I am a current senior in high school. I recently found out what schools I had been admitted to. However, because of this whole Covid-19 situation, all of the admitted student days/campus tours have been shut down for the rest of the spring. So I was hoping I could get some feedback from people on here.
I have a strong interest in real estate, so an ideal path for me would be to end up with a job at a private equity firm with a strong real estate investment arm (i.e. Blackstone). Hopefully, after a while on the job, I would have enough experience to go out on my own and get into development as an entrepreneur.
I got into Duke (would major in Financial Economics), Michigan Ross, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, and Georgetown. I also got into Penn CAS - I would go in with the intention of transferring to Wharton halfway through the first year, which I've heard is very possible and likely as long as you keep the grades up.
I know Penn/Wharton would be the most logical choice, but I also want to have a good college experience, and I'm worried I might not have that Penn. Would anyone be able to give me some advice on this?
Also, I'm really intrigued by Duke. Unfortunately, because of corona, I haven't been able to go down and see the campus or the people. Would any alumni or people knowledge about Duke (both school experience and recruit-ability) be able to speak on it? Are Duke alumni pretty good with helping each other out? Also, considering Duke doesn't have an undergrad business school, how strong do you all think the financial economics major is?
Sorry for the lengthy post, but this coronavirus is really making it hard to gauge schools! I really appreciate it!
A concerned high school senior