Indiana or Tulane for undergrad

So I messed around too much during first two years of HS and my GPA isn't too great. (Test scores are OK though). I have two options:

Indiana (Direct Admit to Kelley) - no $, will have to pay ~35k/year out of state not including living expenses.
Tulane - I have a full ride, will need to pay living expenses.

From what I've gathered Indiana's IB Workshop has strong recruiting and Tulane's is fairly weak though it seems Tulane does send some people to energy banking in Houston.

Ideally I'd like to end up at an upper MM buyside place in NY.

I'm leaning towards Tulane at the moment and maybe try to transfer after a year/try to network into a NY BB/EB group (Don't know too much about MM exits) because I don't really feel like going into massive debt for a crack at the IB Workshop at IU. I know my situation isn't ideal but I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Comments (8)

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:25pm
Gangster Putin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My view on undergrad is to always go to the school that will cause you to incur the least amount of debt. Tulane isn't great for finance, but is overall a very prestigious school. Go there, and then transfer in 1-2 years.

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Apr 1, 2015 - 5:34am
To Bank or Break Rank, what's your opinion? Comment below:

DONT CHOOSE YOUR UNIVERSITY FOR ITS EXIT OPPS CHOOSE IT FOR ITS DEGREE AND YOUR DEVELOPMENT AND ENJOYMENT People dont want to hire drones, and with this mindset that is what you are in danger of becoming.

Apr 1, 2015 - 3:53pm
John-Johnson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't really see how you messed up your high school GPA, as a 3.7 minimum is needed to get into Kelley. Anyhow, I think you should go to Tulane unless you are REALLY confident you will get into the IB workshop.

Apr 1, 2015 - 9:13pm
vrooom, what's your opinion? Comment below:
John-Johnson:

Don't really see how you messed up your high school GPA as a 3.7 minimum is needed to get into Kelley. Anyhow, I think you should go to Tulane unless you are REALLY confident you will get into the IB workshop.

Kelley takes weighted GPAs so that's how I managed to pass the 3.7 mark.

Apr 11, 2015 - 12:05pm
AprilSprings, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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