The Best UK Universities for getting into Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan

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For Goldman Sachs (globally):
1. LSE
2. UCL
3. Cambridge
4. Oxford
5. Imperial College
6. Warwick
7. Nottingham
8. Bristol
9. St Andrews
10. Bath
11. Edinburgh

For JP Morgan (globally):
1. LSE
2. Cambridge
3. Imperial College
4. UCL
5. Oxford
6. Warwick
7. St Andrews
8. Nottingham
9. Bristol
10. Edinburgh
11. Bath
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(Original post by C_Richards99)
For Goldman Sachs (globally):
1. LSE
2. UCL
3. Cambridge
4. Oxford
5. Imperial College
6. Warwick
7. Nottingham
8. Bristol
9. St Andrews
10. Bath
11. Edinburgh

For JP Morgan (globally):
1. LSE
2. Cambridge
3. Imperial College
4. UCL
5. Oxford
6. Warwick
7. St Andrews
8. Nottingham
9. Bristol
10. Edinburgh
11. Bath
Same old, shmame old. Data is crap though because it's not sampling the grad intakes, it's sampling random CVs in a database.

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LSE at it again
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LSE at it again
Yh, but masters students account for the majority of that

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You could get a job with any tier 1 firm holding a degree from those universities and still be absolutely minted.
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Same old, shmame old. Data is crap though because it's not sampling the grad intakes, it's sampling random CVs in a database.

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Ah typical Princepieman whining. I thought you'd be delighted that Warwick and Nottingham place on this list! Or are you disappointed that Warwick hasn't placed higher up?

And to quote from the article:
Of the 26,800 employees of J.P. Morgan on the eFinancialCareers database, more went to Columbia University than anywhere else
Pretty sure their analysis would look at grad intake as that's how they become employees in the first place.
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Ah typical Princepieman whining. I thought you'd be delighted that Warwick and Nottingham place on this list! Or are you disappointed that Warwick hasn't placed higher up?

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Pretty sure their analysis would look at grad intake as that's how they become employees in the first place.
Not really 'delighted', I'm well aware all the uni names on that list are the same old names you'll see in the city. It's not a revelation.

Nah, it doesn't look at grad intake though.

People lateral into finance from all sorts of backgrounds, it's not sufficient to say 'x' number of 'y' uni grads work at 'z' company. To extrapolate that to grad intakes (especially when Ops, Risk etc are thrown into the mix when these roles aren't restrictive to which unis they recruit from) in this way is a sign of laziness, imo. Would have been better to tally up data from 2-3 years of recent grads - restricted to FO.

There are rainmakers at top banks with degrees from god knows where too.

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Not really that substantial given the plethora of contradictory rankings (in terms of semi-targets) out there for things like this.
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Nottingham seems to be performing stronger than expected. What are the reasons for this?
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Nottingham seems to be performing stronger than expected. What are the reasons for this?
Not sure, tbh. I do see a lot of Notts to Big4 to IB movement on linkedin + of course the direct hires into grad intakes. Their finance soc is solid, afaia, and they tend to be huge feeders into big4.

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Not sure, tbh. I do see a lot of Notts to Big4 to IB movement on linkedin + of course the direct hires into grad intakes. Their finance soc is solid, afaia, and they tend to be huge feeders into big4.

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Are the big4 elitist at all in terms of universities they recruit from? Because most of the people I see in the Big4 on linkedin and at careers fairs tend to come from Russell Group unis and especially Nottingham and Bristol...
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Are the big4 elitist at all in terms of universities they recruit from? Because most of the people I see in the Big4 on linkedin and at careers fairs tend to come from Russell Group unis and especially Nottingham and Bristol...
Nah. When they're hiring 1k+ grads a year each, they can't afford to be that picky - especially for audit.

Tbf, in corporate finance (their IBD arms) and management consulting the make up is the same make up you'd expect at banks (i.e. target/semi-target lot).

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Nah. When they're hiring 1k+ grads a year each, they can't afford to be that picky - especially for audit.

Tbf, in corporate finance (their IBD arms) and management consulting the make up is the same make up you'd expect at banks (i.e. target/semi-target lot).

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Thanks. So for audit and tax there is no bias at all?
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Thanks. So for audit and tax there is no bias at all?
Yeah pretty much.
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Ideas for Morgan Stanley?
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Ideas for Morgan Stanley?
Pretty much the same, not that these lists are of any real use.
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the only surprising uni on the list is Nottingham
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the only surprising uni on the list is Nottingham
Not really.. Have you not been around banking circles? Notts is fairly represented after the big6

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Any reason why Durham is absent from the list?
I thought they were a decent "semi-target" for investment banks
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Any reason why Durham is absent from the list?
I thought they were a decent "semi-target" for investment banks
Because the list isn't that indicative of much. Linkedin had a better one but they took it down

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