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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceFinancial Aid · 9 years ago

Accounting, College, debt, is it worth it?

Hey, so I am in high school and possibly want to go into accounting and try to get my CPA. I live in Illinois, and I know U of I is amazing at accounting, but i can't get into their business school because although I have a good GPA, my ACT is 26. I can get into Indiana's Kelley business school but...its out of state, really expensive, etc. i'd go into debt big time, and idk if i'd even have a better chance of getting a job after i graduate from Indiana compared to Illinois state, or northern IL, or Depaul universities.

Any thoughts on the colleges, their programs, professors, or learning about how companies recruit from these colleges would be much appreciated!

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  • 9 years ago
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    You should go to DePaul. Your ACT is above their average of 24.9, but their business program average ACT score usually runs higher.Go to DePaul.edu and go to the bottom of the page, then click on student spotlight, then click on College of Commerce. You will be amaze by the students stories. I am pasting some information on the school.

    DePaul's undergrad business school is ranked 40th in the nation by Business week.

    Entrepreneurship Program Honors

    • 2010 Ranked in the Top 10 by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2009 Ranked in the Top 10 by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2008 Ranked # 2 in the nation by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2007 Ranked in the Top Five by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2006 Ranked # 2 in the nation by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2005 Ranked Top 1st Tier Program Nationally by Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2004 Ranked Top 1st Tier Program Nationally by Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2003 Ranked Top 1st Tier Program Nationally by Entrepreneur Magazine

    • 2001 Top 10 Entrepreneurship Program by Success Magazine

    • 1998 # 2 Entrepreneurship Program by Success Magazine

    • 1997 Top 25 Entrepreneurship Program Success Magazine

    • 1996 Ranked # 2 nationally in Vesper's Entrepreneurship Education Survey

    • 1996 Top 25 Entrepreneurship Program Success Magazine

    • 1995 Top 5 Entrepreneurship Program in U.S. Success Magazine

    • 1994 Top 25 Entrepreneurship Program Success Magazine

    • 1993 Top 20 Entrepreneurship Program Business Week

    • 1990 Best in U.S. National Model Program Award by USASBE

    Some Business Leaders from DePaul

    . Main article: DePaul University Alumni

    Business Leaders

    • Richard Driehaus, CEO, Driehaus Capital Management

    • Jack Greenberg, former CEO, McDonald's Corporation

    • James M. Jenness, CEO, Kellogg Corporation

    • Edward J. Joyce, President and COO, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)

    • Greg Silich, Entrepreneur, former Leo Burnett CFO

    • Laura Thrall, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Inc

    • Bertram L. Scott, President, U.S. Commercial, CIGNA

    • Peggy Troy, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System

    • Frank M.Clark, Chairman and CEO, ComEd

    • Jeffrey S.Aronin, President and CEO, Ovation Pharmaceuticals

    • Brooks Boyer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Chicago White Sox

    • Leticia Peralta Davis, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

    • Martin Jahn, General Director, Volkswagen Group RUS

    • Sister Catherine Ryan, CEO, Maryville Academy

    • Daniel Ustian,Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Navistar International Corp.

    • Thomas Briatico, President of Maytag Corporation

    • Robert E. Goldberg,Former Chairman, Chicago Board of Trade

    • Victor Faraci, Former Senior VP Marketing, Warner Bros.

    • Kerrie L. Holley, Chief Architect of IBM Global Services and IBM Distinguished Engineer; IBM Black Engineer of the Year Award Recipient 2003

    • John W. Martin, Jr., Former Vice President and General Counsel Ford Motor Co.

    • William W. Moreton, President and CFO, Potbelly Sandwich Works

    • Diane M. Pearse, CFO, Crate and Barrel

    • Peter Pesce, Executive Vice President, Fifth Third Bank

    • Richard Rosenfield, Co-Chairman, California Pizza Kitchen

    • William M. Rudolphsen, Senior Vice President and CFO, Walgreens Co.

    • Daniel Ustian, CEO and President, Navistar International Corp.

    • Rnest R. Wish, Chairman of Wish Enterprises; Former Managing Partner, Coopers & Lybrand

    • Kathleen M. Waltz, President and CEO, Orlando Sentinel Communications

    • Daniel Krajnovich, CEO, United Healthcare of Indiana

    • Margaret G. McDermott, Executive Vice president and CEO, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago

    • Carol L. Schneider, President and CEO, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn

    • Donna Thompson, CEO, Access Community Health Network

  • Mary
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I worked as an auditor at a Big Four firm in Chicago, and the partners at the firm hired primarily from Notre Dame, Illinois, and Northern Illinois. Illinois State isn't bad either. They built a very nice business building during the last 5 years.

    Indiana has a solid business school, but if you want to work in Chicago afterwards, I would go to NIU. I never thought of NIU as a great school when I was younger, but after working with people who went there, it seemed like the school does a solid job of preparing its graduates to work in public accounting.

  • 9 years ago

    Accounting/ business/ marketing majors are a dime a dozen. It's experience in the field, job/work experience that employers look for

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