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# Just for fun - rank your top 7 schools by preference!

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09 Jan 2012, 01:30
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Basically, if you got into every business school, which would you choose to go to in order?

For me:
1. Stanford (S vs H is tough, but Stanford's weather and CA location tips it on top for me)
2. Harvard
3. Wharton (boring third choice, huh?)
4. Columbia (NYC!)
5. MIT
6. Haas
7. Kellog (sooo cold)
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21 Feb 2013, 15:41
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1. Tuck
2. Tuck
3. Tuck
4. Tuck
5. Tuck
6. Tuck
7. Stanford, Booth, Kellogg, Ross, Darden (the other schools I actually applied to, in preference order).

I thank my lucky stars daily that I'm a Tuckie. I don't regret passing up other offers. Home is home.
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29 Jun 2012, 07:55
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1) Tuck
2) Tuck
3) Tuck
4) Tuck
5) Tuck
6) Tuck
7) Tuck

Just kiddingg.. Although I do think the school has a distinct, special quality beyond the rankings and all the stats on paper (which it still does very well in anyway).

Since you said personal preference - as in our own ranking methodology - here's my real one:
1) Tuck
2) Stanford
3) Yale
4) Darden
Can you tell I prefer smaller schools?
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5) Kellogg
6) HBS
7) Wharton

Honorary Mention- Sloan
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13 Feb 2013, 06:23
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After applying/interviewing, my top 7 shakes out as such:

1. Tuck
2. Kellogg
3. Johnson
4. Darden
5. Kenan-Flagler
6. Ross
7. Fuqua

Like Highwyre, I only mentioned schools I would apply to, as opposed to schools with a lofty ranking where the concept of attending would be really cool and having the school name on the diploma would make it easier to pick up shallow chicks. With the exception of Ross, I visited all the schools on my list, applied to my top 4 in Round 1, and would have applied to two of the three schools ranked 5-7 in Round 2 if I weren't admitted to Johnson.

Some might raise an eyebrow over K-F being preffered over Ross and Fuqua, but for me, I just had an awesome visit, the Veteran's club was great, and I think anyone who's been to both schools would agree that Chapel Hill > Durham. After visiting, I completely understand why Tucker Max (author of "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" who went to Duke Law) said: "The only good thing about Durham is that it's 20 minutes from Chapel Hill." Just an example of "It's not all about rankings."

...probably more of an explanation than anyone needed. Oh well.
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29 Jun 2012, 05:23
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Cool Topic Idea!

For me:
1) Harvard - can't turn down the brand name
2) Tuck - Love this school
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4a) Kellogg
4b) Stanford
6) Fuqua
7) Sloan

I know, I'm a weirdo
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13 Feb 2013, 05:13
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hamm0 wrote:
Cool Topic Idea!

For me:
1) Harvard - can't turn down the brand name
2) Tuck - Love this school
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4a) Kellogg
4b) Stanford
6) Fuqua
7) Sloan

I know, I'm a weirdo

Highwyre is right - my list has changed as well.

1) Tuck
2) Fuqua
3) Darden
4) Wharton
5) Ross
6) Kellogg
7) Johnson
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13 Oct 2013, 19:43
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of the schools where I've applied:

1) Sloan
2) Booth
3) Tuck
4) Kellogg

Of the schools where I'm only thinking about applying and will only apply in R2 if things don't work out in R1:

5) Haas
6) Fuqua
7) Johnson

For me, Sloan is far and away my top choice. My schools at 2-4 on my list are very close together and change every couple of days based on the latest thing I've learned about each of them.
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13 Oct 2013, 22:34
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You gave me a heart attack man.. Salman Khan.. HBS.. Then I googled him... Heart rate back to normal...
souvik101990 wrote:
Ahh I am way too inexperienced to even write here
But I will take a dig and probably change it later
1. Stanford - tech and Stan go hand in hand.
2. HBS - The generalist mentality and because Salman Khan went there. Also has a great wine and cuisine "society".
3. Sloan - Nerd/Tech reasons.
4. Yale - Education/Tech focus and fit, one of the best brandnames in India/Asia.
5. Booth - India friendly and Flexible curriculam. I know 2-3 awesome alumni there who seem to love the place more than the top dogs.
6. Tuck - The close knit Tuck family, same alumni reason as for Booth.
7. Johnson - Again great international brandname, lovely location and a holistically great program.

