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Not American, so could be entirely off the mark here, but isn't this a somewhat redundant question? If a non-target placed well then would it not be a semi-target or regular target?

Genuinely not trying to come across as an ass here - this is a genuine question and I fully comprehend that I could be entirely off the mark. The whole target school thing is less pronounced in my much smaller domestic market (essentially only 3-4 schools where I'm at place consistently, with the others being pretty much a diceroll in terms of how many if any will place). 

 

Oddly enough Northeastern had pretty awesome placement this year among a lot of the EB’s, will caveat not as much among BB’s though. Placed at banks such as Moe/EVR/PWP/Gugg/LT/JPM/FTP/BofA/etc.

People throwing MS should learn the functionality of a LinkedIn search

 

Yeah, obviously I wasn't trying to hide that I attend Northeastern you moron. OP was asking for schools that have good placement and I offered this years' placement among my school. What I posted is true and verifiable by a simple LinkedIn search. Worth providing a holistic list of non-targets that may be within OP's reach if he is looking. Just trying to be helpful

 

I went to Santa Barbara. I have also run into a couple people from Irvine and Davis who made it in. Historically we would send 2-3 per year to alright banks. Last two years has been 5-10 summer analysts. You still have to play the networking game but it seems banks have been more receptive to giving first round interviews.

Positive development imo. Gives students more viable options even if they found their interest in finance after getting to college. You don’t have to just go do big 4 accounting.

 

Apart from all the jokes, IU has been killing it lately. 200+ Wall Street placements per year (in AM, LMM PE, IB (many of which are small boutiques tho), S&T, ER, PWM, ect). Tons of freshmen have boutique IB/LMM PE/HF internships, pretty nice place to be if you fucked around in high school w shit grades & SAT score but wanna get serious about life in college. Could very well be a semi-target in the next decade if IU leadership plays its cards right by lowering acceptance rates and increasing standards for business school.

 

I def think at least Amherst and Midd are semis-- non targets are usually easy to get into, while these schools have >10% acceptance rate. Proportionally these schools place super well (also consider lack of interest in finance at these schools)

 

I got in at a top MM from a private school with a 85% acceptance. Go to the school that is the best fit for you to succeed based off atmosphere and the people you'll be surrounded by.It's more about the person than the school. Kids that come from non targets tend to be the grittiest and most technically sound people I've met in this industry. Meanwhile I've interned with Harvard kids who quit 2 weeks in cause the hours were too tough and had to teach Columbia kids how to open excel. Indiana University despite not being a traditional target, everyone I've worked with from there was sharp. Not a IU Kelly kid I swear lmfao. Go where you'll succeed. While a top school helps, it doesn't make up for work ethic and genuine interest in the space.

Disclaimer: I’m a white guy who grew up in a lower middle class home. So not diversity as well.

 

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