Which Undergraduate Ivy Business school is the easiest to get into?
I'm posting this thread in each of the Ancient Eight's forums. Cornell University has the highest undergraduate acceptance rate, but how do the other schools' undergraduate business programs compare for acceptance? I know there isn't an easy Ivy, and that all the schools are different for each applicant's "fit," but, statistically, which school would a prospective business student have the best chance of getting into?
Also take into account that only Wharton and Cornell have undergraduate business programs, so use, say, an Economics major for the other schools.
Well only Cornell and UPenn have accredited business schools. I am at the Cornell Business School (Dyson) and since it is a major in CALS you have more science requirements. Take that as a positive or negative depending on your interests. The core curriculums are based off of each others and are very similar overall. Cornell is already #3 according to Business Week and is becoming more popular and more competitive each year. Obviously I am biased, Dyson will have a more well rounded group of students because not everyone there wants to get into finance. There are a large number of students interested in entrepreneurship and agribusiness. If you or anyone else has any questions about Dyson feel free do message me.
I don't think it's fair to compare a business program with an econ program. I'm pretty sure Cornell is like most other schools where the Econ department is part of their liberal arts college and I'm guessing that like those schools, you don't apply to a specific major, but the college. For CAS at Cornell for example, it doesn't matter if you apply for physics or english or econ, your chances are still the same.
Further, business and econ teach entirely different things/skills. If you apply to Cornell and your interest is business, no matter what your major, you can always take at least a few business classes.
In general, AEM is definitely harder to get into than ILR. But your chances at ILR will be lower than AEM if you aren't into the curriculum and what ILR has to offer.
US News 2013 Undergrad Business School Rankings:
These schools—listed alphabetically—offer the top 10 Best Undergraduate Business Programs:
Business school (state)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)
Cornell University (Dyson) (NY)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
New York University (Stern)
University of California—Berkeley (Haas)
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor (Ross)
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
University of Texas—Austin (McCombs)
University of Virginia (McIntire)
Op, your question asked what undergraduate Ivy business school is easiest to get into. Well, there are only two that offer undergraduate business , UPenn- Wharton and Cornell-Dyson. Wharton is considered the top business school (under-grad or grad) perhaps in the world. So, probably, Cornell-Dyson is easier. But that does not mean "easy" to get into.
Hi, so I'm also a high school student and I'm really interested in pursuing a finance major. I just found out that Cornell's AEM has the lowest acceptance rate (correct me if I'm wrong, since above I see that it's 9-10%).
I'm applying to Cornell Early Decision and I was wondering if the chances of getting accepted into CALS is near impossible because of the major I chose. Also, would it be more or less beneficial to also apply to another undergrad school (like ILR) even though my main wish is to get into CALS?
Also I was wondering if that 10% acceptance rate took into early decision into account as well, or if it was just for regular decision acceptance. And if anyone can give me the link to where this percentage was found online, it would be greatly appreciated (my google search capabilities are lacking).
When you apply to CALS, you will have to pick a major to apply to. If you want to be in the Dyson School, you will have to apply to AEM. If you want to add a secondary school, you could, though I can't tell you what the impact on your chances are... personally I only applied to AEM since I was not interested in another major.