Are Top Targets (H/Y/P/S) Overrated?
Ok, so I know I am just an incoming prospect in the industry but you hear so much about HYP(S) doing super well on Wall Street and having slight advantages in some of the hardest jobs to get. Obviously anybody from any undergrad can wind up going to Goldman, MF, HBS, etc. but people on the forum seem to believe there are a few schools that give you a much better opportunity to do this. Forgive me, but I was just doing some EB LinkedIn stalking and came across dozens of names from schools like UM, NYU, Cornell, and some less reputable places like IU while not coming across a single name from Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. There are ofc numerous people from these schools that work in banking and they're much smaller than the likes of UM, NYU, etc but I feel like a few schools may be underrated on the forum.
Should we be equating a few schools closer to these Ivies based on placement? I'd like to hear people's thoughts on what schools may be talked about less than they should be and if anyone believes HYP are overrated.