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barrylaorenbarrylaoren Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited November 2007 in College Search & Selection
Hey guys , I was wondering which one of these three is better in business,( especially in accounting) also considering the overall atmosphere and academics strength and other factors ? Thank you.
OSU= ohio state U
MSU= michigan state U
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Replies to: OSU, MSU or IUB?

  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Registered User Posts: 10,277 Senior Member
    They are all pretty close...I'd choose whichever is the cheapest option for you.

    USNWR Undergraduate Accounting:
    1. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
    2. U. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
    3. Brigham Young Univ.–Provo (UT) (Marriott)
    4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    5. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
    6. Univ. of Southern California (Marshall)
    7. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
    8. University of Notre Dame (IN)
    9. Ohio State University–Columbus (Fisher)
    10. U. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
    11. University of Washington
    12. New York University (Stern)
    13. Michigan State University (Broad)
    14. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
    15. University of Florida (Warrington)
    16. University of Virginia (McIntire)
    17. Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison
    18. Arizona State University (Carey)
    19. Texas A&M Univ.–College Station (Mays)
    19. University of Georgia (Terry)
    21. Pennsylvania State U.–University Park (Smeal)
    21. Wake Forest University (NC) (Calloway)
    23. Boston College (Carroll)
    23. Northern Illinois University
    25. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Sloan)
    25. University of Arizona (Eller)
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,873 Senior Member
    I think IU has the better overall business reputation. All are plenty good enough to get a good accting job. I'd pick by location and price as well as personal preferences.
  • Quincy4Quincy4 Registered User Posts: 620 Member
    They're pretty close. I think Business Week rated MSU's MBA program as higher and, sometimes, that's used as an indicator of the overall program. I'm just not keen on USN&WR. It's totally based on popularity with much less (if any for separate programs) based on any quantifiable stats. You won't go wrong with either one. I would say, having experienced 2 of the 3 undergrad atmospheres (MSU and OSU) plus what I've heard, I'd say, in rating the more undergrad academic atmospheres, from best to least, I'd go:


    ... with MSU and IU being pretty close.
  • barrylaorenbarrylaoren Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Thank you guys and Quincy can you tell me more about your experience in MSU and OSU? And you must have transferred to one of them, right? Was it easy to do so? And what about the students in these two colleges? I guess I might have to give up IUB since it doesn't seem to have much money. Thank you.
  • machmanmachman Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Actually Quincy, BW ranks these schools as follows;

    IU 18 18
    OSU 41 NA
    MSU 48 41
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,873 Senior Member
    BW rankings are worst than US News. High variance from year to year when schools don't really change much at all. Too much emphasis on surveys of students and interviewers who can be highly influenced by outside factors.
  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Registered User Posts: 10,277 Senior Member
    ^ Same could be said for Wall Street Journal rankings...or any ranking for that matter, really.

    IMO, USNWR and BW have the schools in the right order.
  • DSCDSC Registered User Posts: 1,111 Senior Member
    I'd say MSU and IU have a better feel than OSU.

    IU being a stronger completely in business, while MSU has a bit of an athletic/social feel IMO. (but I'm from Michigan so I'm biased)
  • Quincy4Quincy4 Registered User Posts: 620 Member
    Actually, barrylaoren, I'm an MSU (undergrad) alum from Ohio who, for a year, lived next door to OSU's campus, so I'm very familiar with it. One of my best buds taught and got his Ph.D. at Ohio State... It's very good, but a much more rah-rah rowdier school than either MSU or IU. People actually get violent during football season, esp for the season-ending rivalry game against U-M. People actually throw beer on opposing alums and I've seen Wolverine fans actually bloodied after they beat OSU. The local U-M alumni actually discourage visiting alums attending THE GAME to actually not were U-M clothing for fear of physical safety... This was a REAL turnoff to me. As an Ohioan and Michigan hater (in fun, of course) I love Buckeye football, too, but not like that... no way would I send a kid there. No way.

    Actually, I was thinking of WSJ's rating as opposed to BW's. I know a few years ago, MSU was ranked 13th but dropped a bit, recently.
  • world changerworld changer Registered User Posts: 2,503 Senior Member
    Indiana has the most acclaimed reputation, but the other two are solid as well. You'd get a great education from any of the three.

    Pick the one you like best, atmosphere-wise.
  • machmanmachman Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Actually Quincy, WSJ ranks these schools as follows (regional);

    OSU 3
    IU 5
    MSU 18
  • toledotoledo Registered User Posts: 4,970 Senior Member
    Machman- Isn't the WSJ rating just on graduate schools?
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