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McCombs ($$) vs Anderson (no $)

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New post 03 Jan 2018, 13:36
Hello all! I was recently admitted to McCombs with a decent scholarship as well as Anderson with no scholarship. My background is in sales and I'm looking to move into marketing through brand/product management in cpg or tech. I'm not too particular at this point as to where I want to live post-MBA, I could definitely see myself in CA or maybe even Austin long-term (currently live in Chicago and that would be another option).

I'm fairly convinced that McCombs is the right move here, but wanted to see others' input in case I'm just completely missing something here...

I absolutely loved my visit to Anderson, but I also had a great experience at McCombs (plus the new Rowling Hall is opening). Anderson is ranked just a tad higher and I'm not sure that alone is worth the greater cost. Would career center, alumni, companies that recruit at Anderson make it worthwhile to go there instead and pass up the money from McCombs?

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Congratulations on your admits! and Scholarships!

Anderson and McCombs are more regional programs and place people locally (for a number of reasons that are probably not super relevant to get into). I think McCombs is a great program and it is a fantastic choice with the scholarship they have offered. I don't think you would lose out or miss on anything if you went to Austin.... besides the Ocean and nice CA weather but that should be a top 10 factor in your school choice.

P.S. West Coast programs are a bit isolated when it comes to on campus hiring events and a bit discriminated against by their east coast counterparts. You will notice that west coast programs have the worst placement numbers among their piers.
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New post 03 Jan 2018, 13:55
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Did you say -> Austin + Decent scholarship
I would say take the money!

But since you loved your visit to UCLA -> How about trying to leverage the Mccombs admit to get those misers at UCLA to give you some?
Asking didn't hurt anyone!


If then don't (which they won't) then Austin with lesser debt, in-addition to being an awesome place, makes so much sense.

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