USC or Notre Dame (or neither)?

<p>So basically I have 9 of my 10 college choices for this fall, and I'm stuck on my last choice between USC and Notre Dame. I was wondering which program does better with recruiting/internships/jobs in NYC/Charlotte/SF. I havent seen ND but I visited USC a few weeks ago and I loved it. </p>

<p>Also feel free to suggest other schools of the same caliber that would also be good to look at (Dont mention Wharton, Harvard, and other top-tier programs. I have a good mix of those already).</p>

<p>Both are good, though Notre Dame does have a larger alumni network, also being quite significant in New York City. Conversely, though I don't know, I imagine USC's is better on the West Coast.</p>

<p>I would say apply to both, but why are you only applying to 10?</p>

<p>Look at UVA(McIntire), if you haven't already. They have been splendid in the recent years. Carnegie Mellon also has been doing well, with their quantitative finance program. But between ND and USC, both are pretty similar for recruiting opportunities (USC will certainly have a higher concentration of California IB placements). You should choose the one which fits you better, as in this case the two have diametrically opposite environments.</p>

<p>@DoloriousEdd: 10 just seemed like a good number lol. I'll consider applying to both if I cant choose. And thanks for the input</p>

<p>@SSK 91: UVA wont give me much aid as an OOS right? I'll look at them anyways, as well as Carnegie. Thank you as well</p>

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@DoloriousEdd: 10 just seemed like a good number lol. I'll consider applying to both if I cant choose. And thanks for the input

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It's hard to choose without visiting both, though if you're averse to religion or hate the cold, ND won't fit (actually, everyone there hates the cold, too). Since you might only get into one, it might be best to make that choice after acceptances, if necessary.</p>

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UVA wont give me much aid as an OOS right?

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UVA is one of the very few public universities that will meet the full need of out of state students. It also has a good program, and so it's worth your time looking/applying if you like it.</p>

<p>Thank you. Is Cal worth looking at as an OOS?</p>

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Thank you. Is Cal worth looking at as an OOS?

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Not unless you have a lot of money laying around. It's a really good deal for in-state students, but you will find the financial aid for out-of-state students... lacking.</p>

<p>Yes UVA is very generous to OOS students, probably the most generous among all public schools. I am sure that they won't ask you to pay anything more than your Expected Family Contribution(EFC) calculated in FAFSA. It's a great school in general and for ibanking, and I am sure you'll have the time of your life there</p>

<p>Cal on the other hand is a broke state, barely making interest payments on its munis. So, you can't expect any aid from there as an OOS student</p>

<p>would engineering be better for USC?</p>

<p>Would USC Marshall (higher GPA) be better than USC Verbiti ("harder" major)?</p>

<p>There's a chance you can get banking out of USC but you'll def be in Cali. You can always get into banking after an m7 MBA if you can't get in now.</p>

<p>I'd go with Notre Dame over USC for banking. Skimming over the other posts: Cal is not very well represented in banking. On the other hand, UVA has lots of alums on Wall St, so if you can get in I would take that over ND/USC</p>

<p>^ I beg to disagree, unless you were referring to Wall Street/NY IBanking. But then again, even Stanford isn't well represented in WS IBanking.</p>

<p>^Yes sorry, my recommendation is more for NYC/east coast headquarters</p>

<p>"even Stanford isn't well represented in WS IBanking"
Are you crazy? :D</p>

<p>No; I am not crazy at all. </p>

<p>Whilst Stanford is a great school (and top 2 or 3 overall in my book), it isn't as well represented in WS, NY as HYPM, Wharton, Dartmouth, and even Columbia, Stern and Duke are. Stanford recruitment, like Haas', is generally for West Coast destinations. That is not to say that when a Stanford grad wishes to apply in WS he is not likely to be offered a job. Remember that I was merely talking about representation, which has nothing to do with the attractiveness of the graduates.</p>