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YangXu

Active Member
C++
Hi everyone! I've recently been admitted by these two programs. I eagerly hope to know some opinions here.

I've found some pros and cons for both program.

NYU Mathfin:
Pros:
1. NY
2. Rigorous courses, recognized by the Street

Cons:
1. Despite employment rate, the quality of employment seems to go downward
2. Too much maths, I have doubt whether I can get through all of it

UCB MFE:
Pros:
1. Strong career service (btw the 65% rate mentioned in the review, is it true?)
2. Up-to-date course (like ML and other)

Cons:
1. Open on March, a little odd

Any suggestions are welcomed!
 

Michsund

Well-Known Member
C++
Hi everyone! I've recently been admitted by these two programs. I eagerly hope to know some opinions here.

I've found some pros and cons for both program.

NYU Mathfin:
Pros:
1. NY
2. Rigorous courses, recognized by the Street

Cons:
1. Despite employment rate, the quality of employment seems to go downward
2. Too much maths, I have doubt whether I can get through all of it

UCB MFE:
Pros:
1. Strong career service (btw the 65% rate mentioned in the review, is it true?)
2. Up-to-date course (like ML and other)

Cons:
1. Open on March, a little odd

Any suggestions are welcomed!
Did you decide? I think I would go to UCB.
 

nmbrcrnch

Member
IMO, NYU MathFin is the gold standard and UCB career placement has deteriorated in the past couple years. The UCB cohort is getting larger (79 students in 2019 to 93 students in 2020) and being located on the west coast is not an advantage. Many of the 2019 UCB grads are still looking for work. Better to be in NYC and develop your own network! So much easier to arrange coffee meetups and interviews.
 
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