I've been accepted to the above schools. Some of the discussions have a consensus that Yale through connection opportunities outweigh the other schools for HF/VC opportunities out of undergrad even though UChicago and Dartmouth have a large finance placement. Brown has a large consulting placement but not in HF as UChicago or Dartmouth. I've even heard Dartmouth is heavy in IB(which is not what I want to do even if it's the conventional route to HF). I'm having difficulty deciding which school to attend. More consideration: Yale did not offer very good financial aid. Dartmouth 100% aid
20 May 2021
I am a senior who has been accepted to all 3 of the colleges above. My goal is to work in IB and eventually PE. I wanted to know which of these colleges would put me in the best position to accomplish my goals. Please offer any suggestions regarding the placement and on-campus recruiting presence for Duke, Cornell (Dyson), and Dartmouth. Also, if any of you have any insight into the alumni relations and connections of these schools, it would be greatly appreciated. Best, golf123!
21 Apr 2020
I'm planning to major in Economics at either Brown or Dartmouth in the fall. I was wondering if I could get input on which school to attend solely based on post-grad opportunities in banking and consulting. As for fit, both schools offer different experiences but I'm excited to be a part of either. I'm leaving this open-ended because I want to listen to any thoughts/advice you might have! I know this isn't Reddit or College Confidential, but I'm in need of serious advice from people working in these industries.
24 Apr 2021
Please rank the 4 undergraduate programs in order of best to least with regards to IB. Stern #2 only to Wharton according to U.S News, but most on this site seem to disagree.
03 Aug 2019
I am a high school senior who has been accepted to both of the colleges above. My goal is to work in IB/ PE after I graduate. I wanted to know which of these colleges would put me in the best position to accomplish my goals. Please offer any comments regarding the placement, on-campus recruiting presence, and alumni relations for these schools. Best, golf123!
23 Apr 2020
Hi all, I've never made a post here before but lurked for a while. I'm a high school senior interested in eventually going into IB after I graduate college. I'm not just interested for the pay or the models and bottles shit or whatever (though it's certainly a plus) - I've done the reading, done the gut check, all that, and I'm genuinely interested in the work. I'm shooting for East Coast/NYC out of college. With that in mind, I'm down to the last week I've got to choose a school, and I've narrowed my options down to 2 - Claremont McKenna and Dartmouth. Both are places where I think I'd be
23 Apr 2020
After seeing an HBS and CBS thread on their reflections on the first term of their MBA programs, I thought I'd do the same. Thank you to @dabears92 for the format that I'm using below. 1.) Recruiting a. MBB – As someone recruiting for consulting, this was my first concern and Tuck did not disappoint. McKinsey is interviewing 80, BCG is interviewing 80, and Bain is interviewing nearly 70. Given our class size of 280, this is pretty impressive. LEK and Parthenon are also taking huge numbers of Tuckies. In short, I think you'd be hard pressed to find another program equaling Tuck in terms of
07 Jan 2015
Is there a significant gap between these schools, at least one that is noticeable in the context of graduate B school admissions/career opportunities? Princeton and Dartmouth seem to offer very similar benefits (best undergraduate focus in the ivy league, tight alumni networks, etc), and then of course Yale is Yale. I know the hierarchy usually goes Y>P>D, but in the real world does going to one school versus the other really matter?
01 Aug 2018
I am a high school senior interested in Investment Banking, Consulting, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Finance, etc. I've been accepted into Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, and Notre Dame. I was wondering if I could get some advice from people in the business. I'm considering majoring in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell, Engineering Science or Economics and Mathematics at Dartmouth, and applied mathematics-economics at Brown. As you can tell, I'm planning on pursuing a quantitative major that will give me hard analytic skills, which I've heard will give me more
27 Mar 2014
I'm currently entering my senior year of high school and preparing to start filling out some college applications. I have my eyes on a career in investment banking - either Houston (because I'm in Texas) or Wall Street. I've used a financial aid calculator for all the above schools, and they all come out to around $20,000 per year, so there is no actual difference in cost between the schools. I might apply ED (for those who don't know, Early Decision is a program through which if you are accepted, you are forced to attend that school. It boosts your chance of acceptance because schools know you will attend and they can build a solid class in advance) to Wharton. If I was accepted Wharton it would obviously be a dream come true. Some questions about Wharton:
08 Jun 2014
Hey all, I am focused on gaining a PE role post-MBA. I understand the difficulty in attaining this type of role, but I am willing to do the work required. Given that I won't be targeting the MFs or largest MM funds, and want to end up in NYC (ideally), would you attend a 2 yr MBA program at Stern or Tuck. My background is in investment banking with a Big 10 UG degree. I appreciate the feedback!
