U. Portland vs Chapman: Finance & Accounting Major

<p>Worst week ever. After getting into my first choice dream school, USC Marshall, I've heard back from FA and it looks like there's no way I'm going to be able to afford tuition. So, I'm left with either staying at my current B-School, University of Portland Pamplin, or transferring down to Chapman Argyros. </p>

<p>I received a scholarship from Chapman, so it would work out to only a few grand more than what I'm paying right now, so it's really tempting. The only thing is that the primary reason I'd be transferring is to gain better recruitment options over UP. Does anyone know if Chapman's business program is any good for a finance and accounting double major? I know Argyros used to be ranked around 50 by B-week but it seems like they've completely dropped off the rankings this year now that B-week uses job placement as more of a deciding factor. Any advice on what I should do?</p>

<p>P.S.-I have about 13 hours left to make my decision. :o</p>

<p>Take out loans, go to USC Marshall.</p>

<p>Take out loans and goto USC Marshall.</p>

<p>I agree. Taking out loans to go to Marshall will pay off tremendously in the long run.</p>

<p>do accounting at USC</p>

<p>how much would the loans be though?</p>

<p>It is true that Marshall >>>>>> Argyos+Pamplin but you're asking a kid to take out loans in the midst of financial recovery. </p>

<p>The other two schools have no name. They don't "suck"...but you won't be anywhere near high finance or Big4 accounting.</p>

<p>If it's anything above 100k in debt after 4 years, your life will be hell. Sometimes it just isn't worth it</p>

<p>yea do the BA+MPA program at one of the other schools</p>

<p>Thanks for the input guys. I'd be taking out $50k in private student loans, and my parents have already taken out $40k against their $350k mortgage over the past two years, so, there's really no way I could afford to go to Marshall/Leventhal. Believe me, I've wanted to go since I was five, but it just doesn't seem to be a good financial decision right now. </p>

<p>I know the Big Four recruit at UP, as I know people who have gone to Deloitte, EY, PwC, KPMG, and a few smaller firms like Moss Adams, but I think it's quite competitive. I'm not sure about Chapman. I have no clue about whether any Financial firms recruit at UP or Chapman.</p>

<p>you probably won't be getting that job at Goldman, but if you work hard to network you can get that interview in spite of the light recruiting presence.</p>