Columbia MFE Columbia MFE 2018 Applications

Geekynoob

Member
There are only 35 people who have updated the tracker this year. No point making conclusions based on it.

But definitely looks like that a lot of people get interviewed. I feel results might be out early this year. Fingers crossed.
 

Tsunami

New Member
IMHO i think they are done sending the invites. Anyways, how important is it to perform well in the interview, given that it is a behavioral one and nothing technical.
 

Geekynoob

Member
I believe so too. It's result time now, I reckon somewhere around 26th Feb.

Another thing I wanted to mention that according to Chase Dreams (Chinese quantnet), very few people got interview invites this year.

How imp it is to do well in interview? Don't know. Someone with a 3.98, with CS and maths major was rejected after interview last year. Tradertanny has 6 years experience in derivatives Trading, yet he hasn't updated his tracker about an interview invitation this year. Compared to these high achievers, I am nothing. All this suggests that the selection process is holistic. Columbia definitely know how to best do the selection. Let's leave it to them now.
 

Juny

New Member
I think the last year interview was kind of experimental. Admission team started to use the online interview last year, so they might have wanted to check that the online interview system works well and try to extend the pool of interviewees (because they don’t need additional interviewers to extend it). However, they realiezed extending the pool is still very demanding so decided to come back to the last last year’s pool. This is just my theory.
 

Tsunami

New Member
@Geekynoob You seem to compare yourself to others quite a bit. I would advise you to be patient :) Do you have admits from any other university? I have Georgia Tech's QCF in my hand (early decision). Any idea on the program? Tech is known for its academic rigor though.
 

jc.jay

New Member
Last year interview invites were rolled out in the span of two weeks in Feb and in later months also.
Correction: I am not sure if they rolled out interviews in the later months after Feb. Apologies if any confusion.
 

Geekynoob

Member
Tsunami, no, I haven't applied to many uni. Plan to apply to Columbia, NYU, CMU, UCB. I have a feeling I would get no offers . NYU and CMU would never take me, I don't have a high GPA. Columbia and UCB are my only chances. Columbia is favorite. Personally I would prefer Columbia > NYU > CMU > UCB

G. Tech is good. Course structure is awesome. Fees is quite low. Placements are not that good though. I am not saying they are bad, they are not that good. It's good if you want a non bank placement far away from NY.
 

Meandonlyme

New Member
Tsunami, no, I haven't applied to many uni. Plan to apply to Columbia, NYU, CMU, UCB. I have a feeling I would get no offers . NYU and CMU would never take me, I don't have a high GPA. Columbia and UCB are my only chances. Columbia is favorite. Personally I would prefer Columbia > NYU > CMU > UCB

G. Tech is good. Course structure is awesome. Fees is quite low. Placements are not that good though. I am not saying they are bad, they are not that good. It's good if you want a non bank placement far away from NY.
Wow are you kidding? UCB is like the best of them all. I would choose UCB over all universities anytime. I didnt apply there despite a perfect GPA because I know I will get rejected. The caliber of students applying there is beyond my league.
 

Geekynoob

Member
I see. I always thought UCB is more like an MBA than a quantitative program. Can you tell me what kind of jobs are you more likely to get from UCB? I do not want to work in banks. I would hedge fund kind of companies. Is UCB good for that?
 

Geekynoob

Member
Thanks, do you know where does NYU Tandon MFE stand among peers? Given it's in NY? Also do you have to send transcripts via physical mail to them for the application?
 

Jose Cespedes

Member
C++ Student
Just got the interview invitation. Looks like an online virtual one due in two days.
Congrattulations! It's nice to see that they're still sending out invites at this point. My guess is that the very last interviews might be sent out either by the end of this week or early next week.

Good Luck and Keep Calm!
 

Matt A

New Member
Jose do you have any idea when they plan to release decisions for the first round of interviews?
 
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