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Profile Evaluation + Program Recommendation

perspolis

Active Member
I'm currently a senior at a us top 50 institution, and I've already submitted the applications to a few MFE programs.

Since it's already late January and I haven't received any offers yet, could anyone give me some advice on what to do next?

Should I apply to other programs or can I just stick to my current choices and wait for the results? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Here is my profile:

Programs Applied: Baruch, Princeton, CMU, Columbia MFE, UCB, Stanford MCF, Cornell FE
Results so far: Declined by Baruch

Major: Math BS
GPA: 3.76
GRE: Q170+V156+AW4.0
Experiences: 1 quant related internship in Shanghai
Relevant Courses:
- Math: Multivariable calculus, Linear Algebra, ODE, PDE, Real Analysis, Probability, Math Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Time Series, Stochastic Calculus
- CS: Python, Algorithms, Machine Learning, NLP, Parallel Computing
- Finance: Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income Analysis, Quantitative Investment
Others: FRM Part 1 & 2, CFA L1 cleared, a few coursera certificates

Some of my concerns: I got a B- in stochastic processes and B+ in Real Analysis (got As in all other Math and CS courses)


Thanks!
 
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quantmba

Member
You have a stellar profile. The only additional thing that might help you is strong LORs and projects related to the stream that you want to get in to. I understand that it might be too late to amend your application so I would personally see the research done by faculty in your dream schools and reach out to them with questions / ideas about their papers. This can serve as a segue into you telling them that you have applied to their program. Hope this helps. Good luck!
 

perspolis

Active Member
You have a stellar profile. The only additional thing that might help you is strong LORs and projects related to the stream that you want to get in to. I understand that it might be too late to amend your application so I would personally see the research done by faculty in your dream schools and reach out to them with questions / ideas about their papers. This can serve as a segue into you telling them that you have applied to their program. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Thank you so much for your advice. That's very helpful.
 
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