LSU Vs UCONN


torn
Dear all,

Please help!

I am offered admission to LSU Baton Rouge and UCONN under same conditions. And dont know what to do!

OK, let me tell you something about myself. I am an international student with 3.5 years of proffesional corporate experience and 28 years old. I am looking for pursuing MBA in Management Information Systems. So let me tell somethings about these Universities

LSU

rankings

USN #71 (declinging)
Forbes #55
WSJ regional recruting #7

students

average age 23
average experience 1.6 years
internationals 10%

At this university I can be a star with my experience, backgroud and can have a better chance to find internship/future job

UCONN

USN #79
Forbes #27
WSJ regional recruting #51

students

average age 27
average experience 4.8 years
internationals 38%

This university has a tradition and offers a great chance to find a job in corporate corridore between NY and Boston. But with many famous Universities around there (MIT, Yale, Harvard, NYU, Simon...) I don't know what would be the chance to find internship/future job as an international. Hey 38% are internationals, somebody needs to help them find them internship & job...

So Tigers of Huskies?

Any other comments would be more then welcomed, esspecialy from ones that are familiar with these isssues...

This is decision of my life since I already decided to marry my girlfreind :)

I have to decide in next 24 hours....

Thanks everybody in advance!
Dear all,

Please help!

I am offered admission to LSU Baton Rouge and UCONN under same conditions. And dont know what to do!

OK, let me tell you something about myself. I am an international student with 3.5 years of proffesional corporate experience and 28 years old. I am looking for pursuing MBA in Management Information Systems. So let me tell somethings about these Universities

LSU

rankings

USN #71 (declinging)
Forbes #55
WSJ regional recruting #7

students

average age 23
average experience 1.6 years
internationals 10%

At this university I can be a star with my experience, backgroud and can have a better chance to find internship/future job

UCONN

USN #79
Forbes #27
WSJ regional recruting #51

students

average age 27
average experience 4.8 years
internationals 38%

This university has a tradition and offers a great chance to find a job in corporate corridore between NY and Boston. But with many famous Universities around there (MIT, Yale, Harvard, NYU, Simon...) I don't know what would be the chance to find internship/future job as an international. Hey 38% are internationals, somebody needs to help them find them internship & job...

So Tigers of Huskies?

Any other comments would be more then welcomed, esspecialy from ones that are familiar with these isssues...

This is decision of my life since I already decided to marry my girlfreind :)

I have to decide in next 24 hours....

Thanks everybody in advance!
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Rhino
Have you spoken with your wife-to-be about going back to school?

Since, once you married, you cannot make decision on your own.

If you both fine with you going back to school.

I would choose LSU because I know that there will be less competition in southern USA compared to the northeastern side.
Also, LSU has probably better academic overall ranking (undergrad) compares to U-Conn.
I might be wrong about this. Please do re-check.

Also, another factor to consider, which area you would prefer:
- south: higher crime rate, hotter, slower business environment,
More things to do on weekends, cheaper (& better) BBQ ribs
- north: lower crime rate, colder, more competition,
Less things to do in conneticutt, cheaper lobster
Have you spoken with your wife-to-be about going back to school?

Since, once you married, you cannot make decision on your own.

If you both fine with you going back to school.

I would choose LSU because I know that there will be less competition in southern USA compared to the northeastern side.
Also, LSU has probably better academic overall ranking (undergrad) compares to U-Conn.
I might be wrong about this. Please do re-check.

Also, another factor to consider, which area you would prefer:
- south: higher crime rate, hotter, slower business environment,
More things to do on weekends, cheaper (& better) BBQ ribs
- north: lower crime rate, colder, more competition,
Less things to do in conneticutt, cheaper lobster

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torn
Rhino thank u very much.

I am thinking in the same direction. LSU is my favorite because of higher possibility to find a job even though in south with higher crime rate.

At both universities I have full tuition waiver plus

graduate assistantship (LSU)
teaching assistantship (UCONN)

does this make any differences.

To be honest, as European UCONN is much closer to my life-style, but I might face big competition with top-tier universities in New England. As an international student this is a big issue for me, coming back to my homeland with only MBA diploma and 0 days of working experience is not that smart.

Maybe I am wrong about UCONN...

I don't know relation between teaching assistantship and internship.... I am not that familiar with American education...

Anyway thank you a lot for your response :)
Rhino thank u very much.

I am thinking in the same direction. LSU is my favorite because of higher possibility to find a job even though in south with higher crime rate.

At both universities I have full tuition waiver plus

graduate assistantship (LSU)
teaching assistantship (UCONN)

does this make any differences.

To be honest, as European UCONN is much closer to my life-style, but I might face big competition with top-tier universities in New England. As an international student this is a big issue for me, coming back to my homeland with only MBA diploma and 0 days of working experience is not that smart.

Maybe I am wrong about UCONN...

I don't know relation between teaching assistantship and internship.... I am not that familiar with American education...

Anyway thank you a lot for your response :)

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