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Undergraduate Business Schools

nickthekidnickthekid 119 replies47 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Hey guys, can you give some undergraduate business schools that are ranked very high but not impossible to get into it and not overly expensive? I’m looking for a good balance between academically rewarding and financially reasonable, thanks.
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  • merc81merc81 10162 replies151 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you might be eligible for need-based financial assistance, look into the well-funded University of Richmond.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 119 replies47 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thank you, much appreciated.
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  • OhiBroOhiBro 308 replies6 postsRegistered User Member
    This thread was started specifically because IU’s Keller school of business ranks so highly relative to the overall university, but there are other great options given throughout the thread.

    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parent-cafe/2141439-colleges-ranked-higher-than-their-university.html#latest
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  • airway1airway1 694 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    edited June 8
    Arizona, Michigan state, Penn State, Minnesota, Arizona state, and Pitt
    edited June 8
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  • rickle1rickle1 1814 replies14 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Very much dependent on need based aid. Some of the great privates (BC, ND, Wake Forest, Georgetown, etc.) give great need based aid but very little merit. However, if you have a low EFC per their formula, they could be awesome options. Hard to gain admission but not as hard as the tippy tops.
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  • StuffedquahogStuffedquahog 115 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Bentley University in Waltham, MA (Boston). Generous need based aid. Also very good merit too if you qualify. Amazing school. Located 10 miles from Boston. Excellent ranking.
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  • rickle1rickle1 1814 replies14 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^ yes Bentley is an excellent business school if you know you are focused on that. Great job internship and job placement in the NE.
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  • merc81merc81 10162 replies151 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    This resource could give you a quick estimate of the cost for a range of schools: https://myintuition.org/. Among others mentioned, you might look into whether Babson might be affordable for you.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14653 replies980 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @airway1 Penn State has a good business school but not much financial aid, even if a PA resident.
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  • airway1airway1 694 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @TomSrOfBoston true but wasn’t sure if OP was looking for financial aid.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14653 replies980 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @airway1 OP is looking for a "financially reasonable' college.
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  • happy1happy1 22651 replies2223 postsVerified Member Senior Member
    IMO there is not enough information to give any real helpful suggestions. Need based aid is dependent on your family financial position. Merit aid is based on your academics. No details of either is given here.

    In addition, there is no information about what you want in a college (ex. size, location, etc.) other than having a reputable b-school.

    I'd suggest you start off by doing the following:

    --Talk to your parents about any limitations on your college search (ex. financial, geographic, anything else).
    --Do you have standardized test scores? If not study for the exam and take it early next year. If you have SAT/ ACT scores please include on the thread.
    --Talk to your guidance counselor to develop a list. If your HS has Naviance that is a valuable tool.
    --Get your hands on some good college guide books (ex. Fiske, Princeton Review) which can often be found in the guidance dept. or a library and start reading about schools in your academic range.
    --Try to visit some different types of schools.
    --Consider what you want in a college. Anything you care about is fair game. A few ideas of questions to ask yourself are: What size school do you like? Do you want Greek Life? Do you care about big time sports? What type of location (not just geographic, but also rural/urban/suburban) do you prefer? What do you want to study?

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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1015 replies3 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Also a few questions: What do you want to do with your degree? i.e., investment banking, accounting, public accounting to be a CPA, finance, marketing, etc. What state are you a residence of ? In state public school tuition is cheaper than out of state public school tuition. Do you have the means to pay for a private college? There are many high ranked public and private colleges offering an undergraduate business degree. Many of the top 10 to 15 are considered difficult to get into. Difficulty is a relative and depends on the type of GPA, SAT scores you have.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 119 replies47 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Most likely finance. New York. Looking to keep cost below $20,000 (after aid and scholarships of course). 1510 SAT, 4.0 GPA.
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1015 replies3 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    With those stats, you should apply to top 10 undergraduate business schools such as Michigan, Cornell, NYU, USC, Virginia, etc. Also apply for safety schools too.
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 119 replies47 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I definitely will do so. But what about safety schools? Can you give me some good safety undergraduate business schools (not the worst and not top of the line)? Should be relatively cheap and local (somewhere in eastern US).
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  • happy1happy1 22651 replies2223 postsVerified Member Senior Member
    edited June 11
    You have done very well academically but it sounds to me like cost could be a major issue.
    --Will you qualify for need based aid? Have you run net price calculators at any private schools?
    --Definitely look at SUNY Binghamton and SUNY Buffalo (safety) as they should be affordable.
    --Perhaps a school like UAlabama that gives generous merit to top OOS students. https://scholarships.ua.edu/freshman/out-of-state/
    --Maybe Fordham would give a combination of merit/need aid to make it affordable?
    edited June 11
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  • nickthekidnickthekid 119 replies47 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I will qualify for need based aid (income is 75 to 110 range), I should probably check out those calculators though. I am definitely interested in SUNY Binghamton and Fordham, probably not Alabama or Buff though. Any other safeties that are in New York or in general Northeast area? You’ve been a big help, thanks!
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1015 replies3 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    I believe UConn; UMass are safety schools for you, but again the out of state tuition might make the college costs higher than your own state's public school. Some of the private colleges, like Fordham mentioned above, might give out more aid and merit than public colleges.
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