Target School Prestige in Hong Kong

What schools from the US or UK are most prestigious in Hong Kong and Singapore for IB?

Ivies, MIT, UChicago, Duke > Cambridge Oxford LSE

UVA, UMich, NYU Stern = Imperial?

What about Emory, washu, Vanderbilt and the LACs?

Are bigger schools with better reputation in Asia better for recruiting like UC Berkeley and UCLA?

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 1, 2021 - 5:33am

Ivies + MIT, Stanford > Oxbridge/LSE > UChicago/Duke/Berkeley/NYU Stern/UMich = Imperial/UCL > UCLA/Emory/WashU/Vanderbilt > Warwick

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Mar 3, 2021 - 4:51am

Duke and UChicago are not on the same tier as say Berkeley. They should be at least with the lower Ivies like Cornell, Brown and Dartmouth and >= Oxbridge LSE. UCL and Warwick should be compared to UNC KF and maybe BC Carroll.

Apr 28, 2021 - 11:03am

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpStrat
Mar 1, 2021 - 6:54pm

How would you rank prestige within the ivies? Obviously H no. 1, but would be curious where Dartmouth, Brown land. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Mar 3, 2021 - 10:28am

This (and the rest of the thread tbh) is heavily US focused. You should be looking through international rankings like the ARWU, QS, and Time Higher Education rankings. USNews is a poor base to use when looking at prestige in HK because they haven't heard of schools like Emory, WashU, Vanderbilt, and the LACs. 

While this might not make sense to an American, an Ivy ranking with a focus on perception in HK would look something like:

Harvard / Princeton / Columbia / Yale / Cornell / Penn / Brown / Dartmouth (this is off the top of my head, parents are from HK)

  • Analyst 3+ in PE - Other
Mar 3, 2021 - 9:14pm

Taking Peking and HK top 3 unis out, HK has a very strong preference for US unis.

I interned at 1 BB and worked at another for 2 years. There are way more HK/China students studying Oxbridge + LSE than stern/ivies+S+MIT combined but probably way more stern kids getting into HK IB than oxbridge + LSE combined.

Each BB may take 2-3 oxbridge/lse kids combined on average each year but there are like several hundreds of such kids graduating from their undergrad a year.

Believe there are way more UK uni kids in SG but chances for non-Singapore high school educated kids are slim.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 3, 2021 - 9:19pm

"way more stern kids getting into HK IB than oxbridge + LSE combined."

A simple quick LinkedIn search will tell you that this is far from the fact.

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