Emory vs. IU

<p>I live with my dad, he is moving in July to Atlanta, and I have family there. Until this time, I was pretty set on transferring to IU, but I was searching Emory's website, and they take transfers to their bschool, also they don't take into account your high school transcript, which is the highest ranked school on USNews List, that doesn't require a high school transcript for transfers. This is probably academic, but if by some stretch of God, I did get into Emory, should I choose Emory over IU?</p>


<p>(I dont have a reason, sorry)</p>

<p>I cannot think of one reason not to choose Emory over IU (even for undergrad business), and especially in your situation.</p>

<p>25k dollar reason, maybe. But, as I said, they odds of me getting into Emory is pretty slim, I only have a 3.53 GPA, lots of extracurricular activities, but not a spectacular GPA.</p>

<p>I would go with Emory if you can get in (I think you should get in, a 3.5 is competitive). Even though Emory is ranked lower in business, I think their business school makes up for it job wise. Sure some investment banks might recruit at IU but only a tiny few actually land a job compared to other schools that are ranked lower than IU (like Georgetown, G-Town would smoke IU when it comes to recruiting and I think Emory will do the same).</p>

<p>business week recruiter ranking put emory at 56. Doesn't make much sense</p>

<p><a href="http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/careermanagement/pdf/Building_your_Brand.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/careermanagement/pdf/Building_your_Brand.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Emory smokes IU.</p>

<p>how does it smoke IU...every school says their top recruiters are those companies, but they do not have any actual figures..if u go to emorys ugrad bschool profile on business week it has:</p>

<p>Wachovia (may not be all IBD) 14
Bear stearns 5
B of A (may not be all ibd) 5
Citi 4
Lehman 4
ubs 3
gs 2
ml 2
...thats all they have in the profile but any other major ibank that hires there (if they even do) would only hire 1, otherwise they would have made the profiles list of top recruiters. if you factor this in there is solid evidence of 39 ibank placements from above and then if you give all the other major ibanks 1 hire each (morgan stanley, merrill lynch, db, credit suisse, lazard, blackstone) about 6 but well make the range from 6-15 considering there other botiques that have hired or some they havent accounted for that would be approximately at max 54 placements, whereas if you go to the kelley website there are 60 ib placements. In no way does emory smoke IU in ib placement</p>

<p>yea thats what so confusing to me. I dont understand how so many schools (emory for example) say that GS, MS, Bain, ect (that people are so awa struck with prestige on message boards) recruit.</p>

<p>I have gotten a ton of college brochures and almost any college thats in the top 50 has a really impressive list of "top recruiting companies"</p>

<p>So thats why I am skeptical about what people say about the scarcity of oncampus recuiting? I mean really there are so many schools that dont show up on any message board lists that say are recruited by the BB banks and topo consulting firms?</p>

<p>Emory is ranked much higher than IU and has much more of a prestige factor going for it...</p>

<p>exactly, thats why people should look for actual numbers being placed, i saw Bryant college and bentley saying goldman and ms recruit their (every school posts the names to try to look good). prestige is a factor, they are both top 10 emory being in the top 5 but i wouldnt say it is ranked tremendously higher. Look at the true data and make ur decision</p>

<p>As far as # of placements - Emory's class is 275 and Kelly's is over 900 students.</p>

<p>right but if schools say that GS and MS ect recruit there dosnt that mean that they do? How is that not libel if they really dont recruit?</p>

<p>I mean i want to go to a school that gets recuited by ibanks but i also want a school with prestige (and to an exent thats not there at IU) and also a place most importantly where I can have fun and learn somthing which is why i am starting to think about puting GWU and BU back on my list of possible schools? I know that they are not showing up on college confidential lists but they say that they get good recuitment and DC and Boston would be fun cities to go to school in.</p>

<p>it means they may have recruited someone from the school sumtime within the last ten years, or they recruit heavily there-thats you must look for the numbers.</p>

<p>Emory has overall prestiege just in-case you decide to change majors, but IU does extremely well in investment banking. your choice.</p>

<p>Yea today i got the wash u brochure and there list of recuriting cos includs all the BBs Mck, Bain, ect. but i never hear much about Wash U being good for ibanking?</p>

<p>Washu is one of the best places to go for IB. Their business program is underranked, but they have really good placement. Kind of like Georgretown.</p>

<p>yea but how is the campus and college experience? st louis ugh... also seems like the student body would be mosty ivy rejects from the midwest not really the fun type to hang out with</p>

<p>at least at iu you have some more regualr (and hopefully better looking) kids who know how to have fun...although it still cant compete with west coast schools for hot girls.</p>

<p>Are you kidding me? Washu is known as one of the biggest party schools in the country, let alone in the top 15. Also, more than half of Washu's sstudents come from more than 500 miles away. the reason why I know this much about the school is because I actually visited it and one of my closestfriend's is a freshman there. you shouldn't make comments like that, if you don't know much about the school ....>_></p>

<p>sorry about that never been...but did you like the school when you visited? did it seem like a fun atmosphere? ive actually never been to st louis are there options for internships and fun in the city during the school year? also do you know if they have a strong alumni network outside of missouri, i think thats somthing importnat to me and the ablity to have connections later down the road.</p>

<p>yea just saw the 60% from more than 500 miles. sounds good. also preaty diverse.</p>

<p>I know of a few people who go there too and they all seem to like it but havent really talked to them about it and none of them are doing business my parents said it was a hippy school when they went to college (my mom turned down wash u for iu, but she didnt do business either)</p>

<p>On the weekends it is definitely a fun atmosphere and there are parties everywhere, also clubbing is big. St. Louis has some very nice parts also and you can get some normal city life out of it. As for internships, most students get them over the summer and they get them in places outside of missouri, so you would be set. the party scene is really good though and definitely makes the school worth it because not many schools of that caliber have party scenes that good. Alumni network definitely exists because the school is relativeluy new and most alumni are still working so your chances of running into someone from your alma mater are high.</p>