Emory will cost about 6k more for my parent's than UT and I'll be in about 22k in debt vs 15k at UT - really not too bad. My asian mom really wants me to go to UT because it's close to home - she thinks that Emory isn't "prestigious" enough like Northwestern or UPenn to warrant leaving the state and paying extra money. Pretty dumb tbh. Exactly how "prestigious" does Emory have to be lol?
- I really do feel like I'll have no trouble fitting in here - a lot more people at Emory seem more similar to me and align to my interests. There's kinda like this intangible feeling I get when think about Emory that I love.
- Gorgeous Campus
- Unique opportunity to explore liberal arts for 2 years before going into B-school. Honestly I'm not 110% if I want to do IB/Consulting
- Opportunity to finally get to leave Texas and maybe get out of my comfort zone? - was never really a fan of TX tbh
- Goizueta has 30%+ people place in NYC, although it might not necessarily be for prestigious IB/Consulting roles.
- MUCH smaller class sizes/ manageable campus/student body
- idk my friends were impressed I got in I guess.
- 58/42 female-male gender ratio AYYYYY ( jk haha )
- Frat scene is less intense here than an UT so I might actually try it out
-Need a plane.
- Disproportionately wealthy - might be harder to fit in with that group
-Might be more competitive/harder to stand out
- Honestly not any more intellectual than UT is - very pre-professional.
- Absolutely need a car to get ANYWHERE
- Higher frat percentage ( 30% ) - In case I don't like it can be kinda hard to avoid it Freshman
- I don't know ANYONE there
- Costs 6k More
- Recruiting isn't necessarily stronger than UT
- *** No (or extremely slim) opportunity to transfer into BHP at UT which will have significantly better recruiting.
- Parent's don't want me to go here very much
UT - Austin (non-bhp) Pros:
- Chance to transfer into BHP which will offer amazing recruiting that Goizueta simply can't match
- Extremely diverse/eclectic campus might make it easier to find my niche
- Known for being one of the most fun schools in the nation
- Very Walk-able; don't really need a car
- The culture just doesn't seem to fit me as well
- The competition will definitely be easier than at Emory
- BHP is extremely difficult to transfer into
- Kinda hard to explore majors and stuff at UT - I have to be a B-school major all 4 years
- Huge emphasis on athleticism and sports here; don't really have a serious interest in being a huge part of school spirit
- The campus isn't that pretty to me - although I could probably learn to like it
- Extremely Big - Might be harder to find long-term friends with so much people to deal with
- Extremely Large Classes
- Frat scene, while smaller ( 18% ) is EXTREMELY intense and I would for sure try to avoid rushing at all
A) Which, objectively, has better recruiting for Consulting and IB?
B) If you were me, what would you pick?
C) What would you personally pick?