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UT Austin Macomb vs Wharton

WorryHurry411WorryHurry411 Registered User Posts: 1,112 Senior Member
Is it worth to spend extra for undergrad?

Replies to: UT Austin Macomb vs Wharton

  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    ?? trying to understand your question relating to the title/topic. Are you thinking if it is worth going to Macomb or Wharton as an undergraduate and then go to Macomb or Wharton for an MBA or vice versa? Wharton is more expensive to attend at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • WorryHurry411WorryHurry411 Registered User Posts: 1,112 Senior Member
    Is it worth paying extra money for Wharton if you are also accepted at Macomb? I mean would it be a more enriching experience, you'll get better internships, more prestige or whatever it is that make people pay for Waharton and one won't get at Macombs?
  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    At the undergraduate level, Wharton is a little more prestigious than UT McCombs. If you do well and are at the top of your class at McCombs, you'll get a great job like what you would get if you went to Wharton. The cost of going to Wharton might not be worth it at the undergraduate level. I am assuming you are paying in state tuition in Texas. If you are paying out of state tuition, the cost of Wharton is still probably a little more than McCombs. If that different is marginal, I would pick Wharton.

    At the graduate MBA level, Wharton is much more prestigious than McCombs. Wharton is a top 5 MBA school and McCombs is a top 20 to 30. Wharton MBA grads get the top MBA jobs/salaries and in the long run, the Wharton MBA outshines the McCombs MBA. The Wharton cost is worth it.
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 2,124 Senior Member
    If you want to work on Wall Street, Wharton will provide an easier path.
  • cbreezecbreeze Registered User Posts: 4,611 Senior Member
    If you are in state and plan to live in Texas long term, by all means go to McCombs.
    If you don't plan on living in Texas or want some flexibility, having an undergrad Wharton degree may obviate an MBA degree so yes, the extra $$ spent there is worth it.
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 2,124 Senior Member
    @cbreeze you raise a very good point. I have a number of friends who got a BA from Wharton, went to Wall Street or London and had no need to go back for an MBA.
  • NashSaddleNashSaddle Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Wharton is way more prestigious at the undergrad level. You'll have way more opportunities,but it's also much more competitive.
  • HappyAlumnusHappyAlumnus Registered User Posts: 1,118 Senior Member
    Go to Wharton. Way more prestigious. UT Austin is an excellent school, but Wharton can't be beat.
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