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# Yale, Dartmouth, NYU, UCLA

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27 Mar 2011, 15:44
Help me choose between Yale, Dartmouth, NYU and UCLA! I think it's down to Yale and Dartmouth ... but still not sure. My career goals are management consulting or social entrepreneurship ... undecided. I don't have a partner and I'm from the West Coast but was educated on the east coast. Any advice appreciated. I'll check back frequently.

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27 Mar 2011, 19:08
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MC = Tuck by a mile
SE = Yale

I would pick Tuck personally unless \$\$ is involved

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27 Mar 2011, 20:05
Okay so I'm down to Tuck and Yale. Undecided on career choice. \$\$ at Tuck but had a better time at Yale...

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27 Mar 2011, 20:07
socalmike wrote:
MC = Tuck by a mile
SE = Yale

I would pick Tuck personally unless \$\$ is involved

Why Tuck overall? Am I correct that Tuck is stronger in terms of academics/biz training?

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28 Mar 2011, 06:12
Tuck - because of it's overall MC placement is far better than Yale SOM.

As for non-profit, Yale has an edge with it's program and alumni in the field. However, even at Yale non-profit jobs will still be an off campus job search since they don't have the money or consistent need to come to campus and recruit. Not all non profit jobs are the same either in terms of what you will be doing functionally and the type of organization it is. For example, a strategy associate for the Clinton Global Health Initiative (with lots of money) is different than a marketing associate for a local inner city educational foundation in pay and job responsibilities. That being said, Tuck is clearly better for MC while only marginally disadvantaged compared to Yale in non-profits.

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28 Mar 2011, 07:42
LillyRose wrote:
socalmike wrote:
MC = Tuck by a mile
SE = Yale

I would pick Tuck personally unless \$\$ is involved

Why Tuck overall? Am I correct that Tuck is stronger in terms of academics/biz training?

the good think about Yale is that if you want to get in some sort of nonprofit they have a loan forgiveness program. I'm not too sure if this pertains to entrepreneurial endeavors as well, but loan forgiveness is definitely worthwhile.

MC-you can get in from Yale but all the big names recruit at Tuck. That's not to say you can't get in from Yale but you may have an easier time from Tuck. Now, if you don't want a big name then you can certainly do well out of Yale but Tuck is still better at MC.

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28 Mar 2011, 09:18
What's the cost differential BTW?

I would go to both admit weekends before making a decision.

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28 Mar 2011, 22:45
Hmm ... \$\$ at Tuck, free housing at SOM. Ultimately will cost about the same to go to either school, I think. All things being equal, I might prefer Yale b/c personal associations ... but I think it's rep is so-so while Tuck's is rock solid.

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29 Mar 2011, 05:29
LillyRose wrote:
Hmm ... \$\$ at Tuck, free housing at SOM. Ultimately will cost about the same to go to either school, I think. All things being equal, I might prefer Yale b/c personal associations ... but I think it's rep is so-so while Tuck's is rock solid.

Yale's reputation isn't so-so. It may not be as good as Tuck but that's not to say it's so-so. Anyway, I would go to the place where you think you would be happiest.

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31 Mar 2011, 09:56
It looks like Tuck also has a loan forgiveness program for students interested in entering non-profit careers- check out the Allwin Intiative:

Social Enterprise is a very broad term, and career searches tend to be very individually driven. I would look at this in terms of which employers interest you and how each school might help you get access to those employers. That might offer you some better insights into which school would be a better fit.

More of a quality of life thing to think about - Yale is in New Haven, a small city, vs. Tuck, in decidedly rural New Hampshire. If aid \$\$\$ and employer access look relatively equal, you can pick based on where you prefer to live or where you think you'll fit in better. Best of luck with your decision!
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18 Apr 2011, 17:46
Both schools are pretty similar, with the noticeable exception of location. New Haven is a relatively small town (compared to NYC or Chicago), but it definitely has a more "urban" feel (bars, restaurants, condos, etc.). From what I understand, Tuck is completely the opposite.

This year's recruiting for MC at Yale (at least for summer internships) was noticeably higher than last year's, especially at the top 3 firms. I imagine that Tuck still holds an advantage in this regard, although I would say that the gap is closing.

Both schools emphasize their small knit community (given that the class size at both is among the smallest at top B schools). My biased opinion is Yale due to its location (1 hr 45 min train ride into midtown Manhattan), but if this isn't a huge factor for you (and if the \$\$ at Tuck is considerable), then I'd default to wherever you feel the best fit.
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