what should my friend do?
My buddy goes to UVa, and he got accepted to Wharton as transfer. If he takes the offer, he'll start in wharton as a junior. But at the same time, since he's in-state @ UVa, he has to take a 50000-60000 loan for wharton.
this guy has 3.97 GPA, likes UVa a lot, probably going to be a top student @ McIntire School of Commerce, member on varsity crew team, works for private equity firms every summer/winter break. With this kind of experience and academic performance, I think he can be the star @ UVa and land on the investment banking job he wants after undergrad. However, he wants to do banking or private equity in Europe immediately after undergrad, and thinks Wharton can give him an edge here. I guess he also wants to meet some more brilliant kids at Wharton. Do you think it's worth it to transfer?