Considering I want to go to Wall Street, I know Wharton is the logical choice. Can someone tell me how big of a mistake I would be making by going to Brown instead?
The reasons for this choice would be
- The Wharton culture really turns me off. I like pre-professional to an extent, but it seems like their lives literally revolve only around getting prestigious internships, networking, etc. These are the most important things to me as well, but I don't feel like it's necessary to always be thinking/talking about it.
- Brown would be easier for a high GPA; I would major in applied math (probably on the "mathematical finance" track), and I'm confident I could utilize their grading options to get essentially a 4.0.
- Less competition coming from Brown.
- The finance courses at Penn appeal to me, but I can't stand classes like "marketing" and "business development."
Bottom line, I think I would like Brown more, but if it's seriously a huge difference I'll suck it up.
Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.