Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 24 Jul 2014, 07:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Chicago vs Cornell

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 26 Dec 2004
Posts: 56
Location: Greece - Land of Feta
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Chicago vs Cornell [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2006, 10:38
I just posted this to the MBA Game Plan forum and was wondering if the general gmat club had any ideas on my decision between chicago and cornell.

The deal is..

I was accepted to Cornell several months ago and was really looking forward to attending but recently got off the waitlist for U Chicago. To be honest I really didn't like Chicago all that much (it fealt like a degree factory) and I was looking forward to the small strong collaborative community of Cornell.

My problem is though I'm leaning toward Cornell and want to work in finance in NYC (I'm in finance now in NYC) am I crazy to pick Cornell over Chicago? Also, it seems that Chicago has a better rep on Wall Street from a few people I've spoken to, is this true? Would picking Cornell over Chicago hurt my career? Please tell me I'm not crazy to pick Ithaca over Chicago.

Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
_________________

Napoleon : Victory belongs to the most persevering!!!

Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
CEO
CEO
avatar
Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Posts: 3281
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 427 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2006, 17:56
Chicago is an ultra elite cluster school and is in the very top tier of finance. Cornell is a fine school that I have recommended to many applicants, but it is simply outclassed. Johnson has far fewer placements at the major firms and a smaller almuni base. This is much like choosing between HBS and Yale SOM for General Management or Stanford and Haas for General Management- no matter how one frames the question the answer of which has a stronger general reputation is manifest.

That said, if you genuinely do not like a school, you should not force yourself to go there.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 1001
Location: New York
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2006, 22:48
Congrats for the admit mate

If you are confident that you can achieve your post-mba goals at cornell ..do it mate..Dont bother abt rankings or reputation

At the end of the day ..you should be happy to be in a place which you Love..Chicago/Cornell is not gonna make u a successful person Except you!

Cheers
  [#permalink] 12 Jul 2006, 22:48
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Cornell Accelerated MBA vs Chicago Booth Part-Time anmolwrites 2 13 Mar 2014, 18:36
3 CORNELL VS. DARDEN amazingme 3 08 May 2010, 10:04
2 Cornell vs UT Austin superdkny 5 24 Apr 2010, 08:54
Chicago vs Cornell aroman21 1 12 Jul 2006, 10:35
Darden vs Cornell desiguy 6 22 Mar 2006, 09:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Chicago vs Cornell

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.