Help me choose schools for Investment Banking!

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Hi all,

I am new here, and i have completed my transfer applications. I have been admitted into some schools, and i am waiting for other schools. Here is my school list.

Yale Stanford Upenn Duke Northwestern Johns Hopkins Cornell Georgetown USC WUSTL CMC Wesleyan Boston College Colgate(admitted) UNC (admitted) Case Western Reserve(admitted) Northeastern(admitted)

If i want to find jobs in Wall Street's Investment Banking like J.P. Morgan and Goldman, how can i choose among these schools. Can you help me rank these schools? I really appreciate your help and time:)Thank you!

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Comments (18)

May 5, 2018

Upenn > Yale > Stanford = Cornell > Duke > Northwestern > Rest

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May 5, 2018

Stanford = Cornell ????????

May 5, 2018

don't listen to him. I don't really know how I'd rank them but GTown has incredible placement, better than Cornell easily.

May 6, 2018

Yes! I heard lots of news about GTown's alumni in WS, and i am still waiting for its letter! Hope i can be admitted!

May 6, 2018

Thanks! I think i may be admitted into Cornell. As my current school is not so well-known, Cornell is the most possible one among top schools. Finger crossed!

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May 5, 2018

Duke is ahead of Cornell & Georgetown in terms of MBB & BB ib. Recently, a lot of kids have gone to MF/MM PE right out of Duke undergrad. I'd consider Duke to be the best of all of your choices bar Yale, Stanford & Upenn.

May 6, 2018

Thanks! I am still waiting for its decision, which will be available at May 10. I will keep updating in this discussion!

May 5, 2018

So you don't know whether you got into all these schools yet? Why don't you come back when all of the decisions have come in? Of the schools you've been admitted to your best choice UNC, btw.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

May 6, 2018

I have to choose among these schools that i have got in, as i have to pay for the commitment deposit on Monday for one of them. I will keep updating for this discussion. Btw, what's your ranking for all these schools? Thanks for your time and patience!

May 6, 2018

What are the schools you got in? I can rank those.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

May 8, 2018

Thanks!
UNC Case Western Reserve Northeastern Colgate

May 8, 2018

I'd say UNC > Colgate > Northeastern > Case Western. If you want to be in NY, some people MIGHT take Colgate over UNC but I don't think I would.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

May 12, 2018

Thanks for your reply! After finishing the final, I have got into BC!!! I think maybe BC can be listed as the first choice? Is it better than UNC?

May 16, 2018

I think I'd take UNC over BC, especially if you don't mind going to Atlanta or DC. BC might be better if you want Boston or New York, but UNC is the better school imo.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

May 5, 2018
  1. Buy LinkedIn premium and look to see how many IB Analysts are from each school.
  2. Ask the Career Services office which banks recruit on campus
  3. LinkedIn search VPs and MDs from each school.

That way you'll ou can get a real market based answer

May 6, 2018

Actually i have bought the report in this WSO, but i have found the sample is too small. I will buy it in Linkedln, but can it show all the IB Analysts from all famous banks? I mean the whole industry, not just one company's data. Thanks!

May 5, 2018

Quite honeslty you should wait until you get all your acceptances before you worry about this. No point having everyone on here tell you that UPenn is the best for recruiting if you don't get the acceptance... just a thought.

Shockingly, I have met like 4 guys from Colgate on WS (all in the same group at a bank with one of the seniors being a Colgate Alum). Really speaks to the importance to stalking the alumni of the schools that you don't traditionally think of as "target schools".

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May 6, 2018