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Aug 29, 2009

Georgetown is well represented, as is Stern

Non-Wharton Penn is pretty rare, because why would you not go to Wharton if you go to Penn and want to do finance?

Columbia has decent representation in my experience

Jun 11, 2014

Strangely enough, that being true, Penn is well represented usually, 8 - 15 usually. Wharton is around 15-25.

Jun 11, 2014

Both figures are in themselves higher than Georgetown and Stern.

Jun 15, 2014

Agree w/comment above regarding Georgetown, particularly at GS

Not sure I agree with original comment that Harvard, Yale and Princeton are highest. For example, Duke + Stanford also have high representation

As an side, at GS, there's also relatively high representation from a few schools that are thought of as non-target, such as Indiana

Caveat - I have been out of banking for a few years, and so my data points are a bit dated

Jun 16, 2014
drexelalum11:

Non-Wharton Penn is pretty rare, because why would you not go to Wharton if you go to Penn and want to do finance?

Because you don't want to take bullshit like Management 100 and marketing classes? And because undergraduate (and MBA) finance courses bear absolutely no relevance to real-world finance?

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Aug 29, 2009
YellowLorrySlow:

Harvard, Yale, and Princeton seem to be the biggest players in the banking industry.

Definitely not. After throwing Wharton in the above list, Wharton and Harvard are definitely the most well-represented among the 4, with Princeton third and Yale a distant fourth.

I'd say there are a good number of schools that are better-represented than Yale.

Aug 30, 2009

What schools are better represented than Yale

And in what offices are you guys referring to

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Aug 29, 2009

"I'd say there are a good number of schools that are better-represented than Yale."

I've never heard this until now. Princeton has more quants than Yale, but to say it (yale) is a distant fourth behind wharton and Princeton is a bit of a stretch.

Aug 29, 2009

yale is not a distant fourth. way lower.

Aug 30, 2009

So do you think it would be better to go to Georgetown, Columbia, or Yale?

Aug 29, 2009

Yale/Brown/Dartmouth are not as well represented on the Street as the other ivies.

Aug 30, 2009

Who cares, if you can't get into wall street from places like Yale or Dartmouth than you probably wouldn't have made it from Princeton or Harvard either.

Aug 30, 2009

You're selecting a school based on IB placement? Wow.

Aug 30, 2009

Of course I want the best school for my future career. But really, I just pinpointed the 3 schools I liked best and want to know which one to go early.

Aug 29, 2009

just go to a top school, have a personality, get good grades and know your shit and youll be fine. this yale vs columbia bullshit is retarded

Aug 30, 2009

Yale is not as represented as schools like Duke, MIT, UChicago (sometimes), Stern (sometimes) but absolutely do not pick a school because of IB placement. It's a terrible idea - the Yale name and degree will take you much farther than the two years you're hoping to spend as an analyst. Yale is a fantastic experience - academically and socially.

Aug 29, 2009

apply early to whichever school you liked the best dude. academically, its yale by a mile though.

Aug 31, 2009

i'd agree with the last post about yale > any other ivy by a mile, from both an academic and social POV.

as far as recruiting, even though there are a ton of good schools, alum networks/school strength is best at harvard, dartmouth, and wharton. (although i'd nix wharton purely based on culture/social, personally) if you're from one of these three and worth your salt, you'll be set regardless of which area of finance you want to get into

Aug 30, 2009

On the social aspect...Do you think that status matters in terms of meeting people. Like does it matter my father doesnt own a hedge fund?

And since I am not some trust fund child, do you think its better to go to say Georgetown where my religion might get me more connected.(if that makes sense)

Aug 29, 2009
YellowLorrySlow:

On the social aspect...Do you think that status matters in terms of meeting people. Like does it matter my father doesnt own a hedge fund?

And since I am not some trust fund child, do you think its better to go to say Georgetown where my religion might get me more connected.(if that makes sense)

Georgetown is much preppier than Yale, and kids will judge you more for your family. Seriously though, it won't matter at either school, but if that is a legitimate concern, don't view Georgetown as the easy way out.

And I will second what others have said, Yale should be your top choice.

Aug 31, 2009

Yale nightlife=Toad's.

Aug 31, 2009

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Aug 31, 2009

How well is Ross school of business represented?

Aug 29, 2009

"On the social aspect...Do you think that status matters in terms of meeting people. Like does it matter my father doesnt own a hedge fund?
And since I am not some trust fund child, do you think its better to go to say Georgetown where my religion might get me more connected.(if that makes sense)"

Holy shit kid you have no idea what's going on. Your father owning a hedge fun will nitch you points, not give them to you. No one at Georgetown is religious anymore anyway (unfortunately), just like no one at Yale is religious either (except for a 10% minority). It's 2009 and everyone is liberal as hell at these schools (politically and especially culturally). If you want to be cool you have to be different, interesting, approachable and above all smart.

To 90% of people that I know, high finance is for total d-bags who didn't do too well in classes and failed in the social scene.

Aug 30, 2009

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