Cornell Student Wanting Out...Advice?

<p>I'm a sophomore at Cornell studying in the Hotel School, and after giving it a full year and almost a semester, I really want to study elsewhere. The Hotel School's academic program is great; it's just the overall environment at Cornell. </p>

<p>What are my chances of getting into schools like UPenn's Wharton or Arts & Science, Columbia, and other schools that offer a business/econ program? I have a 3.5 gpa (median grades at Cornell/Hotel School are B on average), have lots of work experience, and pretty active on campus (i.e. clubs).</p>

<p>Please feel free to PM me as well for advice. Thanks so much</p>

<p>Have your career goals changed?</p>

<p>not really…I went into the Hotel School to focus on finance. The Hotel School is essentially a business school with a hospitality touch to it - many of my required courses (Financial and Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Finance, etc.) overlap with those of other business schools.</p>

<p>In fact, looking at Wharton’s required courses for transfers, I’ve already completed most of them as hotel cores.</p>

<p>It is always difficult to handicap admissions odds, when one is dealing with selective colleges that evaluate holistically. But this is yet moreso the case for transfer admissions, where there is often no published data to comparatively evaluate even the more quantifiable aspects. </p>

<p>If you really want out, you should apply to more schools.</p>

<p>What is missing for you in the environment at Cornell?
What if you did an exchange program junior year instead?</p>

<p>:( i’m sorry you want to leave. i think you should definitely apply; you probably have a better chance than most others. good luck!</p>