Help me pick my Undergrad B-School - U Mich (Ross), UNC-CH (Kenan-Flagler), USC (Marshall)

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Hi everyone, first post here! I've been trying to decide for awhile now on which school to go to four the next 4 years. I'm from VA, so all of these schools are out-of-state. I have been admitted into all 3 of these schools business programs and like them equally. I want to get into IB after graduating then preferably PE or VC.

Can you give me some advice? (Cost is a slight factor, but not huge) Thanks

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Mar 29, 2017

USC is probably the most expensive, but if you want to go into banking in the LA area, it is a great place to be.
Ross is probably your best bet -lots of alumni and it gets a good amount of recruiting action.
Can't comment on UNC


Mar 29, 2017


Mar 29, 2017
  1. UMich Ross
  2. USC Marshall
  3. UNC KF
Mar 29, 2017

Thanks. Why do you place Marshall below Ross though?

Mar 30, 2017


Mar 29, 2017

If you're from Virginia wouldn't UVA a better pick based on tuition savings?

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

Mar 30, 2017

Thats what im wondering too is why OP didnt apply Virginia Mcintire since looks like he would have gotten in based on other acceptances.

But either way i would rank 1.) Ross 2.) USC/UNC tied for me since depends on where one wants to work

Mar 30, 2017

I can speak on this slightly based on what I've heard from a friend at UVA - UVA students feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Students who want to major in Finance can't start out as finance majors beginning in freshman year, they have to compete GPA-wise for both Freshman and Sophomore year and only then can they apply to begin their business-specific classes for Junior year. Not everyone makes it in (so I've heard, which is the kicker). So, heading into UVA with IB aspirations you would want to major in Finance but a student wouldn't know until Junior year (rather than finding out when you apply to colleges Senior year in highschool). In that respect it's sort of a gamble depending on how competitive your class is and / or if you have any hiccups any given semester for the first two years, if you can't make it in I heard you can only major in Econ (not that there is anything inherently wrong with that, it's just not Finance). That's at least my understanding of that school's system for business majors.

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Mar 30, 2017

Would the gamble of possibly not getting finance and doing econ be worth the economic cost of an out of state school? I'm not sure about OP's financial situation but from a first look i'm guessing the cost is anywhere from $100K to $150K more to attend the 3 aforementioned schools

Mar 30, 2017