Harvard vs IU Kelley

Hey guys - need help deciding between two admits. The main pro of Harvard is the proximity to the Street, and the main downside is no undergrad business major. I'd probably study econ at Harvard. The pros of IU Kelley are they actually have a finance major, it's the best school in the area, and the IB Workshop has insane placements I've heard. My friend's uncle has a cousin that went to IU and is an EB MD now. Both cost about the same after financial aid. What would you recommend I do, especially given that the IBW isn't guaranteed?

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May 4, 2021 - 10:18pm

It's a tossup. On the one hand, there's the superior academics and placement of the Kelley IBW. On the other hand, there's the more social focused college experience at Harvard. Really depends on your preference for social life vs academics.

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May 4, 2021 - 11:06pm

If you can get into Harvard you will 100% get into the IBW workshop...I would say Harvard will increase your earning potential over IBW by a considerable amount, but IU will be far superior in terms of quality of college life. It's a tradeoff and the optimal strategy will depend on how you value social experience/fun vs prestige/education/earnings.

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May 5, 2021 - 4:26am

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If you can get into Harvard you will 100% get into the IBW workshop...I would say Harvard will increase your earning potential over IBW by a considerable amount, but IU will be far superior in terms of quality of college life. It's a tradeoff and the optimal strategy will depend on how you value social experience/fun vs prestige/education/earnings.

What's the acceptance rate for getting into the IB workshop? 

May 5, 2021 - 10:28am

I am not sure as I did not go to IU, but how can you get into Harvard and not the IBW? I think getting in would be very close to a sure thing. If someone went there and knows better, please correct me. 

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