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H/S/W vs. Top 10 with Scholarship

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Which Would You Choose if You Were Admitted?

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New post 05 Mar 2019, 16:39
I am very curious what GMAT Club members think/feel is a value of a Top 3 MBA vs. Top 10.

If you were admitted to Booth and HBS for example but Booth offered a scholarship, which would you pick? Similarly, if you were admitted to Stanford and Kellogg but Kellogg offered a 50-100% Tuition Scholarship, what would you be your choice?

I am starting a poll and appreciate everyone's vote as well as any comments you wish to share.

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including wharton as an option here is silly imo. nobody is choosing W over 100% ride to a top 10 and few if any would choose W over a 50% ride to a top 10.
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jessepinkman wrote:
including wharton as an option here is silly imo. nobody is choosing W over 100% ride to a top 10 and few if any would choose W over a 50% ride to a top 10.


I respect your opinion but our survey findings show different results. Last week we had contacted 21 users who got into H/S/W without $ and other T10 programs with $. 9 of them have so far responded back and ONLY ONE of these respondents turned down H/S/W offer and enrolled in a T10 school that offered him/her a scholarship.

And in Wharton's case, every respondent who got into Wharton turned down scholarship offers from other schools and enrolled at Wharton by paying full price. It is unclear though how much money these guys were offered from Non H/S/W T10 schools.

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Interesting... thanks for running this Narenn. I would not have expected it from Wharton either... what years does the data span? Is it this year or last year?

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Interesting... thanks for running this Narenn. I would not have expected it from Wharton either... what years does the data span? Is it this year or last year?

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All students we surveyed are last year's admits, i.e. Class of 2020 students. We have not surveyed R1 admits of this year yet.
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Let me chime in as well. I don’t agree with jessepinkman above as I would’ve gone to Wharton (my dream school) considering the list of schools I applied to. This consideration is including getting full ride say at Kellogg or Columbia or MIT. You cant buy brand and pedigree which Wharton gets you. I wont call it a ‘poor man’s H/S’ but if you only start with a Wharton or Booth and work your way down, Wharton wins hands down for me. Again, 1 data point and I’m a person who has seen the benefits of brand/pedigree from very close.

Wharton is still a powerhouse for IBanking, PE, consulting (still the major hitters wrt hiring).

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jessepinkman wrote:
including wharton as an option here is silly imo. nobody is choosing W over 100% ride to a top 10 and few if any would choose W over a 50% ride to a top 10.


I respect your opinion but our survey findings show different results. Last week we had contacted 21 users who got into H/S/W without $ and other T10 programs with $. 9 of them have so far responded back and ONLY ONE of these respondents turned down H/S/W offer and enrolled in a T10 school that offered him/her a scholarship.

And in Wharton's case, every respondent who got into Wharton turned down scholarship offers from other schools and enrolled at Wharton by paying full price. It is unclear though how much money these guys were offered from Non H/S/W T10 schools.

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my guess is that those scholarships weren't massive. The main point here is that H/S/W really shouldn't be lumped together anymore and that I think very few people would take Wharton full fare over a full ride at an M7 while many people would take H/S.
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New post 14 Apr 2019, 11:53
Would only consider HBS and GSB. Also think it’s really only top two these days.

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New post 14 Apr 2019, 12:18
Hi bb,
Thanks for your polling system. I've a great curiosity to know why people wanna get admission in HBS over Stanford [it is approximately double in HBS(32%) than Stanford(17%)]. What's the specialty of HBS over Stanford?

HBS---> 32% [42]
Stanford---> 17% [23]
Wharton---> 4% [6]
A Top 10 Program with a 50% scholarship---> 4% [6]
A Top 10 Program with a Full scholarship---> 39% [51

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