I first considered Tuck because it seems to be the exact environment I want to be in (even for the long term): Rural and beautiful with a small tight-knit community. Their Center for Business & Society seems awesome. But after poking around a bit, I don’t think I will apply purely because I don’t think I have a good (or any) chance of admission. That’s further emphasized by the fact that I cannot make the visit out there to interview on campus, which Tuck seems to all but say out loud is a requirement for admission. I’m sure there’s exceptions for international folks or other standouts, but I doubt they’d think I had a good excuse. If I even did have a chance, my lack of interviewing on campus would be the final nail in the coffin, I think.
I’ve also been considering Fuqua and Ross. I also thought about adding UC Davis because their strong agricultural/veterinary programs seemed to have potential to partner with for animal-related causes. I could possibly see McDonough…it seems like a lot of the paths I’m attracted to end up dealing with policy, so being in DC could be helpful.
Does anyone have any ideas? I’d love to hear them!