With decisions out, I've arrived at the three options above; NU, IU-Kelley, and Vandy. I am currently a student at IU, but decided to apply for a transfer spot at these schools in the case of a "you never know" outcome. Fortunately, I was accepted into both schools, and am now looking for advice for this upcoming semester. Currently, I attend IU for an amazingly low price, and would actually graduate with a surplus of money because of scholarships and parental support. However, if I chose to pursue NU or VU, I would most likely graduate with around 50k in student loans.
I know the reputation of Northwestern for Consulting, which I am still considering as a career choice, however, I am also interested in the comparison of these three schools in regards to Investment Banking. I understand Kelley is one of the pathways into IB, however, I am frankly tired of being the underdog, and want to be in a position where my placement chances are strong.
Additionally, is it wrong to think 50k in student loans is manageable as a result of the two career paths I'm considering; Banking and Consulting? I would absolutely love to go to Northwestern, it has always been my dream school, and so I am also scared of the regret I might face if I choose to decline NU on account of finances.
Please let me know your thoughts below, I would greatly appreciate any help at all! Information on comparable placement, experience, loans, etc., would be amazing.