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Columbia John Jay Scholars vs. UPenn Ben Franklin Scholars
I was recently admitted as a Columbia John Jay scholar and was wondering about the prestige/job opportunity/advising differences between CC JJ and Penn BFS. Penn has always been my top choice, but is John Jay worth it enough to sway my decision? I haven't gotten into BFS yet (there's an application process). Columbia also gave me a substantial grant compared to Penn's financial aid. I can't decide which school to choose, so if anyone has insight on this, I'd appreciate it1 replies