USC-Marshall, UT-Austin-McCombs, UVA-McIntire
As an international transfer student, I just got into USC-Marshall and UT-Austin-McCombs and was waitlisted by UVA-McIntire.
I'm like 90% sure that I can get into McIntire since they mostly look at spring grades for those on the waitlist and my GPA is still 4.0 for the spring term. The decisions will probably be released in early June.
Now assume I'm accepted by McIntire. Which one should I choose, between McIntire and McCombs? I've already turned down Marshall and paid deposit for McCombs (Due 25th).
Cost: Almost the same for me as an international student.
Program (Finance major with an econ minor, I probably can't do a minor at UVA):
I feel McCombs's finance program is slightly better than UVA's and FAP will be my goal if I decide to attend Austin. But I have to compete with students from BHP in McCombs to get job offers and into FAP. Especially for FAP application, the fact that I wasn't in McCombs for the first two years might put me at a disadvantage. However, McIntire's is a two-year program, which means all entering students are basically the same (I mean there is no difference between honors and non-honors). And I also like their ICE program. So it can be a non-BHP, non-FAP McCombs graduate v.s. McIntire grad.
I think ICE is more general while a finance major in McCombs (they have different tracks and I prefer to do quantitative finance track) will give me a deeper and better understanding of a specific area of finance. Overall, I feel I will gain more knowledge from the finance program in McCombs while I will have more opportunities to work in teams and develop more soft skills in McIntire.
Career Service: Both undergraduate programs provide great career services but since the graduate programs at McCombs are much better than those at McIntire, I feel McCombs may have a better career service.
Size: McIntire is wayyyyyy smaller than McCombs, so is UVA to UT.
University: Personally, I love UVA more than UT-Austin. But UT-Austin is better-known around the world and also in my country.
Thanks in advance for your help.