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Brown vs UMich LSA?

KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
I'm still deciding whether it would be worth it to go to Brown, social and cultural fit aside. I heard that the open curriculum at brown makes job placement horrible and umich, especially if you go into Ross is much better. Thoughts?

Replies to: Brown vs UMich LSA?

  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,997 Senior Member
    Have you been admitted to both?
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I feel like I'm someone who really needs that sense of professor support ( I don't think I'm that smart honestly just average)
  • philbegasphilbegas Registered User Posts: 2,997 Senior Member
    U Michigan is great if you're a direct admit to Ross.

    What's your intended major?
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Business/ finance
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Is the rush process easier for brown or umich?
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    For Greek life
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,191 Forum Champion
    A few comments:
    1) Do you have a pre-admit to Ross at UM? Your heading says UM LSA. If you don't have a pre-admit then you absolutely can't count on being able to study business/finance.
    2) Brown does not offer business/finance
    3) Economics would be an option but you need to understand that economics is not the same as studying business/finance -- economics is a liberal arts course of study and it gets very theoretical at the higher levels.
    4) Greek Life is bigger at UM as compared to Brown.
    5) I'd expect the level of professor support to be higher at Brown. I'd expect the average classes at UM to be larger.
    6) Have you visited both schools? If so what do you think? Can you visit or re-visit before making a decision?
    7) If you can't visit try to get your hands on some good college guide books (ex. Fiske, Insiders Guide, Princeton Review) and read up on the two schools.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,191 Forum Champion
    @philbegas Thanks, that is interesting to know. It could work for the OP who would have to research if that program is of interest and what job opportunities that degree might afford a graduate (as compared to a straight econ major).

    Still, what Brown offers is not defined, (even by Brown) as a business program. The Brown website says, "Without a business school at Brown, the Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations Program allows faculty and students a unique perspective on the critical issues facing businesses and organizations today.". The program is not accredited by the AACSB, the majors are not the usual suspects (ex. finance, accounting, marketing), the choices are quite limited and the program doesn't offer a traditional business core curriculum.
  • ciervociervo Registered User Posts: 939 Member
    I heard that the open curriculum at brown makes job placement horrible
    My daughter is a senior at Brown. I have never heard this claim and she and her friends do very well in the job market.

    The Open Curriculum means that Brown students are free to choose any courses they want outside of their major, with no distribution requirements to fulfill. They still have to complete rigorous course requirements for their majors (called "concentrations" at Brown) just as they would at any other college.
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Also, how come I haven't heard back from financial aid? Where do you find that information?
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