At Cornell Hotel School should I transfer to NYU Stern?

My main reasons are because of location and culture. I visit NYC often and love the vibe there compared to gloomy Ithaca. However, NYU does not provide aid for transfer students. Is it safe to bet on obtaining a BB offer and paying off loans in a timely manner if I were to transfer? Any advice is appreciated.

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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs

Going to Stern provides no guarantee of obtaining a BB offer. Nor does Wharton. Or Harvard.

NYC is great and Stern places pretty well overall but it has one of the worst cultures of any school I can think of. Much more cutthroat and competitive than Cornell Hotel School (honestly places better than you'd expect). 

You might as well apply if you're really unhappy where you're at now but if money is a concern then I'd be a bit more wary.

linhtet, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am aware that we place well, it really just comes down to sacrificing my happiness for the ivy league name brand and financial aid. I'll still apply to stern tho I'm hoping I have a shot coming from Cornell.

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ddd1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

no, cornell is a better overall school than nyu 

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I like NYU - go there if you can. The location is literally the best in the world. Also, you can easily make valuable connections just being in Manhattan.

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Gordon_C, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you are targeting IB, then probably make sense to go to Stern

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hyfrrrrr, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As someone who went to nyu and knows people at the Cornell hotel school, don't come here lol. Def a much more cutthroat environment with a very non traditional college experience (no campus, no school spirit/Greek life etc). The hotel school places great into finance and the classes honestly sound sick (I've heard of classes where you literally just taste wine or learn about food). Enjoy your undergrad and you can basically place into most forms if you network well. That being said, stern is a great program and if you really value a marginal increase in your recruiting hopes/really want to live in the city during your college years, go for it.

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  • Associate 2 in PE - Other

I'm confused by this post. You think Cornell has bad culture and you think Stern is the solution? Have you spoken to anyone who goes to / has gone to Stern? Everyone is depressed because there's no sense of school spirit. Students don't even live in the same area, they're scattered around the city in apartments that they had to find on their own. Most people come out with like five friends tops, despite going to school in a city with millions of people. The weather in NYC is even worse than Ithaca because it's gloomy and rainy instead of gloomy and snowy.

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  • Research Analyst in PE - Growth

What are your odds of an internal transfer into the Applied Economics program at Dyson? Also Cornell Hotel places well in RE if that's what you're into. Environmentally, Stern gets a pretty bad rap and it can be depressing after a long time in a musty city too. Are you considering any other schools?

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