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'm leaning towardas 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 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!