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  • Prospect in PE - Other
May 28, 2021 - 9:21am

Probably around the T-20 range. The acceptance rate and stats are nothing spectacular and grad school/employer perception is generally closer to a *lower Ivy than a top or mid tier one.

May 28, 2021 - 10:12am

I'd say it's in the T-10 range (along with Penn, Columbia, UChicago, etc.). It sends the 5th highest # of people per capita to elite grad schools in law and MBA after HYPS. In employers' eyes, similar to the mid-tier ivies. I can't tell if all the MS is from the lower tier ivies or what.

  • Intern in AM - Equities
May 28, 2021 - 10:53am

Hey, Williams student here. OCR is pretty good (MF PE, top BBs, and some really nice AM shops), but the alumni network is what you need to leverage. They're very loyal, so if you're proactive about reaching out, you can get interviews at a wide variety of firms. Possibly the only downside of my experience recruiting from Williams is that you would have to self-study technicals, but I was granted a ton of leeway during interviews as a liberal arts student and only rarely had to answer tough questions lol

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May 28, 2021 - 12:27pm

I'd say they are a notch below HYPS due to name recognition. On paper, they place into top grad schools and companies. But IMO the big knock on the top LAC's is the name recognition. Outside of the people who are in the know (like the banks, MBB, top grad schools), many people/companies have no clue what those schools are. A family member of mine who is a VP of a big telecom company is more likely to be impressed by a T20-25 like UVA, Georgetown, Notre Dame than a school like Williams simply because he has no clue what Williams even is.

  • Associate 2 in PE - Other
May 29, 2021 - 8:10pm

Name recognition and smaller alumni base. Recruiting relies on someone batting for you and it's usually alumni of your school. The T20-25 schools you listed do better than Williams in terms of recruiting for that very reason. 

May 29, 2021 - 8:25pm

If the school's name is recognized amongst an inner circle of "those that matter", then who cares what anyone else thinks ? IMO a win-win in terms of prestige/privacy/humility.

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