i know, i know, this belongs in the b-school forum, blah, blah... its not gonna get enough love there.
so i have a 3.8, 750, good work ex and very good ECs. going to apply to b-schools this year and need some advice about columbia.
so, how good is columbia GSB? it seems like it's pretty consistently ranked behind wharton / u chi in terms of finance prestige, but it does have home field advantage being in NYC. would someone graduating from colm be at a disadvantage vs. someone coming out of some of the higher ranked schools like H / S / W? personally, i have no interest in H or S since i want to study finance, not general management. i also don't want to live in philadelphia, aka the armpit of the east coast, even if i were to get into W. annecdotes re: columbia are appreciated.