Is JHU well regarded out of undergrad for AM?

Hello AM monkeys! 

I am trying to settle this debate with my younger brother (senior in high school), he is set on going into JHU (econ major) and wants to get into AM out of undergrad (which is hard, I know), and transition towards an HF or PE in the later stages. He also thinks of going into an M7 MBA afterward. I let him know that it is very difficult to break into AM, even if you attend an Ivy, and I am trying to persuade him to look into GTown, Vandy, or ND. Which one of us is correct, and how should we move forward upon this? Thanks a lot in advance, I will make sure to see what other forums will say as well!

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Comments (5)

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Sep 13, 2021 - 10:11pm

Probably it would help for T Rowe bc Baltimore but that's it? JHU kids are scarce on Wall Street in general, let alone in AM. It's a BME school. Georgetown is extremely well represented by contrast

  • Prospect in IB - CB
Sep 14, 2021 - 3:58am

I honestly would consider JHU to be rather equal to Vandy since there isnt as much competition in JHU compared to Vandy and the schools arent that different in opps. At the end of the day, JHU is an amazing school, especially for premed; the only problem is that since very few there go the business route, theres not much of an alumni base to allow for easy paths into the industry. Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Duke would be great places to look at that are considered more of a "target" school, and maybe Columbia or Dartmouth too if they want to try.

Honestly though, if someone cant succeed with a semitarget school, its not on the school, its on them. But it would be pretty stupid of your brother to not even consider applying to schools that objectively give a better shot for success. I guess it all comes down to the culture and fit.

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