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Ohio State vs. Indiana

Interpol33Interpol33 Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2008 in College Search & Selection
im a high school senior looking at IU and OSU. I'm an Ohio resident looking to major in business-finance. ive already been accepted to Indiana and am awaiting a decision from Ohio State. I like both schools, and have visited both. I know Indiana has a higher ranked school for business, but would this mean a significantly better chance at getting a job/higher pay? cost is not much of a concern, as my parents are willing to pay to send me to Indiana, but i wonder if it is worth it to go out of state and pay the extra money? ($30k for Indiana compared to $15k for OSU after room & board) As I said, moneys not really abig concern but if going to IU will get me the same opportunities as OSU, it seems foolish to not choose OSU. Thoughts?
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Replies to: Ohio State vs. Indiana

  • gadadgadad Posts: 7,752Registered User Senior Member
    No, whatever qualitative difference exists between the undergraduate business programs at IU and OSU - if any - will not translate into job offers and extra pay. If you have a chance to go to Wharton, then perhaps. But the bigger issue between OSU and Indiana would just be your feeling about the two campuses. OSU is the biggest university in the country, or close to it. IU has a smaller college town feel and the top music performance program in the U.S. But there's no reason to choose one over the other for undergrad business.
  • getsome23getsome23 Posts: 92Registered User Junior Member
    Definitely go to OSU if you get in. Overall, its a better school, its cheaper, and whether Indiana is a better business school is debatable. I would even say that going to OSU would give you more opportunities than Indiana. Good luck.
  • MomofWildChildMomofWildChild Posts: 17,104Registered User Senior Member
    ^^ I completely disagree. I think Indiana's business school is better and is very student-focused. The quality of campus life is better. It is one of the best college towns in the country. IU is drawing a lot of northeastern kids (for better or worse), which will increase networking opportunities post-college. I am very familiar with both schools and the nod goes to IU.
  • gadadgadad Posts: 7,752Registered User Senior Member
    All things equal, I'd go to IU also. I'm just not sure I'd pay an out-of-state supplement to do so.
  • sh60614sh60614 Posts: 193Registered User Junior Member
    The business schools rank close enough that most people--other than particularly strong partisans of either school--would call it a wash.

    Both are large campuses. Ohio State just happens to be larger. Look at some of the real differences.

    In state vs. out of state cost.

    Urban vs. college town location.

    Indiana has probably the most greek centered social life in the Big Ten. At Ohio State, it's a much more minor presence.

    Indiana does have their music school if you're considering other areas of study. Ohio State, on the other hand, is going to be much stronger in the sciences.

    Ohio State does have the more selective student body overall; although I'm not sure if there's a gap between undergrad business students.
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