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Tuck - Johnson - Darden [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 13:43
I have a tough decision facing me, as I soon need to choose one of the three schools below. I plan to focus in alternative energy and venture capital, and I am interested in hearing what others would choose if in my shoes.

1. Tuck - (no scholarship)
- Love the campus and the secluded location. Great reputation and history.

2. Johnson - (1/3 scholarship)
- The people were amazing in my visit and I love Ithaca. Also Interested in the emersion program.

3. Darden - (100% scholarship)
- Classes use the case method, close to my current home. Strong Alum network.

Could I use my full tuition at Darden as a bargaining chip for the others? Thanks for the help!
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Re: Tuck - Johnson - Darden [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 14:26
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I have a tough decision facing me, as I soon need to choose one of the three schools below. I plan to focus in alternative energy and venture capital, and I am interested in hearing what others would choose if in my shoes.

1. Tuck - (no scholarship)
- Love the campus and the secluded location. Great reputation and history.

2. Johnson - (1/3 scholarship)
- The people were amazing in my visit and I love Ithaca. Also Interested in the emersion program.

3. Darden - (100% scholarship)
- Classes use the case method, close to my current home. Strong Alum network.

Could I use my full tuition at Darden as a bargaining chip for the others? Thanks for the help!

Difficult choice and I can see how you got here; all three schools are a little off the beaten path and have really strong communities. Where do you want to live and what do you want to do after school? For me, this comes down to two schools: Tuck and Darden. Johnson is a fantastic school, but personally, I wouldn't take it over a peer (Darden) that's offering so much more money.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but you just don't seem that into Darden. For pros, you simply mentioned case studies and that it's close to home, which don't really stack up to the emotion of the pros for your other schools. By the way, if the case method is a pro for you, I believe it's very common at Tuck, too.

In regards to your question about leveraging scholarship money, that probably depends. Did you get your scholarship from Darden through the Consortium? If so, I wouldn't think the other schools would budge. My understanding of the Consortium fellowship process is that it is essentially a draft based on how you preferenced the schools. In other words, if you preferenced Tuck higher and didn't get the fellowship there, then that tells you all you need to know.
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Re: Tuck - Johnson - Darden [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 16:15
Completely off topic, but did you get accepted of the waitlist at Tuck? If so, congrats!
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Re: Tuck - Johnson - Darden [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 03:32
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cinder4277 wrote:
I have a tough decision facing me, as I soon need to choose one of the three schools below. I plan to focus in alternative energy and venture capital, and I am interested in hearing what others would choose if in my shoes.

1. Tuck - (no scholarship)
- Love the campus and the secluded location. Great reputation and history.

2. Johnson - (1/3 scholarship)
- The people were amazing in my visit and I love Ithaca. Also Interested in the emersion program.

3. Darden - (100% scholarship)
- Classes use the case method, close to my current home. Strong Alum network.

Could I use my full tuition at Darden as a bargaining chip for the others? Thanks for the help!

Difficult choice and I can see how you got here; all three schools are a little off the beaten path and have really strong communities. Where do you want to live and what do you want to do after school? For me, this comes down to two schools: Tuck and Darden. Johnson is a fantastic school, but personally, I wouldn't take it over a peer (Darden) that's offering so much more money.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but you just don't seem that into Darden. For pros, you simply mentioned case studies and that it's close to home, which don't really stack up to the emotion of the pros for your other schools. By the way, if the case method is a pro for you, I believe it's very common at Tuck, too.

In regards to your question about leveraging scholarship money, that probably depends. Did you get your scholarship from Darden through the Consortium? If so, I wouldn't think the other schools would budge. My understanding of the Consortium fellowship process is that it is essentially a draft based on how you preferenced the schools. In other words, if you preferenced Tuck higher and didn't get the fellowship there, then that tells you all you need to know.



Thank you for your thoughts! You make some valid points.
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kingfalcon wrote:
cinder4277 wrote:
I have a tough decision facing me, as I soon need to choose one of the three schools below. I plan to focus in alternative energy and venture capital, and I am interested in hearing what others would choose if in my shoes.

1. Tuck - (no scholarship)
- Love the campus and the secluded location. Great reputation and history.

2. Johnson - (1/3 scholarship)
- The people were amazing in my visit and I love Ithaca. Also Interested in the emersion program.

3. Darden - (100% scholarship)
- Classes use the case method, close to my current home. Strong Alum network.

Could I use my full tuition at Darden as a bargaining chip for the others? Thanks for the help!

Difficult choice and I can see how you got here; all three schools are a little off the beaten path and have really strong communities. Where do you want to live and what do you want to do after school? For me, this comes down to two schools: Tuck and Darden. Johnson is a fantastic school, but personally, I wouldn't take it over a peer (Darden) that's offering so much more money.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but you just don't seem that into Darden. For pros, you simply mentioned case studies and that it's close to home, which don't really stack up to the emotion of the pros for your other schools. By the way, if the case method is a pro for you, I believe it's very common at Tuck, too.

In regards to your question about leveraging scholarship money, that probably depends. Did you get your scholarship from Darden through the Consortium? If so, I wouldn't think the other schools would budge. My understanding of the Consortium fellowship process is that it is essentially a draft based on how you preferenced the schools. In other words, if you preferenced Tuck higher and didn't get the fellowship there, then that tells you all you need to know.



Thank you for your thoughts! You make some valid points.


definitely let the other schools know about the darden offer.. as it stands now, id go with darden. id reevaluate with some money to tuck. i dont see much benefit to cornell unless they gave substantially additional $
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Re: Tuck - Johnson - Darden [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2013, 07:17
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I'd pick between Tuck and Darden. Judging from your post you seem to be feeling Tuck much more so go with it.
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Re: Tuck - Johnson - Darden [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2013, 20:34
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I would go with Darden. Even with 50% from Darden and no $ from Tuck.
I don't think the gap between T and D is so wide :)
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