Northeastern Business Undergrad

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I'm currently going to a state school in California and was hoping to transfer to somewhere in the North East. I looked into Northeastern and I was interested in their co op program even though they are not highly ranked. I was wondering if it would be worth it to go somewhere I would get a lot of work experience or if places like Boston College or Boston University were better options?

Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!

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Comments (7)

Feb 17, 2019

Why transfer to a school in the North East? California has some of the top ranked schools in the country and the world, across so many programs. What is your angle here?

Mar 14, 2019

Thanks for the reply and sorry for such a late response! But I want to transfer to a school in the Northeast because I want to work there in the future. I'm also applying to schools in California too but wanted to get more information on Northeastern since it caught my eye. I was also looking at BC, BU, and NYU.

Mar 14, 2019

NYU > BC > BU = Northeastern

Are you paying full tuition after doing in-state in CA? Why? You can go to a good CA state school and still recruit in the northeast

Mar 14, 2019

No I'm paying half of tuition but I'm attending a CSU not a UC so it's much harder to network when the program is not strong. I would be open to go to UCLA or UCB but transferring from one public school to another is highly unlikely. I'm going to be applying to USC though and the main appeal to all of these schools is the resources available for private schools and how strong their business programs are.

Mar 14, 2019

So half in-state tuition to paying full tuition at a private, Northeast school? That's like a $100-$120k difference in 2 years. My advice is to finish your (2?) years at the CSU and move to a UC school. Even if it's not UCB / UCLA, or USC, there are still solid options out there that will save you a ton of money and give you very similar job options to NEU / BU. NYU and BC are a clear step above.

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Mar 15, 2019

Northeastern is so-so, Co-op program is good, but it's not placing that well into any premier wall street jobs.

I've heard anecdotally that a few kids really hustle for various bulge bracket jobs and can get them, but its not like they're interning at Goldman TMT or MS M&A. It's more like the absolute best kid might get a capital markets job, which isn't bad at all, but know what you're up against.

The vast majority of the co-op program places into pretty humdrum stuff. I'd aim higher if you could.

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Mar 15, 2019