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Would you take Wharton at full price or Fuqua with $100k total scholarship? Looking to move into MBB, IB, or Corp strat (MBB/IB at Wharton or MBB/Corp strat at Fuqua)

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Wharton, $100k is nothing compared to your future marginal benefits from Wharton. Imo going to the best school, regardless of scholarship/money, is almost always the right choice, and Wharton is definitely better than Fuqua.

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Wharton by a mile.

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Why would your desired career goals plan change between schools though? Have you talked to W about scholarship or financial aid in light of 100k from fukua?

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Thanks everyone. C2, I’m sure it’s happened before but the stated policy is that they don’t negotiate and online forums are full of people talking about their inability to get anything from Wharton despite large scholarships at other M7s. I had a little from Kellogg and Wharton wouldn’t budge on that either. I think unless it’s HBS or GSB or you have some significant demographic advantage, you should not plan to get additional money out of Wharton

Yeah Wharton honestly

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Wharton, duke is great for those but your opportunity for choice of office is more limited and the network is slightly less “global”

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Wharton, no doubt

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