I am a software engineer based in the bay area and have been lucky to have been accepted at some top 10-15 rank business schools - Duke-Fuqua, Columbia, Dartmouth-Tuck and UCLA Anderson. My post MBA goal is to switch to consulting (McKinsey/Bain/BCG). I might also look into business positions in tech firms (Google, Facebook, Microsoft etc.) but I think more than likely I will aim for MBB consulting.
In terms of location - I want to be back in the Bay area, so I will be gunning for the SF/Silicon valley offices of McKinsey, Bain and BCG (I know the SF office is the hardest to get into) although I think I could also settle for the NYC office for few years and then transfer out back to the bay area. Ideally, I should be going to Berkeley-Haas but unfortunately was rejected there. Also, both UCLA and Columbia have given me some money (30-35K) ...which will help in lowering my loan burden (no money from the other schools). However, I am probably not going to accept UCLA-Anderson as I did my undergrad at UCLA and don't want to have a similar experience in b-school. I am leaning towards both Tuck and Columbia because of the ivy-league pedigree which I think will go a long way.
Any have any opinions about these three schools and which one might be better for my career pursuits? Would any one of these three schools provide me a better shot at recruiting for the MBB SF offices? or are those offices overloaded with H/S/W and local Haas grads such that most lower ranked school grads don't have a shot of getting in?