Descrates Posted March 9, 2009 Share Posted March 9, 2009 Hi everyone, I'm trying very hard to decide which program to attend right now. At this point, I've become more and more convinced that I ultimately want to focus on continental philosophy and 20th century political theory. Could anyone give me an idea of whether this is doable at Duke? Let me add that I am also waitlisted a Chicago, which would seem to be a better fit. Nevertheless, I'm still leaning toward Duke because the cost of living is so low. I have a family and we would be able to buy a home and maintain our investments fairly well there, while at Chicago, its much more likely that the cost of living would drain our savings. Thus, when it comes time to find work, we'll be able to potentially look longer and even do a solid post-doc if we go to Duke. Chicago would probably require taking on some debt and definitely not let us live as well. Is there really enough of a difference in terms of the brand name and placement possibilities between Duke and Chicago to warrant taking on the financial hit and lower quality of living for my family and me to go to Chicago? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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