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Musicmom2015Musicmom2015 322 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 344 Member
We are looking for more schools to visit or consider for my DD class of 2020.

She is interest in business majors, maybe finance or accounting. She’s also very service oriented and has good leadership. Attends large public school, weighted GPA 4.5 before junior year. SAT 1450, plans to take once more to try to raise the reading.

So far she likes Cornell, Northeastern, Penn State and American. She hasn’t liked any very small schools. She would like some campus feel.

We are going to tour some additional schools over spring break so I’m looking for any suggestions we might not have thought of. I’m thinking possibly UVA and William and Mary?

Any suggestions welcome! We are not concerned with cost, just looking for a few more that are a good fit. Also, I think American and Penn State are pretty safe for her, so I’m looking for some match type schools. Thanks!
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  • PublisherPublisher 7388 replies76 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,464 Senior Member
    Cornell--Dyson only admits about three (3%) percent of all applicants.

    University of Virginia--McIntyre & Indiana University--Kelley.

    State of residence ? Geographical parameters ?

    Major area of interest: Accounting, Finance, Insurance/Risk Management, International Business, Management, MIS, Marketing, Supply Chain/Logistics, Real Estate, Operations Management, etc. ?
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 1704 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,710 Senior Member
    edited January 7
    A word of caution about considering American a safety: they admit a very high % of the ED pool, making the RD round quite competitive, and have a reputation (this is backed up by my daughter’s naviance) of rejecting higher-stats students who they don’t expect to actually attend - ie those who regard it as a safety.

    Are you only looking at east coast schools? Emory? Fordham will probably be a match. Did she look at other Boston schools apart from northeastern?
    edited January 7
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  • PublisherPublisher 7388 replies76 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,464 Senior Member
    SMU in Dallas, Texas. She might get significant merit scholarship money at the University of Alabama & at the University of South Carolina.
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  • merc81merc81 9999 replies148 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10,147 Senior Member
    Though smaller than her preferences have so far indicated, the University of Richmond seems like a school your daughter should nonetheless visit.
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  • ChaosParent23ChaosParent23 428 replies24 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 452 Member
    W & M is gorgeous!!
    How about some midwest schools... Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon. Or Duke, UNC Chapel Hill in NC?
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  • thumper1thumper1 73280 replies3188 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,468 Senior Member
    If you are not a resident of VA, UVA will be a reach...it probably is anyway, especially their business school.

    Santa Clara University in CA has a great business department and beautiful campus, but might be too small for,your daughter.

    Are you instate for PA? What about Pitt?
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  • intparentintparent 36291 replies644 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 36,935 Senior Member
    Michigan is a reach, but has a great college town and Ross is a great business school if she gets direct admission there.
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  • rickle1rickle1 1705 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    If you go to UNC (big reach for OOS). also visit Wake Forest (about 90 minutes away). Excellent business school, great campus, etc. All the schools mentioned are quite competitive. I think you'd be a match for Wake.
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  • roycroftmomroycroftmom 2697 replies36 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,733 Senior Member
    What is the unweighted GPA? Out of state admissions are very difficult at UVA and UNC. Your school's naviance should show where she is likely to be admitted. Pitt might be a good fit.
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  • mommdcmommdc 11254 replies30 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11,284 Senior Member
    Ohio University, Miami University in Ohio, U Dayton would give merit and have level costs for 4 years I believe.

    Temple and Pitt might appeal to her as well.
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  • FallGirlFallGirl 7989 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8,016 Senior Member
    William and Mary is a terrific school, but more liberal arts rather than business.
    Is there a specific geographic location or is she/ you open to anywhere?
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  • doschicosdoschicos 20426 replies209 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20,635 Senior Member
    WUSTL, Emory
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  • evergreen5evergreen5 1403 replies30 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,433 Senior Member
    edited January 7
    ^W&M has an undergrad business program.

    U Rochester, Emory, Wake Forest, Lehigh? If she open to Catholic schools - BC, Villanova, SCU (in particular, if she is service-oriented, she might be interested in Jesuit schools like BC, SCU).
    edited January 7
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  • rickle1rickle1 1705 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    W&M not only has a UG business school, it has an EXCELLENT one with great placements in accounting, consulting, etc. Top notch program especially if you want to work in the DC area.
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  • itsvitsv 1359 replies112 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,471 Senior Member
    I have a couple of suggestions based on where my own children attended.
    1. Georgia Tech. They have an excellent business school and GT's motto is service and progress. Have your DD look at a program there called Grand Challenges. My DD who just graduated last month did it all four years and loved it. Also there is another program called something like "Dennings Management and Techonolgy" that might interest you DD. Georgia Tech gives a student the typical college experience with lots of leadership opportunities. Atlanta is very vivbrant and with Tech Square your DD will have no problem getting internships.

    2. Ohio State and the Fischer School of business. My DS went to OSU and loved it. Fisher has very good reputation. Have your DD look at the Honors and Scholars programs.

    I second SMU. The Cox School of Business is very good and Dallas provides a lot of opportunities. My best friend's DD graduated from there 4 years ago and loved it. She has a great job now.

    Make sure your DD applies EA to the above schools since chances areucj better and merit is awarded in the early rounds.

    I don't know is someone mentioned it earliwr, but be sure to find out if the college admits directly to the business school or if a student has to apply. I know GT and SMU are direct admits and I think OSU does some direct admits in the freshmen class. Some colleges require a student to apply separately to the business school and I have had students get into the college, but not the business school.
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