2019 MFE admission roll call

mabelleaf

New Member
Admits: CMU MSCF with 57k scholarship, Cornell MFE with 10k scholarship + 20k Knight scholarship, NYU with 13k scholarship, MIT MFin with 20k, Oxford MFE, BU MSCF with 12k scholarship, UCLA MFE
Rejects: Princeton MFin, UC Berkeley MFE (hold), Baruch MFE, Harvard Data Science
Pending: Columbia MFE
Joining: Haven't decided, choosing between CMU and MIT. Any input?
If you are thinking about NYC after graduating, CMU has done a really good job with its wall st campus & career advising to build out a strong presence among employers in the city...great job securing all that funding!
 

quantfinmama

New Member
Do you mind sharing why you chose UWisc over Princeton MFin?
The main reason for this was my personal preference for doing a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I figured that since quant jobs would be an option even after finishing my Ph.D., I could very well go ahead and take that option.

Furthermore, the MS/Ph.D. is fully funded and I get a TA stipend during my masters years too. UWisc also gives me the option to drop out after an MS or go to another school for my Ph.D. and will fund my masters nevertheless. Financially, there is no downside and I get to save ~$100k that I would have to pay at Princeton.

Everything put together, I guess it was a combination of not getting into any debt and my personal preference for a Ph.D. that drove my decision.
 

Youlan Dai

Member
The main reason for this was my personal preference for doing a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I figured that since quant jobs would be an option even after finishing my Ph.D., I could very well go ahead and take that option.

Furthermore, the MS/Ph.D. is fully funded and I get a TA stipend during my masters years too. UWisc also gives me the option to drop out after an MS or go to another school for my Ph.D. and will fund my masters nevertheless. Financially, there is no downside and I get to save ~$100k that I would have to pay at Princeton.

Everything put together, I guess it was a combination of not getting into any debt and my personal preference for a Ph.D. that drove my decision.
Smart move.
 

Scott Slawson

New Member
C++ Student
Admits: LSE FinMath, Imperial RMFE, UCLA MFE, UCB MFE
Rejects: Oxford MCFin
Pending: NYU Tandon MFE, Columbia MFE
Joining: UCB MFE
Can I ask when you applied to Imperial and when you heard about your decision? I applied by the Round 2 deadline (March 1) and I have not heard anything back yet even though they said decisions would be released April 10. Thanks!
 

TrueStoryBro

New Member
Hello, I applied really early, at the beginning of January. The release was 2 days before the expected date for me, you should definitely contact them, they are really nice on the phone.
 

Peter M

Active Member
C++ Student
Admits: CMU MSCF, Fordham MSQF 20k scholarship
Rejects: Princeton(Got 1st round interview), NYU MathFin, NYU Tandon, Columbia MSOR, Columbia MAFN, Columbia FinEco,
Wait list:
Joining: CMU MSCF
Big congrats!! Noticed you didn't have amazing luck with the other applications.
 

Michsund

Active Member
C++ Student
Big congrats!! Noticed you didn't have amazing luck with the other applications.
Princeton, CMU, and Fordham are the only ones who actually interviews and talked to me. I’m a pretty good interviewer, so I think that’s why ended up getting into CMU and Fordham.
 
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