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    Berkeley VS. MIT

    I was accepted to both Berkeley and MIT. No word yet on funding from either. I currently live in the Bay Area but I'd like to live in the East Coast after grad school. Not sure what to do...

    Anyone else in the same situation? Or can you provide any advice? Thanks!

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    sit tight til you get funding. if you want east coast, MIT will make it easier to get a job there later. they're both great schools.

    how and when did you hear from MIT?

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    Quote Originally posted by The District
    sit tight til you get funding. if you want east coast, MIT will make it easier to get a job there later. they're both great schools.

    how and when did you hear from MIT?
    I received a phone call from a Professor at MIT on March 15.

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    Phoenicia, I hope this is not too intrusive to ask, but I was wondering which concentration you originally applied to? If it is IDRP, is there any way you could share with me (either here or privately) some of your stats or work experience? I am planning on applying to the IDRP concentration within a year, perhaps two, and would thus like to begin accumulating as much information as possible. Thank you.

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    I was accepted to the Housing, Community Economic Development Concentration.

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    If you want to be on the East Coast....

    then MIT all the way

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    +1 urbanliz.

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    Okay, thanks Phoenicia. Good luck.

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    I'm on the waiting list for funding at MIT and in-state tuition for Berkeley is pretty reasonable. MIT looks like the stronger program and is closer to NYC (where I would like to end up!) But I enjoy living in the Bay Area and don't want to limit myself in the future by carrying so much debt....

    Tough decision.

    Anyone else considering Berkeley?

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