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HAAS or WHARTON school of business?

biggumtbiggumt Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2012 in College Search & Selection
I am looking to transfer to one of these schools for a finance concentration. I think I can get into both if I uphold my 4.0 gpa and I know nothing is guaranteed. UC Berkeley is local for me so that's a plus for me, but Wharton is hands down the best. what would you recommend? My goal is to go where I would have the most job opportunities coming out of school and nothing else. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Replies to: HAAS or WHARTON school of business?

  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Posts: 10,079Registered User Senior Member
    Apply to both and see what happens.
  • blawblaw Posts: 449Registered User Member
    I don't think either Haas or Wharton takes transfers. I've heard you can't transfer into Wharton even from other schools at Penn. It's unlikely that you meet their stringent requirements like minimum GPA for some "weeder" classes. These weeder classes themselves have a bunch of pre-reqs. how do you do these if you're not already there?

    You may have better luck with something like Stern or Baruch in NYC.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 21,458Registered User Senior Member
    ^^Haas ONLY takes junior transfers, i.e., you cannot enter as a Frosh.
  • blawblaw Posts: 449Registered User Member
    I haven't heard of a single person who has transferred into Haas from a community college or any other college. Haas admits almost entirely from Berkeley. You may have a shot if you have 3.5 or better pre-business Econ at UCLA. That's about it.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Posts: 2,846Registered User Senior Member
    blaw wrote:
    I haven't heard of a single person who has transferred into Haas from a community college or any other college.
    Er, what?


    Over 25% of the incoming undergrads at Haas are transfers from other colleges.
  • a_moma_mom Posts: 474Registered User Member
    blaw, you haven't heard does not mean it's not exist.

    continue berkeley students statistics Admissions Statistics, Undergraduate Program - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

    transfer student statistics Transfer Statistics, Undergraduate Program - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

    Transfer Eligibility Transfer Eligibility, Undergraduate Program - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

    For transfer,
    Admissions priority is given to students who are U.S. citizens, California residents and are transferring from a California community college. This is according to California's Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California Office of the President and the UC Berkeley faculty.
  • RMLRML Posts: 5,823Registered User Senior Member
    For East Cost opportunities, Wharton hands down. For West Coast opportunities, Haas has got an edge.

    You can't go wrong in going to either school - they are 2 of the best undergrad business schools in America.

    You may also want to consider applying to Ross, Stern and USC. Ross and Stern are both top 5 schools whilst USC is just in the brim of top 10... and, yeah, it's very possible to transfer to Haas on your junior year. They take in a sisable number of transfer students, though the requirements are quite high.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 21,458Registered User Senior Member
    Haas admits almost entirely from Berkeley.

    When you step back and think about it (i.e., use critical thinking skills), such a statement makes absolutely zero sense in our Blue State. There is absolutely NO way that Cal can tell kids attending a juco that they will not be admitted to Haas, or that they have less than a 1% chance. It would be academic and political suicide.
  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Posts: 10,079Registered User Senior Member
    Out of ~1500 applicants 400 were eligible. Haas has very stringent pre-requisites. Be sure to look into that and see if you're eligible before wasting time and money applying.

    Interesting that it has a 90% yield. Too bad you'll have to suffer through Cal football if you choose to attend. Misery loves company.
  • hmom5hmom5 Posts: 10,882- Senior Member
    There is no competition, no school places globally in elite busies jobs like Wharton. Closest would be HYP.

    Getting in is another story. While a few transfers make it in, it's not about a 4.0 from a cc. They will still be looking for very high test scores, and busiess accomplishment.

    Haas isn't easy, but with a 4.0 nd rigous classes, you should be fine.
  • Phead128Phead128 Posts: 2,091Registered User Senior Member
    Why don't you apply to both. You haven't even gotten in yet so why post this question up?
  • astonmartinDBSastonmartinDBS Posts: 532Registered User Member
    Career Services, University of Pennsylvania

    Look at the career surveys...50% banking mostly from BBs, whereas my friends at Haas don't even think they have a realistic shot at ibanking and are looking into research, consulting, or small west coast boutiques. Yes I realize this is pre-crisis, but I can guarantee that you will have better career prospects and a better network at Wharton.

    I would also disagree that Haas even has an edge in west coast jobs, it's just that most people here would rather get some Wall St experience on their resume first before heading somewhere else.
  • AwpedAwped Posts: 649Registered User Member
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  • blawblaw Posts: 449Registered User Member
    "blaw, you haven't heard does not mean it's not exist."

    I stand corrected, thank you! Interesting stats. So you have a shot at one of the 100 spots for which 1500 apply. That's 7% admit rate (compare 8% for Harvard and Princeton). Granted, the applicant pool is not similar. Most of the 100 are likely from California JC's.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Posts: 2,846Registered User Senior Member
    blaw wrote:
    I stand corrected, thank you! Interesting stats. So you have a shot at one of the 100 spots for which 1500 apply. That's 7% admit rate (compare 8% for Harvard and Princeton).
    Incorrect.


    If you read more carefully, you'll see that unlike the Harvard and Princeton applicant pools, the vast majority of the transfer applicant pool is unqualified.

    Of those who actually fulfill all of the course requirements, about 25% are admitted.
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