Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 May 2017, 03:38

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Chicago vs Wharton

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

GMAT Club Legend
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 72

Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2008, 18:28
I heard that Chicago people are friendlier (and less competitive) than Wharton... wait, I heard that from kwam... so nevermind the biased opinion.
_________________

****************************
GMAT Club Knowledge Vault:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/123
http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555
Kryzak's Profile:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286
Member Essays:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969

Director
Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Posts: 522
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2008, 21:39
I have heard that Chico in comparison to Wharton has much richer social life (= a lot more fun there). Although being individualistic, Chico students seem to be more helpful than Wh. team-oriented students. Some Stan alum said that Chico alumni can be much more successful than Stan's or HBS'.
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Jul 2007
Posts: 313
Schools: Attending Stanford
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2008, 05:23
Hmmm... after visiting Wharton 4 times (including an amazing Winter Welcome) and nearly matriculating, I can tell you that the social life at Wharton is just fine The students I've met and hung around with are having a more than peachy time. And while I know Philly isn't NY or SF, it's still a great city with more than enough to keep you busy for two years.

Also, I've met a _lot_ of Wharton students and alums. I haven't really come across the arrogant/hypercompetitive stereotype yet. I'm sure they exist, but they exist at every school.

I certainly don't mean to denigrate U of C in any way. It's a terrific school, and I have several friends who attended. I'm just trying to defend Wharton.

p.s. Shmegs- As a Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs fan, I am unamused by your little comparison
Current Student
Joined: 23 Dec 2007
Posts: 138
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2008, 07:38
shmegs wrote:
Hehe well let's compare sports...

Sixers > Bulls - This year, especially after Feb.
Flyers > Blackhawks
Eagles = Bears - Rex, nuff said
Phillies = Cubs - Both are going to be great...but Chicago wins cause of the White Sox 2 to 1

I don't know anything about UChicago or UPenn college sports.

Santa Claus, Batteries, and Eagles Fans.

Enough said.
Director
Joined: 15 Jun 2007
Posts: 504
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2008, 09:11
Hahaha, terry sorry bout that...as a Boston fan I'm really spoiled at the moment. I like both Chicago and Philly a lot, I really don't think you can go wrong. To support terry's point after visiting the school and speaking with a lot of alums I have yet to meet anyone who was really arrogant or offputting in fact everyone I met was really humble and nice.
VP
Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 1045
Location: New York, NY
Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2010
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 161 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2008, 12:41

One thing that Philly certainly beats Chi-town, is for skiing, right?
_________________

Rhyme´s guide to interviewing
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t55030

Kwam's Profile
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t57360

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318
Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010
Followers: 89

Kudos [?]: 754 [0], given: 5

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2008, 17:35
kwam wrote:

One thing that Philly certainly beats Chi-town, is for skiing, right?

No...skiing in Penn is terrible. I used to compete and went to a few comps there and they are horrible mountains. Vermont and upstate NY are probably the best options. Since you wont have time to really ski besides vacations Chicago probably has an advantage since its closer to the Rockies and cheaper flights.

If you want to ski a lot you should have applied to Tuck. Heck Stanford and Haas are better places to be for skiing than either Wharton or Chicago. As a diehard skier I am not really looking forward to live in a completely flat area.
_________________

Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 130
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2008, 17:48
While Chicago is "on the rise", I would say that Wharton is generally considered a notch above / better known by virtually everyone (i.e., MBA applicants, recruiters, non-business people). This is especially true outside the U.S., where Wharton has a MUCH bigger name - and alumni network - than Chicago (e.g., Asia, Europe). Just my$0.02 though... GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14 Re: Chicago vs Wharton [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Mar 2008, 17:50 Unless you go to school in the Rockies, Stanford/Haas would be your best bet for skiing. Lake Tahoe area and the Sierra Nevadas are very NICE! Day trips that take about 3 hours each way from Berkeley. Some 2nd year's go every weekend during ski season. hahaha. _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 VP Joined: 09 Jan 2007 Posts: 1045 Location: New York, NY Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2010 Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 161 [0], given: 3 Re: Chicago vs Wharton [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Mar 2008, 18:13 I'm really not the ski expert here, first time I saw snow I had 27, I just told that because a friend of mine who's at Wharton right now told me he was heading Poconos this weekend (I don't eve know if it's good or not). BTW, he told me that Wharton would be a good environment for me because, most of the Brazilian students use to study just by the exams. He told that because I'm from an engineering school famous because the kids are procrastinators, we used to study one or a couple of days before the exams, kids were smart (I was an exception) and partied hard. I don't think I want the same thing, or well, perhaps he's talking about kids, who are partying hard yet, I may be old right now . Anyway, I'm not trying to denigrate any image here, I'm sure that many guys at GSB also party hard, just trying to tell what someone from inside told me... _________________ Rhyme´s guide to interviewing http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t55030 Kwam's Profile http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t57360 CEO Joined: 17 May 2007 Posts: 2959 Followers: 61 Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 210 Re: Chicago vs Wharton [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Mar 2008, 06:52 I agree with this general perception elhajoui. It is actually more easy to see here in Australia; and I am truly impartial I got dinged from both. elhajoui wrote: While Chicago is "on the rise", I would say that Wharton is generally considered a notch above / better known by virtually everyone (i.e., MBA applicants, recruiters, non-business people). This is especially true outside the U.S., where Wharton has a MUCH bigger name - and alumni network - than Chicago (e.g., Asia, Europe). Just my$0.02 though...
CEO
Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Posts: 3281
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 467 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2008, 07:34
Between these two schools, if forced to make a choice . . .

General Management: Penn/Wharton

Finance: Chicago
Manager
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 130
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [3] , given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2008, 09:00
3
KUDOS
Re-Finance: Wharton has dominated Finance for years, except in the academic realm where Chicago fares better. Sure, it may not matter if you want to do IB/Trading, but for PE/VC it makes a HUGE difference.

Example: a study of 497 Venture Capitalists in the United States reveals the following educational backgrounds:

HBS: 24%
Stanford: 20% (v. large relative to size of school)
Wharton: 19%
Chicago: 4%
Columbia: 3%
Kellogg: 3%
Other/non-MBA: 27%

Last edited by elhajoui on 30 Mar 2008, 09:30, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Jun 2007
Posts: 410
Schools: Wharton, Booth, Stern
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2008, 09:12
elhajoui wrote:
Re-Finance: Wharton has dominated Finance for years, except in the academic realm where Chicago fares better. Sure, it may not matter if you want to do IB/Trading, but for PE/VC it makes a HUGE difference.

Example: a study of 497 Venture Capitalists in the United States reveals the following educational backgrounds:

HBS: 24%
Stanford: 20% (v. large relative to size of school)
Wharton: 19%
Chicago: 4%
Columbia: 3%
Kellogg: 3%
Other/non-MBA: 27%

In terms of research Chicago is indeed miles above Wharton. However, that doesn't mean that the teaching is better.

Quite impressive to see 20% of Stanford students!
_________________

Wharton admits, join the rugby team!! It'll be by far the best experience of your MBA life

Current Student
Joined: 22 Apr 2007
Posts: 1097
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2008, 09:14
Interesting report. Kudos!
Manager
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 130
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2008, 09:29
Got this from the BW forums. Now that I think of it, there may be copyright issues...I am pulling it off. Will find the BW link later and give it to people. Sorry guys, I am a bit paranoid!
Re: Chicago vs Wharton   [#permalink] 30 Mar 2008, 09:29

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   [ 56 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Wharton vs. Booth? 16 17 Jul 2014, 20:55
48 chicago vs wharton 52 05 Apr 2011, 22:02
1 Chicago Booth vs. INSEAD 6 26 Apr 2011, 03:10
Harvard vs. Wharton in India 4 04 Jan 2009, 11:31
2 Ross vs. Chicago PT 9 20 Mar 2008, 20:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by