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International students here. I got admitted to McCombs in R2 with $30k and was happy to go to Austin. Today I got off the waitlist at Johnson with $90k scholarship. Now I'm torn between those two schools.

Here's my thought and hope to get some more opinions:

Post-MBA goal: Tech>MBA Rotational Program>Consulting, I think Austin is more promising compared to Ithaca
Overall cost: with scholarship, Johnson is about $30k cheaper
Ranking: generally Cornell is considered more prestigious especially in my country, however, I want to stay in the US for a few years. Not sure about McCombs in Texas/ southwest vs Johnson in NY/ Northeast
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New post 31 May 2019, 07:57
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International students here. I got admitted to McCombs in R2 with $30k and was happy to go to Austin. Today I got off the waitlist at Johnson with $90k scholarship. Now I'm torn between those two schools.

Here's my thought and hope to get some more opinions:

Post-MBA goal: Tech>MBA Rotational Program>Consulting, I think Austin is more promising compared to Ithaca
Overall cost: with scholarship, Johnson is about $30k cheaper
Ranking: generally Cornell is considered more prestigious especially in my country, however, I want to stay in the US for a few years. Not sure about McCombs in Texas/ southwest vs Johnson in NY/ Northeast


Congrats on your admit in 2 of the great schools with agreat scholarship. :thumbup:
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New post 31 May 2019, 08:03
Have you been able to visit either school? Cornell is typically considered to be the better overall program and national brand, however in Texas, I would call it even.

If you knew you for sure wanted to remain in Texas, McCombs + tech could make sense. For just about every other scenario, Cornell will be your best option:

1) Money - Cornell
2) Cornell Tech in NYC vs. Austin tech hub - Too close to call
3) National Brand - Cornell
4) International Brand - Cornell

I think you have great options here--congratulations.
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talkingheads wrote:
International students here. I got admitted to McCombs in R2 with $30k and was happy to go to Austin. Today I got off the waitlist at Johnson with $90k scholarship. Now I'm torn between those two schools.

Here's my thought and hope to get some more opinions:

Post-MBA goal: Tech>MBA Rotational Program>Consulting, I think Austin is more promising compared to Ithaca
Overall cost: with scholarship, Johnson is about $30k cheaper
Ranking: generally Cornell is considered more prestigious especially in my country, however, I want to stay in the US for a few years. Not sure about McCombs in Texas/ southwest vs Johnson in NY/ Northeast


Hi, Congratulations on your admits in the top 40 ranked schools. As you mention, Cornell is well reputed and top in rankings compared to McCombs. Considering scholarships and reputation, I suggest you go with Cornell. However, before going to the final conclusion, check with the latest alumni groups. :thumbup:
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New post 31 May 2019, 12:33
You would get more opportunities and variety of opportunities at Johnson and the extra money will help.
You can definitely recruit in TX if you wish to go there but TX only has Dell headquarters in Round Rock. All other tech is satellite offices there, so less visibility/priority. For tech you should be aiming Seattle or Bay Area since that's where the big guys are, not Austin.

Congrats on your admits!
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New post 04 Jun 2019, 03:33
talkingheads wrote:
International students here. I got admitted to McCombs in R2 with $30k and was happy to go to Austin. Today I got off the waitlist at Johnson with $90k scholarship. Now I'm torn between those two schools.

Here's my thought and hope to get some more opinions:

Post-MBA goal: Tech>MBA Rotational Program>Consulting, I think Austin is more promising compared to Ithaca
Overall cost: with scholarship, Johnson is about $30k cheaper
Ranking: generally Cornell is considered more prestigious especially in my country, however, I want to stay in the US for a few years. Not sure about McCombs in Texas/ southwest vs Johnson in NY/ Northeast



Hello talkingheads

I like the selection of nick and the group :thumbup:


Cornell should be fairly easy choice here. ;)

Cornell is not only more prestigious in your country (I will assume it is somewhere in Europe), it is the same globally or in US.

Cornell is Ivy League.

Are you attracted to Austin, because of music scene ?

I believe there is no need to show you the overall rankings. ;)

On top of that, with $90k scholarship Cornell would be sin to refuse.



Whatever you choose, you will not be "on the road to nowhere" :)



However, continuing In Talking Heads jargon, Cornell/Ithaca/ Must be the place :cool:
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Unless you have a spouse in Austin (even then some would argue the other way), I think Cornell should be the choice.

If you ask McCombs to match or top the scholarship amount, then could be a different story.
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Hi guys, thank you all for the posts, think I'm taking the Cornell offer :-D
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Hi
You might want to consider if you have already paid fees at McCombs as that could be then a major consideration..

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New post 06 Jun 2019, 09:36
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Hi guys, thank you all for the posts, think I'm taking the Cornell offer :-D



Congratulations!!! Good luck in Ithaca!

P.S. Consider this post now that you know where you are heading: https://gmatclub.com/forum/what-to-do-b ... 95863.html
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Re: McCombs ($) vs Johnson ($$)   [#permalink] 06 Jun 2019, 09:36

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