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Re: SUNY Albany or W&M...Help Please [#permalink]
04 Mar 2012, 21:22
I went to W&M for college but stuff I say may be a little dated only because I graduated in 2006.
So you know about W&M's reputation, it is mostly drawn from the undergraduate student body, and the Law School. The business school generally draws its rep from the undergraduate program rather than the MBA. That said, William and Mary did place a respectable number of its BBA's and from my friends who were business majors, they knew MaCCs who got into the Big Four, and other respected government contractors, in particular for the DC area, which is the biggest market for W&M alumni, given that it is a state university and most students are from Northern Virginia (aka Nova), hence my nickname.
W&M does have a large number of its out of state undergraduate student body (35% aren't Virginians) from New York, and there is a good number of alumni who are in NYC (both NY and non-NY'ers), even for the big companies. But either way, W&M places better for the DC market than it will for NY.
As far as I know about the MaCC at W&M, many of the students in that program, if not most went there straight from college or close to it as well.
Since you are from NY state, I would think that you will have a better idea on how SUNY Albany fares in terms of NYC firm placement than I do.