Any insight on UVA vs UNC vs Berkeley for breaking into consulting?

I got into rising junior transfer to UVA, UNC and Berkeley (as well as BU and UW-Madison). I'm going to be an Econ major at all schools, not b-school (personal preference). I'm from the bay area, so unless UVA and UNC just can't compete with Berkeley, I want to go out of state. From my research, I feel like it's 1. Berkeley 2. UVA 3. UNC 4. BU. I want to break into MBB or other mgmt consulting, or maybe IB (NYC or Boston).

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  • Analyst 1 in Consulting
May 29, 2020 - 12:03am

From my MBB, seems to be UVA > Berk ~= UNC (probably slight edge to Cal overall, but UNC will be better for east coast) >>>> the other schools

May 29, 2020 - 5:10am

Which region are you in? Southeast/ Mid-Atlantic/ Northeast?

May 29, 2020 - 11:13am

Which region are you in? Southeast/ Mid-Atlantic/ Northeast?

Northeast / NYC for me at a MBB, and I agree with the comment

May 29, 2020 - 5:12am

UVA & Berkley are targets for regional MBB offices and also place well outside their regions, so I would consider these two above the rest. It then depends on where you would like to work longer term. I know UVA alumns in the Bay Area, so coming back without having attended Berkley seems very feasible.

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