Harvard, Princeton, Wharton or Columbia
I am lucky enough to say that I've gotten into all four schools listed above. I personally am not set on finance at all and am looking to ideally work in the Startup/ VC space. I plan to study applied math/ econ/ CS at all of the schools--other than Wharton, where I will study finance and double major in CS.
TBH, I really really love Princeton. It's one of my favorite schools and the academics are probably the best in the world. I don't plan to go to grad school, so strong academics are important to me. Harvard is nice, but I've interned there, and tbh, it's not all that. Also, I hate the way the name changes people's perception of you. Like when I say I've gotten into Princeton, people think that I'm decently smart but Harvard is put on such a pedestal that it makes me gag. Harvard people make it basically their whole personality, which to me is so odd.
Wharton and Columbia are out of the picture I think, just because wharton, despite being the best business school, doesn't have as strong academics and non finance alumni connections compared to the other schools. As for Columbia, I don't love the city too much.
Princeton is looking to be my top choice but am I making a mistake not picking Harvard? Thanks!