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Hi folks,

I have been admitted to some great schools, a couple of which were my dream schools before I started the application process.

Never thought I would find myself in this conundrum (I know it's a great one to be in). So, here's a list of my admits along with other details-

Haas- Full Ride
Kellogg- 100k
MIT- No Scholarship :cry:
Stanford- Got accepted after getting waitlist in round 1

I'll be taking a deferral and joining the school from next year due to personal as well as professional reasons. As for my profile, I am en entrepreneur, have been working with my start-up (manufacture packaging products for food & clothing Industry) for 5 years. Recently launched a new start-up in Egypt (manufacturing organic vegetables).

Post MBA want to expand in US. Have already set up a company in NYC. Hoping for an MBA to help me network as well as learn marketing, startegic and business skills required to do business in US.

On my visits to schools, I was most impressed by MIT (the moment I stepped in the school I felt belonged and a sense of students trying to innovate, create and do something different.). However, I don't want to leave Stanford (the prestige as well as the fact that they rejected me in my under-grad, so this seems like a feeling of fulfillment). Haas full ride is also very generous, not very impressed by Kellogg, though that is just my opinion.

Experts, please help!

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Based on your comments about your experience with the programs listed I would go with Stanford. It's arguably the top MBA in the world and given you were not impressed by Kellogg (or the money) I feel like passing on Stanford for MIT would eat at you. Also, Stanford's reputation in entrep is second to none. Great options here!
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Close your eyes and go for Stanford. It's a no-brainier if you ask me. With your kind of profile and inclination I'm sure you'll enjoy the Stanford culture and will make best use of the Bay area. You'll meet some really amazing people which I'm sure you won't meet anywhere else in the world. I'm surprised how they wait-listed you in the first place. That itself says something about the quality of talent that you gonna find at Stanford :-D


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Hi folks,

I have been admitted to some great schools, a couple of which were my dream schools before I started the application process.

Never thought I would find myself in this conundrum (I know it's a great one to be in). So, here's a list of my admits along with other details-

Haas- Full Ride
Kellogg- 100k
MIT- No Scholarship :cry:
Stanford- Got accepted after getting waitlist in round 1

I'll be taking a deferral and joining the school from next year due to personal as well as professional reasons. As for my profile, I am en entrepreneur, have been working with my start-up (manufacture packaging products for food & clothing Industry) for 5 years. Recently launched a new start-up in Egypt (manufacturing organic vegetables).

Post MBA want to expand in US. Have already set up a company in NYC. Hoping for an MBA to help me network as well as learn marketing, startegic and business skills required to do business in US.

On my visits to schools, I was most impressed by MIT (the moment I stepped in the school I felt belonged and a sense of students trying to innovate, create and do something different.). However, I don't want to leave Stanford (the prestige as well as the fact that they rejected me in my under-grad, so this seems like a feeling of fulfillment). Haas full ride is also very generous, not very impressed by Kellogg, though that is just my opinion.

Experts, please help!

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Go for Stanford! Congratulations! :)

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Go with Stanford. The added debt won't be that much of a factor in a 40 year career

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Do they teach something at Stanford that they don't teach at Haas? Are there any companies that recruit at Stanford that don't recruit at Haas (that you're targeting)? Is there something specific that you'd have access to as a Stanford grad that you could not get as a Haas alum?

I don't know that the answer to any of these questions is 'yes.' With that in mind, I don't know that Stanford is really worth $130k+ (before capitalized interest) more than Haas, even if in the long run the money is not that big of a concern. Given your options, circumstances, and preferences as described in your post, I'd pick Cal.

In any case, you've had a great cycle and I imagine you've got a bright road ahead. Good luck with the decision!

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I would definitely go for Stanford! In my mind, it's the best bschool out there.

MIT is definitely not worth it over Kellogg or Haas w/ money.

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