HELP - Dartmouth or Duke, which is better

I'm applying for ED soon and wonder how the two schools stack up in elite boutique internships, networking, quality of life, etc. I have legacy at Duke, and I like its environment. At the same time, I enjoyed Dartmouth's community and heard it has an insane alum network, opportunities for off-cycle internships, and slightly better recruiting for boutiques. Are those advantages, though, large enough to sack legacy at Duke?

 
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Rising Sophomore at Duke. Econ/ Finance track. I can’t speak for the subtleties between the two regarding IB,finance although they are both high tier. What I can speak to is the significant difficulty in getting accepted to T10 schools. The volume of applicants combined with test optional status has pushed scores toward 1530 SAT for the average. 4.0uw is common. The greatest importance imo will be ECs and have little to do with finance related interests. They are looking for state and national level recognition with published research becoming common and less significant. That said ED is your absolute best way to increase your odds( Duke is likely 6-8%RD vs 16% ED.) Duke ED went from 20% to 16% in one year,significant. My take is students are understanding the benefit and lower ED rates may follow. In summary ED where you believe you’ll excel,keeping in mind legacy may help but is no longer what it was,and many students are disheartening ( and parents) when not accepted as a legacy. Your welcome to reach out,I’d be glad to give you my take on Duke- it’s focused on career placement and the finance track is quantitative, more calc vs other tracks and the math here is rigorous,and that’s with students coming in with near perfect scores and lots of calc experience. GL

 

Are you planning on being a career banker? Otherwise, optimizing for a 2yr stunt because you think you like boutique banks better as a high school senior is not the smartest move.

Pick which school you have the higher chance of getting into & then worry about recruiting.

 

Look at any top bank and there is someone from Duke at the top. This shouldn't be a question. Duke Econ majors are everywhere. 

 

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