Boston University vs Georgetown for Undergrad

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I'm an athlete that's being recruited to both of these schools. I've visited both but I'm having trouble deciding which school to commit to, if you've attended either of these schools, I would appreciate getting your opinion. The deciding factors for me are post-graduation opportunity; time spent partying vs
time spent on serious extra curriculars; difficulty of classes; level of entitlement among students; good study spaces; quality of professors. Additionally, I'm considering doing military service after college, which school would best help me get a job after 5 years of service?

Comments (9)

Jan 11, 2019

Georgetown hands down, it's a solid target that'll get you into high finance with ease. There's lots of on campus recruiting by big banks. Boston University isn't even considered a semi target by most and it doesn't have much on campus recruiting. There is quite simply a gulf in prestige between the two schools. Both schools have a lot of women, but Georgetown also has D1 sports and I've heard the women are hotter. If you go to BU, you'll be surrounded by condescending Harvard and MIT kids. I believe that Georgetown would be better for your career and your social life. And congratulations on being accepted to both schools.

Jan 11, 2019

Georgetown by a mile. GT has representation in finance, BU doesn't have the pull or network to get you there.

Dayman?

Jan 11, 2019

Boston is rising and it might be seen as slightly more convenient as it is closer to NYC but hands down Georgetown. It is a great school, prestigious and has much better networking opportunities both on and off campus. Especially 5 years out of school, a Georgetown degree will carry more weight

"If you ain't first, you're last!" - GOAT

Jan 12, 2019
Number Crunching Warrior:

Boston is rising and it might be seen as slightly more convenient as it is closer to NYC but hands down Georgetown. It is a great school, prestigious and has much better networking opportunities both on and off campus. Especially 5 years out of school, a Georgetown degree will carry more weight

BU is 212 miles from NYC and Georgetown is 236 miles from NYC. A big stretch to say BC is more convenient to NYC.

Jan 12, 2019

It's rising bro.

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Jan 12, 2019

No doubt, just meant that it's in the northeast so people think it's "closer"

"If you ain't first, you're last!" - GOAT

Jan 11, 2019

GU there is no question here, you will enjoy DC more than boston, the people will be smarter, the professors will be much better quality, the network is stronger, and the job opportunities will be 10x better

also, GU Athlete + military service is a golden ticket to an M7 MBA, where you would have your pick at careers with that background

i have a friend that goes there and said the undergrad b school has gotten rid of their difficult curve so less grade deflation in the future too

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Jan 12, 2019

Georgetown >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jan 12, 2019