2020 MFE admission roll call

Andy Nguyen

As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining.
Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. Please share details on each application timeline on the Tracker.
Below is an example.

Admits: MIT MFin, NYU Tandon MFE, CMU MSCF with 20K scholarship, NYU FinMath
Rejects: Baruch MFE, UCB MFE, Princeton MFin
Pending: Rutgers
Joining: CMU MSCF
Admits: Columbia MFE, Cornell MFE, UChicago MSFM
Rejects: Princeton MFin, CMU MSCF
Pending: NYU MathFin
Joining: Columbia MFE

Planning to go through Shreve's stochastic and Boyd's convex opt, as well as Quantnet's C++ intro course before starting (been a while since I learned OOP, and I mostly worked with Java back then). Hopefully that'd give me a solid foundation for my first semester in the MFE program and allow me to spare more time/energy on recruiting.

Looking forward to meeting the others who'll be joining Columbia's MFE (and also other programs), hope we get the chance to meet once I've moved there.

Edit: changed MSFE to MFE to avoid confusion.
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New Member
Admits: MIT MFin
Rejects: Stanford MS&E
Pending: NYU MFE, Yale MMS, Boston FinMath, USC MF, USC MFE
Joining: MIT MFin
Admits : Princeton MFin, Stanford ICME MCF, Columbia MFE, Cambridge Part iii, Oxford MCF, Imperial College MathFin, DEA El Karoui
Pending : None
Rejects : Harvard Data Science
Joining : Princeton !!

Edit : Admitted to Oxford MCF, Cambridge part iii and Stanford ICME !!
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Bryce E

C++ Student
Admits: CMU MSCF with 21K scholarship, UCB MFE, Cornell MFE, NYU Tandon MFE, Georgia Tech QCF, Fordham MSQF with 25K scholarship
Rejects: Baruch MFE
Pending: Columbia MSFE
Joining: CMU MSCF (Pittsburgh)


New Member
Admits: Columbia MFE, UCLA MFE, Stanford ICME
Rejects: MIT, Princeton
Waiting List: CMU MSCF, UCB MFE
Joining: Columbia/Stanford (I am confused to choose which, gladly accept advice from anybody)
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New Member
Admits: UCB MFE, UCLA MFE 10k Scholarship , NYU MFE 8k scholarship , USC MFin 15k Scholarship, GA Tech QCF
Rejects: MIT, CMU, Stanford MS&E
Pending: Cornell MFE, Columbia MFE, Yale MMS
Joining: Deciding between UCB MFE vs Columbia MFE (in case I get in). Please share your views.


New Member
Admits: Purdue MSF ($25k scholarship), WashU MSF, GAtech MSQCF, OSU SMF ($20k scholarship), UCLA MFE, UT Austin MSBA
Waitlisted: BU MSMF
Rejects: Vanderbilt MSF, USC MSF, Washington MSCF

Joining. Not sure due to coronavirus situation. I did pay the deposit for 2 schools already though, and will ask if i can get deferred, if not to cancel my spot there