Darden $$ vs. Tuck for IB

As the title says, I'm fortunate enough to get accepted by both schools but I'm struggling to make the decision between them. During my research process, I found alumnus from both schools are super easy-going and helpful. I would say I could see myself fit into either school.

In terms of my MBA goal, I would say recruiting will be my top priority. Thus, I truly hope to gain more perspectives on how these 2 school would shape me better for the IBD recruiting process? Is there a school that has a significant career advantage over the other in the field of banking?

Appreciate it if you could elaborate the reason down below! Thank you all!

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Dancing Bear, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Cant speak to Dartmouth but I'm a Darden first year. Did IB recruiting this past fall. Its no secret that Darden places more into consulting but it does fine in in investment banking. We have a dedicated career services team for just IB, there is an annual trip up to NY to meet with the banks, and almost weekly recruiting events on campus in the fall. Ive networked with tons of alum from the Associate level to the MD level at EBs and BBs. In all the interviews I did I only had one person ask "why did you go to a consulting school"?

Both are obviously a ways from NY but Dartmouth may have the edge there because its in the NE. Otherwise I would expect Dartmouth to have more contacts in places like Boston while Darden has more in Charlotte so may become a question of where you want to end up.

I got a scholarship to Darden, one of the nice things about leaving with less debt is that you have less reason to settle for a job you're not interested in.

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Thank you so much for responding and I appreciate the insight. Darden's career outcome absolutely blown me away; and, I personally even weight that more than the scholarship. It's indeed a tough call, and I guess I need to connect with more people to make the decision.

Dancing Bear, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Feel free to DM happy to answer any questions I can

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That makes sense and I highly likely will pick that route.

Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The schools place nearly the exact same for IB, the cultures at the two schools are very similar, and I view their reputations as very similar. I would take the money and go to Darden.

+1 and I love UVA and Charlottesville

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