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Jul 31, 2018 - 5:18pm

Phenomenal school. Leaves a bit to be desired on the relationship side of an MBA program.

Ever heard of the Invisible 200 at Booth?

I intentionally aimed my sights at Kellogg in lieu of Booth because of this.

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Aug 2, 2018 - 2:18am

Look a friend was from there pre-common application and it was not surprisingly the case.

Now it's all common application'ed and they're just as prestige chasing as it's peers so who knows?

And unless you know 20% from admission people or whoever credible, you can tone down a bit before I take it as a bit irritating

Aug 2, 2018 - 2:19am

"UChicago undergrad sorta helps with getting good positions but not nearly as much as you hope." True? (Originally Posted: 06/04/2018)

"Don't go to UChicago unless you are willing to work your butt off, the social vs work life balance is not good, parties are mediocre, there are some cuties but overall students are less attractive than at other top schools. UC sorta helps with getting good positions but not nearly as much as you hope."

UChicago does not publish detailed placement or salary data that goes into the depth peer schools do. Does UChicago feel that their placement isn't strong enough to warrant a lengthy report?

Aug 2, 2018 - 2:25am

Is UChicago undergrad still miserable? My pals got into Duke, Brown, Michigan and Georgetown (Originally Posted: 06/29/2018)

And it seems like there's an endless supply of wealthy smokeshows at their schools, their campuses are more fun, their courses are easier and their GPAs will be higher. If the endgame for us is Wall Street, why go to a college like UChicago? I know I'm lucky to get into a college like U of C with the 6 or 7% acceptance rate but I'm having real doubts. Then if I hate it, it's impossible to transfer out to a peer elite with a brutal UChicago GPA.

Aug 2, 2018 - 2:26am

i got in and rejected uchicago for a much lower tier school and am super happy. I still managed to receive a few offers, maybe not at the tier I could have at uchicago, but I'm happy. My friend tries to hype the school up, it's not completely socially dead, but it is quiet. It's gonna be hard af but a great school.

Aug 2, 2018 - 2:27am

One More Reason to Attend UChicago (Originally Posted: 03/24/2012)

While Fabrice Tourre (aka Fabulous Fab, aka government scapegoat, aka "building is going to collapse" guy) is awaiting trial for alleged fraud, he has given all of us one more reason to attend the University of Chicago.

Bloomberg:
The regulator identified Tourre as a "resident of Kigali, Rwanda," in court papers filed March 21 in Manhattan federal court. Tourre had been in the African nation's capital working for a non-governmental organization before beginning his studies at the University of Chicago, according to a person familiar with his travels who declined to be identified because the matter isn't public.

"Tourre is a U.S. resident studying for a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago," his lawyer, Pamela Rogers Chepiga, said in a statement March 21. Steve Koppes, a university spokesman, said Tourre has been enrolled in the program since September.

Well, I have always dreamed about going to UC, but major props to the admissions board for seeing past all the nonsense that painted him in the middle of Blankfien's "I don't remember(s)' and Barney Frank's "No one saw this coming but Fab."

Now, hopefully prosecutors take into account his recent volunteer work and allow this man to get on with his doctorate. The only question remains, will he require his students / colleagues to address him as Dr. Fabulous Fab?

Also, where does the government find such big binders? Why don't they just use iPads?

Aug 2, 2018 - 2:28am

Haha, the binder was the first thing I noticed.

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"
Aug 2, 2018 - 2:31am

U of Chicago

Enough said

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - DT
Aug 2, 2018 - 2:32am

Personally, I think the guy has made a mistake but he's clearly trying to better himself! Good job, Chicago!!

Rich enough to have your own jet. ... A player. Or nothing
Aug 2, 2018 - 2:36am

University of Chicago (for a non prep school student) (Originally Posted: 06/21/2018)

I'm going to get straight to the point. How do I get in? Any major is fine. I'm entering my sophomore year, have a 3.92 GPA and 1580 SAT. I'm in the school newspaper (beats editor and public relations manager), Model UN (outstanding delegate at SCMUN and Berkeley MUN), math and science club (112 on AMC 10B). Please avoid general suggestions like "stop worrying about numbers and just follow your passion," try to keep suggestions to specific steps. Thanks.

Aug 2, 2018 - 2:37am

by the way, how did all these prep school kids get in? Not just Uchicago, but all the other Ivies. I was browsing LinkedIn and all the incoming Lazard/GS analysts attended elite prep schools... do Ivies just prefer prep school students? I may consider transferring to one in my junior/senior year

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