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W. P. Carey reputation?

KamilPLKamilPL Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
Dear all!

I'm an international student from Poland and I just got accepted into (BA) Business Law at W. P. Carey, but I'll try to change my major to (BS) Entrepreneurship (I didn't apply for Entrepreneurship straight away as my SAT (CR+M) is 1150 and the requirement is 1160! Really unlucky with this one...). I really love the school as it's big and diverse with many great facilities and seems to provide very good education as well. However, the school has rather large acceptance rate and the "party school" reputation, which makes me slightly worried about employment after graduation, as I want to gain work experience before going to a graduate school. I would love to move to Southern California after I graduate, so it would mean a lot to me if anyone could please tell me how do employers (especially from California) look at an undergraduate business degree from ASU? Lastly, if you can answer this question, would Florida International University be a better choice than ASU? I hear that they're also a good school, but I feel like W. P. Carey offers better business education!

Thanks a lot everyone! Really appreciate any answers, have a great day!

Replies to: W. P. Carey reputation?

  • ConcertoinDConcertoinD Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
    Congratulations on being accepted to WP Carey. It's an excellent school with many many opportunities of which you can take advantage. Great reputation nationally. It is generally not difficult to change your major, so you should be fine there. Much has changed in the last 15 years or so and Michael Crow, the school president, has led a transformation of ASU into what he calls the The New American University. You should google and youtube him--he is one of the most influential university presidents in the country.

    Part of his mission has been to increase access to a wider group of students, meaning the high acceptance rates give students an opportunity to get in to university--but proving you can excel once there, do well in school, take advantage of opportunities is up to you. This is different than the traditional idea of measuring a school's quality by accepting an ever-smaller percentage of applicants. Excelling in WP Carey is not the easiest--it's easily one of the best colleges at ASU with incredible facilities, professors and breadth of research students can tap into.

    ASU's older reputation as a party school may or may not be relevant anymore--lots of good-looking people with great weather, sports, proximity to famous Scottsdale, and every imaginable club DOES however provide plenty of opportunities to socialize in every way. ASU is now boasting and promoting more of what it does on the innovation and cutting edge research--you don't have to look to hard to find that it was ranked #1 in Innovation, ahead of MIT and Stanford this past year.

    Many, many graduates are recruited in silicon valley, southern California and in the Rocky Mountain states, so if you desire to be in So Cal, there should be plenty of opportunities if you do well in school, get involved with activities/organizations or research--just everything to choose from. WP Carey students are known to be gregarious and outgoing, very involved with activities. Hope that helps a little.
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