I've come to a certain conundrum: One of my good friends transferred to Wharton after one year from a good state school, for the sole reason being his pursuit of a IB or Hedge fund job. He has been trying to convince me to transfer, but I am wondering is it even worth it. I
Transferring into Wharton... When is it worth it?
Is transferring to Wharton worth it? The answer to this question depends on a number of things. Such as current year, tuition costs, and extracurricular responsibilities.
Transferring to Wharton will be worth it to the person who is dead set on investment banking and values the Wharton brand name.
If all else is equal (tuition cost, cultural fit etc.) Wharton is the number one school for breaking into finance.
It's worth considering that Wharton receives the highest percentage of recruitment efforts from bulge brackets and other notable banks. But with the increased recruiting efforts comes increased competition from other students.
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I went to Columbia undergrad and now teach at Wharton.
If you're committed to a finance/business/entrepreneurship career track, go to Wharton. It's the best undergraduate business school in the world. Be warned though, everything is graded on curves.
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