can anyone advise if its a good idea to ask the admissions team for an update? just got an admit from MIT but i still want Columbia (i was looking through the tracker and a number of people who did the interview on the same date as me already got results)
Well for those people who don't speak Chinese I will explain how I deduce this result here.
In China there is a famous intermediary agent for MFE application which assembles a large proportion of applicants, let's check its data.
For 2017Fall (finally a class of 100 students), they received 24 offers.
For 2018Fall (finally a class of 120 students), they received 32 offers.
For 2019Fall, this number is 21 for now.
As this agent has actually been booming these years we can figure out it does remain some positions.