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22 Oct 2007, 07:59
which of these two business schools is tougher to get into, ie has a lower acceptance rate? any thoughts?

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22 Oct 2007, 08:03
jimjohn wrote:
which of these two business schools is tougher to get into, ie has a lower acceptance rate? any thoughts?

mit sloan is by far the harder program to get into. it is in a completely different cluster than tepper is. im sure tepper is a good program, but sloan is much more competitive to get into.

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22 Oct 2007, 08:11
I'd say that because of the class size, MIT is one of the hardest to get into. Perrhaps as hard as Stanford.

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22 Oct 2007, 08:41
MIT is probably one of the hardest programs to get into...CMU is tough for certain people (IT/Computers) but still far easier than MIT. Also CMU application is much easier than MITs.

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22 Oct 2007, 13:17
thanks guys. why is tepper tougher for computers/IT people, i figured it would be better for them since they accept a lot of people with that background compared to other business schools?

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22 Oct 2007, 13:30
CMU is one of the top comp sci schools in the world (right up there with MIT) so it has a very strong rep in the industry. It kind of carries over, many of the applicants are engineers and computer people so they have more competition than people from other backgrounds.

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23 Oct 2007, 13:09
dabots wrote:
mit sloan is by far the harder program to get into. it is in a completely different cluster than tepper is. im sure tepper is a good program, but sloan is much more competitive to get into.

Yea, I'd say it's in a different class. Sloan is arguably a top 5 program. Tepper is not even in the elite cluster.

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23 Oct 2007, 20:08
kidderek wrote:
Yea, I'd say it's in a different class. Sloan is arguably a top 5 program. Tepper is not even in the elite cluster.

Agree with you on that. But if some body wants to work in a high-tech company, the difference may not be so huge.

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