Indiana Kelley, Ohio State Fisher, or Boston College?

Another, "Where should I go to undergrad?" thread, I know, but let me lay it out for you. So I got into Kelley Direct Admit at Indiana and after scholarships/aid plus the money from my parents in total I would have to take out $68,000 in loans on my own. Since I live in Ohio, I get OSU instate tuition and over the four years would have to take out only $7000 in loans. As far as Boston College goes I haven't received my final financial aid, but I imagine the total debt when it's all said and done would fall somewhere in-between the two of these other schools, but on the higher side. Are the opportunities I'd find at BC or Indiana worth the extra debt? Also, in the back of my mind I've entertained the idea of transferring from one of these schools to a better one after my first year. With all of this in mind, where should I go?

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Apr 16, 2016

In terms of exit ops to IBD or S&T i'd personally say BC is the best. Strong campus recruiting and it places well on the street. Normally I would say Kelley, but given the difference in tuition i would honestly say Fisher. Fisher places well at KeyBanc not sure how it does in NYC.

Apr 16, 2016

If ur considering BB firms/general finance profession: Just for the info, my friend transferred from my university to Indiana in the second semester for undergrad. He is currently working in UBS as an investment banking analyst. He said that most of his friends from kelley were hired into BB firms. Dude, you should check the Linkedin University ranking website. They have used the linkedin database to rank universities that have most student entering finance & investment banking industry as % of the total student who studied there. They have ranked BC #14 in both the rankings. OSU & Kelley doesn't show up but regarding overall alumni lists, both OSU & Kelley show up. Regarding the cost, the difference is huge. Hope this helps and you make the best judgement.

Apr 16, 2016

BC. I worked at a hedge fund and tons of our sales guys from bb and bankers who can to our office on roadshow were from BC. Even sage Kelley went there so there's that.

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Apr 16, 2016

BC - top 30 school vs indiana at 75 and OSU at 52

Apr 16, 2016

A lot of shitty advice on this thread. Kelly is the best school for finance among the three. For banking, it's not even close. Go to Kelly and work hard.

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Apr 16, 2016

BC is not a strong recruiting target - its a semi-target at best. Many BBs don''t even go there to recruit.

Kelley IB Workshop students are heavily recruited by pretty much all BBs and even some prestigious boutiques.

Apr 17, 2016

Anecdotal evidence for going after a long-shot-at-best career by saddling himself up with a shitload of high interest debt, is good advice??

Don't make this decision based on anecdotal evidence on your chances of getting into investment banking, especially when your base case scenario involves $68k in debt. There are enough kids at Harvard with 3.5 GPAs to fill every analyst class, but banks also recruit at a long list of other "target" schools, so let's keep that whole idea as a long-shot at best. IU is a good school, and has the employment reports to prove it--most undergrad schools evade that disclosure--but it all comes down to ROI. Boston also releases solid employment reports.

Apr 16, 2016
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