Is Harvard a target school?

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Rank: Senior Chimp | 18

Hi everyone,

I'm a rising junior at a top non-ivy school. Through a recent internship, I had the opportunity to talk to a number of professionals, many of whom had attended top ivy league schools. The analysts and associates I talked to told me that due to increased competitiveness for IB jobs in recent years, Harvard is no longer considered a target school but rather a semi-target at best. I found this information rather surprising, since most
online threads had previously led me to believe that schools like Harvard and Penn, while they barely made the cut, are indeed target schools. I would really appreciate some clarification. As the title mentions, is Harvard a target school?