Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

A Plea For Desperate Help

SmagsterSmagster Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
edited May 2008 in Business Major
Hello everyone,

My name is Spencer and I was originally accepted as a transfer student from Penn State University to New York University. Here is the background to my question.

I was previously at the Smeal Business School at PSU and was doing quite well. I transfered to NYU however for the obvious reasons - name recognition, academics, opportunities, NYC, etc. However, unfortunately I got into the CAS school at NYU. Originally I wasn't too dissatisfied because I figured I could major in a business related field, such as economics and maybe take a minor in finance.

However, I plan to go to law school in the future. The more I read, the more it seems that I would be better off at a state school where perhaps the academics are easier which could boost my GPA, and be much cheaper. So here are a few questions that I have.

1) Is there a major difference between the Stern economics and the CAS economics, especially when it comes to internships. Are CAS economic majors looked down upon?

2) Would I be better off at a fairly good state school with a good business program, or at NYU studying economics since PSU may be easier but NYU is a more prestigious school?

3) I plan to work a couple years before going to law school. Do you think PSU business or NYU liberal would score me a better job?

4) What would you do?

Considering I just put in my deposit it NYU but still can cancel the check within a couple days, a response would be extremely appreciated. Thanks for the help.
Post edited by Smagster on

Replies to: A Plea For Desperate Help

  • VectorWegaVectorWega Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    I don't understand why you want to work prior to law school, but regardless i believe this is a better question for the law forum.

    (BTW, if the only reason you are going to NYU is to gain better "knowledge" then go to Penn State...the difference in knowledge gained won't be all that important after 3 years of law school).
  • Milton RoarkMilton Roark Registered User Posts: 397 Member
    If the different tuition costs aren't an issue then I you could certainly be benefited from going to NYU. You will likely face greater academic challenges, but that doesn't mean you can't also raise your performance. You probably already know that law school will be quite competitive so it's better to work harder in undergraduate to prepare you for that. Moreover, if you decide that you don't like law (or you want to build up money to limit your debt) then NYU CAS will give you fairly good intern opportunities, and the city itself can be very enjoyable.
This discussion has been closed.