Vanderbilt for IB

<p>Vanderbilt is a top 17 school in the US (overall) yet is not considered a target for IB. Anyone care to elaborate?</p>

<p>I think you summed it up pretty well.</p>

<p>^I'm not going to lie, that made me chuckle. But on a more serious note, what is Vandy's econ department lacking in comparison to a school like Northwestern, a target for IB.</p>

<p>Vandy lacks a great MBA program. Many MBA's who makes it in the world return to their school to recruit for undergrads as well. Case in point: Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, UChicago, etc. Notable exception: Princeton.</p>

<p>Its in the south. Only hickeys are in the south not invetment bankers lol.</p>

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I think you summed it up pretty well.

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<p>So what? Brown and Cornell are targets (albeit, not the top targets) and they're tied for 15th.</p>

<p>but you're talking about MBAs. NYU is 33 or so, but their business school is stellar. Location is a factor as well (NYU again).</p>

<p>The simple truth is -- USNews ranking is not a ranking of academic quality and school prestige, but rather, a ranking of schools based on college desirability.</p>

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Location is a factor as well (NYU again).

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<p>Bingo . . .location plays the most important role and it has very little to do with an MBA. Vanderbilt is in the south . . .all schools in the south have poor IB recruitment. It has nothing to do with prestige. Vanderbilt has lots of prestige.</p>

<p>Duke is in the south and does well in IB. </p>

<p>One of the keys to being a target school is whether or not alumni are in senior management and promoting the school.</p>

<p>I completely agree with jrpar that alumni need to play a huge role in promoting the school.</p>

<p>Dukies are one fo the few exceptions. Maybe Emory too. And if you consider UVA the South, add them as well.</p>

<p>Really? Southern hicks? And what about several top hedge fund managers with kids at Wake Forest? Donuts to dollars theyll come back to Wall St jobs and their fathers will help their fellow students as well. Similarly at Vandy - its an incredibly hot school for NY private schools/BS students whose parents one can generalize are mostly on Wall St.</p>

<p>I would say that Vanderbilt is at least a semi-target for BBs in NYC and a top target for southern boutiques. Just like Indiana Kelly and Illinois or whatever have a visible presence in the Chicago market.</p>

<p>The thing to remember about Vandy is that a lot fewer people want to do i-banking. </p>

<p>Places like Duke, Cornell, and NYU get more recruiting, but practically half of the student body applies for those spots. For whatever reason, the interest level at Vandy seems to be much lower. </p>

<p>That being said, on-campus recruiting is getting better. If you come to Vandy and get good grades (3.7+), you'll be competitive for banking.</p>

<p>^Sounds great. Thanks for the insight.</p>

<p>Any others?</p>

<p>Would you guys consider Vandy a semi-target or non-target?</p>

<p>non-target</p>

<p>Maxellis, I'm assuming you're a NU student based on your location. I applied to NU and Vandy for the fall of 2011 and obviously am looking to break into IB upon completion of my undergrad. I'm currently at a tier 1 non-target in Chicago that attracts absolutely no interest for IB (the big 4 are considered the most prestigious at my school). That said, what are some other good options in terms of IB in Chicago? I'm also considering IU-Kelley but have not applied yet. Any insight is appreciated.</p>