SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have been accepted into Columbia for their MPH program with a concentration in health care management as well as for Penn State for their MHA program. I was pretty set on going to Penn State, but when I found out yesterday that I got accepted into Columbia, my plans were thrown out the window. It seems to me that everyone is telling me that Columbia is the better choice for the future. I really love the program at Penn State because it is small and focused on students who are straight out of undergrad with limited or no work experience, whereas Columbia has a larger class with an average age being 28. I have been to Penn State and I also plan on visiting Columbia just to get a better feel for the school. People have also been telling me that it will be easier to get a job having a degree from Columbia over Penn State, but I feel that people with an MPH/MHA won't have a hard of a time getting a job. I just don't want to make the mistake of going to Penn State and finding out that I could have had a better career opportunity going to Columbia. Pros- PSU --small, close-knit class --lots of attention from faculty --cheaper for living compared to NYC --100% job placement after grad Cons- PSU --less diversity? --less reputable Pros- Columbia --more diverse due to larger class size --reputation of ivy league Cons- Columbia --cost of living in NYC I still have to learn about the program at Columbia, but I was wondering what you guys thought.