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University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2008, 11:08
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Is this school on anyone else's lists? I'm curious what people think of it, and if anyone has heard back on their status yet (I tried searching the other threads and didn't find much).
I have interviewed and am waiting on the decision on the 25th of January.

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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2008, 12:54
I also applied to UW and had my interview back in December. My online status still says "This Application has been submitted" (it hasn't changed since I first submitted), so no word yet. I have no idea if they call or if they only release decisions via the online form on Friday.

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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2008, 12:55
I did my undergrad at UWBS (before it became Foster). The undergrad professors were hit or miss. Some were fantastic, some were pretty crappy. The building itself is in drastic need of replacement. It is a good thing they got the money to build the new business school.

UW should really do better than it does, and I think one thing that has limited it is a lack of funding. Hopefully with Balmer getting replaced things will improve. It is hard to attract top quality talent with the poor facility they have now. The pacific northwest is probably the only area of the country without a top 25 business school, and with the strength of the economy up here, that is pretty surprising.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2008, 13:20
I completely agree. At this point, I'd be hard pressed to select UW over the other admits I've received. It's a really small school that has some great connections with local businesses (Microsoft and Amazon being the two obvious ones), but it isn't keeping up with the curve as far as pushing itself toward the top 15-20 schools. It's definitely the best available in the NW, but I'd like to see it gain a bit more momentum so it can start to compete with schools in other parts of the country.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 14:57
Definitely some very interesting comments. I suppose in a way with the closest "top tier" MBA program in America being Berkeley 2000 miles south they really dont have much motivation to strive for the top.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 15:01
I applied, had my interview in Boston on Saturday, it went pretty well.

We'll see the decision tomorrow. Even if I get in I'm not sure I will go because unfortunately I'm not sure I can afford it.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 15:04
GMATT73 is attending UW and should be able to help you.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:11
I just got a call from the AdCom a few minutes ago, and was accepted!

The program has a great reputation in the area, even if it doesn't hold up to the prestige of the top ten nationally or internationally. All in all, I applied because it's local to me (and I love Seattle), it has some great connections in the area, and it definitely has a good reputation as a solid school. I wouldn't be unhappy to go there, but with offers from Duke and CMU, it's difficult to choose the smaller, local school over the name brands.

However, with the recent name change and the upcoming building, I suspect that Foster is making a push to improve their marketing and increase their rankings/perception. I'd expect to see them improve over the coming years, though they still have a ways to go.

jjanders, good luck with your app! If you need any pointers on Seattle, let me know--I may be able to point you toward some cheaper neighborhoods and such if cost of living is a concern.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:11
Got a phone call - I am in =)
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:13
Congrats westsider! Are you planning to matriculate?
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:14
Tough call. Got a great offer with $$ and more from vandy. But my spouse will stay in seattle whichever I attend. (She is very supportive of me attending either program)
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:18
Did she mention anything about scholarships to you? She didn't to me, but I'm not sure if that means I didn't receive one or if they'll come out with the e-mail/admissions packets that are still to come.

Leaving your spouse behind has to be a tough choice. :? Good luck with your decision!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:39
I don't think she did. I actually listened to the message she left on my voicemail.. .over the in-computer speaker at work (the one that beeps when you turn the machine on). I must have looked like an idiot climbing under my desk like that =)
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:57
I received an acceptance call just a few minutes ago too!! There was no mention of scholarship aid so I actually asked. The adcom member I spoke with said that the scholarship decisions were not ready yet, but that we would hear within the next two weeks. I don't know if she said that because she didn't want to be mean and tell me I wasn't getting a scholarship, or if thats actually the case, but I'm not going to worry about it now.

I was really impressed with the UW students I met on a visit up to the campus last weekend, the campus was great (the actual b-school building excepted, which still seemed alright just not up to the standard of the rest of campus), & Seattle is an awesome city. UW seems to be just so close to breaking into the top 20 based on their admissions standards and the strength of their recruiting connections in Seattle, but like you guys I am concerned with how well the name will travel outside the PNW. I will say that the students at UW seem to be the equal of those at the top 20 schools I visited in terms of previous career success/GMAT score/academic background.

I'm still waiting on a decisions from Haas & CMU for R2, and I'll need to compare the scholarship/aid to the other top 30-40ish ranked school I've been admitted too, but baring an admit at Haas (long shot) or Tepper (probably 50/50) I think I will be at UW next year.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 18:16
jc2010 - I didn't see your post at 5:11.It looks like we were both typing at the same time. Congrats!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 06:22
jc2010 wrote:
jjanders, good luck with your app! If you need any pointers on Seattle, let me know--I may be able to point you toward some cheaper neighborhoods and such if cost of living is a concern.


Thanks.

Interesting that you all are getting calls - I was told during my interview all contact would be made by e-mail!

I visited Seattle last March and loved it (part of the reason I applied to UW, planing on relocating out there no matter what), but if you want to PM me with some nice, safe, reasonably priced areas that'd be great. My g/f will be attending Bastyr, so something in between Kenmore and the U District would be preferable....thanks!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 15:07
Just got my decision.

Denied.

WTF. I had above average scores, good experience, had a good interview (or so I thought).

0/4, dinged on every application.

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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 15:29
sorry to hear that, jjanders. you applied to 5 schools, then?
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 15:32
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sorry to hear that, jjanders. you applied to 5 schools, then?


Four. This one was the last decision I was waiting on.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2008, 15:59
Didn't you apply to HBS, Yale, Johnson and Wharton, too? I'm just curious, and very surprised you were dinged at Foster. They probably pulled a 'yield protect' on you.

jjanders wrote:
solaris1 wrote:
sorry to hear that, jjanders. you applied to 5 schools, then?


Four. This one was the last decision I was waiting on.
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