Differences between Columbia and the other Ivies?

<p>Many people have told me that Columbia offers more opportunities--jobs, internships, ect.--in comparison to the other ivy league schools. They claim this because Columbia is in New York City. Is this true?</p>

<p>I'd appreciate some feedback!! (:</p>

<p>Bump! Hehe.</p>

<p>It really depends. If you want to go into finance, wall street, and you have a choice between columbia and cornell, 100 percent go to columbia. But if you get into HPYS, I would say def go to those schools over columbia. But Columbia and HPYS are all top ivy's so it comes down to really which school you love. Dont pick a hyps or columbia because you feel you may get a better job at one of them. You'll have amazing chances at all of them to land a great job.</p>

<p>I'm not sure the choice between Cornell and Columbia for pushing fake money around is so clear cut. Cornell has a strong NYC institutional presence, very strong alumni network in the city, a strong financial engineering program, and internship / recruiting opportunities that make it a good choice.</p>

<p>More broadly, it really depends on your major and preferred campus experience (traditional collegiate or urban) as to which school in that athletic conference you prefer. A lot of people go to Harvard, for example, because of the name and regret the experience because it turned out to be a bad fit for them. That's been my experience, at least.</p>

<p>^Again, I never said Cornells resources for recruiting and academics weren't good. All i said was columbia's was better because it is more prestigious. And from the people who I've spoken to who went to Harvard, I have never heard one person say they regretted it and had a bad experience. If you have a really bad experience at a college and tell everyone you regretted it, you probably just an un-happy person and would have been miserable anywhere.</p>

<p>There is no ivy starting with an S. Get your facts straight if you are going to discuss a topic you know nothing about.</p>

<p>I appreciate the advice. I have narrowed my choices down to Princeton, Yale and Columbia... The only problem is where should I apply EA. And yes, I am planning to major in math/econ (or one of them) and then pursue an MBA. I really want to work in the finance/businees field, but I hesitate because I don't know where I can best pursue these goals. :/</p>

<p>(Sorry if something seems unclear, I'm just really pensive at the moment... can't think straight. lol.)</p>

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^Again, I never said Cornells resources for recruiting and academics weren't good. All i said was columbia's was better because it is more prestigious. And from the people who I've spoken to who went to Harvard, I have never heard one person say they regretted it and had a bad experience. If you have a really bad experience at a college and tell everyone you regretted it, you probably just an un-happy person and would have been miserable anywhere.

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You actually never said that before, but if now you're claiming prestige is the sole reason an individual should choose one college over another, all I can say is you have much to learn about the world.</p>

<p>Also, you obviously have never studied at Harvard or know many of its graduates.</p>

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And yes, I am planning to major in math/econ (or one of them)

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<p>USNWR Math Department rankings (graduate school)
2. Princeton
10. Yale
10. Columbia</p>

<p>USNWR Economics Department rankings (graduate school)
1. Princeton
6. Yale
10. Columbia</p>

<p>@JaimieBrown
Thanks for the information!! (: It helped.</p>

<p>"And yes, I am planning to major in math/econ (or one of them) and then pursue an MBA."</p>

<p>Grad school rankings aren't relevant. OP is looking for undergrad right now, not an MBA program.</p>