Vanderbilt vs UT Austin (Undergrad)

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Hate to do it but hoping to get some responses from graduates/people familiar with both schools. Interested in studying finance undergrad but at Vandy would do Econ. Not sure what I want to do after graduation but want to have the option to go into banking/consulting if that is my interest. I was admitted to McCombs (OOS and no BHP) this spring. I'm leaning heavily towards UT and have loved the school on all of my visits. However, I got into Vanderbilt off the wait list yesterday and obviously have to consider it due to its overall academic superiority. I probably prefer the culture of UT Austin a bit more, and I don't care about the "prestige" of my degree in the eyes of others. I just want to go to the school that is going to give me the best job opportunities and college experience. Thankfully cost is not a worry, but it is worth noting that UT will be cheaper. I would love if anyone could contribute any opinions about the decision or any facts/figures regarding recruitment out of both schools. Thank you all.

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May 17, 2018

Vanderbilt might be more academically prestigious, but you'll get the same job opportunities at UT and you'll have a lot more fun. The college experience will be amazing at UT.

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May 17, 2018

Not sure Vanderbilt is more prestigious or better academically than UT. Just the opposite, in my opinion. I'd go to UT. But either way, you'll land on your feet.

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May 17, 2018

UT. Have fun and beat out the BHP kids!

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

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May 29, 2018

You will stand out going to Vanderbilt. You are a number applying to firms from a large state school. For every internship at a BB there will be over 100 UT students applying for it and much less from Vanderbilt. Also for every interview available on campus, there will be a line of Combs students trying to interview vs not many at Vanderbilt.

But if you want a big school go to UT. Personally I would choose a smaller school for recruiting purposes.

May 30, 2018

academically and recruiting wise they are on par, you probably have better opportunities in Texas. dealbreaker here seems to be fit.... if you don't go to UT seems like you'll regret it.

Jul 4, 2018
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