I’m having a really hard time deciding between Ross and Dyson AEM: I got accepted into both schools for undergrad business. Cost is not an issue for me and location is also minor in my decision making. Do you have any advice?
Here’s my pros and cons:
- Good startup resources
- Bigger campus/more stuff to do/better location
- Highly ranked (#3)
- Good job placement
- Great resources overall
- Good startup culture
- More minor flexibility
- REAL program (real-world learning) is cool
- Competitive due to size
- Not ivy league- if I switched out of Ross (which I don’t think will happen) I would just be going to a public school. But considering that UMich is the #1 ranked public school, idk how much of a con this is
- Small class sizes
- More intimate setting/more personal attention
- More collaborative/nice
- Can minor in CALS (I like nutrition/bio/stuff like that so I like this)
- Prestige of ivy league (is this important? I feel like it is) and selectivity (<3%)
- Strong alumni network
- Good Wall Street connections/OG for finance
- Closer relationships with/students and professors
- Elitism (Cornell in general, not Dyson specifically)
- Not much to do in Ithaca/airports close down (not too big of a con for me)
Both in my mind are at par in terms of startup culture, study abroad, resources, weather, workload, and job placement.
Some of my questions are: which school has a more collaborative culture? Does Dyson have as many real-world learning experiences as Ross? Which school has a better alumni network? Which school has better internships/recruiting/etc.? Does Cornell have a lot of clout and is it worth going there over Ross because of that?
All of this is so confusing. Any advice/insights would be appreciated!