Need help for great undergraduate Bschools focused on Trading.ST
I have been making lists of schools and find one school I like in particular...Then I read up more on it and have to change my mind.....Basically indecisive..and I need your inputs.
Anyways, a little about me I am a finance major residing in San Diego.
Currently a 3.65 cumulative, Phi Thetta Kappa, at a cc. Taking one more semester at cc to finish business prereqs and should boost GPA.
Working full time while going to school, Insurance Internship, Finance and Investment Society Club, President's List.
I have a huge interest in trading stocks using charts, and just the global world..how it all comes together in markets.
The List I came up after revising it almost 8 times is:
Tulane University- Trading system, Burkenroad reports. Con-Lots of crime
CUNY Baruch - Cheap, super backup plan. Con-considered by many a dumb school...
Northeastern University- Good co-op, good clubs. Con-expensive, not strong finance school.
Bentley University- Great trading system, manage real money. Con-expensive
University of Delaware- Found out about this school through its online videos, and loved the trading room they had...seems like a school I can grow with and cheap. Con-low ranking, not much diversity
University of Washington/Foster - Great campus, great diversity. Con-not that strong of a finance background?
Univ. of Maryland–Smith - Cheap, ranks 22 in finance...
University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign - Great rep!, Cheap
Georgetown University (McDonough) -Still researching on this school but almost similar to NYU. Con-Expensive, Can only apply for fall?
NYU-One of the schools you go to as a finance major. Con-expensive, not too sure about NY life for me.
Villanova- Trading system, great recruits Con-lack of diversity, expensive, pay 18grand for lesson on ethics and religion.....
I know there are a lot better schools for finance such as Wharton, McIntire...but I probably wont get into those Tier 1.
California wise, UC schools in general don't have majors for finance other than the great rep at Berkley, and SDSU currently doesn't accept spring transfers due to state budget(lucky me)... and University of San Diego.. I don't want to spend 18grand to learn about religion and ethics...
To sum it up, I am looking for the best possible school I can get into that has a strong finance program such as a trading platform as well as good recruits. From there, the diversity and also location would be a plus but not as important as the ranking and strength of program.
I would appreciate everyone's input a lot.