The Top Feeder Schools to Google, Goldman Sachs and More

JP Morgan

Goldman Sachs


School Alumni
 New York University  428
 London School of Economics  419
 Cornell University  359
 Harvard University  339
 Columbia University  311
 University of Oxford  303
 University of Cambridge  300
 University of Pennsylvania  284
 Brigham Young University  273
 Imperial College of London  248

Source: LinkedIn and Business Insider

Morgan Stanley


School Alumni
 Baruch College (City University of New York)  482
 New York University  480
 University of Mumbai  383
 Rutgers University, New Brunswick  383
 Columbia University  321
 London School of Economics  300
 University of Maryland, College Park  273
 Cornell University  268
 Harvard University  208
 University of Pennsylvania  199

Source: LinkedIn and Business Insider



School Alumni
 Ohio State University  1,811
 University of Phoenix  1,081
 University of Mumbai  989
 Baruch College (City University of New York)  774
 Franklin University  745
 University of Delaware  660
 New York University  619
 Rutgers University – New Brunswick  524
 Ohio University  474
 Arizona State University  463

Source: LinkedIn and Business Insider

  • Eric Serrano

    You’ll probably also want to look at what sort of job positions alumni hold from their respective companies. I wouldn’t weigh positions such as a financial analysts to a call center associates equally. This data doesn’t share those insights when prospective senior high schools are looking for what undergraduates schools to attend.

    • Bastion

      Agree. For instance the University of Phoenix has one of the largest alumni bases at Chase, yet I would probably not go anywhere near that school

  • Mindnumbing

    You might get a job at Google is you went to Stanford, but you will never win a Nobel Prize. Stanford has the worst track record at producing Nobel Prize winners per capita among alums of any of the top schools. This is because its students are focused on business not intellectual activity. Oh, but then everyone at Google is smarter than Einstein, right?

    • Cannonkat

      I detect sour grapes and falsity…

    • Gab

      oh, Mindnumbing. The salt is palpable. Were you rejected? 🙁

  • Abhishek Sarda

    hi guys, my son has got into Kelly, UIUC , Tulane and Carlson for undergrad. Pls help me. which one should i choose ?? Many regards. Sarda

    • JohnAByrne

      Sorry for the delay in answering your question, Sarda. I actually failed to see it until this morning. In any case, let me first congratulate your son. He has been accepted to three of the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the U.S. That’s quite an accomplishment. I think your choice really come down to personal fit between Kelley and Carlson, the two highest ranked schools where your son has an admit. Tulane is an expensive program that isn’t even among our top 50. I would immediately put it aside despite the university’s brand. Kelley has been ranked seventh in our new ranking, while Carlson has been ranked 12th. These are superb world-class undergrad programs on nearly every level. Your son can’t go wrong at either place. I’ve been on both campuses, have interviewed faculty, students and administrators multiple times. These schools have among the most dedicated, passionate and innovative educators as any I have met in the many years I’ve covered business education. You should read our reported profiles of these two programs, visit both schools, ask smart questions of current students, staff and faculty, and then make a choice. One other very important issue potentially for you or others: the cost. Obviously, Kelley and Carlson are incredible bargains for in-state students, but I would argue that they are bargains for out-of-state students as well. If you have to borrow money to send your son to either of these schools, do it. The payback on these degrees, given the salary and placement stats, is a no-brainer. Check out our undergrad ranking here: