Ever wonder where Wall Streeters come from?
It turns out that many of them – at least the ones based in New York City – went into finance from one of 11 schools.
That’s according to Emolument, a salary benchmarking website that collects self-reported pay data.
Emolument surveyed 1,541 NYC-based front- and back-office investment banking professionals. It did not include staff like those working in HR or communications.
Beyond these 11 schools, there were another 1,000 or so reported in Emolument’s database, but each represented less than 1% of Wall Street professionals.
Here are the top colleges.
Andy Kiersz contributed to this article.
Stanford University — Stanford, California (1% of respondents)
University of Michigan & Ross School of Business — Ann Arbor, Michigan (1%)
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University of Chicago & Booth School of Business — Chicago, Illinois (2%)
Baruch College — New York City, New York (2%)
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Rutgers University — New Brunswick & Newark, New Jersey (2%)
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MIT & Sloan School of Management — Cambridge, Massachusetts (2%)
Cornell University — Ithaca, New York (3%)
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Harvard University & Harvard Business School — Cambridge & Boston, Massachusetts (3%)
University of Pennsylvania & Wharton School — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4%)
New York University & Stern School of Business — New York City, New York (7%)
Columbia University & Columbia Business School — New York City, New York (8%)
Here’s the full tally one more time.
- Andy Kiersz/Business Insider