Cornell vs UCLA


Hello everyone,



Just trying to find some advice regarding my decision. I got admitted to Cornell (no scholarship) and UCLA (30K scholarship). I have a background on energy (also got some curiosity about Tech). So, which one is better in terms of prestige (Cornell is Ivy), location (West or east coast), OPT/job opportunities afterwards (Law firms, in house, internships), MBA chances afterwards maybe?.



Also 30K scholarship is for sure an upside of UCLA. Hope to hear your insights. Still awaiting decisions from NYU and Berkeley though.

[Edited by MBA after this? on Feb 24, 2024]

Hello everyone,<br>
<br>
Just trying to find some advice regarding my decision. I got admitted to Cornell (no scholarship) and UCLA (30K scholarship). I have a background on energy (also got some curiosity about Tech). So, which one is better in terms of prestige (Cornell is Ivy), location (West or east coast), OPT/job opportunities afterwards (Law firms, in house, internships), MBA chances afterwards maybe?. <br>
<br>
Also 30K scholarship is for sure an upside of UCLA. Hope to hear your insights. Still awaiting decisions from NYU and Berkeley though.
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likablekt

Hello everyone,



Just trying to find some advice regarding my decision. I got admitted to Cornell (no scholarship) and UCLA (30K scholarship). I have a background on energy (also got some curiosity about Tech). So, which one is better in terms of prestige (Cornell is Ivy), location (West or east coast), OPT/job opportunities afterwards (Law firms, in house, internships), MBA chances afterwards maybe?.



Also 30K scholarship is for sure an upside of UCLA. Hope to hear your insights. Still awaiting decisions from NYU and Berkeley though.

[quote]Hello everyone,<br>
<br>
Just trying to find some advice regarding my decision. I got admitted to Cornell (no scholarship) and UCLA (30K scholarship). I have a background on energy (also got some curiosity about Tech). So, which one is better in terms of prestige (Cornell is Ivy), location (West or east coast), OPT/job opportunities afterwards (Law firms, in house, internships), MBA chances afterwards maybe?. <br>
<br>
Also 30K scholarship is for sure an upside of UCLA. Hope to hear your insights. Still awaiting decisions from NYU and Berkeley though. [/quote]
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likablekt

Cornell

Cornell

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balloonlaw

You should be focusing on COA not scholarship amounts. Cornell is better in most ways, and is worth somewhat more than UCLA, but not to infinity. For instance, UCLA for free > Cornell at sticker,  unless you are fabulously rich and cost doesn’t matter. I’d say Cornell is worth a small premium (maybe 5-15k) over UCLA. Job prospects won’t be amazing coming out of either, most likely, and there won’t be a huge difference between them.

Also, an MBA after an LLM sounds like you are just collecting degrees and don’t have a clear plan. I’d try to figure that out first. 

You should be focusing on COA not scholarship amounts. Cornell is better in most ways, and is worth somewhat more than UCLA, but not to infinity. For instance, UCLA for free &gt; Cornell at sticker, &nbsp;unless you are fabulously rich and cost doesn’t matter. I’d say Cornell is worth a small premium (maybe 5-15k) over UCLA. Job prospects won’t be amazing coming out of either, most likely, and there won’t be a huge difference between them.<br><br>Also, an MBA after an LLM sounds like you are just collecting degrees and don’t have a clear plan. I’d try to figure that out first.&nbsp;
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