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Haas vs Anderson?

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I am lucky enough to be choosing between 2 amazing schools. I currently live in LA and have lived in Southern California my whole life. I come from a non-profit background and I’m looking to ultimately transition into a strategy role in education. To do this, I would like to gain strategy consulting experience with a firm that has an education or social impact practice. I want to live in Southern California after b school.

I only applied to CA schools and I am now choosing between $140k in scholarships/need based aid at Haas and $100k scholarship at UCLA.

I am leaning toward Haas but I want to hear other opinions before making the final call. Some of my criteria are
1. Courses, extracurricular, professors, etc that focus on social impact
2. Placement rates with top consulting firms and employment rates/salaries
3. Diversity of class and overall strength of class
4. Culture/social life/lifestyle
5. Loans/cost (Haas has the clear leg up here, I wouldn’t have to take out any loans. UCLA I would probably need to take out around $40k).

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New post 17 Mar 2019, 14:50
Bschool19 wrote:
I am lucky enough to be choosing between 2 amazing schools. I currently live in LA and have lived in Southern California my whole life. I come from a non-profit background and I’m looking to ultimately transition into a strategy role in education. To do this, I would like to gain strategy consulting experience with a firm that has an education or social impact practice. I want to live in Southern California after b school.

I only applied to CA schools and I am now choosing between $140k in scholarships/need based aid at Haas and $100k scholarship at UCLA.

I am leaning toward Haas but I want to hear other opinions before making the final call. Some of my criteria are
1. Courses, extracurricular, professors, etc that focus on social impact
2. Placement rates with top consulting firms and employment rates/salaries
3. Diversity of class and overall strength of class
4. Culture/social life/lifestyle
5. Loans/cost (Haas has the clear leg up here, I wouldn’t have to take out any loans. UCLA I would probably need to take out around $40k).

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Hello Bschool19


You are indeed lucky. ;)

Haas would be easy choice for me.

Berkeley is still stronger brand than UCLA.


Lets take a look at rankings.

US News ranks Berkeley on 6. place nationally vs. UCLA on 16 :

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-sc ... a-rankings


FT has similar opinion, Berkeley is 10. globally in world rankings, UCLA is 26. :

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... nking-2019


Bloomberg rankings of best business does paint the same picture, Berkeley is 6. UCLA 18. :

https://www.bloomberg.com/business-schools/2018/


Finally Forbes agrees with everything previously stated, Berkeley is 9. UCLA is 15. :

https://www.forbes.com/business-schools/list/#tab:rank


Here is class profile and employment report for Berkeley students, 24% of them went to consulting :

https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/class-profile

https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/careers/employment-report


At the same time, 14% of UCLA graduates get hired in consulting:

https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/f ... eer-impact




Since better school actually gave you full ride, go to Berkeley dont think twice ;)




Good Luck :cool:
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New post 17 Mar 2019, 18:37
Hello Bschool19 ... welcome to the community. Congratulations on the great admits. While both of them are amazing programs., I totally agree with billionaire ..... I would have opted for Haas.
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New post 18 Mar 2019, 08:49
congrats man. $140k at Hass is amazing.
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