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College Decisions for IB Career

idczt87idczt87 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
Finalizing my college list for EA and ED applications towards the end of this year. Ideally, I'd like to enter an IB career after college. I'm seeking input on the list I have, as well as adding or removing schools. Thank you!

In no particular order: Penn (definite reach), Cornell, NYU, UMichigan, Illinois Urbana-Champaign, UWisconsin-Madison, UVA, Williams, Claremont McKenna, Middlebury, Wesleyan, and Colgate (All out of state).
Bath or Manchester for the UK.

Replies to: College Decisions for IB Career

  • circuitridercircuitrider Registered User Posts: 2,432 Senior Member
    When you say, Penn, do you mean, Wharton, or Penn arts and science? All of these places have decent economics departments as well as a number of alumni in the industry. It's fairly easy to do a LinkedIn search. I did one for LAC alum at Goldman Sachs not long ago and came up with this:

    Middlebury - 59
    Williams - 59
    Colgate - 56
    Amherst - 52
    Wellesley - 34
    Hamilton - 33
    Bowdoin - 33
    Wesleyan - 25
    Colby - 24
    Swarthmore - 21
    Vassar - 18
    Haverford - 14
    Pomona - 13
    Carleton - 10
    Bates - 8
    Davidson - 8
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 7,248 Senior Member
    Intended major?
  • obsessedwcollegeobsessedwcollege Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Lehigh and Nova
  • MrSamford2014MrSamford2014 Registered User Posts: 277 Junior Member
    Consider adding Hamilton, which is perhaps slightly less of an admissions reach than Williams and Middlebury.

    Though it would be something of a geographical outlier, the University of Texas might be worth taking a look at. UT places well in finance, and it offers a very elite/competitive honors program.
  • idczt87idczt87 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thank you! I'm going to add Wellesley to the list. By Penn I mean arts and sciences as Wharton would be a stretch.
  • idczt87idczt87 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    My intended major is Economics, I'll take a look at Lehigh, Villanova, and Hamilton. Even though I have Claremont McKenna on there I'd like to stay New England/Mid West.
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 7,248 Senior Member
    edited July 17
    Williams, Wellesley, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Colgate, Hamilton and Claremont McKenna offer some of the nation's strongest economics programs:


    Of the colleges you listed in your original post, Williams in some ways might be the toughest admit, btw:

  • idczt87idczt87 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Update: Wellesley and Wesleyan I mixed up. I removed Claremont McKenna and Wesleyan but added Nova and Hamilton. Deciding on narrowing it down to 10-12 schools
  • obsessedwcollegeobsessedwcollege Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    You might want to consider Indiana University Kelley. Their IB workshop has almost a 100 percent job placement rate, although the workshop is very competitive to gain admission to.
  • urbanslaughterurbanslaughter Registered User Posts: 1,205 Senior Member
    A couple years ago, LinkedIn ranked schools based on placement in particular fields. The top LACs for IB were Amherst, Middlebury, and Wellesley. Each of these schools ranked in the top 20 amongst all colleges and universities in the nation.
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