Michigan vs. UVA

<p>Which has a better business school? Although Michigan has been ranked #3, it seems like it is a much more smaller school and would be harder to get into than UVA's business school?</p>

<p>Which has better graduate placement in top jobs in NYC and graduate prgrams?</p>

<p>WHich has a better social life?</p>

<p>I would say Michigan is slightly better than UVA where Business is concerned. But it is insignificantly better. As for social life, it depends on your personal style. They are similar in some ways and different in others. I personally prefer Ann Arbor to Charlottesville, but both towns are great. </p>

<p>As universities as a whole, Michigan has a slightly more widespread reputation. </p>

<p>Finally, with regards to job and graduate school placement, I would say they are almost equal too. Here are some spotty but perhaps useful facts:</p>

<p>Michigan internships for undergrad Business majors:
<a href="http://www.bus.umich.edu/EmploymentProfile/TopHiringCompanies.htm?StudentType=BBAInterns%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bus.umich.edu/EmploymentProfile/TopHiringCompanies.htm?StudentType=BBAInterns&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Michigan placement for undergrad Business graduates:
<a href="http://www.bus.umich.edu/EmploymentProfile/TopHiringCompanies.htm?StudentType=BBAGrads%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bus.umich.edu/EmploymentProfile/TopHiringCompanies.htm?StudentType=BBAGrads&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<h1>of graduates enrolling into Wharton MBA program in 2004:</h1>

<p>Michigan: 15
Virginia: 15</p>

<h1>of graduates enrolling into Harvard, Yale, Michigan, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago and NYU Law Schools:</h1>


<p>In short, you really need to look closely at the two and decide for yourself which one suits you better.</p>

<p>I somehow forgot to list the number of Michigan and UVA grads who enrolled at the top 10 Law Schools. </p>

<p>Michigan: 125
UVA: 95</p>

<p>Michigan is a great school. I've visited it a couple of times, and a few of my undergrad friends have gone on to UMich for grad school. I think your decision will have to come down to the atmosphere of both schools since they both offer great business programs. You should visit both colleges to see which one fits your style. Judging by your "Popped Collar" thread, UVa is more of a popped collar school than UMich. UVa is known for its preppiness, which can be a good or bad thing. UVa is also really known for its excellent student-teacher interaction and is a little more intimate since it has 13,000 undergrads vs. UMich's 24,000. On the other hand, UMich has such wide-reaching diversity. I remember seeing a poster on campus for a gay Asian students organization (man, that's specific!) called MOTHRA (Most Of The world's Homosexuals aRe Asian). Speaking of which, I have a friend here in NY who was a member. Also, another thing to think about is financial aid. UVa offers the best financial aid overall among public schools. I'm not sure about UMich, but middle-class/rich in-state & out-of-state students won't incur loans over $15,000. Any amount of need above that will be covered with grants. Plus, if you're a poor student, all your financial need will be covered with grants rather than loans. </p>

<p>Whatever the case, both schools offer an excellent education and are highly respected nationwide.</p>

<p>I would say that you can go to any of those two and you'll end up with just about the same quality of education. This is not like comparing it with Harvard or anything... wouldn't make much of a difference either way.
In terms of social life, UVA is excellent. I'm not very sure about Michigan.
And one thing about the number of grads placed in top 10 law schools, mentioned above... It would be meaningless without considering the acceptance 'rate'. Michigan has far more undergrads than UVA does, so solely on numbers Michigan obviously has an advantage.</p>

<p>Not really Int'l. Michigan may be beigger than UVA, but I would say about as Many UVA students apply to Law School as Michigan students. Michigan has a huge Engineering, pre-med, nursing and Music and Art programs. Only about 1,000 Michigan students apply to Law School annually. I would be surprised if UVA had far fewer LAw school applicants.</p>

<p>Yes, I would say that UVA has fewer Law School applicants. Not 'far' fewer but still...
For the Fall of 2003: 738
Fall 2002: 624
Fall 2001: 559
Although the number shows an increasing trend, it is still lower than 1000.</p>

<p>And what I wished to say originally is that giving only the numbers without the acceptance rate is inaccurate.</p>

<p>There is not doubt that UVA is a formidable university. As good as Michigan. Michigan has a more widespread reputation primarily because it has a top ranked MEdical school and school of Engineering. </p>

<p>Acceptance rate into Law schools from Michigan hovers between 70% and 95%, depending on the year. I would say on average, it is roughly 80-85%. I remember, the year I graduated, 700 students applied to law school and over 650 were accepted. Of those, 200 wen to top 10 law schools. But that was an exceptional year. Last year, I believe 1100 applied to law school, about 800 were accepted. Of those, 125 ended up at the "Big 7" and another 25 or so went to the remaining top 10-12 law schools.</p>