I'm super-late to this, but thought I would throw in my two cents in case anyone is still looking at this thread.
Applying to UNC - bit of a back-up school....maybe? Who knows in the end, right? But here's what I like:
Partner is about to finish PhD in Microbiology from Cornell - Research triangle equals love.
Loved their social enterprise stuff, which is my thing. Was totally stoked to see that they listed a placement list just for the social enterprise folks: Self-Help and Shorebank, two orgs that are similar to my current one.
I also like their summer quant boot-camp
I am also leaning toward a school that teaches the basics in a more silo-styled format - I learn new stuff, especially math, better that way.
Duke just got stuck on my list last week, but I was very impressed by them - CASE (Center for Advancement of Social Enterprise) looks awesome, and I really want Loan Repayment Assistance, otherwise it will be hard with a non-profit salary.
Also liked Duke's specailized CASE career services.
Boy, i sound like a broken record - social enterprise is my chorus.
Oh, and did I mention that my entire family is composed of college basketball fanatics? They are so psyched for all of that....gee, what about my education? They're blue collar folks; they don't care.