Johns Hopkins vs. Tufts (Economics Major)

<p>I have been waitlisted at both, and I am writing letters to both colleges. I need to decide what college I should say to, that if I get in, I will definatly go. So between the two, who has a stronger Econ program?</p>


<p>And also, compare the college that you chose to CMU, and please say if you think CMU is better at Econ, or the other college you chose.</p>




<p>You will most likely not get into Hopkins or Tufts b/c they take usually very few people from their waitlists.</p>

<p>Is CMU the best you made? I think they're strong in undergrad business so I wouldn't be surprised if they had a good econ dept...</p>

<p>I am on the priority waitlist for CMU. And JHU takes a decent amount of people on the waitlist.</p>

<p>The numbers for Tufts are unavailable though.</p>

<p>Were you admitted to any good colleges?</p>

<p>Lehigh College of Business and Economics</p>

<p>What's your SAT Verbal? & Math? Did you make anything besides Lehigh?</p>

<p>US News ranks college business programs and Lehigh is not in the top 50, despite its #37 rank in the overall rankings.</p>

<p>No, just Lehigh, waitlisted at most schools I applied too. (Applied to 13 schools. 1 acceptance, 7 waitlists, 5 rejections)</p>

<p>I got a 1350, 710 Math, 640 Verbal</p>

<p>I think there is an error, because there is no way the Business school is not in the top 50, when the school itself it 37. And from what I have heard, the college of Business and Economics is their bread and butter, and is the hardest to get into.</p>

<p>Lehigh's business program may be more selective than its general liberal arts program, but US News does not acknowlege it. You'd have to get really outstanding grades at Lehigh if you wanted to transfer to a school like Johns Hopkins. Last year the transfer admittance rate was 13% at JHU (see College Board website). JHU was extremely generous this year with acceptances. Last year, JHU admitted 29.9% (after the waitlist ended) and this year JHU admitted over a third- despite a record number of applications. Frankly, I feel JHU has underestimated their yield and will be getting more than the targeted 1080 freshmen this fall. Very few, if any will be taken from JHU's waitlist this year... Do you think you'd be happy at Lehigh? Isn't it a big party school? People who apply there don't usually apply to serious schools like Johns Hopkins.</p>

<p>Yes, I think I will be happy. I just came back from Candidates Day (A presentation of the College of Business and Economics) and I was very impressed. I probobly will only try to transfer to Brown, if I do end up going to Lehigh. But I am not worried at where I will work when I graduate. By the time I graduate, I will have 6 summers of internships under my belt, including, at the very least, one summer at a brand new internet start up company, and two years at Standard & Poor's. And alos, Lehigh does vary well with job placement. Only 3% of College and Business grad's do not get a job, or get further education. And Lehigh is ranked 7th for Alumnai Donations, which I think tells something about how the school cares for its Alums, and how much the students loved the school.</p>

<p>Barry, may I ask if you are a student or a father of a student? I was just want to know if your prospective is taken from the view of a student, or a father.</p>

<p>That' so funny... I'm probably younger than you are. I'll be 18 in October.</p>

<p>I'm going to JHU and my boards were in the 1500s.</p>

<p>Yep, younger than me, lol.</p>

<p>JHU is a great school, but I am questioning the quality of their economics department.</p>

<p>JHU's Economics Department is good and on the same level as Brown's and Duke's but a notch below the leading econ schools: MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Berkeley, etc.</p>

<p>Lehigh is a great school. Tons of people love it there. It's pretty hard to get into, also. Congrats!</p>

<p>Thanks Hoo!</p>

<p>Sorry to revive this thread, but hopefully Lehigh's business/econ ranking will go up this year. Lehigh has lots of internships in the LV plus Philly/NYC compared to other similar schools. Plus they are expanding their courses in econ a great deal in the next few semesters. Hopefully they won't be long overshadowed by engineering.</p>

<p>JHU's econ department isn't on the same level at Brown's and Duke's, I asked around and people told me to stay clear of it. I wanted to go to JHU for IS, which is the biggest program there. That was a surprise, since I always thought it had more bio majors.</p>

<p>Anyways, congrats Carrera</p>

<p>(I wanted to add the stuff about Lehigh's econ departmnet because they sent newsletters to my high school about it)</p>

<p>Lehigh is a wonderful school! Congratulations on getting in.</p>