Wharton vs Columbia

<p>Simply based on prestige and name recognition, which one is better? Please try to be as objective as possible.</p>

<p>Errrr, I'm not sure why you're asking this... wharton will be better for recruiting but you might find it easier to find something part time in columbia being in nyc.</p>

<p>if you're serious about getting a good start on a business career go for wharton, columbia doesn't even have an undergrad b-school. go for the latter if you want a liberal arts education, columbia econ would probably be better than penn econ.</p>

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WRONG. :) Penn's Economics Department has long been ranked at the same or a higher level than Columbia's:</p>

<p>[url=<a href="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-humanities-schools/economics-rankings%5DBest"&gt;http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-humanities-schools/economics-rankings]Best&lt;/a> Economics Programs | Top Economics Schools | US News Best Graduate Schools<a href="2009%20US%20News%20ranking">/url</a></p>

<p>[url=<a href="http://www.stat.tamu.edu/%7Ejnewton/nrc_rankings/area36.html%5DNRC"&gt;http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnewton/nrc_rankings/area36.html]NRC&lt;/a> Rankings in Economics<a href="1990s%20NRC%20ranking">/url</a></p>

<p>They're both generally ranked in the top 10 or so in the country, and a choice between them for an Economics major should be based on personal preference and fit for the schools overall (e.g., Columbia's core vs. Penn's distributional requirements, Columbia's 35-acre campus and atmosphere vs. Penn's 300-acre campus and atmosphere, NYC vs. Philly as a college town, etc.).</p>

<p>45 percenter - ur awesome.</p>