Stern vs Other Targets
Hey y'all, rising senior in an international school outside of the US. Likely want to work in buy-side finance: (PE/Sovereign Wealth Funds/Impact Investing/), and am hoping to get an IB job out of undergrad that positions me best for this. It would be absolutely amazing if I could get one at a /Elite Boutique, but I know that they're quite difficult to snag, so I'm trying to find colleges that would best help me for this.
School college counsellor says that I have a shot at every college I'm considering (bunch of targets and semi-targets, also have couple of safeties). I think I'm going to apply early decision to Penn-Wharton because I've heard good stuff about Penn as a whole (seems like a good fit for me in terms of culture), and Wharton pretty much speaks for itself.
I'm considering applying ED 2 - either to Stern or U Chicago, because I feel like I have a pretty solid chance at both. Honestly neither of them seem to be the '"ideal fit" for me in terms of culture (Stern doesn't have the proper campus experience that I want, and U Chicago is infamous for being nerdy/unidimensional/). But I'm willing to compromise a bit on culture if it means I get access to better opportunities. I'm assuming all top colleges would have a decent standard of teaching that challenges me and allows me to learn useful stuff.
Are other colleges like Cornell Dyson, Duke, Dartmouth, U Chicago, etc as good as Stern for recruiting? I know the numbers place Stern super high above the others but is that because Stern as a business school has a self-selecting pool of hardos, while other colleges' students aren't as unanimously keen?
It's kind of difficult for me to quantify the chances I have at different colleges, but am probably a lot more likely to get accepted ED 2 into stern, rather than through regular decision at other top b-schools like Dyson, Ross, etc, or at non b-school targets.
If stern really does have a better name than T20 schools, I'm most likely going to ED 2 Stern. If it's only as good, or less of a target than the others, I'm a lot more ambivalent because I have to then weight up higher chances at Stern with better fit/culture at other colleges.
TL;DR How do places like Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Michigan, Berkeley compare to Stern in prestige/recognition in the industry?