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How important is undergrad school in MFE apps?


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Hi everyone, I just joined and this is my first post here.

I was curious as to how important the rigour/prestige of the school I went to for undergrad matters in MFE applications. I go to an average at best state school ranked < 100 which I had chosen so I could compete in D1 athletics on a near full ride. It is a well known name across the board but not for academia.

Right now I have a 4.0 and will likely stay above a 3.9 before I graduate (I’m a sophomore). Haven’t taken the GRE yet but anticipating a Q168+. Also have an internship lined up this summer as a software engineer which will likely be cancelled because of COVID-19.

How badly does my school name screw me, if I will hopefully become a good candidate otherwise? This concerns top 10 programs.

went to a public school and got into nyu courant and heard ppl from my school go to CMU and columbia. You should be fine purely stats wise