WashU Olin or UMich Ross for Undergrad?
Hey guys, I know a lot of posts have been made debating these two schools, but none of them really answered my questions. I've been admitted to both so far, which I'm excited about! I'mas a goal after college, but may switch interests into product marketing or something along those lines. I also want to get an MBA in the future.
- Out-of-state, so about $ /year more expensive than Olin
- Ross is a premiere undergrad business school (wasn't expecting to get in tbh)
- Has amazing career placement
- UMich seems like a fun school and everyone I know loves it there
- Don't know if I'd get "swallowed up" being surrounded with 600 other Ross students and 30,000+ students
- I personally enjoy the more academic private school atmosphere of WashU better and feel I'd fit better with the student body
- They haven't answered my emails which leaves a bad taste in my mouth about how much they care for students...
- Not sure about the career placement, but heard they are a target for offices
- Has a really pretty campus, great dorms, and great food
It seems to me like Olin is the place to go if I want consulting in Chicago. However.... as a senior in high school I know my career plans (and where I want to move after graduation) are likely to change and I feel Ross will give me more flexibility. Some questions:
- How well does Ross recruit for MBB?
- Does UMich's 30,000+ students and 600+ Ross kids/grade get to feel overwhelming?
- Which alumni network is better?
- Should I choose social fit and slightly less cost (WashU) over strength of business program (Ross)?
- Will Olin still give me career/internship placements on par with Ross as long as I work hard?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!