Uiuc (not direct admiy) vs Indiana (not direct admit) vs Missouri university for ib?

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Hello everyone I am a high school senior who has been accepted to uiuc, Indiana, and Missouri university. I only got into mu's business school though. Also it would be 10k for my and 40k for uiuc and Indiana. So my question is should I go to uiuc or Indiana in hopes of making it to Chicago or New York ib. Or should I go to Missouri get a great gpa and transfer. Also what schools should I consider for ib to transfer with not insanely low acceptance rates? Thanks a million in advance!

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Jul 22, 2018

both Indiana and UIUC's IB feeder clubs are really hard to get into(something like a <10% acceptance rate) and not being a direct admit to the business school will really hurt your chances of getting in.

I think your best shot is to go to Missouri and spend a year there trying to get the grades to transfer to a semi-target(think like wash u, northwestern, etc)

Jul 22, 2018

Thanks so much for the advice! How hard is it to get northwestern or wash U as a transfer? And do they have good recruiting for investment banking?

Jul 23, 2018

IU's feeder program (the Investment Banking Workshop) actually has an acceptance rate of over 50% since they can place a lot of students every year. Most important thing there is to get admission into Kelley, which really isn't too difficult.

Jul 23, 2018

I don't know much about Wash U, but Northwestern and U Chicago are the primary targets for Chicago offices. If you're not interested in those--most people aren't--then you still have good odds. At NU, consulting is about 10x more popular thank banking, so you're only competing against like 30-40 others for banking internships.

Jul 22, 2018

Are there any other schools I should look into to transfer if I go to Missouri for a year besides wash u and northwestern for investment banking?

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Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018

@Flexskeet I can offer you some personal insight if you pm me

Jul 23, 2018

If you bunker down and get into Kelly (which as a poster above said, isn't that hard), IU is your best bet

Jul 23, 2018

I am fairly confident I could get into Kelley by keeping my gpa up but would that hurt my chances for getting into the ibw? And I read on this site that Vanderbilt has a 25-33 percent acceptance rate for transfers and some other good schools have higher transfer rates, so should I consider that because I would save a lot of money in one year (about 30k) thanks a lot for the responses I really appreciate them!

Jul 23, 2018

It wouldn't necessarily hurt your chances of getting into the IBW if you don't get into Kelley (I'm assuming that's what you meant). It is not a requirement that you be in Kelley in order to gain admittance into the IBW, however, the GPA requirement for the IBW is higher than the required GPA to gain admittance into Kelley, so if you don't get into Kelley because of your GPA, it'd be difficult to get into the IBW.

Jul 27, 2018
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