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Berkeley vs. UVa vs. UT McCombs

collegequestion1collegequestion1 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member

I am interested in majoring in Business. I have an admission from McCombs - UT Austin for its four year business program. I have offers from UVA and UC Berkeley. However in both these schools, I would need to get into business school in the junior year and hence business major is guaranteed. Any inputs from current/former students on the following would be greatly appreciated
• Ease of getting into McIntire (UVA) and Haas (Berkeley) in the junior year
• Comparison among the three business school.
• Should I go with the safe option of McCombs or should I take chances and try for McIntire or Haas? If I don’t get into business major, what are my options?

I heard that both UVA and Berkeley are very competitive in the first two years because of students trying to get into the business major.

Replies to: Berkeley vs. UVa vs. UT McCombs

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,133 Senior Member
    Haas advises students to have an alternate major in case you do not get admitted to the business major. If you are in the College of Letters and Science, here is a list of majors. Note that the small number of "capped" majors are those which require applying to declare.

    If you like math and are good at it, you may want to consider a combination of math / economics / statistics (major in one, courses or minor in the others) to aim for more quantitative finance or business careers, or actuarial careers.
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