18 Mar 2014
My college choices are narrowed to NYU Stern or Dartmouth. I'm an Asian boy from NYC and would like to major in Finance. Last weekend, I went to NYU open house. Overall, many Asian people there. The Stern building is grand. The school emphasis on location, location, and location. There are many great intern opportunities. Today, I headed north to join Dartmouth open house. I have to spend 5+hrs for the bus to get there, and 7+hrs amtrak train to get back while the return bus tickets were sold out. Basically 3-day trip for 1-day event. If I choose NYU Stern over Dartmouth, anything I missed or
15 Apr 2014
Hi everyone. As the college decision season has come to a close, I just wanted to finally post on here looking for advice for a minority student looking to pursue a career in investment banking after undergrad. As of yesterday, I've been accepted to Northwestern, USC, Dartmouth, Emory, Vassar, and Georgetown (McDonough). All these schools are great schools to be accepted by, but I just wanted some advice on my decision. Vassar: It is a great liberal arts school a hour away from NYC! It is very open and comforting. I believe that the finance recruiting, specifically investment banking, is probably the "worse" out of all of the schools I've been accepted, but they will probably be in the top two of giving aid. I would rank it 6th. Emory:
09 Apr 2014
Hi, I am a senior in high school and have recently been accepted to Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth. I am interested in investment banking/trading/other wall street careers (early, I know) and was wondering which of the 3 schools would be best for my goals. How is finance recruiting at each of these schools? I will be in SEAS at Columbia as well as Cornell. I realize it is foolish to base my decision on the quality of I-banking recruitment, so I am definitely considering other factors as well. I just want to get as much information as possible before making a big a decision as this. Thanks
04 Apr 2011
Out of curiosity, does a high-achieving Dartmouth student (3.9+, summa cum laude) have a shot at these groups and firms?
16 Dec 2010
Greetings, I have a BA in Communications and a minor in Philosophy from a pretty good school in the Midwest. I was just accepted to Dartmouth for a MA in Globalization Studies. I am going to take a couple classes in finance and economics at the school of Tuck while getting this MA degree of yet another Lib Arts degree. The goal would be to secure a gig as an analyst, ib, hf, pe, or anything wallstreet related. I have interned during the presidential campaign focused in communications and strategy, NBC Universal as a marketing assistant intern focusing on ad sales and placements. Lastly, I did another internship as an assistant at a boutique construction company it paid pretty well and I learned a lot about real estate.
08 Jul 2011
I'm finishing up my junior year at a top liberal arts school, and I'm weighing my options for whatever I end up doing postgrad. I'm an Economics and Classics double major, with a ~3.8 GPA (inducted into Phi Beta Kappa). I'm also an analyst with the school's Investment Club/Society, which manages ~$1.4 million of the endowment. In addition to the standard Econ curriculum, I've taken through the upper level Finance/Financial Accounting offerings. My preference is to stay in school after graduating, especially given the labor market prognosis. Rather than pursuing a one-year undergrad add-on degree (McIntire at UVA, MS Finance at Vandy, etc.) - which I feel would be somewhat redundant given the finance electives I have taken - I'm interested in earning an MBA. It appears that, generally, the upper echelon of MBA programs welcome/encourage applications from college seniors and others with minimal experience, a reversal from previous form. The schools that have a more theoretical focus (Chicago, for example) seem to be most welcoming. Lesser schools appear to still require work experience, either implicitly or explicitly.
30 Apr 2010
High school senior here. Got into UT McCombs (still waiting on BHP) and was wondering whether Dartmouth Econ is worth $100k in loans compared to no loans at UT. I'm looking to work in NYC IB/Hedge Funds after college and an MBA after.
29 Nov 2017
Hi guys, I am looking to make a career change from biz development to strategy consulting and have to chose bw HEC Paris (MSc in Management - Grande Ecole) and Dartmouth (Masters in Engineering Management). HEC has a gap year, where I can to intern for 12 months (as opposed to 3 months at Dartmouth) and I think that is a gr8 networking opportunity. However, Dartmouth will be cheaper by around 20k euros. Which school do you think will position me the best? pls note that I will be an international at both the countries. Thanks for your help in advance! (PS: If there are guys out there from HEC
20 Mar 2010
I did recently post about my undergraduate college acceptances and Dartmouth was one of the schools I listed. I just recently visited Northwestern and I really loved it and have yet to visit Dartmouth. As Commit Day is approaching, May 1st to be exact, I would just like some insight on to why you would choose Dartmouth in general? I know they have one of the best alumni network in the country and their name really helps me out in IB placement, but is there anything else besides that? I just don't want to live my life wondering "What if I went to Dartmouth, an Ivy League" if I commit to
17 Apr 2014
I am researching business schools to apply for next year, however I am a little concerned regarding my UG grades. Here are the schools I am considering and my scores / grades: I earned a 3.0 GPA at a top 50 US private school, though my major school (International Relations) was rated in the top 5 nationally. Following that I did a master's degree in Politics at a top 5 UK university, before going to work for a year for the UK Civil Service and had internships with a top three US Wealth Management firm, the US Senate, and in Parliament thanks in large part to extensive networking prior to that. Currently I have been working for two years in London in Consultancy for a Big Four firm in Strategy.
