I've recently been admitted to both NYU Stern and Cornell Johnson (with some $$$), and I wanted to hear your opinion on where you think i might fit better. I have 6 years of WE in financial services industry and am hoping to go into management consulting (McKinsey, BCG, Bain) post-MBA. I'd want to stay near NY/Boston afterwards but I'll also be open to exploring opportunities in Asia (China, Korea).
I feel like both programs offer similar opportunities: strong school presence/reputation in both NYC & Asia, Cornell's Immersion/BR Consulting and Stern's IMI/consulting corps, and all major consulting firms recruit from both. The only big difference I see is obviously the student life aspect of it. I think I'd enjoy Cornell's collaborative and friendly environment while I also would like to witness how Stern takes advantage of its location. Am I missing anything else? or is it just going to come down to city vs. country living? I see pros and cons of each location, so that's not a big factor for me though.
What would be your thoughts on this? In your opinion, is there anything you think I should take into consideration when making my decision? or should I just take the money since they are awfully similar in so many ways and some $$$ is better than nothing?
Thank you so much for your help!