How is the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis?

I know the school is regarded very well for academics, given it's average standardized test scores beat the Ivies. How is the recruiting though, and why isn't this school ranked higher? It used to be like 12 on US News (which I guess changed their system to rank or something?)

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  • Intern in Other
Apr 4, 2020 - 1:05pm

Still a well regarded school. Olin (and WashU as a whole) is MBB target and increasingly on Wall Street radar (handful of top banks already recruit on campus) .

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Apr 4, 2020 - 1:21pm

people on this forum have no idea what they're talking about when they shit on wash u Olin. it's far better than Kelley, osu, Illinois, etc. and on par with northwestern and Michigan Ross. it's a great school, work hard from there and you'll do well.

Apr 4, 2020 - 1:38pm

I would agree. I almost went there last year and was incredibly impressed by their admit students day. They are strictly business and I was blown away to see their placements- which are probably on par with where I currently attend. The facilities and campus are also incredible as is their focus on collaborative learning and presentations. There's a reason their acceptance rate is below 7%.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 22, 2020 - 12:52am

You know how averages work right? 55% of students get financial aid at Wash U and the average median family income is $60,000. So there's probably a lot of students there whose parents make under

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 22, 2020 - 12:58am

Guggenheim is like the only bank that recruits there. Otherwise the vast majority of those that go to IB from WashU are either diversity, family connections, or students who grinded through networking.

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