Interview : Acceptance Ratio

PongoShib

New Member
Hi, I was wondering if there was any data available on what fraction of interviewees received acceptances for mfe programs. any insight would be helpful
 

Onegin

Active Member
C++ Student
It's some function f(NumberApps,AcceptanceRate,AdminTeamSize)? 50% is the rough number in my head, but I have no idea where that came from or why I have that impression. Maybe that's likely to change with more schools using video essays as a way to screen.
 

noether-skolem

New Member
Princeton's email mentioned that they invited 100 candidates for interview, so if we take something like 25-35 as in previous years' number of admitted students, that'd be around 25-35% rate of admission among the interviewees.

I don't recall ever seeing the number of interviewed applicants from other programs like Columbia, CMU, Berkeley etc. Considering how little we know I think it's better to not worry about it (not like you can do anything after taking the interview anyway) and focus your attention elsewhere. I have to admit I'm still tempted to check Quantnet forums to see if others heard back from any of those programs I've applied to though. :whistle:
 

Onegin

Active Member
C++ Student
Princeton's email mentioned that they invited 100 candidates for interview, so if we take something like 25-35 as in previous years' number of admitted students, that'd be around 25-35% rate of admission among the interviewees.

I don't recall ever seeing the number of interviewed applicants from other programs like Columbia, CMU, Berkeley etc. Considering how little we know I think it's better to not worry about it (not like you can do anything after taking the interview anyway) and focus your attention elsewhere. I have to admit I'm still tempted to check Quantnet forums to see if others heard back from any of those programs I've applied to though. :whistle:
Being on the other side, it would have been way smarter for me to use the time I spent worrying and wondering reading quant interview questions
 

Nth Root of N

New Member
Princeton's email mentioned that they invited 100 candidates for interview, so if we take something like 25-35 as in previous years' number of admitted students, that'd be around 25-35% rate of admission among the interviewees.

I don't recall ever seeing the number of interviewed applicants from other programs like Columbia, CMU, Berkeley etc. Considering how little we know I think it's better to not worry about it (not like you can do anything after taking the interview anyway) and focus your attention elsewhere. I have to admit I'm still tempted to check Quantnet forums to see if others heard back from any of those programs I've applied to though. :whistle:
It's going to be difficult to find a distraction for the next month (with regards to Princeton post-interview).
 
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