Brown (COE) vs. Cornell (Economics)

<p>I've been accepted to Brown, Cornell, and Georgetown. I'm looking at Brown's COE concentration, and Cornell's Economics major. I am interested mainly in economics, but I was attracted to Brown's COE because of its multidisciplinary approach. What about Cornell's AEM? Any thoughts on that?</p>

<p>AEM barely contains any economics, so it's nothing like an econ major. </p>

<p>In Cornell you can emulate the COE experience by just taking similar con courses in the econ department, organization/labor classes in ILR, and entrepreneurship/management classes in AEM, and so on. The cornell econ major has virtually no core requirements except for the base micro-macro and econometrics classes, so you are free to take a lot of classes.</p>

<p>the nice thing about CEO, is that in addition to having an organized course and advising system, there is additional funding to send students on international internships and fund student business ideas.</p>

<p>btw, brown also has a straight econ department that is quite good.
Economics</a> at Brown University | Undergraduate Program</p>

<p>internships and funding in COE
Commerce</a>, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship</p>

<p>brown entrepreneurial club
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<p>I'm interested in economics, but not necessarily to become solely an econometrician/statistician. But, I do want a solid foundation in economics for graduate school, in addition to other areas. Does this make COE a natural choice? How is it different than concentrating in economics at Brown? At Cornell?</p>

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<p>COE is not that great if you want to go to grad school for economics. Economics at the graduate level is almost all math and theory, not the applied path COE is on.</p>

<p>talking about cornell econ program, you will have a lot of flexibility in course selection, etc. cornell offers soo many courses/ electives so u may wanna explore many interesting courses. econ at cornell doesn't give u much requirements, so u will have many opportunities to take classes u wanna take or double major. besides, cornell econ has a very solid rep.</p>

<p>Brown. It is a quality of life issue. Less stress, No Core, better weather.</p>

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<p>I agree that having no core is a strength of Brown's. But, if u major in econ at cornell, there are only about 8-9 required courses to be completed btwn soph to sen yrs. This would leave tons of space for anyone to explore courses and Cornell happens to offer way more courses than Brown in many different disciplines. Cornell has 7 different undergrad colleges, and u are free to take classes in each college for electives. Also, Brown has better weather?! I woundn't notice much difference btwn upstate NY and Providence, RI. Temperature-wise, they are about equal. But, Ithaca tends to be a bit more cloudy from time to time, but still not much difference.</p>

<p>Does COE prepare you well for business or law school? That's what I meant when I said graduate school.</p>

<p>COE does prepare you well for grad school. Both economics programs are great preparation for grad school, in my opinion. I would definitely give the edge in terms of overall undergraduate experience to Brown, however. Cornell does offer flexibility if you choose to major in economics, but Brown's Open Curriculum is really what I think would suit you if you really want to take a "multidisciplinary approach." Definitely try visiting both schools before making a decision. I would also agree that Brown has slightly better weather, though neither school has really great weather. Personally, if I were you, I would choose Brown. But really think about what you value and make sure you choose for yourself, and not just based on what people tell you on this thread or other threads. Congratulations of being accepted at both schools, and good luck with your decision!</p>

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<p>do econ if you want to go to econ grad school.
econ or coe is good preparation for law or business school, though coe obviously has a much greater focus on business and is less theoretical than straight econ</p>

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<p>Brown over Cornell. Smaller, no core, etc.</p>

<p>Plus, how could you pass up eating at a place that's called the Ratty (IDK spelling)?</p>

<p>ugh...tough choice, but I'm leaning towards Brown still. I need to hear something amazing about Cornell.</p>

<p>What Is Awesome About Cornell????</p>

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<p>(Sorry to dig up such an old thread)</p>

<p>Where'd you end up going? All three mentioned colleges are my top choices...</p>