Columbia MFEanyone got columbia MFE offer (1st deposite date?) request a expedite decision on NYU or Baruch...

yo yue

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its personal preference and based on couple of data points i have collected...
biased in a way...
one is Baruch is very hard to get in ... their candidates are relatively strong among the peers... second the program is more affordable...

implol

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its personal preference and based on couple of data points i have collected...
biased in a way...
one is Baruch is very hard to get in ... their candidates are relatively strong among the peers... second the program is more affordable...
ah i see. you are right about baruch for these two points. but it will be harder for you to network with baruch degree. i currently go to an undergrad that is super affordable and difficult to get in (below 8% acceptance rate). but students have hard time to land internships at top companies.

p.s. : this is not meant to start a war nor to argue which program is better. just point out the pros and cons so that you can make the best decision for you.

Lolo_D

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Hello,

For those who have already accepted the offer,
Could you tell us how you have paid the 4000$deposit? I am wondering that because I have not accepted the offer yet, but as 4000$ is a huge amount, I am not sure that I can pay by card.
Do I have to ask my bank to do the transfert payement?

Thank you

yo yue

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I sent an email to Baruch, they are super quick. Get my first interview invite the next business day. Then get my second interview invite on the same day I did my first interview. NYU on the other hand essentially replied me "keep waiting"

CMU is gonna be tough. R3 decision is in May. They have not sent out R2 interview yet. There is just no way you can avoid paying for the deposit for other schools.

Who will you choose between Baruch and Columbia?
I sent email to Baruch this morning... no one replied yet... which email you send to... hope its not the case that they dont want give me an interview at all...

cxiao

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I sent email to Baruch this morning... no one replied yet... which email you send to... hope its not the case that they dont want give me an interview at all...
I take a look at your tracker, you applied 2 weeks ago? I submitted my application back in December. I think that's a major reason why they are so quick. In your case, I don't think they will have enough time to review your application.

yo yue

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I take a look at your tracker, you applied 2 weeks ago? I submitted my application back in December. I think that's a major reason why they are so quick. In your case, I don't think they will have enough time to review your application.
I thought they are doing stuff on a rolling basis... once your package complete then it heads to review stage... coz baruch doesnt have a fixed seat cap then I thought they will be highly efficient in this way... Hope I dont screw up my deadlines...
Did you have your second interview yet...

cxiao

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I thought they are doing stuff on a rolling basis... once your package complete then it heads to review stage... coz baruch doesnt have a fixed seat cap then I thought they will be highly efficient in this way... Hope I dont screw up my deadlines...
Did you have your second interview yet...
They are on a rolling basis. But I don't think they are that quick.

I did my second interview. Still waiting for the result.

yo yue

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They are on a rolling basis. But I don't think they are that quick.

I did my second interview. Still waiting for the result.
best of luck and fingers crossed
I did checked prior year and the one before... there is case where the interview is 8 days after application submission - submitted right b4 deadlines. i guess if the profile is compelling enough then they will make a case... profile itself doesnt matter taht much as long as one get interview actually, they will test u through the interview anyways...

yo yue

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They are on a rolling basis. But I don't think they are that quick.

I did my second interview. Still waiting for the result.
congrats... I think the one got adimtted is you rite? finalized your decision yet?

cxiao

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congrats... I think the one got adimtted is you rite? finalized your decision yet?
wink wink. Not yet. Still thinking.

Pavlos Sakoglou

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Columbia vs Baruch: The battle rages on!!!
Columbia is more famous and that's why they are in the top of the list. Their classes have many students (fin math has 60-70 students) and teaching gets less personal. Don't get me wrong, it is probably one of the best in the country, but in a specialist master you need more efficiency than fame.

Baruch is half price than Columbia, guarantees you paid intership between 2nd and 3rd semester, and a high paying job right after your graduation. The faculty is excellent and care about your success, you get to have a mentor during your MFE, alumni and financial professionals, and the small size of the class makes it easier to comprehent the material. They are committed and provide you with expert knowledge and a valuable network to get employed right away.

Of course, there is still the argument that everyone knows Columbia outside of New York and Columbia will help you with any job application later, while Baruch only guarantees you the first job in some major cities, then it is up to you. But most of the times is up to you.

Personally, I choose Baruch over Columbia. I am recently doing the Pre-MFEs in Baruch and I am extremely satisfied. They are super intelligent and with great sense of humor. Great environment, makes you feel part of the group.

