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Class of 2020 College list

dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hi, I’m new to the forum and need help in making a college list for Senior in high school. Interested in business schools with finance and economy major. SAT 1510 and 3.97 GPA, 7 APs Till junior year and May be 4 more APs in senior year, rank top 10% of class. leadership positions in clubs and extracurricular activities. Checked the US NEWS but was wondering all IVies don’t appear in top 10 not sure why. Please advise which ranking to be followed and are ivies within reach with the scope and GPA.
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  • merc81merc81 10254 replies155 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 23
    Business may not be available as a major at some of the prominent colleges of which you've mentioned an interest. For an indication of the strength of the economics programs across schools of various types, you could consider these analyses:

    https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.usecondept.html

    https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.uslacecon.html
    edited July 23
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  • dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks for rankings link. Can you all chance me,based on credentials in my original post, I’m not sure about my chances on getting in Ivies...
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  • shinobi123shinobi123 7 replies5 threadsRegistered User New Member
    nyu and uva both have great business programs that you could consider applying to with your statistics and extracurriculars!
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  • magis_aimermagis_aimer 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hey! Could you take a look at my college list. I'm an international student applying for a Biomedical Engineering Major; GPA: 4.0 with good extracurriculars
    UPenn
    Boston University
    Northeastern University
    UMass Amherst
    Drexel University
    IIT

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  • dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks,
    Added UVA TO LIST,
    So far more college list for finance undergrad
    UPenn
    UC Berkeley
    UT Austin
    NYU
    Indiana University
    UVA

    Still I feel I need to add some more colleges, can anyone help to add good finance undergrad schools?




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  • chmcnmchmcnm 89 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    The schools on your list are highly ranked and you would be competitive but they’re expensive. Can you afford $60-75,000/year? What’s you’re in-state option? You need a few safety options.
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  • merc81merc81 10254 replies155 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 9
    Look into the University of Richmond, @dreamiv2020.
    edited August 9
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  • tchit87tchit87 83 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    hi I am in a similar boat to you looking for finance/ economics in undergrad. I have a 36 ACT, top 10%, 13 AP's + 6 next year. I think all of your colleges are pretty much reaches, as they are with me, with UT Austin and UVA maybe a bit more target. Add some more safeties if possible: mine are UFlorida, UPitt, PennState, Villanova, Indiana, and Fordham. Most of these will offer merit aid for me which is my I chose them. If money isn't a problem, your list seems pretty good with Indiana being a solid choice (you'll prolly get merit aid of max 11k so about 40k per year COA if OOS).

    @merc81 why do you recommend richmond? I asked in another post for some good finance safeties and everyone said Richmond.... but I'm skeptical to the amount of merit aid I would get and whether its program is worth it (ranked 87 for undergrad business by us news) I ask because I just visited. It's a small school, pretty but not much to do and everything is spread out.
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  • CaviteeCavitee 147 replies12 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I would say IU is a safety and UVA and UT are “reach” targets unless you are in state.
    IU Kelley is a guaranteed admit (with scholarship) due to your ACT and GPA.
    UVA OOS numbers last year were 33-35ACT with a 19% acceptance rate and I assume that will be more competitive following a National Championship in basketball. Also, to get into McIntire, you apply during your second year for admission the next year. Average GPA has been a 3.7 at UVA for acceptance to McIntire.
    UT is skewed heavily toward in state admission with only 8% of the class being OOS so acceptance there can be really unpredictable.
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  • merc81merc81 10254 replies155 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 10
    I recommended Richmond partly because of its undergraduate-oriented scale, @tchit87. For an opinion on its business program other than that available through USN, you can consider these comments from Poets and Quants:
    At the same time, businesses are increasingly recognizing the value of a liberal arts degree: communication, analysis, synthesis, problem-solving, and cultural sensitivity.

    Think of the University of Richmond as a liberal arts school par excellence. That’s one reason why Robins has emerged as a premier undergraduate business program. In P&Q’s 2017 ranking, it jumped from 30th to 21st – with stats that show it is on the cusp of breaking into the big leagues.

    By the numbers, the school has everything that a student, parent, or employer could want . . .

    I hope this reply helps you too, @dreamivy.

    https://poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2018/01/17/10-undergraduate-business-schools-watch-2018/3/
    edited August 10
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  • dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @ chmcnm, my safely are Texas A&M, UT Dallas,
    @tchit87, how you get merit scholarships, I’m in Texas so UT Austin is kind of target still, how you picked up your safeties , looks like they all are in different states, are u in PA. How did you decide about those colleges, based on some rankings? I saw top 15 colleges ranking, are you considering those as well. How many colleges u applying.
    @merc81, I’ll look into Richmond.

