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How many people transfer out of Tepper?

isummerisummer Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
I am just curious why the freshmen retention is a bit low according to the us news statistics.

Any current students in Tepper would like to provide some information?

I know that Tepper is a great b-school but part of that is because of CMU's top notch CS and engineering majors. Let's say if I just want to major in Marketing and I do not minor in CS or Math or any other CMU's 'strength' . Do I still get a chance to find a job after graduation?

What do most of the Tepper students minor in? CS?
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Replies to: How many people transfer out of Tepper?

  • lfecollegeguylfecollegeguy Registered User Posts: 540 Member
    US News is probably for the overall school. The colleges with low retention would be CFA for design/architecture, where the workload is extremely hard. I doubt Tepper even publishes its retention rates.

    Furthermore, I doubt many Tepper kids transfer out, thus the difficulty transferring in.

    Also, Tepper is not great because of CS or engineering. I think you need to do a bit more on research on that. Look at the nobel laureautes in Econ and at our creation/adoption of management game.


    The Tepper juniors I know in my class who don't even have a minor (just a track) are getting multiple offers from top firms. Personally I have 3 offers already and my minor is Economics.
  • isummerisummer Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    thanks for the clarification.

    btw, are you double majoring though?
  • lfecollegeguylfecollegeguy Registered User Posts: 540 Member
    Nope, just minor in Econ. Nothing like that is required for a job, the Tepper name is more than enough. If it helps, my GPA is a 3.5. I know friends from Cornell/UVA's bschool who are not doing half as well as my fellow junior classmates in finding internships. Top Wall St. firms are hiring a lot and the previous middle-ish Ibanks who have always considered Tepper a core school, are now huge Ibanks which works out for us (I.E: PNC Bank, UBS, Barclays, NY Bank Mellon, etc.)
  • isummerisummer Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    haha, thanks again for the info, lfecollegeguy. I appreciate it =)

    I am a bit surprised to see that even students from Cornell and UVA are not doing half as well as those at Tepper. Well, the businessweek ranking is so inaccurate then.

    Also there's one question always confusing me. If I graduate from Tepper, do I have a slight advantage or disadvantage compared to those majored in Econ in ivies, for example, like Penn?
  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Registered User Posts: 6,608 Senior Member
    I think if you're choosing between Penn and CMU the choice should come down much more to how comfortable you feel at the school than anything else, since the schools are pretty darned different and the difference in opportunities is going to be pretty minimal.
  • lfecollegeguylfecollegeguy Registered User Posts: 540 Member
    If it helps, our mode recruiters are all Wall St. companies. The Businessweek rankings are a joke, I think they have Brighan Young in front of Haas/Stern once. It really makes nos ense. Us News is more accurate.

    Econ from Ivies doesn't really give you much of an advantage right now, unless the Ivy is Harvard or something. Other than that, Tepper is just as good for jobs and opportunities as any other top school (if not better). Median salary is #2 in the nation, tied with Wharton, Stern, Ross.

    Also, if it helps, I'm going to Goldman Sachs this summer for my internship.
  • kugarpkugarp Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Other than the excellent reputation of Tepper, as well as its clearly top notch professors, (and the job opportunities with high salaries you speak of), what else would you say is good about Tepper as opposed to Stern or Wharton?

    I'm currently at Stevens Institute of Technology and I kind of feel like I want a..."smarter" group of people around me. The business program here is relatively new, and I like the program...it's just that the students themselves don't seem to be nearly as motivated as I am most of the time. I'm not particularly overjoyed at being here for mostly that reason. As well as the fact that the Stevens business program is rather broad.

    Also, I currently have a 4.0 here. And my high school GPA was a 3.7. 2200 on the SAT. Do you think I would have a good chance of being accepted, should there be any open spots?
  • lfecollegeguylfecollegeguy Registered User Posts: 540 Member
    There's nothing definitively better about Tepper than Wharton, other than stuff like you love the Steelers. Its based off feel. Perhaps you like having a more quantitative and tech background, in where Tepper would be > Penn. The same goes for a very small school (Tepper took less than 80 freshmen last year).

    As for Stern, I would 100% pick Tepper due to the fact that Stern is a regional feeder into NY and currently, that market is barely breathing. My friend at Stern is telling me how he can't really find a finance internship and the limited space is given to say, kids from Columbia. Ibanking will never be the same again. With this in mind, Tepper still places quite well in things like derivatives, risk, trading, etc. Basically the reputation for quantitative excellence helps a lot here as many top consulting firms, operations, and trading/risk companies all come to Tepper.

    Finally, with the collapse of many top Ibanks, the remaining ones (UBS, Barclays, PNC, NY Bank Mellon, etc.) recruit at Tepper more than any other school with the exception of Harvard/Wharton. For example, go take a look at Vault guides and it'll say the top 3 core schools that UBS recruits from are CMU(Tepper), Wharton, and some other school.


    Hope that helps.
  • kugarpkugarp Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Thanks lfecollegeguy, that's exactly what I wanted to know.

    I'm hoping I'll have the choice of one of the two (Tepper or Wharton) when May/June rolls around and decisions are mailed out. :D

    Btw, do you go to either of those schools?
  • lmicheelleelmicheellee Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
    AND tepper just became the hardest school to get into this year at CMU --it beat the school of computer science. fyi. =]
  • bco09bco09 Registered User Posts: 653 Member
    lmicheellee, is there a new data set reflecting that? I'd like to the statistics on this year's admissions across the university
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