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Mar 23, 2020 - 5:56pm
hewasnumbaone, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Both schools will offer great opportunities to make connections and pursue positions in banking (assuming that is what you want to do). On paper, NYU may send more students into banking, but if you are really determined to put in the work and time you will be in a good position at either school. Therefore, I wouldn't use any slight statistical differences to determine where you want to spend the next 4 years - BC & NYU are completely different in almost every other respect, and I think you should prioritize these differences in your decision (I mean, you want to enjoy your college experience!) Reach out to students at both schools and get their perspective on recruiting, classes, culture, etc., since that is how you will gain the best insight.

Also, I have a close friend at BC who was recruited to a BB for ib recently. I wouldn't underestimate BC's presence on the street. They have a great close alumni network that are willing to reach out to and help students, which really makes a difference when networking. BC is also a target school for several BBs and is gaining credibility among other BBs and EBs. Good luck, and congrats on getting into two great schools!

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Mar 23, 2020 - 7:09pm
TonyStark234, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It really depends on what type of person you are. I would recommend NYU if you are driven and want to work while in college. My friends there all do internships during the school year, but securing summer internships in finance can be very competitive since everyone at Stern applies.

BC is great if you do not want to work in finance. The finance opportunities in Boston are limited and you will probably get beat out by Harvard and MIT students for them. BC would be good for anyone interested in business management or working for a start-up also.

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Mar 23, 2020 - 7:43pm
TonyStark234, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Both. Companies in Boston will interview Harvard, MIT, BC and BU students for internships. While NYC companies will interview NYU Stern and Columbia students. Either way it will be competitive. But all students I know at NYU intern year round. DM me if you want to talk more.

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Mar 29, 2020 - 11:57am
BC is great if you do not want to work in finance.

As a current BC student (so hella biased ofc) I can say this is patently false. We send ~40 kids into banking every year (mostly BB's and some EBs). We are a core school at basically every BB (except MS/JPM). Because people like to discount us the alums are super helpful, and will go to bat for students in the recruiting process. With that being said, I'd only take BC over NYU if your only goal is banking AND if you are in Carroll. If you are in liberal arts at both schools I would take NYU from a purely academic standpoint (But you should know the culture/experience at BC is amazing). Once again, I'm biased, but I also don't think i'm wrong.

  • Prospect in Other
Mar 23, 2020 - 7:20pm

Relatively comparable opportunities honestly. Pick based on which you think you'll enjoy more - vastly different experiences.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 23, 2020 - 7:40pm

I go to BC. NYU for sure if you want todo IB. However, our BC alumni really look out for us. I will say.

Not many kids getting top BB offers here. Citi recruits heavy on diversity here though.

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Mar 23, 2020 - 8:29pm

Whaddya mean not many kids getting BB offers, I am current sophomore at BC going through recruiting rn. Citi recruits everyone here, we are the #1 IB school for UBS, RBC likes us, so do Barclays, BAML, DB, and other boutiques like Moelis boston, plus there's some smaller MM shops and non-EBs that also recruit here. NYU is probably better but I wouldn't say we're bad

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 23, 2020 - 10:01pm

Dog you are on wildin right now.

I'm a junior at BC right now. Or was? Idk, guess I'm not a senior yet.

Off of the top of my head:

Citi (OCR)- recruits mostly diversity, good luck getting an offer as a white male from BC. There's certainly a few, but after DDing all those kids they had freshmen summer internships elsewhere.

UBS (OCR)- recruits almost entirely diversity. Also isn't a BB, and is just a shitty bank (I'm biased on this one), but still.

RBC (OCR)- Not a BB

BAML- They don't recruit IB out of BC. The one junior who got an offer there, her daddy is a VP there. Right now, there's 2 analysts at BAML. One is legit, other is diversity hire.

Barclays- Good

DB- Trash anyways and only 1 offer to a girl from there for SA2020. Also she had family connection

GS- You have a hance

Moelis Boston- 1 BC guy analyst there. Stand out kid.

Morgan Stanley- Forget it lol

JPM- will be tough CS- As far as I know, only 1 MD on the st. No recruiting

EBs: Centerview recruits OCR. Pretty cool. They only extend 1 or 2 offers. I don't even know if there was one this year. Hope there was. Lazard came, no idea if they took anyone, wasn't OCR.

William Blair- a couple spots for BC kids Harris Williams (OCR)- 1 spot maybe PWP- 1/2 spots for BC kids Canaccord Genuity- Handful of spots 4-7 more random boutiques- recruit OCR

I don't think BC is bad either. But let's be honest with the kid, we are the definition of a semi-target compared to a Target school. I'm not writing this to be mean or trash my school. I am happy with the offer I got out of BC.

Mar 23, 2020 - 10:14pm
autonomous, what's your opinion? Comment below:

+1 for a very detailed post which should help incoming and current BC students. Being a semi-target isn't an insult, semi-targets are great schools that send a strong number of kids to IB every year. They just aren't elite as target level schools, where almost every top BB and EB does OCR and takes a large number of kids from a variety of majors.


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Mar 24, 2020 - 10:57am

HR refused to even interview many of my friends and I. Even after networking with bankers. They strictly hired women and diversity candidates. I'm sure there was one white male, but like, all their hires were terrible. I took class with a few of the girls they hired, and I just know there were not the sharpest in the shed. But there they are now with the "incoming SA at UBS" ON Linkedin. Lol

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:34pm
Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If it's Stern then Stern. If it's reg NYU vs BC, not much difference. You'll here a theory that location makes NYU better for networking but I don't buy it. BC has loyal alums, they'll get on the phone with you and push for you. Go to the one where you feel more comfortable and can do well bc grades will matter most.

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:48pm
AspiringDegenerate, what's your opinion? Comment below:

NYU has the edge in recruiting.

With that being said... these are vastly different schools in terms of culture / overall college experience. Think about what you want to gain out of college (outside of a slight edge in recruiting) and what type of person you are. Go to the school where you think you will be able to succeed both academically and socially

Mar 25, 2020 - 8:41am
brobby, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I go to a different target than these two schools. NYU is definitely better in terms of placement-- anyone challenging that is doing you an absolute disservice, OP.

They do differ in terms of culture and college experience, however. That's an important factor.

Meant to reply to OP.

Mar 30, 2020 - 5:01pm
redever, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is is a slightly different perspective to add (all good comments above)...

If you long-term want to live/work in NYC, NYU has a clear alumni base advantage. BC and Boston are obvious as well. You can start building long-term network while in college. Also, mid-semester internships and experiences are at play. OCR may not be impacted by this, but long-term connections will be.

If you don't care about NYC or Boston, then it matters less. But, NYU has a much higher national and international visibility. So if you want to live/work in SF, LA, MIA, DFW, etc. NYU will carry you farther long-term. If you think you may ever go int'l, NYU for sure.

Just an extra way to look at it. Good luck!

May 15, 2020 - 10:35pm
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