Hello! I’ve been accepted into the University of Washington Foster School of Business as a Direct Admit and the University of Michigan into LSA, where I would major in Econ. However, I was not accepted into the Ross School of Business, and cannot reapply. I could minor, but that is no guarantee because the minor is quite competitive. As well, I am interested in Finance, but not set on that. I am worried that if I pick UW, I will not have as good of a college experience as compared to Michigan, but I am worried that if I pick UMich, then I will miss out on a lot of connections and would not be able to get many of the resources I could get from UW and because I would be overshadowed by Ross students. I will put a list of pros and cons about each school below and it would be great to get some feedback and advice on my decision.
- In business school as DA, apparently is competitive and hard to do
- Seattle is great for jobs
- Cheaper by about 15k, but I am not paying (parents are)
- Higher respect in University
- Can stay on West Coast (from CA)
- May not need grad school
- Can make connections easier
- Weather- rainy/cloudy for most of the year
- Student life is not as great
- Mainly relevant on the west coast, harder to get recruited from other parts of the country
- Program might be a bit overhyped than it actually is
- Possible Minor in Business
- Very strong alumni network
- Student life is one of the best in country
- LSA Opportunity Hub for Internships
- University is more well-known/has a better reputation
- Cannot reapply to Ross
- Might not get into business minor- competitive
- Harder to make connections and could be overshadowed by Ross kids (I have interest in Finance)
- Would most likely have to get an MBA
- Have to work a lot harder than I would at UW
- Is an Econ major good?
Ultimately I was wondering, will I be less appealing for jobs if I am an econ major versus a business major? Would it be better to have the connections versus fewer connections? Does my major even matter THAT much? Any feedback would be extremely helpful, thank you.