Oh, help. For heaven's sake, don't apply to Dartmouth, which is a liberal arts college, not a preparatory school for Wall Street. You might find yourself taking all kinds of courses that are completely irrelevant to money, like Intro to Anthropology, or Shakespeare (although he did have some good stuff about the value of gold, come to think of it), or Biology. Believe me, it will be a total waste of time for a real investment person. Better apply to HYP.
That being said, Dartmouth is known for its connections and loyalty in the finance field. IE if your supervisor is from Dartmouth, they are more likely to hire you over any other graduate just because you come from Dartmouth. I'll try to find the article, I believe Fortune made about it..
Its good, but it is a tineey tiny step down from HYPS. Agree with everything Phillips said and theres definately quite a few people in the field from Dartmouth. From what i hear, a Dartmouth econ degree opens up quite a few doors on the street.
Dartmouth is much more than finance- in fact I would say success in the finance field just underscores how strong Dartmouth is at placing its grads - almost everywhere. Dartmouth is number 1 among its peers at sending students to the peace corps, and has an extraordinary placement rate into top graduate programs. Dartmouth has 3 US senators, and is a force in politics, which isn't too shabby for a school with 4000 students. Dartmouth just excels at undergrad, which leads to loyal alums and fantastic placement.
The OP asked about economics, and I don't see any economists in that list that you mentioned so I don't really see how that is relevant. Besides, if we're talking about politics, I think it's safe to say that HYP students are more numerous politically than Dartmouth alums. Heck, just look at all of our past presidents.
My point was that Dartmouth is much more than a finance farm. The OP is asking about finance placement, not placement into econ PhD programs (where Dartmouth still does very well). Dartmouth is extremely well represented in high finance.
The midcareer salary survey has a bias for Dartmouth. Dartmouth traditionally had more male students. It is well established that males earned more than females. The other schools had more balanced gender mix.