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    UCB MFE GMAT vs GRE for UCB MFE (or others)

    Regarding the difficulty of the UCB admission rate, even though its one of the top schools for MFE, their acceptance rate is higher than schools on the East Coast, namely NYU, Baruch, Princeton, Columbia and Tepper. I guess its because of the job market, so if you were planning to apply to top...
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    What are some good ways to prepare for the GRE?

    Thanks for the help everyone.
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    What are some good ways to prepare for the GRE?

    How is the classroom course by Princeton review? Is it a waste of money or not? What are some good study guides? Barron's or Princeton review or others? Also, I'm getting the idea that the verbal section is much harder than the quantitative section, and being that I'm terrible with vocabulary...
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    Are you sure you can take Calc II and EDE at the same time? At my school EDE is Calc IV so Calc III is a prereq.
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    How would being an under grad for 7 years affect me when applying to MFE programs?

    Good for you, but there's a difference between bluntness and being an arrogant prick. This shouldn't matter here, but its usually people like you and cw202 who won't be too 'blunt' in people's faces (I promise people like you won't get too far acting like cw202 in my face). You told me I was...
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    I don't know how someone who drifted so aimlessly in undergrad was able to complete such a difficult course of study let alone getting into such a competitive program. But you still have much trouble ahead, as the headhunters you meet will question your lack of focus and may lead you to a job...
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    I'm sorry my friend. If you only have taken just Calc I by now, you are screwed. This is straight from the mouth of a genius (and also the smartest person on this board). If you had the intellect and fortitude to become a Quant, you would have already taken every single Math course your school...
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    How would being an under grad for 7 years affect me when applying to MFE programs?

    I just read your interview on the home page of this site. I have to say, I'm jealous. Because, well it seems like you've figured out the whole world already. So is cw202 your other account?
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    How would being an under grad for 7 years affect me when applying to MFE programs?

    I apologize for the language that I used that may have offended some people. I'm not trying to say this as an excuse but cw202's post seemed more like a attack than a critique hence my tone and language.
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    math courses to take around the nyc area

    How is the admission to Baruch undergrad? Is it a rolling admission or competitive?
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    How would being an under grad for 7 years affect me when applying to MFE programs?

    So your saying that every single geek that has lived to this day that chooses to prioritize academics over say something like athletics is soley based on their above avg (or maybe genius in your case) IQ and not because they don't have any other talents such as physical abilities, charm, or some...
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    Any quant career opportunities in Cali?

    I'm sorry, but what do you mean by your group? Is it a team in a company? What do you guys do? Do you know if any hedge funds are out there?
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    Any quant career opportunities in Cali?

    I now most of the top jobs are in NYC or Chicago for the US, but what are the job prospects for a quant out in Cali? Are there many hedge funds out there? If not the traditional quant role, what would/can someone with a MFE degree do out there?
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    How difficult is a Ph.D in Math or Fin Math?

    Then do you know what it takes to obtain a job like a Goldman Sachs partner? Isn't the avg pay for a partner like 40-50 million? Do quants have any chance of getting those jobs?
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    Where would you rank Baruch MFE with top programs ?

    No kidding, when I first went to Baruch's website and started to browse I began to think it's not too bad. Then I saw the admissions stats which discouraged me, then I saw the student profiles of admits and my heart dropped.
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    How would being an under grad for 7 years affect me when applying to MFE programs?

    Yes, I did take a intro to programming (java) course here at Rutgers and did manage to get an A. It was completely out of my major at the time so I decided not to take any more courses. Wow, does it really look that terrible? For my first degree, I only took 1 extra year, that's because like I...
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    regarding recommendation letter

    Is this the correct site to use for recommendation letters? http://www.embark.com/
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    How did you know about Quantnet

    I was searching for MFE program rankings on google and stumbled upon this site through another site.
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    How would being an under grad for 7 years affect me when applying to MFE programs?

    I've already been a undergrad for 5 years. I could have graduated this summer but decided to defer graduation for 1 or 2 more years (depending on whether I go for a BS in Math or Math and CS), because I couldn't find any employment and more importantly I don't have anything in my resume to...
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    COMPARE BOSTON MA mathematical finance vs Rutgers MSMF vs USC MAMF

    I am a Rutgers undergrad right now and it incorrect to say they have two programs competing. The program they call MSQF (Masters of Science in Quantitative Finance) is actually a regular Masters in Finance degree which is a more business oriented degree. Their MS in Mathematical Finance is the...
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    Boston MSMFT Boston University Mathematical Finance Program

    Is Georgia Tech really top tier? I was assuming they are in the lower tier because they require min GPA of just 2.75/4.0.
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    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    Thanks. Do you recommend reading more than one of those books for C++?
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    COMPARE Poly MFE vs. BU Mathematical Finance

    Hey, can you give me some info about yourself (GPA, GRE, etc), if you don't mind? BU is on my list of schools to apply for and would like to know the competitiveness of their program. Thanks.
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    COMPARE MSMF at IIT, Polytechnic NY, or FSU

    hmm... I see. I guess IIT would be the same because their deadline is only couple weeks before the start of the semesters. Do you know if Polytechnic is a decent program?
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    How difficult is a Ph.D in Math or Fin Math?

    I don't mean to be a post troll or anything creating multiple threads my first day, but I got the impression that even though lots of quant jobs are now available to those with a professional master's degree, the highest paying quant jobs ($1-2 mil and above) are reserved for those with the...
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    double major?

    wouldn't a fin math undergrad major be lacking compared to a MS in fin math which would have extensive math, computing and statistics. how could a undergrad program fit all those in 4 years along with a gen ed? I would assume that a undergrad fin math is not equivalent to a MS in fin math, so...
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    COMPARE MSMF at IIT, Polytechnic NY, or FSU

    Does anyone know if any of these program are difficult to get into? These schools are ranked 10-20 something on Global Derivatives website, will a MSMF degree from any of these schools have the possibility to lead to a wall st job? I've read in some places that to get a job at Wall St for Quants...
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    New Quantnet members say hi

    Hey, Im currently a undergrad and Rutgers and was planning to apply for the MSMF program there among others. Do you know any stats on the competitiveness of the Rutgers program? Like how many students apply and how many get admitted? Also what kind of grades did you guys have (GPA, GRE, etc)?
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    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    Which one of those C++ books are best for beginners? I see that they are textbooks, would I be wasting my time trying to learn a 1000 page text book on my own or are those books reasonably straightforward?
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    Average salaries for quants

    Considering the avg pay at hedge funds was over 700k a couple years ago 500k doesn't seem to out of ordinary for the experienced.
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