New here. So I've been accepted to both NYU Stern and Cornell AEM and just cannot decide which to go to(I got an extention to decide which to go to). I love both the city and the college campus experience so that's where the debacle begins. Both have pretty prestigious business programs - Cornell AEM being ranked fourth by bweek and Stern being ranked eigth. Stern however, I believe has more of a name on wallstreet and is more of a developed school. Cornell AEM, however, still has the ivy league tag and is only looking to improve. I've also heard that AEM is now the hardest major to get into at Cornell but one of the easiest. NYU Stern, on the other hand, is brutally competitive and the Stern Curve doesn't help one bit. The thing that suprised me also was that Stern had suprisingly better statistics: 1470 or so for SAT mean while Cornell had 1340 or so (I got 1480/1600 or 2280/2400 and am in the top 10 of my class). Both schools also have great study abroad programs but NYU has more of that international focus. My interested majors are International Business and Finance, which I'm told Stern rocks at. But I guess what it all comes down to is getting that first choice job. I know that if I go to Cornell AEM I'd be a great student and would enjoy myself very much. If I go to stern I do not know what position I would be in. Cornell AEM has 100 ambitious but laid back students, and eventually becomes around 200 at graduation from transferrings. Stern, on the other hand, has 500-600 VERY ambitious, almost cut throat students who are both extremely competitive and intelligent. So I was wondering which would ultimately get the big job: Stern or Cornell. Please take into account that I would probaly do better at Cornell because of the lesser competition. Also, does it really matter how good the finance and international business program is at Stern or is the academic difference paperthing between the two and not such a big deal to big firms on wall St.. Hence, Stern or Cornell? Looking forward to your input and feedback.