Why IU Kelley is not a "Target" School
Current Kelley student here (not in IBW, but I have friends who are) --Some kid (probably from IBW) just made a thread explaining why Kelley is a target school. This is wrong and fundamentally going to screw up some HS kid who reads, and thinks "Wow Kelley competes with the best". Kelley is awesome it's a ton of fun, I love going to IU, I love my brothers, but let's be honest here. I only came to IU because I didn't get into any of my top choices, which brings me to my first point:
1). No school with a 40% acceptance rate will ever be considered on par with a school that has a 20% acceptance rate, let alone one in the single digits that a lot of the "top targets" have.
2). IBW is great at placing people into banking, but it's not the holy grail that it is made out to be on this site. They place pretty well, but you are grinding from day 1. The Harvard kid who drunkenly stumbles into the second semester of sophomore year and says, "this banking thing could be kinda cool" will place exponentially better than the kids in IBW (let alone the ones who aren't) that have been grinding since day 1. THAT'S WHAT NON-TARGETS DO -- GRIND. I also want to point out that, to my knowledge, I don't even think everyone in my class (2021) that's in the IBW placed at a bank let alone a top BB/EB as they like to claim. I also don't think there is anything wrong with not going to a top bank, I am going to a regional boutique, but please stop trying to lie to these HS kids to make yourselves feel better.
3). Final point, to recruiters and everyone on this site, I promise not all of us at IU (or even those in the IBW) are the gigantic hardos that have been populating the site and spuing BS. Most Kelley kids are super chill and know how to have a good time.
At the end of the day, for any HS student reading this, Kelley is an awesome school, but don't buy the shit that most people on this site are selling. We don't compete with the top targets, or even the top semi-targets despite what a few IBW kids would like you to believe. If you come to IU, I can almost guarantee you'll have a good time but don't pick it over a better school because of something you read on this site.