Undergrad Business: IU Kelley Indiana vs. Fordham vs. Baruch

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I'm wondering which of these 3 schools (IU Kelley Indiana, Fordham, Baruch) has better placement on Wall Street for undergrad. Cost isn't really an issue since I could potentially get huge merit scholarships at both Fordham and IU Kelley Indiana and I'm in-state for Baruch. If people could suggest other match/safety schools, that would be much appreciated. I've got the stats and profile for Ivy League schools. Right now the only match and safety schools I've got are the 3 already listed and U-M. I'd be fine with either business or econ undergrad major.

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Nov 26, 2014

Kelly by far...

Nov 27, 2014

I've heard that the best jobs only go to those who get into the Investment Bank Workshop at Kelley. Assuming I don't get into it, how does regular Kelley compare to Fordham Gabelli?

Nov 26, 2014

Is Baruch respected in NY?

Nov 26, 2014

Fordham

Nov 26, 2014

Fordham

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Nov 26, 2014

Fordham

Nov 26, 2014

if you have the stats for ivy league schools why not apply to cornell AEM and pay in state tuition there?

Nov 27, 2014

I'm not sure what you mean by in-state tuition because Cornell is a private school. Even if I got in, the thought of spending 4 years in Ithaca makes me absolutely miserable.

Nov 27, 2014
domino99:

I'm not sure what you mean by in-state tuition because Cornell is a private school. Even if I got in, the thought of spending 4 years in Ithaca makes me absolutely miserable.

if you live in ny you get in state tuition in the AEM program, which is basically undergrad business

Nov 26, 2014

Kelley

Nov 27, 2014

I've heard that the best jobs only go to those who get into the Investment Bank Workshop at Kelley. Assuming I don't get into it, how does regular Kelley compare to Fordham Gabelli?

Nov 27, 2014

Don't worry about it and get into the IB workshop

Nov 27, 2014

There is really no comparison between Kelley and Fordham. Disclosure, I am a Kelley grad. But even if you don't get into the IB workshop, there are other workshops like Investment Management and IB Seminar. If you work hard and set your goals straight you can land a gig in Chicago for sure. But the thing is as you are saying you have Ivy League credentials you shouldn't be thinking about these things yet anyway.

Nov 27, 2014

Fordham is shit soo.... and people to go Baruch if they didn't get in anywhere else and hope to end up at big4 audit.

Nov 27, 2014

OP - if you have "ivy league stats" why are you considering indiana, fordham, and baruch? doesnt makes any sense. hard to help you if you dont post your stats

Nov 28, 2014

I'm just trying to get some safety schools since most of the schools I'm applying to are crap shoots. And sorry for not posting my stats earlier- SAT: 2370 (800 Math, 800 Writing, 770 Critical Reading). 4.12/4.0 UW GPA (my school has a weird system where the UW GPA is out of 4.3 but it's reported as on a 4.0 scale). 5s on Calc BC, Micro, and Macro AP exams, 4 on AP US History exam. 800 SAT II Math II, 770 SAT II US History. decent ECs- plenty of leadership positions, on student council, debate team, mock trial. National Merit Semifinalist. above average essays and excellent letters of recommendation. Asian female. Hope this helps, if you need more info please don't hesitate to ask.

Nov 28, 2014

those certainly qualify as competitive stats, forget about baruch and fordham. I don't really see the need to even apply to IU Kelley either as you're a lock at Michigan. You may also want to apply to UNC and/or UVA.

Nov 28, 2014

Okay thank you for the suggestions, I appreciate them!

Nov 28, 2014

Of the 3 you listed, definitely Kelly. However, I'd apply to some of the other schools mentioned as well as Ivys.

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Dec 3, 2014

Kelley has great opportunities for networking - of course the IBW/IMW first come to mind, but past that as well. There are easily 30 renowned Kelley organizations and hundreds outside of Kelley's walls on the rest of the campus. The UCSO has many recruiters come through and the alumni database offers great potential for networking.

Dec 3, 2014

indiana has an average SAT of around 1000 and a 75% acceptance rate. Why anyone would recommend that the OP apply there with a 1570 is beyond me.

Dec 3, 2014

I would ignore that as Indiana's statistics are oversweeping all of the schools. If you pay attention to Kelley's DA and SA standard statistics, the story changes a little bit.

Dec 16, 2014

What does SA and DA stand for?

Dec 4, 2014
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Dec 4, 2014