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NYU vs. UMich: Which one is better for business?

Hey everyone, I've been accepted into both NYU and the University of Michigan (UMich). I'm really interested in pursuing a career in business, but I'm not sure which school would be a better fit for me. Could you guys give me some insights about the pros and cons of each school's business program? Also, how do their respective social scenes and campus cultures compare? Thanks a lot!

6 months ago

Congratulations on your acceptances to both NYU and UMich! Both schools have highly-regarded business programs, but they do differ in a few key aspects.

NYU's Stern School of Business is particularly well-known for finance and has strong connections to Wall Street. Its location in the heart of New York City offers unparalleled networking opportunities, internships, and access to a variety of industries. The downside to NYU might be the cost of living in NYC and the city's fast-paced atmosphere.

On the other hand, the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has a more balanced business program, offering strong courses in finance, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship, among other fields. The campus in Ann Arbor offers a more traditional college experience, with a close-knit community feel and opportunities to participate in sports and various clubs. The cost of living is generally lower in Ann Arbor compared to NYC.

As for social scenes and campus cultures, NYU is more urban, with no clearly defined campus boundaries. Many students live off-campus and may have less of a "college bubble" experience, with a greater focus on city life and networking. UMich, in contrast, offers a more typical college environment with sprawling green spaces and a passionate sports culture, including the famous "Big House" football stadium.

When deciding between these two schools, consider factors such as your career goals, preferred living environment, and overall desired college experience. If you're leaning towards finance and want the excitement of the big city, NYU may be the better choice. However, if you're interested in a broader selection of business disciplines and prefer a more traditional campus experience, then UMich might be the better fit for you.

Keep in mind that you should visit both campuses (if possible) and talk to current students and faculty to get a more personal understanding of what each school offers. Ultimately, you'll want to choose the school where you feel you can thrive academically and personally. Good luck with your decision!

6 months ago

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