It is currently 22 Oct 2017, 20:06

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants!

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Jan 2014
Posts: 112

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 46

Concentration: Operations
GPA: 3.45
Re: Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Jul 2014, 17:05
Kukubean wrote:
Admitted from the wait list. Not sure what to do since I almost have a full-tuition scholarship from UCI Merage. Advice anyone?


Congrats on having such great options. Money is hard to come by in grad school so 1/2 tuition is certainly something to be proud of.

That said, I'd push for Marshall on account of its history, prestige and connections. I think the name and network is worth the difference in price but the quality of education I'm sure would be comparable (I've heard generally good things about Merage).

I was very impressed by Marshall as an applicant and chose it over some "big" names. You should reach out to current students and deeply consider the industry you want to go into. I would suggest letting Marshall know about your offer (it couldn't hurt) but would presume UCI's small size and lower rank to be enough for them not to counter (especially this late in the application season). Let us know how your research goes. If USC excites you as much as it has for me, I look forward to calling you a classmate…..

Fight on!

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 46

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3

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

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 680 Q42 V41
GPA: 3.61
Re: Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jul 2014, 12:23
christinemmx86 wrote:
Kukubean wrote:
Admitted from the wait list. Not sure what to do since I almost have a full-tuition scholarship from UCI Merage. Advice anyone?


Congrats on having such great options. Money is hard to come by in grad school so 1/2 tuition is certainly something to be proud of.

That said, I'd push for Marshall on account of its history, prestige and connections. I think the name and network is worth the difference in price but the quality of education I'm sure would be comparable (I've heard generally good things about Merage).

I was very impressed by Marshall as an applicant and chose it over some "big" names. You should reach out to current students and deeply consider the industry you want to go into. I would suggest letting Marshall know about your offer (it couldn't hurt) but would presume UCI's small size and lower rank to be enough for them not to counter (especially this late in the application season). Let us know how your research goes. If USC excites you as much as it has for me, I look forward to calling you a classmate…..

Fight on!


Thanks for the input! I will definitely be talking to some former students and researching outcomes over the next few days. Also, it might be worth mentioning that a $60K scholarship from UCI covers most of the tuition because I'm a California resident (In-State Tuition: $77K). That's what makes this such a hard decision.

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

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Feb 2013
Posts: 59

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 7

Location: United States
Concentration: International Business, Strategy
Re: Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2014, 16:20
don't think it's all that close of a decision. I used to work for a firm in the OC that hired interns from Merage and the caliber of students was definitely not up to par. I'd say they're not even close but rankings may say otherwise.

Even though USC has been sliding all over the place in terms of rankings I'd say it's still one of the most powerful and best degrees you can get if you want to work and live in SoCal. I've been reaching out to alums that are in the industry I am interested in and the overwhelming support and quick response have been impressive.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 7

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Feb 2014
Posts: 10

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2014, 19:06
I agree that the USC name and degree definitely hold a lot of weight in SoCal.

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Jan 2014
Posts: 112

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 46

Concentration: Operations
GPA: 3.45
Re: Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jul 2014, 21:25
Kukubean wrote:
Admitted from the wait list. Not sure what to do since I almost have a full-tuition scholarship from UCI Merage. Advice anyone?


Yikes full tuition i hard to turn down but I think USC is in a different tier than UCI in a number of regards. I know Merage has a lot going for it, but it still has a ways to go. Maybe share you financial situation with USC? It is probably too late for aid.

What is it you're hoping to do after? Think carefully about the difference in name and placement between the schools in understanding your end point w/ o w/o debt.

Nothing beats the Trojan Network though ;)

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 46

Re: Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants!   [#permalink] 10 Jul 2014, 21:25

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   [ 365 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Marshall (USC) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants!

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: OasisGC, BrushMyQuant, aerien



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.