Bucknell V. Madison V. Syracuse

I am a current HS Junior, and the following schools are ones that I know I have a good shot at getting admitted to. My question is which would be best for IB recruiting, alumni network, and overall experience. I do not care much about a party scene, and it is just a coincidence that they all happen to be top ten party schools.

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Jan 6, 2019

I can't really comment on Wisconsin but from what I've seen Bucknell > Syracuse for IB and Alumni Network.

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Jan 6, 2019

Wisconsin has some access to Chicago/NY IB recruiting and a large alumni base in both cities. Bucknell and Cuse have a bunch of rich kids w connections which helps and growing alumni networks in banking but theyre small.

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Jan 7, 2019

Thank you, I have been leaning towards Madison, but I have some time. I will apply to some more prestigious schools, but those are the ones I have a very strong shot at acceptance.
Currently prepping hard for the ACT, and I'm pretty happy with my current 3.95 GPA, and 8-9 AP classes by the time I graduate (5 as of now).

Also, I respect The Big Short quote on poetry.

Jan 7, 2019

If those schools are the ones that you "have a good shot at getting admitted to," I don't think high finance is the industry for you. Although hustling/networking helps, remember that getting into the big banks, even from targets, is nearly impossible; these banks look for intellect just as much as social skills/networking, and the quality of the school one attends is probably the only benchmark that recruiters use to gauge one's intelligence.

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Jan 7, 2019
michigan10483:

If those schools are the ones that you "have a good shot at getting admitted to," I don't think high finance is the industry for you. Although hustling/networking helps, remember that getting into the big banks, even from targets, is nearly impossible; these banks look for intellect just as much as social skills/networking, and the quality of the school one attends is probably the only benchmark that recruiters use to gauge one's intelligence.

Strongly disagree with this statement.

OP, go to Bucknell

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Jan 11, 2019

Everyone's throwing MS at you because they dont want to admit that what you said is true. High finance is all about prestige, and the schools the OP listed aren't reliable options to break-in to IB for someone who doesn't already have connections.

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Jan 7, 2019

Wisco. Large alumni base with decent access to Chicago/NY recruiting, as stated above. You'll also have a ton of fun and great college experience. Madison is a terrific town.

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Jan 7, 2019

Thank you, I usually have time to go to Madison a few times each summer. Very underrated city.

Jan 8, 2019

Is Madison in-state tuition for you? If so, it's a no brainer

Jan 8, 2019