Cornell vs. USC Marshall for Undergrad

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I was accepted to the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, and the Marshall School of Business at USC. Due to a scholarship, USC will cost about $25k less per year than Cornell ($48k vs. $73k). Fortunately, my parents will pay for my education so I will not be in debt going to either school. As someone who is interested in a career in i-banking, which college would be a smarter option?

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Apr 10, 2018

Cornell is better in general for recruiting, but if you want to work in the West Coast go USC. That being said, USC is a way more enjoyable school imo because the people seem nicer and LA is better than the middle of nowhere.

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Apr 10, 2018

The answer to this is whether you want to be on the West Coast or East Coast post-college. You'll have a more traditional college experience at USC for sure.

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Apr 10, 2018

Yeah, USC would probably be more fun.

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Apr 16, 2018

From what I've read so far, the college prestige and GPA are the main factors that hiring managers use when sifting through the pile of resumes. Cornell is a target school for most banks, and USC is semi-target.

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Apr 16, 2018

Like others said, if you want to be on the west coast, Usc is a great school. Socially, athletics and weather. But cornell is better for nyc recruiting and probably most of the rest of the country

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Apr 16, 2018

LA is too crowded, go to Cornell :)

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Apr 16, 2018

If you parents let you pocket the scholarship, that will be 25k*4 = 100K after tax money.

Apr 16, 2018

Agreed with everyone above on the East Coast - West Coast, but I will say that USC is a very "elitist" school from my friends who have attended so keep that in mind. I can't comment on what Cornell is like in terms of atmosphere but the surrounding area of USC is also a bit rough (Not beverly hills like UCLA).

Apr 16, 2018

If you go to Cornell, then try to apply for a transfer to Dyson after your first year. You'll need to take some classes at Dyson, and then explain why you want to transfer. But I've heard that its possible, but becomes much harder later.

Apr 17, 2018
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