    I’m still wondering, does ivies don’t have good finance undergrad programs, though it hard to get in with my stats..
    @ Cavitee, UT Austin is instate for me, in UVA , how hard to get in 2nd yr, same as UcBerkley...it’s hard if you don’t get in
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  • PublisherPublisher 7726 replies80 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 10
    Have you considered SMU in Dallas ? You should be given consideration for a merit scholarship.

    Also consider the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
    edited August 10
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 89 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Look at Poets and Quants undergrad business rankings. Finance is usually part of the business school.

    If you’re interested in Economics then your list might change. Econ is usually part of Arts/Sciences at most schools. Some schools with good Econ programs don’t have a business school and vice versa. Some have both.

    You’re lucky to have so many great in-state options. You probably could add SMU and Rice to your list. I believe Rice only offers an undergrad Econ degree and no business school for undergrads. However a top notch graduate business program.
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  • merc81merc81 10254 replies155 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 10
    I’m still wondering, [do] Ivies . . . have good finance undergrad programs[?]

    Most top economics programs offer courses in areas such as corporate finance, financial economics, international finance and financial econometrics. Complemented by significant coursework, or even a major, in mathematics, you may be able to create the equivalent of a finance major even though you will not have taken designated "business" courses. If you'd like options designated as business courses, then, within the Ivies, look primarily to Penn and Cornell.
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  • rickle1rickle1 1867 replies16 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    BC, Villanova, Wake Forest, Lehigh, UNC-CH, Georgetown
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  • dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @Publisher, thanks, yes I gave added both SMU and Ross business school to list.
    @merc81 thanks Added Cornell to list,
    @ chmcnmI’m not sure about other ivies and doing Economy and selecting courses, will need the do more research
    @rickle1 thanks, I’ll do more research on these, are these based on some rankings, if you can share
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  • rickle1rickle1 1867 replies16 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    They show up in most of the business school related rankings (Money, Forbes, Poets & Quants - my personal favorite). I'd add Notre Dame. In addition to great academics, these schools have excellent alumni reach. That's very helpful with job search in uber competitive fields.
    On a personal level, we took a close look at many of these (visits, discussions with B School leaders) and S attends one. Very accomplished kids that are "going places".
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  • dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks rickle1,
    now challenge is to shortlist from my list and us news top 15 below
    Safety
    SMU,
    A&M,
    Reach
    UPenn
    UC Berkeley
    UT Austin
    NYU
    Indiana University
    UVA
    Ross business school
    Cornell University
    BC,
    Villanova,
    Wake Forest,
    Lehigh,
    UNC-CH,
    Georgetown

    2019 U.S. News Ranking: Undergraduate Finance Programs
    2019 Rank School
    1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    2 New York University (Stern)
    3 MIT (Sloan)
    4 University of Michigan (Ross)
    5 University of Texas (McCombs)
    6 University of California-Berkeley (Haas)
    7 Indiana University (Kelley)
    8 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
    9 Boston College (Carroll)
    10 University of Virginia (McIntire)
    11 University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
    12 Ohio State University (Fisher)
    13 Cornell University (Dyson)
    13 Georgetown University (McDonough)
    15 Fordham University (Gabelli)
    15 University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

    How to decide among all these good college options, just visited UT AUSTIN, Georgetown, UVA ONLY.
    No plans to visit others till after applications done, any advise? Thanks
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  • rickle1rickle1 1867 replies16 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I would suggest not being so focused on the rankings list. Try to define what would make the best overall experience and within that, choose schools that have great finance programs. For example, S had no interest (for whatever reason) in attending an urban school so that took Penn off the table. You could argue that's a mistake because it's such a great finance school (maybe the best), BUT he didn't want to spend 4 years in Philly, so no Penn.

    He refined a "fit list" after visiting different types of schools and then ultimately applied to strong / top B schools within those parameters.

    My greater point is, there are lots of great schools (on and off the lists you'll find). Focus on what you want out of your college experience and choose schools that afford the best chance of accomplishing your goals.
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  • dreamiv2020dreamiv2020 13 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks, I guess that’s the hard part to decide as not visited many colleges and seems to don’t have any preference...sounds wiered. So only options left to to do online research and rankings etc...to find out best programs...if that’s make sense..,

    How many colleges one should apply to..how many are too many as pretty busy year ahead with lots of application essays..,
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