Summary: A survey of 11,000 members of SumZero’s “buy side” community was conducted to help determine what universities are producing graduates that go on to work at top hedge funds.
SumZero compiled data from hedge funds and compared them by total assets and fund performance to find which ones are the best. They then calculated a “batting average” to represent each university’s success in placing graduates at the top hedge funds. Hedge funds are not always the easiest careers to get into and rely on alumni for referrals and well-rounded, comprehensive individuals.
- Colgate University has a batting average 17.65%. Colgate strives to give an expansive education to select students that challenge themselves to a higher level of learning.
- Massachussets Institute of Technology has a batting average of 15.12%. MIT helps build the best students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship.
- John Hopkins University has a batting average of 14.89%. John Hopkins strives to educate and cultivate its students for life-long learning, independent and original research, and bringing discovery to the world.
- Brigham Young University has a batting average of 14.71%. BYU is founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They help students in their quest for perfection and eternal life through intensive learning and the pursuit of maximizing a human’s potential.
- University of Pennsylvania has a batting average of 12.23%.
- Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business has a batting average of 11.02%. They strive to provide the world’s best educational preparation for business leadership.
- Georgetown University has a batting average of 10.62%. The University is a research university for Catholic and Jesuit students.
- Emory University has a batting average of 10.20%. Emory strives to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.
- Harvard University’s Harvard College has a batting average of 10.19%. Harvard College assists in the advancement of literature, arts and sciences.
- Princeton University has a batting average of 9.09%.
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