Northwestern vs Cornell

I'm a freshman at UCLA majoring in Econ with a 4.0 GPA. I applied to transfer to a few schools and was accepted to Northwestern and Cornell (CAS).

After undergrad I want to work in investment banking, preferably HK, NYC or London (I'm English and live in Hong Kong). I'm having a hard time deciding where to go - I know recruiting at both schools is strong but would either give me a distinct advantage/disadvantage, especially for the above locations?

I've heard of weird/harsh grading at Cornell but maybe this doesn't apply to Econ. Any advice is much appreciated.

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