Non-Wharton Penn vs Columbia Dual BA for undergraduate

Hi. I just got off the waitlist for these two undergraduate programs. My goal is to work in consulting. Would love to hear your thoughts.

  1. Penn CAS, PPE Major (COA $250k)
  2. Dual BA program between Columbia GS (not CC) and Sciences Po Paris (COA $160k)

Columbia GS Dual BA would be cheaper and I can get 2 bachelor's degrees in 4 years but the Columbia part will come from GS, not CC. Will that be looked down upon by employers and grad school?

Also, there's high chance that I will work overseas so school with stronger international brand name would be great. I assume overseas employers won't care or know about the GS/CC distinction?

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
May 12, 2021 - 9:34am

Penn. You still get access to 80%+ of Wharton's rercuiting opportunities. Which should be more than enough to land you a top job out of UG. 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 12, 2021 - 10:06am

Penn. Columbia GS is viewed differently from Columbia CC (otherwise its starting salary wouldn't be $10,000 lower). And Sciences Po is nowhere near as prestigious as you think it is - it's not even a target school in its home country, France.

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