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Kate Beckman
Kate Beckman
Kate Beckman is the Content Manager at RippleMatch.
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July 22, 2019
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The Top 10 Universities to Find Entry-Level Analysts, According to University Recruiters

According to our data from the 2018-2019 hiring season, elite private institutions dominate the list.

The Top 10 Universities to Find Entry-Level Analysts, According to University Recruiters

At which university can you find the most in-demand entry-level analysts? According to data from our platform, the University of Pennsylvania has secured the No. 1 spot for producing top candidates for entry-level analyst positions. The finding comes from analyzing the interactions between university recruiters and students that use our platform.


RippleMatch automatically matches qualified candidates with entry-level positions and internships, and screens candidates for initial interest. After reviewing candidates' profiles, recruiters that use our platform are able to reject or accept matched candidates into their interview process. We analyzed data across tens of thousands of interactions and found that students from certain universities were much more likely to to receive a first round interview for ‘Analyst’ positions than students from other universities.


Examining the composite data from the university recruiters that use RippleMatch, we’ve identified the 10 universities that produce the most in-demand analysts. We identified the top schools as those with the highest percentage of candidates "accepted" by a recruiter into a company's interview process for an analyst role.


The top three spots are taken by Ivy Leagues and the rest of the list is dominated by elite private institutions. Five of the eight Ivy League schools made the top 10 and only one public university made the list: the University of Virginia. It’s clear there’s a high bar for candidates, and while school prestige isn’t the only factor candidates are evaluated on, there’s definitely a correlation between elite universities and in-demand entry-level analysts. Read on for the full list of schools:

 

1. University of Pennsylvania – 75% of Penn Candidates Accepted by Recruiters

 

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Enrollment: 10,033

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 8.4%

2019 US News Ranking: #8


2. Harvard University – 71% of Harvard Candidates Accepted by Recruiters


Location: Cambridge, MA

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,766

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 4.59%

2019 US News Ranking: #2


3. Princeton University – 67% of Princeton Candidates Accepted by Recruiters

 

Location: Princeton, NJ

Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,394

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 5.5%

2019 US News Ranking: #1


4. Stanford University – 66% of Stanford Candidates Accepted by Recruiters

 

Location: Stanford, CA

Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,062

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 4% (Stanford University has since announced it will no longer publicize its acceptance rate)

2019 US News Ranking: #7


5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 64% of MIT Candidates Accepted by Recruiters


Location: Cambridge, MA

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,547

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 6.7%

2019 US News Ranking: #3


5. Washington University in St. Louis – 64% of Wash U Candidates Accepted by Recruiters


Location: St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,675

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 14%

2019 US News Ranking: #19 


5. Johns Hopkins University – 64% of John Hopkins Candidates Accepted by Recruiters


Location: Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,109

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 4.5%

2019 US News Ranking: #10


8. University of Virginia – 63% of UVA Candidates Accepted by Recruiters


Location: Charlottesville, VA

Undergraduate Enrollment: 16,655

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 29.8%

2019 US News Ranking: #25


8. Dartmouth College – 63% of Dartmouth Candidates Accepted by Recruiters


Location: Hanover, NH

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,410

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 29.8%

2019 US News Ranking: #12

 

10. Columbia University – 62% of Columbia University Candidates Accepted by Recruiters

 

Location: New York, NY

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,162

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 5.5%

2019 US News Ranking: #3

 

This post has been updated to reflect our data from the full 2018-2019 hiring season.

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