Hey guys, I'm a current high school senior looking to go into finance. Specifically, I want to work in IB->PE. I'm seeking help/advice because I'm stuck between UMiami (full cost of attendance scholarship) and NYU Stern (6.2k/yr COA w/scholarship). I've tirelessly researched both schools and created pros and cons for each, but I'm still unable to decide.
- Full cost of attendance (no major financial worry)
- Because I don't have to worry about paying for school, I can focus my time on academics, extracurriculars, networking
- Has an actual campus
- It's my favorite college football team.
- I live in FL so it's close to home and my family
- Better weather than NYC
- I really like Miami. I visit once a month and skate around. I'm Hispanic and enjoy the amount of Latin culture in the city.
- Smaller school, much-less competitive, can standout much easier, more personal connections with profs (for grad school)
- Read somewhere that UM is good for LATAM finance and I feel I can excel in this.
- Brickell is not as good as Wall St. for IB/PE
- Almost no chance at getting hired on Wall St from UM.
- Nowhere near NYU in the rankings
- UM prestige is not strong outside of Southeastern US, so if I ever decide to move that might complicate things.
- It doesn't feel like the best choice career-wise
- Lower salaries than NYC
- I've been granted the opportunity to attend such a great school, at a low cost.
- Target school (Can work for bigger companies, gain better job experience)
- Competitive, and that's a strong motivator for me
- More independent experience
- I can work during the school year (gain related job experience)
- More opportunity and resources
- Ranked higher
- Better program
- I'll be surrounded by more motivated peers
- The diversity: so many people with different stories to them
- NYC= always something to do. Also, Rolling Loud NY, New Year's Eve, Governor's ball, Electric Zoo
- I don't think I'll have a problem finding a job if I ever move anywhere with an NYU Stern degree and Wall St. job experience.
- Competitive, this is also a con because it looks like I'm going to be competing with Ivy-level kids, 1500+ SAT students, rich smart kids. I've never been exposed to students like that. I'm from a small rural HS and I'm low-income. I'm confident I can compete, but the way others have made Stern sound- oof.
- I heard NYU gets more expensive as you go, which I don't know if it's true or not. Based on my financial package, I would graduate with 14k in loans, but I also have a 3rd party 10k scholarship to help that.
- I've never actually visited NYU/NYC in person, which feels risky (but I like it)
- Not as good of social life as in UM (Greek, Tailgates, Parties, Ultra Music Fest, Miami nightlife)
Help, please :/