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Apr 5, 2013 - 2:03am

Both schools are considered "targets" with good Wall Street job placement, but I would argue that Stern has a slight edge over Georgetown in this regard. Part of the reason, as some have already mentioned, is due to location (e.g. if you are already in New York, it is much easier to network, set up informational interviews with bankers, etc.) Also, when you eventually get to the point in the process where you have to attend super days at banks, you won't need to worry about booking flights, arranging hotels, and other logistical issues.

On the other hand, Georgetown is academically a very good school - I think it is safe to say it is more selective than NYU - so you will potentially be competing with more driven, brighter kids in your classes. However, whether that means it will be harder to get good grades at one school versus the other... it is hard to say for certain... my gut, however, tells me that all things being equal, for the average student it would probably be harder to maintain a higher GPA at Georgetown than at NYU (I have classmates from high school who have attended both schools).

Some other things which I'm sure you are already aware of is that Georgetown has a very beautiful campus whereas NYU has less of a "campus feel" because of its urban location and architecture. Georgetown also has great sports - most notably basketball - and I believe it is a major highlight of the school year and possibly contributes to a greater sense of school spirit among students. On the other hand, while NYU does have sports teams, I would not consider them to be a major part of campus life for the typical student.

In all honesty, you can land a great job on Wall Street from either school, so I would say the best choice is to pick the school that you would be happier at for the next four years.

Apr 5, 2013 - 3:17am

Georgetown is a much better school overall. As much as you think you want to do finance for the rest of your life, Georgetown will probably give you a broader education and give you more educational opportunities than the more targeted NYU Stern. I would agree that for pure finance NYU Stern is probably better. Personally I think DC is a great city, and considering you have the rest of your life ahead of you, I would take Georgetown over NYU Stern. Both will give you good exit opps to wall street, just pick whichever one will make you happier.

Apr 5, 2013 - 6:03am

bhollowa:
Georgetown is a much better school overall. As much as you think you want to do finance for the rest of your life, Georgetown will probably give you a broader education and give you more educational opportunities than the more targeted NYU Stern. I would agree that for pure finance NYU Stern is probably better. Personally I think DC is a great city, and considering you have the rest of your life ahead of you, I would take Georgetown over NYU Stern. Both will give you good exit opps to wall street, just pick whichever one will make you happier.

I agree with this completely.

@OP -- placement really should not be your #1 deciding factor. College is about more than getting a freakin' analyst gig.

Apr 9, 2013 - 1:56am

Two different lifetstyles, you need to figure out which one wso/">suits you the best. In terms of jobs, both are the same, look at career placement on Bloomberg or their own senior surveys. I'll tell you this: bankerella's thread and Bloomberg seem to be pretty accurate representation of who's working at which place.

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Apr 3, 2014 - 9:12am

Georgetown. No brainer.

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Apr 3, 2014 - 11:36am

You shouldn't be using analyst placement alone to determine where to go to undergrad. There's a high probability that you'll have no interest in banking two years from now.

I think that Gtown would be a more pleasant environment and would give you a more well rounded education than Stern, personally. You also won't have trouble getting a good job if you play your cards right.

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Apr 12, 2014 - 8:59am

For Consulting: NYU Stern vs Georgetown McDonough (Originally Posted: 05/14/2007)

I was accepted to both as a transfer student and I want to land a great job at McKinsey/Bain/BCG post-graduation. Which one is the winner? I am positive I will not apply for investment banking positions and this will be the top factor in choosing between the two.

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:00am
MBBDubai:
I was accepted to both as a transfer student and I want to land a great job at McKinsey/Bain/BCG post-graduation. Which one is the winner? I am positive I will not apply for investment banking positions and this will be the top factor in choosing between the two.

Hmm... neither actually. I don't think there's recruiting at either school...

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:03am

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