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Need Advice Please! (690 admitted to BU and NU)

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BU or NU

Boston University no scholarship
 
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gpay Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Need Advice Please! (690 admitted to BU and NU)

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:58 pm
Hi All!

I got a 690 my first time, got into BU, Babson, and Northeastern. Babson and Northeastern gave me scholarship.

Now I need advice!

I got into NU (northeastern) with $70k scholarship, this means I can leave b-school without any loans. BU I'm in with no money.
I want to get into the business side of healthcare (got into the health sector management program at BU).

Background: I'm newly married so no money (ie. scholarship is very very very helpful), no experience in health and have only 3 years of work experience in an irrelevant field. Did my undergrad in public health and want to refocus into healthcare.

Northeastern
+ $70k scholarship
+ 6 month paid internship (with this money, I can leave b-school debt free)
+ career center seems to really put in a lot of effort in making you marketable (correct me if I'm wrong) by reading your resumé, going over interviews, etc.
+ 6 month internship = only 1.5 years in the classroom
+ great place for people with no experience (ie. me)
+ really got along with the students
- not as reputable as BU
- doesn't offer health care specialty (would end up specializing in supply chain management or finance)

Boston University
+ higher up on the ranks than NU
+ has health sector management specialty
+ higher average pay after graduation than NU (not sure if applicable to me since I have 0 experience)
+ (don't know much else about the program, so help me fill this in!)
- no scholarship = $120k debt for newly married couple
- only summer internship
- not sure how BU would help someone with no experience in health care management

Disclaimer: I didn't visit the BU campus so don't know much about the program, etc. like I do NU. Visiting them before decision time is also not an option. Sad

Any advice will be helpful! Smile


ps. Not sure where I should post this, please direct me in the proper location if I posted incorrectly.

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Post Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:59 pm
There is a lot to consider.

Honestly, with where you are the scholarship money would seem like the move, but only you can make the call.

Would you go to BU if money were not an issue?

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Apply to better schools next year...

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Post Mon May 13, 2013 5:30 am
Were you accepted at Babson with scholarship equivalent to NU ?
I think Babson is good for entrepreneurship even its overall ranking can't compare to BU

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