Law Sauce wrote:Aberzombie1892 wrote:ChampagnePapi wrote:Aberzombie1892 wrote:To answer your question, no.
Where all did you apply?
What if OP gets into Penn at sticker? Would that be better than NYU?
I'll take your answer off the air
If you're asking where the OP should go if they get in NYU and Penn at sticker, the answer would be neither. If you're asking if Penn is as good as, if not better than, NYU for placing students in desirable outcomes, then the answer is yes.
I dont want to get in an argument with Aberzombie1892, but I would challenge this. When I was interviewing at the top vault firms in the city, I met a lot of others also on callbacks (because they schedule a bunch of people at the same time). I met tons of NYU people interviewing at these firms and hardly any Penn students. I also did some interviews at lower Vault ranked firms and I met a lot of Penn people at these offices and less NYU students. I understand this is antidotal, but I believe it is representative of the strong connections NYU has in the city. The point, I guess, is that Penn may do well at placing in the city (and it certainly does) but no one places a higher quantity of people in the city at the top firms as NYU (similar to Harvard, Columbia).
My definition of a desirable outcome is a job that pays market. Vault rankings and whatever else are meaningless using market pay as a proxy for good outcomes. Who cares if school A places more students in high ranking firms than school B if a lower total percentage of school A's grads that get market paying jobs is lower than that percentage at school B?
Also, just to note, I didn't bring Penn into this, as noted by the quote history.