30 Nov 2010
H.S. Senior here!! I wanted to hear opinions on Dartmouth v. Cornell v. Stern in terms of OCR and presence on the Street. I have also heard a lot about the 'Ivy' brand. Do you think that the brand of Dartmouth and Cornell would be more advantageous than Stern's location? All thoughts are appreciated.
31 Jan 2017
I am offered a full scholarship at Texas A&M University, and I have also been admitted to Dartmouth (at full price). If I want to work on Wall Street someday, could I achieve the same level of success attending Texas A&M and saving the money vs Dartmouth? Or is Dartmouth the better way to go?
22 Apr 2018
Posting for a friend here: Background - Female - Raised US - Born Korea - Korean citizen Work (thus far) - 1.5 years @ EY's Commercial Advisory team focuses on MM PE DDs (US) - Interned at Accenture (US) - Interned at large foundation with $2B AUM (US) Volunteer/Leadership - Involved in university's student-run venture fund - Ran operations for one of university's portfolio companies which does ~$100K revenue Academics - Top 10 University (e.g. Duke, Dartmouth) - 3.70 GPA - Double Majored in Econ and Policy - SAT 2260, GMAT TBD Three big questions: - What are my chances at M7? - How can I improve my chances? Any specific strategies for particular schools?
08 Jul 2014
I had the chance to be accepted to the MBA programs of these 4 schools, but now I have to make a tough decision. My background is in S&T/ Brokerage and I am going to school to switch to IB or PE. Which school do you recommend me to go to? I don't care about ranking, but I care about what type of recruiters the school attracts and the actual knowledge I will get...Your opinion pls?
12 Jan 2010
Which school, Duke or Dartmouth, would be the best school to go to for investment banking or finance in general? I've received likely letters from both, so I am confident that I'll be accepted to both. It's a tough decision for me because when I list the pros and cons of each, they both end up being equal. I am not going to base my decision on the answers on this forum, but at this point, they both seem equal in my eyes and any factor will help. Thank you for all of the advice.
15 Mar 2010
This is my first time posting in the b-school forum and I'm not sure if this type of question is posted much, but I thought I would give it a shot. What are my chances at HSW given the following credentials: - Attended top 10 undergrad (e.g. Dartmouth, Duke, UChicago) - Majored in applied math and economics - GPA 3.75 / GMAT 730 - Worked at Parthenon post-undergrad for 2 years - Externed at a social impact investment fund (e.g. Acumen, Unitus) for a few months
21 Feb 2014
Hey guys this is my first post on WSO. It's been awesome to read the site and forums to learn more about IB and banking in general. I strongly feel that this is what I want to pursue in life and want to set myself up best to succeed. I am a senior in high school and have just sent out my college applications. I would really appreciate it if I could get some thoughts on the schools I'm applying to and which ones would put in the best position to succeed. Thanks. Bucknell Colgate College of the Holy Cross Cornell Dartmouth (obvious choice, however very small chance I will get in) Northeastern
15 Oct 2014
So I am currently deciding between Williams and Dartmouth. Both will cost about the same. I will major in Econ. At this time, I am leaning more toward Williams because the school's culture has less emphasis on drinking/frat, my brother went there so I am more familiar with it, and I felt fit in after my Williams visit(due to financial reasons, I cannot visit Dartmouth but a lot of people say beside frat, the culture is pretty similar.) Williams has winter study which I can take courses in IB/PE/Finance or do an internship. Dartmouth has D-plan, which allows me to do off-cycle internships. Can
01 Apr 2017
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16 Jun 2019
I've been reading threads around the website for a while but this is the first time I've decided to post. My question is regarding the 2+3 programs (or 2-1-1-1) that are offered by many liberal arts schools to receive and engineering and liberal arts degree in 5 years. Do any of you have any experience with these types of programs at top ranked schools (Dartmouth, Columbia, Caltech)? And would one have access to recruiting at both the engineering and liberal arts school? Thanks.
07 Feb 2012
Hello, I am a relatively recent graduate from a top 25 university (International Relations) and after working in politics for a year I decided to switch fields and managed to secure a job in management consultancy with a Tier-2 firm starting in August. I however, have very limited finance and accounting background and was considering doing the Tuck Bridge (http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/bridge/) program this summer before I start as a consultant to bolster this (allowing me to perform better and hit the ground running so to speak). In the long-term I think I'd like to stay in consulting, but would also like stronger exit options and think that this could perhaps improve my profile and my "hard skills." Not to mention I think it would be good to have the Dartmouth name on my CV. Has anyone done this program before, what were their impressions, did you find it worth it? Finally, would it be an asset to moving into banking if I was so inclined eventually?
24 Mar 2010