Penn or Berkeley?

<p>Any thoughts on choosing Penn over Berkeley?</p>

<p>on what major...</p>

<p>i'd go with penn over anything.</p>

<p>If you go by ranking alone, it would be Penn. However, we need more info. What major/s and possible career paths are you interested in? What part of the country would you prefer living in? What sort of college environment do you want?</p>

<p>Business and Finance major but I don't have Wharton. Can i transfer into Wharton or double major with Wharton?
HELP.....</p>

<p>I wish PENN was on the West Coast but I'm OK with Phila. Will I make contacts at PENN given that the student population is Jewish and I am not?</p>

<p>I wish PENN was on the West Coast but I'm OK with Phila. Will I make contacts at PENN given that the student population is Jewish and I am not?</p>

<p>ohh,,, if u dont have wharton, that's bad</p>

<p>go to berkely. then transfer to wharton.</p>

<p>Berkeley is the bigger name. Penn is Ivy. You can't go wrong with either, so go with the one you'd most want to spend 4 years living in.</p>

<p>what do you mean berkeley is the bigger name?</p>

<p>Berkeley is Not the bigger name!</p>

<p>i think in the international community, berkeley could be a bigger name</p>

<p>Without making any comment about which is the better school, it is obvious that Berkeley is the bigger name to the general population. And before anyone starts screaming about how dumb the general population is, remember that they/we are the people who decide what is prestigious and what is not.</p>

<p>Okay.</p>

<p>PENN with pretty much everything except Engineering.
If you like Engineering, go to Berkeley.</p>

<p>I'd personally go to PENN if I got in.</p>

<p>Penn for Wharton, Berkeley for everything else.</p>

<p>A VERY enviable choice, nonetheless.</p>

<p>True,
Berkeley has a bigger name. And it's much cheaper if you're in in-state applicant.</p>

<p>IMO, I'd go to Cal if any of the following is true
1)In State applicant
2)Engineer
3)Care about prestige</p>

<p>Penn if any is true
1)Wharton</p>

<p>And dont trust US News. The owner is a Penn Grad. Penn would probably be ranked close to Berkeley, about 4-5 ranks above in most rating systems.</p>

<p>Berkeley has a bigger name, but most of that prestige is drawn from their graduate programs and their research, not necessarily from their undergrad which has a pretty high student/faculty ratio.</p>

<p>Is it possible to transfer into Wharton from the College at PENN?</p>

<p>Ranking shmanking. What does the OP want in a school? Don't listen to chanman or anyone who obviously has no interest in the experience.</p>

<p>Berkeley and Penn are two very different experiences. What are you looking for? (For example, I would choose Cal just because I like the Bay Area.)</p>

<p>remember that even if ur OOS for berkeley, u pay in state tuition after your 1st year.</p>

<p>Not true. You have to become a resident of California, which is VERY difficult.</p>