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yo yue

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Columbia vs Baruch: The battle rages on!!!
Columbia is more famous but one of the main reasons that it is in the top of the list is its reputation. Their classes have many students (fin math has 60-70 students) and teaching gets less personal. Don't get me wrong, it is probably one of the best in the country, but in a specialist master you need more efficiency than fame.

Baruch is half price than Columbia, guarantees you paid intership between 2nd and 3rd semester, and a high paying job right after your graduation. The faculty is excellent and care about your success, you get to have a mentor during your MFE, alumni and financial professionals, and the small size of the class makes it easier to comprehent the material. They are committed and provide you with expert knowledge and a valuable network to get employed right away.

Of course, there is still the argument that everyone knows Columbia outside of New York and Columbia will help you with any job application later, while Baruch only guarantees you the first job in some major cities, then it is up to you. But most of the times is up to you.

Personally, I choose Baruch over Columbia. I am recently doing the Pre-MFEs in Baruch and I am extremely satisfied. They are super intelligent and with great sense of humor. Great environment, makes you feel part of the group.
Thanks so much for sharing this... I found Baruch is more and more attractive and compelling to me based on so many excellent reviews... Dan must have done an outstanding job to make every graduate succeeding... It seems fair to say, there is no weak graduate from Baruch... for Columbia and NYU I dont have enough data points... I would imagine it will be difficult to keep with Baruch given their interview process so rigorous and selective...

curaider

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Thanks so much for sharing this... I found Baruch is more and more attractive and compelling to me based on so many excellent reviews... Dan must have done an outstanding job to make every graduate succeeding... It seems fair to say, there is no weak graduate from Baruch... for Columbia and NYU I dont have enough data points... I would imagine it will be difficult to keep with Baruch given their interview process so rigorous and selective...
Why should the rigorous and selective admission process of Baruch concern you once you are admitted? Surely Baruch MFE is a successful program, but if NYU MathFin and Columbia MFE are equally successful with "so so" students, it probably means their added values are higher.

With no offense to anyone, you are certainly aware of the relationship between QuantNet and Baruch right?

Pavlos Sakoglou

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Why should the rigorous and selective admission process of Baruch concern you once you are admitted? Surely Baruch MFE is a successful program, but if NYU MathFin and Columbia MFE are equally successful with "so so" students, it probably means their added values are higher.

With no offense to anyone, you are certainly aware of the relationship between QuantNet and Baruch right?
I agree. I think any of these programs are equally great and probably the best in the world.

Though, looking at the samilar quality they all provide and the prices they have, I will target Baruch and apply there, even though Columbia and NYU will give you a great advantage later as they are more prestigious. I would choose them for a PhD any time, but for MFE I think Baruch wins. Unless, you know, it is your last degree or something and the school reputation counts more.

implol

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I think fits matter more when you talk about top programs. No need to fight over. Everybody wants different things from the education. Prestige vs best value. People have different preferences.

yo yue

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Why should the rigorous and selective admission process of Baruch concern you once you are admitted? Surely Baruch MFE is a successful program, but if NYU MathFin and Columbia MFE are equally successful with "so so" students, it probably means their added values are higher.

With no offense to anyone, you are certainly aware of the relationship between QuantNet and Baruch right?
yeah... I have to admit I am biased in a way...
for NYU, I am expecting more from student's resume... they might just not put the fancy stuff on it...

Pavlos Sakoglou

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I think fits matter more when you talk about top programs. No need to fight over. Everybody wants different things from the education. Prestige vs best value. People have different preferences.
agreed.

yo yue

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Why should the rigorous and selective admission process of Baruch concern you once you are admitted? Surely Baruch MFE is a successful program, but if NYU MathFin and Columbia MFE are equally successful with "so so" students, it probably means their added values are higher.

With no offense to anyone, you are certainly aware of the relationship between QuantNet and Baruch right?
hey, for NYU... if you go thru their resume book - online you can check to see if they get employed or not... someone did so and find out 8 out of 45 havent got job after graduate 2 month. A good school no matter how good their program is, they shouldnt be afraid to publish their placement rate and salary range like baruch and Berkeley... if it is not transparent, I dont think that is good indicator... at the end of the day, people judge the success of the program by placement, salary...

NYU top applied math department - no doubt about it, people graduate from this go to the top destination but keeps in mind there are people only look good on the paper... or even fake some experience of any sort... with this said, schools have interviews usually do a better job than the ones that dont by filtering the quality of students...

just my personal idea... hope everyone get in to the school they really want

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