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    rates of attrition, failure rates, avg stipends

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    Is there any data on these things for each school? I would like to use this partly to decide, but it is hard to find.

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    Your admissions offers will include a stipend amount. You find out about attrition and failure rates when you visit the places that admitted you and talk to current students there.
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    I agree with the above poster. If you're curious now though, I'm sure there's enough evidence scattered around the forum.

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    List a few of the schools you would like to go to and people will comment... remember it is often just hearsay.

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    how about Haas? Anderson GEMS? PRGS? Booth? Duke? Brown? UCSD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by godlesschum View Post
    how about Haas? Anderson GEMS? PRGS? Booth? Duke? Brown? UCSD?
    Ceteris paribus, stipends will be higher while attriition and prelim fail rates will be lower at Business Schools than Econ departments housed in a College of Social Science or Arts and Letters or whatever.

    The year that I applied, UCSD had incredibly low stipends. IIRC, it was $12.5k/yr, which is depressingly low considering the cost-of-living in San Diego. According to one poster (I believe on these forums), they sent out applications for food stamps along with admit letters. Even amongst the UC's it was quite low (UCI offered me $15.5k/yr, IIRC).

    IIRC, Duke was in the high teens the I applied. I didn't apply to any of those other schools.

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    NRC data has a decent measure for attrition (completion rates w/in 6 or 8 years)

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    I'm sorry I can't help much with any of those as I didn't apply to any of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneArmedEcon View Post
    Ceteris paribus, stipends will be higher while attriition and prelim fail rates will be lower at Business Schools than Econ departments housed in a College of Social Science or Arts and Letters or whatever.

    The year that I applied, UCSD had incredibly low stipends. IIRC, it was $12.5k/yr, which is depressingly low considering the cost-of-living in San Diego. According to one poster (I believe on these forums), they sent out applications for food stamps along with admit letters. Even amongst the UC's it was quite low (UCI offered me $15.5k/yr, IIRC).

    IIRC, Duke was in the high teens the I applied. I didn't apply to any of those other schools.
    These stipends are quite low compared to other disciplines, particularly hard sciences. I have friends in bio who get 30k per year. What gives?

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