I am a transfer student coming from a CC in NJ. So far I have been accepted into Rutgers (state school/ fall back) and USC Marhsall. As of right now I am looking at the full sticker price at both to finish my last 2 years of undergrad. I am still waiting on decisions from Georgetown and Villanova as well. I need some help in deciding where to finish my undergrad.
I know placement for a finance student at Rutgers is dismal, so if I attend RU I'd focus on accounting and try and break into the big 4. On the other hand, if I attend USC I would want break into anything finance related (which I have more passion for). I've read online that USC has a solid reputation on the West Coast and has a lot better placement for finance.
Finishing my last two years at USC would put me well over 100k in debt, while I might be able to get out of Rutgers debt free (instate tuition/savings/ future internships). Basically my question is, would making the big leap out to Southern California, taking on the debt, and pursuing a career in finance outweigh staying instate and focusing on accounting? Thoughts? Thanks.