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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Mar 28, 2021 - 4:33am

Don't go to Cambridge unless you want to work in London. I went to an HYP ivy and I would've gone to UChicago over any of those schools, especially Stern and Duke. There is other stuff more important than raw placement in Finance, and UChicago probably places better per capita considering the tiny amount of kids who want to actually pursue a career in traditional finance from there.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 28, 2021 - 6:12am

I would take HYPW over UChicago but UChicago over Columbia/Duke/Dartmouth/Stern. Cambridge isn't worth considering here unless you're dying to be in London

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Mar 28, 2021 - 10:29am

Chicago is a great school, but going to school for your finance ops is fucking retarded...Chicago has a horrible culture, grade deflation, and a shitty social scene, which are not conducive to finance recruiting. Outside of HW, all finance opportunities are available across all the schools you mentioned (except maybe Stern?). I'd probably take HYP over Chicago all else equal, Columbia/Dartmouth/maybe Duke over Chicago if you want East Coast for sure (and especially Dartmouth and Duke if you value your 4 years of college and want to have an enjoyable time in a traditional college environment), and Chicago over Stern.

I cannot emphasize how important it is to consider the school environment. You only have 4 years of undergrad, enjoy it.

Mar 31, 2021 - 3:09am

As a recent graduate of chicago I'll add my 2C. The poster above me is right that you need to be focused on the school environment over all else. Besides that, I would say that generally uchicago is thought of as better than Dartmouth/Brown and on par with Penn/Columbia. 

To get at what the above poster is saying - it's a lot of generalization to say chicago has a horrible culture/grading situation as a whole. Sure there are majors which are awful kicks in the ass 24/7 for 4 years (STEM) however there are also nice-r majors like business economics. However, I feel that at a school like chicago you really need to enjoy the subject area you're specialized in or it will show and you'll not do so hot (as you're competing against people who probably live and breath that subject). Also, the social scene at chicago gets a really bad rap that imo is undeserved. Sure, there are people who all they do is sit in the library and study quantum physics, however there are also fraternities and club parties which make for a decent social scene. If you're worried about the social scene, I would pledge a fraternity (SX) and focus on being a part of some finance clubs maybe like blue chips. Hope this helps 

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 27, 2021 - 6:35pm

For Economics graduate programs, neither Oxford / Cambridge are really considered good programs anymore. If you look at their economics PhD job placements, they resemble that of a T4 institution. Ask any economics PhD candidate at a top school, they'll tell you the same thing. 

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