Cornell vs U Mich (out of state) for engineering-Attn Alexandre
My son has narrowed his top 2 choices to U Mich & Cornell for engineering( undecided now). As residents of Pittsburgh-both equidistant & cost wise almost same. He wants to double major or minor in economics. Is U Mich more flexible and is it as as competitive as Cornell? He liked both places & is confused.
Both are excellent choices for Engineering and for Engineering+Econ doubles. If your son liked both schools equally, it is a tough decision. He needs to think about all the details until one school separates from the other. Unfortunately, he has less than 10 days to do that!
Thank you for your response. Your responses to other threads in this regard have also been very valuable. We have left it for him to decide where he thinks he will fit in better or be happier. Will keep you posted of his decision.
Before I would say michigan because I love the school, but now I would go Cornell. I'm still not sure on my facts, but judging from the comments on CC, ivy league schools are great for thier contacts/alumni network/etc.
Same applies for all disciplines. Both Cornell and Michigan are very well roudned academically. Of course, in the case of finance, if you can get into Ross, Michigan has the edge. But otherwise, Cornell and Michigan are about the same in every way.
Attn. Alexandre-at this point my son is definitely interested in a getting an MBA in the future after an MS &work experience-given that Ross school is ranked higher than the Johnson school at Cornell-does being a Michgan undergrad improve one's chances of being admitted to the Ross school or does that not really matter and like yourself does training in different institutions look better on one's resume. I do understand that how one does in undergrad, at work etc.will matter more, but since he has to choose between Michigan & Cornell now is this one point to consider?
Obviously, the most common undergraduate institution among Ross MBAs is Michigan, but that's because that's also where the largest group of applicants completed their undergraduate studies. I don't think Ross MBA favors Michigan undergrads THAT much, but it probably gives them a slight benefit of the doubt. I really don't think this should be part of the final decision. I think your son needs to decide between Ann Arbor and Ithaca. The rest will take care of itself.
SMS there's absolutely no comparison between Ann Arbor and Ithaca, unless you actually like a semi-isolated atmosphere. I also have to make the decision between JHU, Cornell, CMU, and UMich for engineering, and I have narrowed it down to CMU and Cornell. Leaning towards Cornell at the moment.