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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2022 - 7:57am

yeah you're absolutely fucked. should've gone to IU Kelley or Bocconi.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2022 - 8:17am

I'm at one of those schools. The differences between the schools are smaller than you think, and you'll have the same opportunities regardless

Jul 1, 2022 - 9:50am
onhudson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why would somebody choose Princeton over Harvard? Nobody knows Princeton outside of the US.

In fairness, I understand that some do because finances play a factor. All these schools give out aid based on the family's financial situation and the schools do their own analysis (e.g., one might factor in primary residence as an asset, another might not). All things being equal, your comment totally stands. But my sister chose Y over H because she deemed it a better fit.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2022 - 3:46pm

Is there a difference between Pton, Col, and Dart? Have legacy at all three in one way or another and figuring out where to apply.

  • Prospect in PE - Growth
Jul 1, 2022 - 4:20pm

have you ever heard of the search function? if you're not smart enough to execute a basic search, i'm not sure you need to worry about getting into any Ivy

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2022 - 4:24pm

I've seen people say everything from "at the ivy level, prestige doesn't really matter for anything but BX analyst program" to "you need H/W to have a realistic chance of getting into any good group." Also, the search function on this site sucks, I use google.

Jul 1, 2022 - 4:51pm
Harvard_GS_HBS_KKR, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Princeton > Columbia >> Dartmouth

If your stats are top tier (4.0/1590/36) apply SCEA to Princeton, RD to Columbia and Dartmouth.

If decent-tier (3.95/1550/35) ED Columbia.

If so-so (3.90/1520/34) ED Dartmouth and hope for the best.

It's too late to add anything to most ECs/awards so I'm judging this based on stats. Also, in my experience, essays often supercede ECs and awards. I wrote my essays about some abstract character traits that were complete BS (didn't even mention any of my ECs--though I guess a few of them were implied based on the theme of the essays) and was accepted to a HYPSM. ECs on the common app are, what, 100 characters or so; and awards don't even have descriptions from what I remember... so with stats, and legacy in your case, which is a huge bonus, Princeton should be completely doable. Best of luck

Jul 18, 2022 - 11:10am
curiousmonkey71, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nah dude this is from the past. These days stats don't get you into Ivies. You pretty much need 4.0, 36, and great ECs for all Ivies. Good luck getting into Ivies with 3.9, 34. In my year most kids with those stats end up at ND, Georgetown, WashU, Emory, USC type of colleges or elite publics like UCLA, Berkeley, Michigan  and if you're an ORM then there's a very good chance you will get rejected by those schools too

Jul 3, 2022 - 7:32pm
mikel7823, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm from London and trust me no one has even heard of Dartmouth 😂😂😂 it's unknown in Europe. Whereas Harvard and Princeton are 

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  • Incoming Analyst in Consulting
Jul 4, 2022 - 1:01am

Really? I always thought this forum had a gigantic hard-on for Princeton. In any case, very little difference between HYP, comes down to personal preference between these three.

Jul 4, 2022 - 6:34am
mrebeazy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No reason to go to Princeton over Harvard. Harder classes, grade deflation, mandatory junior/senior thesis, piss poor social life, terrible location (Nassau St?? lmao). Have not met a single person that's spoken positively about their Pton experience.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 4, 2022 - 1:44pm

lmao "social life" as if any ivy league offers real social life. Even the frat kids at ivy leagues are still geeds. Harvard kids think taking a piss on a school fountain makes them fun people, that should tell you enough

Jul 4, 2022 - 2:06pm
mrebeazy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nah man pton is by far the worst ivy in terms of social life. haven't been to a singular fun pton party and this is backed up by friends that go there and are part of the eating club culture.

Jul 4, 2022 - 12:21pm
TonyStonk, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've only ever encountered incompetent legacies or diversity hires with sob stories from Harvard. Never seen a Princeton student that disappointed. I'd say you made the right choice.

Jul 5, 2022 - 12:27pm
kingcardano, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Got into all of HYPSM and chose MIT for obvious reasons. If I hadn't gotten into MIT, I would have gone with Princeton, then Stanford, then Harvard, then Yale.

  • Prospect in PropTrad
Jul 5, 2022 - 1:00pm

brehhh can you give your reasoning please? I went with Yale over H and these threads are making me regret not appealing waitlist at P and Stanford

Jul 5, 2022 - 2:33pm
kingcardano, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Reasoning: you don't say no to MIT. No other school is remotely like it. As for the others: Princeton is Princeton, pretty self-explanatory. Stanford does very well for tech, which was an option I wanted to keep open and an option that I ended up taking when I graduated. Harvard has good presence in traditional high finance, but it does rather poorly in tech and quant roles relative to the other schools that were on my list, which again, I wanted open as an option. Yale has great brand name, but it doesn't particularly excel anywhere.

My recommendation: just relax. Yale and Harvard are both great schools, and like the guy above me said, there's no material difference between H/Y/P. As long as you do well in your classes at Yale, you'll get the same exemplary opportunities that you'd get at any of the other top target schools (maybe not MIT though ;)).

Jul 30, 2022 - 12:30am
HYPSdropout, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Any moron saying anything else is a prepubescent tryhard who graduated HS during a pandemic and probably hasn't even kissed a girl yet. Get your head out of your fucking asses and learn how to take some proper advice. You don't know anything. 

Jul 30, 2022 - 12:53am
HYPSdropout, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Love the MS. No actual rebuttals though. From this thread though I can tell that most of you either a) Zoom kids whose balls just dropped and only know ivy dynamics from online forums or b) kids that go to bottom-tier ivies or don't even go to a target at all.  

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:18am
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Jul 31, 2022 - 12:20pm
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