I am currently a freshman direct-admit at IU's Kelley School of Business looking to transfer.
I finished first semester with a 4.0 GPA with a very "rigorous" course-load by Kelley freshman standards. My HS SAT/ACT Scores are 2260 (old), 1530 (new), and 34 ACT. My goal is to transfer to an elite university (Ivies and the like) for the stronger alumni network - I am particularly interested ininvestment banking/private equity (have coded my whole life but more interested in the business side). Although Kelley's Investment Banking Workshop is fantastic, Kelley's alumni network doesn't have the type of alumni network in Tech/VC that I am looking for.
I didn't get into the schools I targeted for freshman admission because I had a very mediocre, if not awful, GPA in high school at a top 10 HS in the United States (small fish in a huge pond). However, my high school and college EC's are solid, with 3 high impact leadership positions and 2 years worth of job and paid internship experience. Will also likely get good recs from my professors (office hours convos/participation/etc.)
What schools can I get into for Sophomore Transfer with this information? I am currently looking at Georgetown McDonough, Dartmouth (Econ), Northwestern (Econ), and Duke (Econ).
I am targeting private schools due to the closer-knit alumni network.
I am an East Asian male, if that makes a difference.