect along the way.

Thanks all and best of luck to everyone.
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Joined: 17 Nov 2009
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Schools: Booth R1 (WL), NYU R1 (WL), Kellogg JD/MBA R2, Tepper R2, Ross R2 (admit)
WE 1: Mortgage
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09 Mar 2010, 15:37
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As with deciding between any two schools, the biggest deciding factor is what you want to study and what each school specializes in. With that said, I'm a North Carolina resident and would choose UNC over Duke any day of the week and save myself around $40k (and also because I can't stand Duke basketball). When it comes to social life, UNC wins hands-down too. If you live in Durham, you'll find yourself heading to Franklin Street every weekend, whether its for the restaurants or the nightlife. I wish I had your decision to make! Director Affiliations: Consortium (CGSM.org), NSHMBA Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 937 Location: New Haven Schools: Yale SOM Class of 2012 WE 1: Investment Banking Summer Associate (Boutique tech M&A) Followers: 42 Kudos [?]: 230 [0], given: 113 Re: Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Mar 2010, 20:31 both schools are pretty equal (except healthcare, where duke has a pretty sizable advantage). i'd probably go wherever i got the most financial aid _________________ Current Student Joined: 02 Jun 2009 Posts: 332 Schools: Wharton Class of 2012 w/ fellowship Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 12 Re: Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Mar 2010, 12:58 Duke is a bit a of a better school, by rankings and perception. Duke does better in MC and IB, they are one of the top in marketing and health care, and they even have a presence in tech (moreso on the east coast than SV), and Duke has a lot of international opportunities and is doing a lot to expand internationally. UNC has the edge in RE. Since they are about 30 mins apart, I don't see how the social scene can be much different for one or the other, I'm a city girl and find that area of NC to be slow regardless of being at Duke or UNC, but the people at Duke are great so I doubt you'll get too bored with them. _________________ My story of an average chick who stumbled into the 700+ club http://gmatclub.com/forum/700-clubbers-add-your-name-to-the-list-64636-100.html#p600519 My 2009-2010 Application Decisions http://gmatclub.com/forum/2010-profiles-w-admit-dings-results-no-discussion-78475.html?view-post=600694#p600694 Current Student Joined: 27 Jun 2008 Posts: 101 Schools: R1: Kellogg WL, Haas WL, Fuqua, Darden R2: Wharton WE 1: Biotech Strategy WE 2: Health Economics Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 2 Re: Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Mar 2010, 14:43 I would say Duke. I think it's solidly in the second tier of schools while UNC is in the third. I also recall seeing that UNC has undergone one of the biggest jumps in unemployment rate. I actually don't know much about UNC (other than a few very fun visits in undergrad) but unless I felt a very, very strong connection to UNC, I'd go to Duke (perhaps with me, bias exposed ) Current Student Joined: 28 Feb 2010 Posts: 87 Schools: MIT (Sloan) - Class of 2012 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 6 Re: Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Mar 2010, 08:55 I would say Duke has a better reputation and if you are looking to work in China, they seem to be one of the most dedicated B Schools to the global experience. Intern Joined: 25 Mar 2010 Posts: 6 Schools: Duke R2 (WL after int), UNC R2 (Accepted w/$$), Darden (Int) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Mar 2010, 17:47 I actually have a similar question to the previous poster - I am in at UNC with a half-tuition scholarship, and I am on the waitlist at Duke. Obviously not a choice between them at this point, but even if I were to get off the WL into Duke I am not sure which would be a better choice. I want to go into consulting after school and I'm not sure how good UNC is for this, I am a little nervous about my chances. Really appreciate any advice, thank you! Re: Split b/w Duke and UNC? Let's discuss. [#permalink] 30 Mar 2010, 17:47 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: 5 Duke vs. NYU ($$) vs. UNC - Chapel Hill ($) for Marketing 31 24 Feb 2011, 07:02
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