Hey guys, I'd really appreciate some help. I'm currently choosing what undergraduate college to go to, and my choices are USC Marshall, Berkeley, Georgetown MSB, and NYU Stern.
In terms of the intangibles, some things about myself are that I'm not overly concerned with the social life, but at the same time I don't want to be around a bunch of people who ONLY study (which is what I feel Berkeley is like). I'm not completely sure exactly what branch of business I want to go into, but im probably leaning towards something in Finance. I'd also be fine going to the east coast or staying on the west coast for college, but in the long run I'd like to settle down in California, and probably in SoCal.
Another thing I should mention is that USC and Berkeley are both 30k a year for me, but Georgetown and NYU are both 60k a year. So it would literally cost me twice as much to go there.
Here are my thoughts so far:
1) USC: Supposedly has very good connections and job opportunities. The things I'm worried about are that it isn't anywhere near as good education-wise as the other schools, its business school isn't as good, and I feel like its biggest strength is film, not business.
2) Berkeley: Seems like it has a very high quality business program and the education is just really good in general. But I just don't really like the vibe and atmosphere that go along with it too, because it seems like most of the people there are only concerned with studying and grades, and they sort of get away from the entire concept of learning and college. Overall I just like the atmosphere the least out of the four.
3) Georgetown: Seems like a combination of USC and Berkeley, which is why it's my favorite out of the choices. The only problem is that it costs literally twice as much, but 60k a year is pretty significant.
4) NYU: I had actually eliminated this until earlier today. I feel like it has the least to offer because if I want to pay that much and go to the east coast, I might as well go to Georgetown. The only advantage is that from a purely business perspective, it probably has the best connections. But I don't really want to live in NY anyway, so I'm not sure.
I'd really appreciate some feedback and advice from you guys, especially since I only have a few days left to make my decision. Thanks!