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Here is the complete list cut and pasted from the BW transcript:

GeoffBW: 50. Texas A&M
GeoffBW: 49. Marquette
GeoffBW: 48. Michigan State
GeoffBW: 47. University of Miami
GeoffBW: 46. San Diego
LouisBW: 45. Clemson
LouisBW: 44. Georgia Tech
LouisBW: 43. University of Florida
LouisBW: 42. University of Minnesota
LouisBW: 41. Ohio State
GeoffBW: 40. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
GeoffBW: 39. Texas Christian
GeoffBW: 38. Baylor
GeoffBW: 37. Boston University
GeoffBW: 36. Penn State
LouisBW: 35. Miami University
LouisBW: 34. Fordham
LouisBW: 33. Babson
LouisBW: 32. Rutgers
LouisBW: 31. Bentley
GeoffBW: 30. University of Maryland
GeoffBW: 29. William & Mary
GeoffBW: 28. University of Wisconsin
GeoffBW: 27. Santa Clara
GeoffBW: 26. Northeastern
GeoffBW: Ok, so that's 50-26.
LouisBW: Next up the top 25!
GeoffBW: Now we will go one by one.
FrancescaBW: Now, the top 25?...
GeoffBW: 25. University of Washington
LouisBW: 24. SMU
GeoffBW: 23. University of Richmond
LouisBW: 22. Illinois
GeoffBW: 21. Carnegie Mellon...that's the Tepper School
LouisBW: 20. Lehigh
GeoffBW: 19. USC
LouisBW: 18. Indiana
GeoffBW: 17. Wake Forest
LouisBW: 16. Washington University...the Olin School
GeoffBW: 15. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
LouisBW: 14. Boston College
GeoffBW: 13. University of Texas - Austin
LouisBW: 12. Villanova
GeoffBW: 11. Georgetown University
LouisBW: That's a pretty impressive list already, but now comes the best part: The Top Ten.
GeoffBW: I need a break.
GeoffBW: The excitement is killing me.
GeoffBW: I was talking to a student from Emory the other day and he compared the countdown to 'Selection Sunday' for the NCAA tournament. I would have to agree.
LouisBW: Okay, here goes...
LouisBW: No. 10. Cornell
GeoffBW: 9. New York University
LouisBW: 8. Brigham Young
GeoffBW: 7. Notre Dame
LouisBW: 6. MIT
GeoffBW: And now, the top 5...
GeoffBW: 5. University of Michigan
LouisBW: 4. Emory
GeoffBW: Moving up from 12 to 3...
GeoffBW: Berkeley
LouisBW: 2. Virginia
GeoffBW: And, for the second year in a row, finishing at the top of the 2007 Best Undergraduate Business Schools Ranking...
GeoffBW: WHARTON

Comments (79)

  • ssb101's picture

    so over 20% of the graduating class work at BBs/Mckinsey..

    I'm curious for any Wharton/ivy alums...Are BB ibanking jobs a big deal at your schools? ex. If a guy gets a job at GS or MS at Wharton is that even considered prestigious. Or do the best people at these schools try and go for private equity/hedge fund gigs...and those are the ppl that get the respect?

    Reason I ask is because if you get a ibanking job at any canadian school, people think your hot shit and everyone in the program knows you as the guy who got in Goldman or the Morgan guy. But with these stats for Wharton it seems like ibanking jobs aren't even a big deal

  • In reply to ssb101
    dav3100's picture

    sammy101 wrote:
    so over 20% of the graduating class work at BBs/Mckinsey..

    I'm curious for any Wharton/ivy alums...Are BB ibanking jobs a big deal at your schools? ex. If a guy gets a job at GS or MS at Wharton is that even considered prestigious. Or do the best people at these schools try and go for private equity/hedge fund gigs...and those are the ppl that get the respect?

    Reason I ask is because if you get a ibanking job at any canadian school, people think your hot shit and everyone in the program knows you as the guy who got in Goldman or the Morgan guy. But with these stats for Wharton it seems like ibanking jobs aren't even a big deal

    I go to Wharton (graduating this May). Getting a bulge bracket banking job isn't simple because you do still need a decent GPA (usually 3.3+; 3.5+ for some of the better banks). But, it's not considered a huge accomplishment to land a job at any of the bulge bracket banks. Of my friends who are good students, about 75% that wanted bulge bracket banking jobs got them. The people that aren't successful in landing BB banking jobs despite good grades are bad interviewers or socially inept..they end up at places like Jefferies, RBS, Barclays, etc. (not the end of the world by any means).

    Goldman gives out a good amount of offers (they gave out 50 something internship offers last year across all divisions..probably like 30-35 of those were for banking), but people who get jobs there are still somewhat "admired" versus people who get jobs at other BBs. You're "admired" if you land a job at Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Lazard, or Greenhill. You're really admired if you land a job at Blackstone (Blackstone is regarded very highly at Wharton..and I'm just talking about the M&A and Restructuring divisions). The truly exceptional students are those who land jobs at Blackstone PE, Silver Lake, Silver Point, HBK, and 1 or two other places along those lines. Those places give out maybe 1 or 2 offers to Wharton students, and perhaps 1 or 2 offers to Harvard students. I don't think anyone at Wharton got an offer for HBK this year; I believe 1 person is going to Blackstone PE (he interned at Goldman and is obviously a top student); 1 person is going to Silver Lake (he interned at Lazard is also a top, top student); and I'm not sure about Silver Point or any other HFs/PE firms that recruit on campus (I think I pretty much covered it..I didn't see any other top HF/PE postings on PennLink).

  • Seanc's picture

    1. Wharton
    2. Michigan
    3. Berkeley/NYU

    The rest I don't give a shit about, anyone who puts out a different top 3 is a crackhead.

    MIT I didn't put on there because to my understanding, It has a different type of UG B-School.

  • In reply to yphrums
    gradhopes's picture

    yphrums wrote:

    False. I chose UIUC over WashU because WashU was $25k more per year and the girls were hideous.

    Perhaps take a look at the other ranking criterion i.e. 'girls' and 'cost'. This list was based solely on prestige, but thank you for sharing your college decision with us. Oh, and please don't take offense to this, I am simply here to point out that your contribution was irrelevant. I am sure you will be very successful and gloriously wealthy someday.

  • titanboxer's picture

    I don't know too much about the banking recruiting, but I do know its not impossible because there are numerous alumni that have successfully made it. If you network it can be done, and if you couldn't afford an extra 100K over four years, well it makes sense. I know this is the ibanking board, but i want to do S&T and pretty much all of the prop trading shops recruit on campus, and Microsoft hires more people from uiuc than anywhere else. like i said I know that doesn't help BB banking, but its possible. plus rent in Chi town is like half of Manhattan
    and girls here are hot

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