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17 Sep 2007, 11:19
I know that some schools only give out Need based scholarships (HBS). I was wondering if anyone knew which of the top schools also give Merit based scholarships?

Also, does anyone have any idea of what the breakdowns are for percentage of students that receive scholarships and what the average scholarship percentage is?

I know that Emory gives Merit based scholarships ranging from 20% to full tuition plus a stipend. But, I'm not sure of the percentage who receive scholarship.

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17 Sep 2007, 11:28
Cornell gives up to 25 full rides, and an additional \$1.25mm partial scholarships.

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17 Sep 2007, 13:00
So, if Cornell gives approximately 25 full rides, and there are approximately 250 enrolled per year (252 for class of 2008), then 10 percent get full rides. Is this a number that could be considered normal for MBA programs? Or is this out of the ordinary and above normal standards?

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17 Sep 2007, 17:28
I know Stanford, Haas, and UCLA all give merit based scholarships, but the actual numbers I don't know. I would like to find out more if anyone knows.

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17 Sep 2007, 19:08
emoryhopeful wrote:
So, if Cornell gives approximately 25 full rides, and there are approximately 250 enrolled per year (252 for class of 2008), then 10 percent get full rides. Is this a number that could be considered normal for MBA programs? Or is this out of the ordinary and above normal standards?

Kryzak alludes to Cornell's Park Fellowship, which is a free ride plus stipend plus nice perks. BTW - it's only available for US citizens, so the percentage is better than 10% for you Americans. But sadly, it's 0% for folks from other places.

The Park Fellowship is a pretty special deal, and part of Cornell's strategy to be a BIG BAD BUSINESS SCHOOL. They wave money in front of the students they really want - women, minorities, high gmat scores, who knows what, exactly. I would say it's special to Cornell. (Disclosure: I was a finalist and then waitlisted for the program. Notice I'm now at Duke.)

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18 Sep 2007, 05:01
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emoryhopeful wrote:
So, if Cornell gives approximately 25 full rides, and there are approximately 250 enrolled per year (252 for class of 2008), then 10 percent get full rides. Is this a number that could be considered normal for MBA programs? Or is this out of the ordinary and above normal standards?

Kryzak alludes to Cornell's Park Fellowship, which is a free ride plus stipend plus nice perks. BTW - it's only available for US citizens, so the percentage is better than 10% for you Americans. But sadly, it's 0% for folks from other places.

The Park Fellowship is a pretty special deal, and part of Cornell's strategy to be a BIG BAD BUSINESS SCHOOL. They wave money in front of the students they really want - women, minorities, high gmat scores, who knows what, exactly. I would say it's special to Cornell. (Disclosure: I was a finalist and then waitlisted for the program. Notice I'm now at Duke.)

How do you like Duke? What are the scholarships like at Duke. I am applying there, hopefully R1. I'm asking about the scholarships because I'd like to go to the best school that will give the most money. If two schools are nearly the same, I'm definitely going where the money is.

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18 Sep 2007, 05:18
emoryhopeful wrote:
aaudetat wrote:
emoryhopeful wrote:
So, if Cornell gives approximately 25 full rides, and there are approximately 250 enrolled per year (252 for class of 2008), then 10 percent get full rides. Is this a number that could be considered normal for MBA programs? Or is this out of the ordinary and above normal standards?

Kryzak alludes to Cornell's Park Fellowship, which is a free ride plus stipend plus nice perks. BTW - it's only available for US citizens, so the percentage is better than 10% for you Americans. But sadly, it's 0% for folks from other places.

The Park Fellowship is a pretty special deal, and part of Cornell's strategy to be a BIG BAD BUSINESS SCHOOL. They wave money in front of the students they really want - women, minorities, high gmat scores, who knows what, exactly. I would say it's special to Cornell. (Disclosure: I was a finalist and then waitlisted for the program. Notice I'm now at Duke.)

How do you like Duke? What are the scholarships like at Duke. I am applying there, hopefully R1. I'm asking about the scholarships because I'd like to go to the best school that will give the most money. If two schools are nearly the same, I'm definitely going where the money is.

I can't give you any overriding info on scholarships - that info might be on the website.

I was in your shoes - I was, in part, following the money when I came to Duke. I got the same amount (roughly) from UNC, Cornell, and Duke, but Duke offers a loan repayment assistance program. They essentially pay most of your payments for you, provided you work in nonprofit or gov't.

I don't know how possible it is to figure out which schools are the most generous. We talked about it a lot last year, and some schools disclose specifics and some are very general.

Duke is treating me pretty well. I have good days and bad, but it's a good place, I'm meeting good people, and haven't yet regretted my decision! Ask me during finals.

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18 Sep 2007, 06:25
aaudetat - Can you post your stats, so that I can see what it takes to get into Duke?

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18 Sep 2007, 06:30
I think you can search aau's stats using the search function.

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18 Sep 2007, 06:39
Never mind, I found them. Sorry, I was being lazy.

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18 Sep 2007, 13:25
kryzak wrote:
I know Stanford (...)give merit based scholarships.

I thought Stanford's scholarships were need based only?

L.

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18 Sep 2007, 14:08
Darden gives out quite a few full tuition merit scholarships, and a whole bunch of 1/2 tuition scholarships. I think most schools will dole out \$10-20k to people they want to attract, but some schools are definitely wealthier than others.

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18 Sep 2007, 14:17
lepium wrote:
I thought Stanford's scholarships were need based only?

L.

Stanford has a "Partners for Diversity (P4D)" scholarship that you have to write a 500 word essay for. I'm debating whether to do that or not...

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18 Sep 2007, 22:58
Just confirmed today, Kellogg gives out merit and merit/need based scholarships. Apply R1 if you want to get them.

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