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New post 12 Jul 2006, 11:38
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.

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New post 12 Jul 2006, 18:56
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.
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New post 12 Jul 2006, 23:48
Congrats for the admit mate

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

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

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