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USC or UT Austin

laxbrah44laxbrah44 86 replies30 threads- Junior Member
intended major business - finance? which one is better and why? I live on the east coast

obviously the opinions are going to be biased here, but still sound off please.
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  • Transfer2BestTransfer2Best 258 replies41 threads Junior Member
    UT- they have an IB program.
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  • Georgia GirlGeorgia Girl 3139 replies632 threads Senior Member
    Right now you have not been admitted to either university. Have you checked out your finances as SC is private and you would be out of state for the Univ. of Texas? Are the grades and EC's you present in the upper quartile of those admitted to either school of business?

    Both of these are large universities, but have a differenct "vibe". Will you be able to visit each campus?

    USC is higher ranked as a whole. The student/faculty ratio is better at 9/1. Texas has a ratio of 17/1. At SC your peers will be much more international, which will add to your cultural experience. The admit rate is far lower than Texas and the financial resources are much higher. USC graduates their students at a higher rate than Texas. SC also retains their freshmen at a higher rate. Both overall are in cities where there is much to do and have a strong music scene.

    Los Angeles is a vibrant city with a highly diverse population. It is a center for media, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, electronics and industry. There are many opportunities for internships.

    Marshall has a global outlook, particularly to the Pacific Rim. Marshall is strong in entrepreneurship, international business, accounting and real estate. McCombs is strong in accounting, marketing and management information systems. Marshall has some unique programs such as the LINC program, international exchange program, global summer internships and the ExCel program. Also, there are combined programs including the Global Leadership Program and joint programs such as Business and Cinematic Arts, Business and International Relations and with Viterbi Business and Computer Science.

    There are all sorts of support services for students including faculty mentors, Marshall Connections Program and the superb Experiential Learning Center.

    Some prominent alumni of Marshall are:
    Marc Benioff----Featured on the cover of the latest Forbes Magazine as the founder of Salesforce.com.
    Brad Hughes--Founder of Public Storage
    Preston Martin--Former VP of the Federal Reserve Board
    Ed Roski--Chairman and CEO of Majestic Realty and part owner of the LA Lakers
    Paul Orfalea--Founder of Kinko's
    Chris DeWolfe--Co-founder of MySpace and currecnt CEO
    Ivan Glasenberg--CEO of Glencore
    Charles Elachi--Chrm. of JPL
    Arthur Melin-Co-founder of Wham-O
    Andrall Peterson--Former president of PepsiCo, CEO of Yum!Brands, Inc.
    Chengyu Fu--Chrm. of China Petrochemical Corp, Asia's biggest refinery
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