Non-Ivy school recommendations

Hello all,

I have been wondering lately what some of the top schools for recruiting is (outside the Ivy League ), which place reasonably well, and have strong relationships and connections to Wall Street. Preferably northeast, however, if the school fits the criteria then that will do. Open to any serious suggestions.

Thank you!

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Dec 20, 2017 - 9:09am

In terms of academics/reputation/"name," the top NESCAC schools are Williams/Amherst; after that you have a mix of Middlebury/Wesleyan/Bowdoin/Tufts; then Colby/Bates/Hamilton/Trinity; then Connecticut College (which is kind of the black sheep of the league). It's obviously not a hard-and-fast ranking (i.e. I'm not going to argue if Colby is "better" than Tufts), but it's pretty clear that Williams/Amherst are the top two.

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:05pm

what kind of school do you want? Big party school with finance-related majors and hot girls or a small private school with all different kinds of people and unique curriculum? If you kill it at a Umichigan or a Williams you'll have very similar opportunities, but Williams alumni will probably go further for you.

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:21am

Anecdotal, but I've met UVA grads at every BB I've interviewed w/.

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Dec 13, 2017 - 3:44pm

USA

  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Duke University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Georgetown University
  • John Hopkins University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University (Stern)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Williams College
  • Amherst College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Pomona College
  • Claremont McKenna
  • University of Virginia (McIntire)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Haas)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ross)
  • University of Texas - Austin (McComb)

Canada

  • University of Western Ontario (Ivey HBA)
  • Queen's University (Commerce)

United Kingdom

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College London
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Dec 13, 2017 - 3:42pm

My bad, I'll add those. After the first 10 USA ones, I started to get lazy.

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Dec 13, 2017 - 12:56pm
jackdonaghy26:

USA
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Duke University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Georgetown University
  • John Hopkins University
  • New York University (Stern)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Williams College
  • Amherst College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Pomona College
  • University of Virginia (Darden)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Haas)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ross)
  • University of Texas - Austin (McComb)

Canada

  • University of Western Ontario (Ivey HBA)
  • Queen's University (Commerce)

United Kingdom

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College London

Just to clarify, McIntire is UVA's undergraduate business (or as they call it, "commerce") school. Darden is their graduate business school.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:08pm

georgetown
uva mcintire
michigan ross
wash u olin
mit
stanford
duke
hopkins
vanderbilt
notre dame mendoza
berkeley haas
nyu stern
bc carroll

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Dec 17, 2017 - 8:19am

Specifically in Boston, BC/BU/Northeastern all have decent connections, with BC being at the top. However, I've seen kids from Northeastern in very strong groups due to their co-op program - think Morgan Stanley M&A/telecom/healthcare and Fidelity fixed income research.

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:26pm

Indiana University - the workshop has 95%+ placement into banking

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Dec 23, 2017 - 4:19am

Top non ivy undergrad schools (Originally Posted: 02/25/2013)

Basically outside of Ivy league what schools have the largest presence on wall street or in the finance industry in general? I was looking at NYU Stern but other than that im not sure where to even start.

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:20am

I'm pretty sure a lot of people would disagree, but here are some good schools for finance:

#1 - UMich (Ross)
#2 - Duke
#3 - Chicago
#4 - UVA
#5 - Notre Dame
#6 - BYU
#7 - UTAustin
#8 - UCLA
#9 - Georgetown
#10 - CMU

Now don't everybody go and get your panties in a bunch ...these aren't rankings..just a list.

Hope it help.

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Dec 23, 2017 - 4:26am

donkeyBusiness730:
I'm pretty sure a lot of people would disagree, but here are some good schools for finance:

#1 - UMich (Ross)
#2 - Duke
#3 - Chicago
#4 - UVA
#5 - Notre Dame
#6 - BYU
#7 - UTAustin
#8 - UCLA
#9 - Georgetown
#10 - CMU

Now don't everybody go and get your panties in a bunch ...these aren't rankings..just a list.

Hope it help.

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Dec 23, 2017 - 4:23am

Yes NYU is still good. I'd toss UC-Berkeley and UNC on there too.

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Dec 23, 2017 - 4:24am

Afrankiewicz12:
Basically outside of Ivy league what schools have the largest presence on wall street or in the finance industry in general? I was looking at NYU Stern but other than that im not sure where to even start.

Duke and Stanford

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:28am

futurectdoc:
Williams

Really? Its a top tier school in general but comparing its overall standing to its wall street presence, I haven't seen it. Same thing with Middlebury..

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Dec 23, 2017 - 4:35am

Non-target, Top 30 Undergrad schools (Originally Posted: 06/15/2007)

What are your chances in NYC coming from a non-target, but top 30 undergraduate program like Emory or Wake Forest?

I know that jobs in Charlotte or Atlanta are more receptive to candidates from these programs, but how do they fare in NYC?

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:36am

You can still get in if you've got top grades, and good experience, in my opinion.

I've heard of people getting hired to Wall Street firms right after college from schools that people squash all the time on this board (eg. University of Florida, Bucknell, Lehigh). Wake Forest and Emory are both VERY respectable schools.

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:37am

I think that what he meant to say was this:

Depending on major...

It's obviously harder to get a job at a good/BB firm in NYC if they don't actively recruit on your campus. However, coming from a top 30 university should give you an edge on the kids coming from state schools trying to apply through networking (like you should be doing).

However, it still makes it a lot tougher. My best advice would be if you really want it, network your ass off. If you graduate without an offer, move to NYC and start networking. You should land a job within a few months. Hard work though, and stressful I'm sure (I never had to go that route).

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