I have received admits from both of them. Please let me know your opinions/ suggestions
Thank you for your response. Yeah the CS dual option does seem tempting. However I do wish to work for prop shops/asset management firms. Not sure if I could get thoughPersonally, I'd prefer Gatech since there's a chance that you can get a Master in CS at the same time. However, if the brand name is your primary concern, or if you want to and/or think you can get into one of the prop shops in Chicago, maybe MSFM would be a better choice.
Yeah I do have a decent enough scholarship which would make the tuition fees more or less the same for both. Also I do have some relevant experience, but not particularly good at coding though.Furthermore if you were a recent graduate with no workex or with low programming experience gatech might be a good choice.
If you have workex and programming experience then uchicagos fast paced 15 month program is both economical timewise and money wise
U will also have the added advantage of chicago location.
Uchicago is the undisputed king of chicago unlike in nyc where u would be competeing with cmu columbia baruch nyu courant grads
It gets kind of hard to compete with them from a remote location of atlanta For gatech grads
There is also uchicago msfm industry lab where students do projects with top trafing firms etc
Its has been historically a sure shot way of getting into trading firms in chicago
will a school even let you do that? I don't think double master works the same as doing a double major if that's where you're goingPersonally, I'd prefer Gatech since there's a chance that you can get a Master in CS at the same time. However, if the brand name is your primary concern, or if you want to and/or think you can get into one of the prop shops in Chicago, maybe MSFM would be a better choice.
Yes the option is there but its not ms in cs its ms in csewill a school even let you do that? I don't think double master works the same as doing a double major if that's where you're going
Not to be rude to people who got admits but this year i have noticed people with good profiles who got admit to georgia tech cornell columbia even got waitlisted or rejected by nyunope... In their wait-list though. Waiting to hear from them soon for final decision. But I guess that would just add to my dilemma
Agreed. By the way, I do believe that some programs on the Quantnet rankings are not being very honest about their placement statistics. One should always take it with a grain of salt.Ok quantnet rankings are sometimes an overshoot and an undershoot.
Do your own research and talk to ppl on LinkedIn
If you think about it anyway these two programs are side by side in rankings and peer rating for uchicago is higher and average salary as well
And rankings are not absolute it depends on the situation as i said if you were a fresh graduate with no workex uchicago wouldnt be a good deal.
everything has an IF condition
Quantnet has their own if conditions for their rankings
You have to make ur own rankings mentally by using your own profile and preferences
And btw professors at uchicago are like amazing level there are like nearly 100 nobel laureates