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    Does McKinsey only ever consider people from top-tier universities?
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    (Original post by Fruli)
    Does McKinsey only ever consider people from top-tier universities?
    Not only.. but their (Mck + Bain + BCG + other tier 2 strat houses: LEK, OW, ATK etc) intakes do tend to be mostly Oxbridge (the majority) then LSE/Imperial/UCL then a smattering of other respected unis.

    Generally, you don't really get any kudos to your application from the university name outside of those 4. It's much more of a levelled playing field as after, and depends much more on how strong your CV + test performance is for you to get an interview.

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    Not only.. but their (Mck + Bain + BCG + other tier 2 strat houses: LEK, OW, ATK etc) intakes do tend to be mostly Oxbridge (the majority) then LSE/Imperial/UCL then a smattering of other respected unis.

    Generally, you don't really get any kudos to your application from the university name outside of those 4. It's much more of a levelled playing field as after, and depends much more on how strong your CV + test performance is for you to get an interview.

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    Thank you. That's really helpful.

    Would you know if it's a very stuffy corporate environment? For example, do you know how it might compare to advisory firms such as Gartner and The Advisory Board Company?
 
 
 
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