Let's Agree on a Good GPA

<p>I know there are exceptions, but if you were forced to pick a "good" GPA for an IB position in a BB, what would it be?</p>

<p>3.5 or higher.</p>

<p>^Is it possible you can give GPAs based on different majors?</p>

<p>To be on the safe side just get a 4.0. Usually if you have to ask what is a good GPA, or if your GPA is good enough, then you probably don't have a good one.</p>

<p>3.5 or higher overall and major. 2nd major, minor, concentration and whatever else. 3.5 or higher. Higher is preferable.</p>

<p>I think it really depends on what you're looking at. If you want the tippy-top bulge brackets right now (Goldman or JP Morgan) you really need a 3.8+. I think it's the same story with top boutiques as well such as Greenhill and Lazard. </p>

<p>Just think of the bulge brackets as ivy league schools, and the small (white shoe) boutiques as the top Liberal Arts colleges. They are both evenly difficult to get into, and offer quite a different experience. Although you can certainly be successful at each. </p>

<p>I know a person who is currently an analyst at Goldman and his GPA was a 3.91, but he didn't have too much experience in finance besides a summer internship at Goldman. I know another kid who had a 3.72 from Columbia (he was a financial engineering major) and he had two summer internships at random boutiques, and now he works at Greenhill & Co which is a top firm.</p>