George Washington University compared to UVA? (seeking advice, again)

Back again with the semi-target questions.

What do you guys know about BB recruiting at GWU? I am currently set on UVA and will be transferring as a 2nd year this fall, but a friend of mine is trying to convince me that GWU is up to par.. even better than UVA when it comes to landing internships. This sounds like nonsense to me.. I've never heard of gwu in the same discussion as investment banking. Is any of that true? If so, I would be more inclined to transfer to GWU over UVA. I live in northern Virginia and live 30 min away from GW, what do you guys think? Are any of you aware of the chances of going into IB from GWU? How's the recruiting scene and would I be favored coming from GW? What does the street think of GW? I'm talking BB/EB/Top of MM.

I am aware that many UVA alum are on the street and that being a public ivy it is a great school and an obvious choice, I just want to know if GWU is really up to par with UVA as my friend whom goes there claims.

+SB to all whom have a say of course

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Apr 13, 2017

bump. i'm gonna assume since nobody bothered to reply that my friend at GWU is a bigot

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Apr 13, 2017

If your only question is which school will give you a better opportunity then Virginia will give you better looks.

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Apr 13, 2017

UVA is certainly better for banking.

I will say that way more people than i'd expect got jobs at McKinsey/Bain out of GW undergrad though. Might be some value there.

My nontarget also in the DC area put a few kids at bulge brackets, but I dont think we got anyone into consulting at a spot more prestigious than Deloitte.

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Apr 13, 2017

This is a very noob question but MBB consulting straight out of undergrad??!I As Finance majors? That's very interesting as I thought you need to at least get some ib/general work xp before you go into consulting; I was asking as GWU is my safety if UVA doesn't work out

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Apr 13, 2017

I mean, way more people than I'd expect meant 3.

But you're generally right that most nontarget schools for banking will put zero into MBB and ~2 will make it into banking.

I say that is an interesting point because I'd expect close to zero to go to MBB from UVA as well.

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Apr 13, 2017

My (former) EB gets a fair amount of analysts from UVA. Not sure if the university has similar performance with other NYC banks or if it is some oddity with our firm due to strong alumni relationships with the school. In my experience in meeting analysts from other large banks, I can't recall any that graduated from GWU. That being said, if we're deciding on investment banking internship placements, I would easily place UVA above GWU.

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Apr 13, 2017

UVA for sure.

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Apr 16, 2017

UVA and it's not even close....

Apr 16, 2017

UVa....a ton more alumns from both undergrad and the MBA program on the Street. GW is by no means a bad school but the alumni network for banking just isn't there.

Apr 16, 2017

A family member of mine who is also interested in finance has just been accepted into GWUSB for Undergrad. I don't know anything of the school, so I couldn't help her directly. Was wondering what your general views towards GWU for undergrad Wall Street recruiting is?

Apr 13, 2017

Definitely can get into MM/Boutique investment banks. They have the best intern placement in the usa so definitely want to utilize the career centers. Also; make sure she joins as many EC's and Clubs as she can that show interest in finance, have her study the WSO guide to investment banking. Lastly; investing in the financial modeling course on WSO will give her a great advantage over other students when she's submitting her CV; she can put that as a skill/accomplishment. GWU is a prestigious name but isn't particularly a target school for BB's; as you can see above they do commonly recruit GWU grads. PM me for more info!

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Apr 16, 2017
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