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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Investment Banking Placement (Using Data)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a well-regarded university in Illinois, which was created after Abraham Lincoln signed the Morill Act in 1862. UIUC's consistently sends top students into investment banking and has particularly strong placement into Chicago offices.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked #51 on our investment banking target school list, earning a designation as a lower semi-target school.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to the Gies College of Business, which offers both graduate and undergraduate programs.

UIllinois Campus

We note that UIUC has a very strong Elite Firms % of 55%, which indicates that over half of UIUC investment banking hires end up at one of the top 5 banks.

This is largely due to UIUC's incredible ties to J.P. Morgan Chicago office. In aggregate, J.P. Morgan represents 32% of UIUC's investment banking placements.

UIUC is held back on our ranking due to its low Undergrad Placement % of 0.09%. We note that UIUC also has relatively weaker placement outside of Chicago.

UIllinois Placement Data

Our investment banking target school list is a complete rank of 60 schools and analyzed >60k LinkedIn profiles of professionals who worked in investment banking between 2008 and 2023. We filtered the data to examine U.S. hires into the top investment banks.

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Investment Banking Placement

  • Weighted Rank: #51

  • Ranking by Total Hires: #43

  • Category: Lower Semi-Target School

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School Factsheet

  • Established: 1867

  • Location: Champaign, Illinois

  • Business School Name: Gies

  • # of Undergrads: 34,779 per U.S. News

  • # of Business School Undergrads: 3,144

  • Median Starting Salary (2022): $49k

  • Chancellor: Robert J. Jones

  • U.S. News Global Rank (2022-2023): #74

  • QS World University Rankings: #64

  • Financial Times MBA Rank: #83

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