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Columbia MSOR Columbia MSFE reject, redirected to MSOR

JDawg

Active Member
JDawg You interviewed this week?
Yeah on Monday. At the end of the interview I asked when to expect to hear back. She didn't even mention this March 30 date. Based on her answer, I would expect a response on either Friday or sometime early next week.
 

Chashu

Active Member
Gr8..I had spoken last week, so I guess they realized now they wont need much time :P .. let me know if u hear anything..atb :)
 

TRYHARD

Member
Hey guys, I know it seems obvious now after looking at the above conversation; however, I would like confirm whether my observation is correct. So, here is my question: is the following statement true?
- If I don't receive an invitation for an interview for MSOR program, then I am rejected.
(equivalently, every admitted applicant went through the interview process for MSOR program)

The reason why I am asking this question is obviously that I directly applied to MSOR program and have not received an invitation for an interview. So, if the above statement is true, then I have to give up and decide among programs where I am admitted.

Thanks,
 

sgmfof

Active Member
Hey guys, I know it seems obvious now after looking at the above conversation; however, I would like confirm whether my observation is correct. So, here is my question: is the following statement true?
- If I don't receive an invitation for an interview for MSOR program, then I am rejected.
(equivalently, every admitted applicant went through the interview process for MSOR program)

The reason why I am asking this question is obviously that I directly applied to MSOR program and have not received an invitation for an interview. So, if the above statement is true, then I have to give up and decide among programs where I am admitted.

Thanks,
I was directed from MFE to MSOR but I also have not received an invitation for interview, if they want to reject me immediately then why bother to redirect right? I hope they are still interviewing more, obviously the 430 is only up to now, when I emailed to ask they immediately reply that they are reviewing my application and not a regret email so I hope there is still a chance though slim
 

susanvilla

Member
I had the same doubt until i randomly checked some of them on Linkedin and found out that they are all 2011-2012 class.
Such big a class size is really a disaster. But it is said that the class size this year would be 100-120. Do you think it is reliable or just their pretext?
 

JDawg

Active Member
Damn, looks like somebody's got an interview scheduled for Monday now. So I guess this means that we wont get a decision until next week. Was really hoping to hear back today :-\
 

susanvilla

Member
Damn, looks like somebody's got an interview scheduled for Monday now. So I guess this means that we wont get a decision until next week. Was really hoping to hear back today :-\
Yeah, I emailed the department and they replied that the result would come out by 3/30. The only thing we can do is waiting.
 

Tang

New Member
they sent out MFE results at the last moment as they promise, so i guess they will do the same for MSOR...
 

remylebeau

NYU MSMF
catchuec
THANK YOU. You've just done us a great service giving us a closer look of the Columbia scene. The shift toward Masters in CS is quite consistent with what I've been hearing, and their recruitment condition is probably expected from a brand-based generalist program.

Hey dude. I keep hearing of Columbia's MSFE program being labelled as a "brand-based generalist program", and I'd like to find out more about the reasons behind this coz I may be going to Columbia MSFE this year. I'm guessing that by "generalist", you mean that the program is lacking in depth? Can I also assume that in contrast, programs such as NYU MSMF and CMU MSCF are more specialized?

I've done a quick side-by-side comparison of the courses offered by each of the three programs - Columbia MSFE, NYU MSMF and CMU MSCF. Admittedly, course names and descriptions may not be truly reflective of the depth of the syllabus, but it's a starting point. From my comparison, it's not immediately evident that Columbia MSFE is lacking in subject depth. (Although it is evident that CMU MSCF has more computing courses than either of the other two.)

What am I missing? Why does it seem to be such common knowledge that Columbia MSFE is not as specialized as the other two? Hope that you can help shed some light on this. I wish to learn as much as possible during my time in the program, and I don't want to waste time learning generalist fluff, so I'd really appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
 
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