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Hey all,

So I was admitted as a transfer student to the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, and I'm incredibly torn as to which one to go to. I realize that there are a lot of factors to consider in this process, but I've identified and elaborated on some of the highlights below.

Cost is virtually identical
I would be a math major at both places (math with a concentration in finance)
I live in Chicago right now, and I'd want to work in either Chicago or NYC after graduation
I want to get involved in trading/HF after graduation
Time to graduate would be identical
I don't really have close friends at either university, and I'd be starting over socially at both places
At Virginia I would be a BA, at Michigan a BS
Where should I go and why?

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Nov 20, 2017 - 10:23pm

Definitely this. Michigan is the quintessential target school for Chicago outside of NW/UChicago. That being said - I have friends who go to both and just finished up this recruiting cycle, both had BB NYC offers.

Going off that - Michigan CAN BE tough if you're not in Ross. My buddy actually wasn't and ended up landing BB SA but that took more effort had he been in Ross. UVA / McIntire isn't a crazy difference between b-school and non b-school and considering you're thinking about trading or HF, I'd imagine UVA would be a better fit. The Ross guys at UMich are still gonna compete w/ you for trading spots even being non-quant majors. UVA you might have a bit of an easier time, but can't go wrong w/ either.

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