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canadian1989canadian1989 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
edited April 2009 in Business Major
hey guys,
i just recieved an offer from NYU stern and i'm really excited. but i'm a bit upset that i wasnt ofered admission into their scholar's progran. is it a big deal or is it just overrated?
and also, i have heard that the stern curve+classmates combo is really tough and all...if u have had any experiences or know something abt this, can u plz share?
i wld really appreciate if anyone can tell me if i shld attend NYU over Umich and Carnegie mellon?
thnx
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  • biggyboybiggyboy Registered User Posts: 1,558 Senior Member
    wow. those accepted to the scholars program have HYP stats, so I wouldn't count on receiving one of those offers unless you're sure that you have 2300+ SAT scores, 3.9+ unweighted GPA, and captain of this and that team. many who are not in the scholars program at stern have amazing stats nevertheless, definitely higher than the rest of the NYU population. I believe NYU Stern is a bit more selective than Carnegie Mellon, and I'm not too interested in the state school even though Michigan can provide you with a business education. I'd pick NYU.
  • canadian1989canadian1989 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    thnx alot man. i think i'm finally getting settled arnd the prospect of going to NYU. i mean, alot of ppl are like spazzing abt the "campus experience" and stuff...but it seems amazing cuz its in NYC. i'm prolly gonna major in finance so the job prospects and stuff wld be huge, rite? i have even read somewhere that the internship/job opportunities at NYU parallel if not even beat out the ones available at Wharton.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Registered User Posts: 1,558 Senior Member
    it would probably be more convenient and yes, easier getting an internship in nyc during the school year but wharton definitely supplies a great share. i believe finance was ranked #2 at nyu by u.s. news, so great choice.
  • leo187umleo187um Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    NYU is damn good, but Wharton is Wharton
  • gonsenheimgonsenheim Registered User Posts: 390 Member
    You should probably work on your spelling and grammar skills if you want to be considered for programs like Stern Scholars lol.

    And while Stern (meaning NYU) has great job opportunities, Wharton trumps any undergraduate b-school's job opps. Many see an undergrad degree from Wharton as the equivalent to an MBA. Saying that Stern has better or even equivalent job opportunities is a gross misrepresentation of the truth.

    If you want to go into finance, I would say Stern is your best option (compared to UMich) but if you want to consider another field in business, you should take a much closer look at UMich. The majority of companies recruiting at NYU are here for finance jobs (not consulting etc.).
  • canadian1989canadian1989 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    thanks alot for the input guys. really appreciate it. the thing is, wharton undergrads rarely go for an MBA (only 27% do) after becuz an undergrad from wharton gets MBA like respect. but there's only so far an undergrad can go...in the end, they cant compare to an MBA. so for me, i would say that if i get an undergrad frm wharton, i wld probably not go for an MBA and get stuck at an under 100k job. while if i goto stern, it wld motivate me to get an MBA. but thats just my outlook on it. any other perspectives?
    ps: gonsenheim...its just a forum...its not like i'm writing a formal letter ;) lol
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Registered User Posts: 5,366 Senior Member
    Stern Finance is almost equal to Wharton's finance program.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Registered User Posts: 1,558 Senior Member
    the dean of stern (sally blount-lyon i think her name was) mentioed how rigorous the stern undergrad curriculum is when i was st nyu for 2 open houses. shes even mentioned that once you graduate from stern, you will have the knowledge that a graduate student would have learned in your respective major, and that basically an MBA isn't needed. she especially said that nyu doesn't prefer to have their undergrads coming back for grad school pursuing the same thing and that a JD or something would be better if yourre considering grad school.
  • leo187umleo187um Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    thanks alot for the input guys. really appreciate it. the thing is, wharton undergrads rarely go for an MBA (only 27% do) after becuz an undergrad from wharton gets MBA like respect. but there's only so far an undergrad can go...in the end, they cant compare to an MBA. so for me, i would say that if i get an undergrad frm wharton, i wld probably not go for an MBA and get stuck at an under 100k job. while if i goto stern, it wld motivate me to get an MBA. but thats just my outlook on it. any other perspectives?
    ps: gonsenheim...its just a forum...its not like i'm writing a formal letter lol
    It's not like you don't have the option to get an MBA from Wharton, its just that most students find that they don't even need it to get the desired job they want compared to other schools.
  • venus.ajarvenus.ajar Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    canadian - I got into Stern, UMich, and Tepper at CMU too.. and I'm in a more difficult situation because I want to do management/entrepreneurship. At least you're into finance, which is strong at Stern. I know I'm definitely going to Stern, but it just sucks that my major isn't as valuable there. I'm still hoping that I can get a lot of job offers though.
  • snipanlolsnipanlol Registered User Posts: 538 Member
    "but there's only so far an undergrad can go...in the end, they cant compare to an MBA. so for me, i would say that if i get an undergrad frm wharton, i wld probably not go for an MBA and get stuck at an under 100k job."

    The MBA helps you make the jump to associate positions or equivalent in most investment banking or management consulting firms. A lot of the former Wharton undergraduates I have met in those fields have progressed far beyond that point in their career, without the MBA.
  • gonsenheimgonsenheim Registered User Posts: 390 Member
    venus, out of curiosity, why don't you go to UMich if you are a management/entrepreneurship major? The only reason I can think of would be financial but its difficult to believe that any school in the US would be more expensive than NYU (not to mention cost of living in the city).
  • harvardman1988harvardman1988 - Posts: 345 Member
    stern is full of arrogrant, cutthroat [email protected]@holes. 90 percent of CURRENT NYU students would probably agree. if you do go to stern, dont trust any sternies. Instead make friends with premeds or osmething.
  • gonsenheimgonsenheim Registered User Posts: 390 Member
    ^^lol. I can attest to that.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Registered User Posts: 1,558 Senior Member
    tis true. too bad you didn't apply to cornell.
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