which one should I firm?
Looking at academic advantages:
i know this is almost a cliche, but when going to uni to study economics, i want to keep the prospect of investment banking open. If i manage to get a first and get myself into a few spring weeks and summer internships, then i'd still possibly stand a chance in getting a FO or MO position.
the problem is different sources and different people are telling me different things about which uni will keep this prospect open to me the most
looking at grades:
manchester = AAB
surrey = AAA.....looking at this i first made the assumption Surrey was a better uni than Manchester for eco, as they wanted the cleverer people.
surrey 11th= with the top dogs, bath, edinburgh, exter etc....
manchester 32nd = no where near the top
now here comes the tricky bit:
manchester = highly prestigious amongst employers for some strange phenomena. makes the list of semi targets for investment banking along side unis such as york, notts, bath, bristol. Surrey does not make this list; Manchester sends more people into banking than surrey
surrey= no where to be seen
manchester = top 50 at least....mindblown.
manchester = 21k - quite bad for a uni which is allegedly in the top 50 (International rankings).
surrey = 27k - very good; matches with unis such as bath and bristol, YET it is not a semi target university for banks.