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Operations Research - Cornell vs Columbia

russum1988russum1988 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
edited April 2007 in Cornell University
I am applying to Cornell for Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and Columbia for Financial Engineering. I want to work in finance after school. I know that Columbia is in NYC which is a big advantage for a financial career. The thing is I am a transfer student and would probably have to overload a semester or two to graduate in four years from Columbia. Is the location of Columbia worth overloading courses? How is the recruiting at Cornell by financial institutions?

If I got into both, where should I go?
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Replies to: Operations Research - Cornell vs Columbia

  • russum1988russum1988 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    Anyone have any advice?
  • Brown man1987Brown man1987 Posts: 961Registered User Member
    you cant go wrong with either school
  • StPlayrXtremeStPlayrXtreme Posts: 744Registered User Member
    I prefer Cornell over Columbia for engineering...but that's just a personal preference.

    Visit both and go where you feel like you fit in.
  • FiggyFiggy Posts: 2,717Registered User Senior Member
    Well Cornell has the best engineering out of any ivy. GL w/ admissions, both r great schools. You should probably post again once u get accepted to them.
  • harvardman1988harvardman1988 Posts: 345- Member
    financial engineering - columbia. easier, higher grades, lots more opportunities with recruiters. i had a choice between the two and chose cornell. and now im at AEM.
  • foxdie!foxdie! Posts: 832Registered User Member
    Columbia doesn't have higher grades. Average engineer GPA is 2.75 I heard- although operations research, being an easier major, should be sig. higher.

    Both are good. Cornell is known for Engineering though.
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