Help Me Decide: Brown vs UChicago (for *probable* Future Business Woman)

I vote for Brown!! But maybe that’s just me living vicariously through you as I got into Brown but can’t afford it :frowning:

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btw - she’s a future business woman - typically business people don’t have PHDs so not sure where that came from.

I go back to - what’s the best fit. Both names are great.

Part of fit is curriculum - i.e. Brown more open, campus, overall vibe, spirit (Brown has D1 sports), social, etc.

Both those names are extremely impressive.

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I think these schools are a tie on everything except the important factors already mentioned by @ucbalumnus AND weather and location.

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This is why my first comment - who’s a better actor - Pacino or DeNiro - while not informative - I was trying to be humorous - was meant to say - whichever you prefer will be outstaning.

You have to find the right fit!!

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Ha! I did not get the joke because De Niro is clearly 10x a better actor than Pacino. Ha ha ha!

Jordan or Lebron?? :slight_smile: Brady or Mahomes? :slight_smile:

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Ahh thank you so much for this! Definitely a relief to hear that, and always super helpful to have the inside scoop on these things!:relaxed:

Brown. Hands down. You are making the mistake that thousands of kids make by parsing through the programs and the minute details. Seems like you are less interested in finance and consulting so that is why you are not going to Stern, otherwise that’s where I would go as their finance recruiting in NY is especially strong. I don’t know many Uchicago types in finance, and it’s much harder to break in as many pretend to say. But if you are more into entrepreneurship then your college program will matter zero. In fact you don’t need college for that at all. That’s why Brown is a great bet. Laid back, grade inflation, flexible curriculum and a much better opportunity to network with the type of folks who one day will come in handy when you do get in that business path.

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Well, that’s completely wrong.

My D is starting this summer at a major investment bank. Many of her friends are either already there or are also starting this summer. UChicago students easily join the major investment banking, trading, and consulting jobs.

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From what you’ve shared it sounds like Brown would be a better fit for you.

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My experience was that more Brown students go to Wall Street and the network is strong.

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The data disagrees:

OP is not looking for a job on Wall Street…they state:

“I also would like to just add that when I said I’m interested in business, I was thinking of marketing and social entrepreneurship (both are really appealing to me)”

I’m with momofsenior…Brown sounds like the better fit for OP.

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I don’t know if it makes a difference to you, but U Chicago does have a well-regarded graduate school for business. Brown doesn’t have a graduate business program at all or offer an MBA. This might affect some types of opportunities that would be available?

As far as the city size and opportunities for Providence, I would suggest using Google maps to “walk” around the area if you haven’t been able to visit. My S21 did that for a few schools and it helped understand the general vibe of each area a bit. But I bet you’ll be able to find bubble tea near all colleges these days!

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You’re right––I imagine Wall Street is more for consulting and finance, which aren’t necessarily what I was thinking of :thinking:

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Good stuff. So no Stanford? Brown must’ve been at the firm where I worked. According to the table, it gets 0% in some firms and does well elsewhere.

Of the two lists, starting with “love the ppl” seems to tip to Brown.

Thank you sm for your input! :relaxed: (and yep, got rejected by Stanford haha)

Google Maps! Didn’t think about that. I’ll definitely try it though :grin: Thank you sm!

The data is skewed cuz everyone at NYU Stern wants IB. Stanford students interested in business typically just go into startups cuz proximity to SV although there are definitely no shortage of wall street opportunities at stanford—its just that students don’t want it as much

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There’s also the question of which positions at these firms are hiring at which schools. Is it back-office, treasury, FP&A, private client services, sales & trading, IB, M&A or private equity?

What do people think about marketing/social entrepreneurship opportunities from both schools? Berkeley or Yale (SOM influence?) come to mind but both Brown and Chicago also seem great for that.

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