As a high school senior, I was wondering about the difference was between an undergraduate education at Penn (Economics in CAS, not Wharton), and the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA. Would the prestiege from Penn be pivotal in finding jobs / interns during and after my stay at the college? I've been thinking about the connections I would form at each school, the GPA I would recieve at each respective college (likely higher in UVA due to it being less competitive), and the career opportunities each university could lead to (in Wall Street).
Since I live in VA, UVA would cost 35k per year as opposed to Penn's 70k. I don't want to put the extra burden on my parents if unnecessary, but if going to Penn would truly open more doors and new opportunities - if its really worth it - then I would be happy to go there.
Thanks for the help in advance!