Why is Boston College CSOM praised so much here?

BC is #5 below Harvard, MIT, Williams, and Amherst IN ONE STATE, it's not in NYC, and overall it's ranked below other semi targets like WUSTL, Emory and UCLA... why do people keep saying it's such a good recruiting place? Obviously it's a great business school, but I'm just scared that with THAT much smart asf competition clustered in a 100-mile radius, you will have painful trouble starting out and it's too hard to stand out from the crowd since you're immediately compared as dumber. Thoughts?

 

I know personally of two people who placed into JPM this year from BC. While I do agree it's not close to the best in the state, they still get kids into top banks year after year which means there are opportunities there for those that work for it. 

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Very few other schools in Boston offer good finance and accounting classes that set you up for recruiting as well as BC (CSOM) does. The BC alumni network is fantastic, more BBs and EBs putting BC as a target, and the candidates are super technically and socially competent. Sure Stern and Wharton are great, but every kid there wants to do IB - the culture becomes so competitive that the actual personality of the candidates just becomes "IB-oriented". That culture is also prevalent at BC here and there, but there's generally a greater balance of work and play where candidates connect with bankers over interests outside of finance.  

*also WUSTL, Emory, and UCLA are great schools but the main offices they recruit for are often cities outside of NYC just because of location.

EDIT: This is for CSOM undergrad, not sure how applicable this is for CSOM graduate

 

I agree that it's not overhyped like some other schools but have seen on 2 occasions people try to push a kid to BC over Berkeley and Northwestern respectively which is braindead lol. Even imo the USC v BC debate is an easy choice (in USC's favour) but maybe i'm seeing a minority of the opinions on this site

 
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