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Bump!! Would love to see how current applicants rank their best 7 schools.
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27 Jan 2017, 10:58
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1- Booth (Love this school. Great Alumini. Extrermly nice and friendly. Will definitely be my 1st choice next year)
2- Harvard. (The best business school in the world.This has to bee on the list. Plus love the case study method)
3- Wharton.(Love the culture. Again extremly friendly alumini. Great Rep)
4- Kellogg. (One of the best schools for consulting)
5- Tuck. (Love the Tight-Knight community).
6- Columbia. (Location! Location! Location!)
7- Darden.(Loved the Case study method).
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09 Jan 2012, 11:49
if I got into every school? Keep in mind I'm just not all that interesting in the west coast.

1) HBS (although I dont feel its the best fit... if I got in, how could I not go. I wont be applying)
2) Warton (Same as HBS, I'd rather be in NY or Chi, but how could I pass up warton?)
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3) Kellogg
4) Booth
5) Columbia (These 3 I'll be applying to next year, all reaches, and would be very happy with any of them, ordered by fit)
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6) Stern (if I made NYU and columbia, I'm not sure which one I'd choose, but NYU is where I see myself going)
7) Sloan/Tuck - I dont think either are a great fit, but if I made either they would go above the rest of the schools I actually plan on applying to...

Given my profile, the top 7 I'm considering applying to
1 Kellogg
2 Booth
3 Columbia
3 Stern
5 fuqua
6 Darden
7 Johnson

I'm applying next year, so this may all change, still researching... Still even reconsidering my post mba goals. I'll update if it changes
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09 Jan 2012, 12:21
1) Wharton
2) Booth
3) Columbia
4) Sloan
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5) LBS
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7) Tuck

But Gosh, nothing goes as planned.

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04 Feb 2012, 12:18
1. Booth - Flexible Curriculum
2. Kellog - Spirit

3. Harvard - Got to have this one somewhere
4. Columbia - NYC!
5. Stanford - Look at that starting salary

6. Darden - Like the case method
7. Fuqua
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14 Jun 2012, 18:07
1. Harvard
2. Stanford
3. Columbia
4. Wharton
6. Oxford (Said)
7. Booth
8. Cornell

I am gonna apply to all of them.. one day
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14 Jun 2012, 19:26
1. Harvard
2. Wharton
3. Booth
4. Stanford
5. Kellog
6. LBS
7. Tuck

Obviously no one should have Stanford that low, but I just wouldnt fit in there, although itd be great to say I went there...
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29 Jun 2012, 06:30
1. CEIBS (want to be in Asia)
2. Wharton
3. Fuqua (team spirit)
4. Stanford (west coast good weather)
5. Haas (west coast good weather)
7. LBS
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29 Jun 2012, 09:33
1. Harvard
2. INSEAD (It is a better fit, but Harvard can open some doors that have never even heard of INSEAD.)
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3. Sloan
4. Stern
5. Stanford
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6. Fuqua
7. Haas
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10 Sep 2012, 21:45
Really cool topic. It's interesting to see how different people's preferences are.

1. HBS (i'm not even applying since it's out of reach but my dream school)
2. Wharton
3. Booth
4. Columbia
5. Sloan
6. Tuck
7. Haas
8. Stern
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10 Sep 2012, 22:14
pretty standard list for me

1. Stanford
2. Harvard
3. Wharton
4. Booth
5. Columbia
6. Northwestern
7. Sloan
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07 Oct 2012, 16:50
Harvard
Stanford
Kellogg
Booth
Wharton
Tuck

I'm not even applying to one in R1 and now I hope I don't have to in R2!
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