Undergrad - IU VS University Richmond VS Ohio State VS Drexel

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Hey Everyone,

I need help choosing which college will help me in order to gain a job in an investment company, as at this moment in time it is what I'm leaning towards the most.

I have shortlisted it to these colleges:

IU- I did not get Kelley( the business school) directly however I am in the pre business programme which means that I have to get a 3.5 GPA and no grade below a B in order to get a seat in Kelley.

I'm not too thrilled about the location and it is a big school, but the campus is stunning especially in the fall.

No scholarship however my parents can afford IU without one.

University or Richmond- I really love the location and campus of Richmond it has small class sizes which suit a student like me.
I was really fortunate to get a Presedential Scholarship which gives me a third of tuition off, thereby making Richmond affordable to me.
Richmond too however does not offer students direct business and I will need a 3.0 GPA in order to enter the business school which is a top 20 if I'm not mistaken, 12th
The location is great as it's close to DC and NYC again on the east coast. I have family who are close enough to visit once in a while as well.
Scholarship of around 18000$ a year

Ohio State- the only reason Ohio State is in this is because I've got Direct buisness and the Fisher School of Buisness is highly ranked.
I'm not too thrilled about the location tbh, I had never pictured myself in Ohio.
No scholarship.

Drexel- although drexel's Business school doesn't compare to those of the other 3, it does have a Co Op programme where I can work for a whole semester and gain experience, plus it's in Philadelphia and I think that's awesome itself, I have family in Philly as well.
I can afford it since I got a scholarship of 17000$ a year

I'm sorry this is so long and thanks in advance

Comments (3)

Jan 27, 2019

Richmond seems to be a better deal here.
IU is not a bad school but still a non-target (probably low-tier semi-target?) and a typical state school. It sends a few kids to IB every year, and most of them are from the workshop.
On the other hand, Richmond is a non-target as well, but it is respected as a great private school. When it comes to undergrad, you should consider the overall reputation/environment rather than solely focus on B-school especially you don't have seats in both schools yet.

Feb 4, 2019

I've applied to all of these schools but not richmond and i'm wondering which one would be a suitable choice? Ohio or Drexel or IU

Feb 8, 2019