What's the male/female ratio of people at your college recruiting for investment banking?

Curious to hear what the ratio is across schools. I'm the guy that posted a comment several months ago responding to a comment in which the person assumed the OP was a male (with no prior context to believe it was in fact a dude - ie responded "bro" to the comment). I said something along the lines of "what makes you assume OP is a male?" I ended up getting like 45 monkey shits thrown at me and only 2 silver bananas, so I had to make a new account since my credits were deep in the negatives lmao.

It kinda made me think, overwhelming majority of people recruiting for investment banking must still be male....despite the 60/40 M/F ratio you tend to see in most analyst classes these days. Fwiw I'm an MBA associate, went to an M7 and the M/F ratio recruiting for banking was like 70/30. Is the ratio a lot more skewed in your undergrad programs? 

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  • Intern in IB-M&A

For every girl recruiting there's 5 guys

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  • Intern in IB - Gen

Gender representation is the silliest concept mankind has come up with

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A

In my graduating class(2025), there's 4-5 kids recruiting for IB and they're all guys. There's a girl the year below however who seems dead on IB, so that's cool.

Big non-target over here haha.

  • Analyst 2 in Consulting

Semi-target in non-US geography, out of 5 people I personally knew at my own uni targeting IB 2 were women. Based on observations at other unis within the same city I think probably 25-35% people focusing IB are female.

HanaiChicken, what's your opinion? Comment below:

During on campus recruitment for BBs in my country of like 20-25 people are selected of which 2-3 are women usually.

  • Intern in IB - Cov

Honestly feels like 65-35 male-female at my target where 100-130 people are recruiting

  • Intern in IB-M&A

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