Baruch vs. Michigan State vs. Fordham

So I'm interested in getting into a good business college to get into IB. Between Baruch, Michigan State, and Fordham, which would give me the best chance? Is Fordham worth the price premium? Would Baruch give me a better chance over Michigan State? Also, what other business schools should I be looking at that are fairly cheap and would give me a good chance of getting into IB?
Any help is greatly appreciated

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Apr 24, 2014

Could you give more info on your stats? This would help in giving more advice on other schools to apply to. Fordham may be a best option of those 3 so far though. But for more college recommendations, we need more academic info.

Apr 24, 2014

Sure. I have a 3.767 GPA unweighted and I'll have a weighted GPA around 4 or 4.1 by the time I apply to colleges, unweighted class rank of 27% and weighted of 21ish%. My ACT score was 28. I'm retaking it, hoping for a 30. I have fairly poor extracurriculars. Just robotics for 3 years and varsity hockey for 1, I've had a few leadership positions and have created a club and do some volunteering during summers. If you need any more info, feel free to ask.

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Apr 24, 2014

It's kinda too late to apply to colleges as a senior. Fordham probably is your best bet. Just don't forget that IB isn't the only career that will offer a great salary.

Apr 24, 2014

I'm actually a junior. Also, I didn't really come to the conclusion that I wanted to get hired into IB for the money. I kind of just realized this is one of the only career choices of mine that involves money (which I'm kind of fascinated about) except for being an economist or something of that nature. I didn't find out about the money until a few months after I chose IB as my target field of work

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Apr 24, 2014

Fordham would probably give you the best shot at banking. MSU would be the most fun. How much more expensive is Fordham?

Apr 24, 2014

It'd cost about $50,000-60,000 in debt to go to State. Fordham would at least be somewhere around $90,000, probably higher. If I can get enough merit scholarships to go to Fordham, I would just because it's in NYC, which, investment banking or not, is where I want to eventually live, but the debt concerns me

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Apr 24, 2014

Why not look into Indiana University and University of Michigan.

Apr 24, 2014

I am looking at University of Michigan, but it'd be more expensive to go to IU because of out of state tuition

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Apr 24, 2014

Fordham has descent S&T placement but mediocre placement for IB. Admittedly don't know a ton about Baruch but I do know its prestige is lower than Fordham (although both obviously have the advantage of being in the city). MSU although clearly not on par with U of M or even IU at this point has been increasing its presence. If you join their FMI program you should be in position to have a shot at landing a good IBD gig. PM me if you have more questions.

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Apr 25, 2014

How about accounting major? esp. for graduates~ do you guys still think Fordham will win over Baruch in NYC? thanks for any replies!

Apr 25, 2014

In addition to fordham, i would look at nyu. Have you looked at s&t or are u only deadset on banking?

Apr 25, 2014

Which would be easier to get into? Honestly, I'd just like to go into something that involves money. So economic analysis, banking, s&t, etc etc

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Apr 26, 2014

S&T is the easiest but you have to network. Look at nyu.

Apr 27, 2014

where you go to school isnt the end all. Being smart and having a personality and being able to actually talk to someone is a great skill you won't learn if you only focus on studying unless you want to be a quant. I work at one of the BB and went to a "low tier" college it was an SEC school who cares. Sure going to one of the top schools helps but there is more to it.

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Apr 27, 2014
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