Got accepted into the WashU MSF program, proceed or wait?

Blunder

New Member
Hello,

I've recently just got into the WashU quant finance program, I would say I was pretty lucky, as I'm an accounting major and I don't really have any math-related credentials going for me except for a good math score on the GMAT. However, reading online, it doesn't seem like their quant program is known for placing people into props/S&T/quants. Should I proceed with WashU, or wait and apply to other programs next year?
 

bigbadwolf

Well-Known Member
I would probably wait, not merely because of what you say about their placement stats but because it's unclear what the status of financial engineering is going to be next year.
 

Blunder

New Member
I would probably wait, not merely because of what you say about their placement stats but because it's unclear what the status of financial engineering is going to be next year.
The biggest problem for me is that, I'm not sure that if I can even get into other programmes. I'm not from a STEM background, and my GMAT verbal is abysmal (can't wrap my head around it). My current plan is to renegotiate for scholarships, and if not, a delayed admission. My GPA is good (3.9) but not much experience with coding either. My chances at these top schools (MIT, CMU, etc) are next to 0 due to a lack of a STEM background I feel like.
 

VPoneday

Member
I rejected WashU too because their program is too expensive and prob not quant enough
 

longgamma

Active Member
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The biggest problem for me is that, I'm not sure that if I can even get into other programmes. I'm not from a STEM background, and my GMAT verbal is abysmal (can't wrap my head around it). My current plan is to renegotiate for scholarships, and if not, a delayed admission. My GPA is good (3.9) but not much experience with coding either. My chances at these top schools (MIT, CMU, etc) are next to 0 due to a lack of a STEM background I feel like.
Hard to learn in quantitative programs without a good maths background. Have you looked at MS CS programs? You'd get into better professional programs and have a better outcome in terms of career. A lot of banks need good tech talent so you'd be a good fit there as well.
 
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