Econ @ UVa VS. George Mason U.
Hey, so I currently go to a community college in N. Va and have the opportunity to transfer to either UVa or GMU. I'm interested in majoring in Economics with a minor in either env. science or international relations.
Now, I know UVa is a fantastic school with an extremely rigorous academic program and is ranked as the second best public school in the nation, however Mason is fairly well known for its econ program and would mean saving my parents about 10k on tuition and room and board. Money isn't the biggest issue, but it is one to be considered. Although going to UVa might offer better prospects when it comes to landing a job right out of my undergrad, I do plan on getting my masters, and I've heard that when applying to grad school the school you received your undergrad from is not given as much emphasis as your GPA is.
Any and all opinions would be great, I'd really love to hear from those of you have had experience with at least one of these schools, preferably with the econ programs.
(although all opinions are welcome)