By its nature of the reviews, people with positive experience in the program (found internship/job) would be more willing to write a positive review. A lot of domestic students fall in this camp.I've talked to a couple of (international) students in the program, and they say the placements are very bad for them (that, most of them can't land a job here in the US and have to go back to their own countries). On the other hand, the Quantnet reviews + posts seem to suggest quite the opposite.
One of the bigger reasons why I'm considering the second degree is because I only need to take one more semester to finish both programs. If I take only stats, I can finish a semester early, but I feel like I'd be in a better position in the job market with both degrees.
I'm considering a second degree at Rutgers MSMF (currently in Stats program)
It seems like the administrative staff are very unfriendly,
Carla (supposedly the careers person) finally replies after 5 emails and two unanswered phone calls in two weeks. Ana (the program admin) doesn't respond at all. The program director (Dr Feehan) doesn't respond either.
It doesn't only 'cost' you one semester. You'll be taking almost twice as many courses as you would for just the MS Stats (I think you will actually be able to double count 1 or 2 of them, btw), which is expensive and the courses themselves are fairly time-consuming.
That time 'in-semester' could be useful in taking a lighter (and cheaper) course-load and trying to get some industry related experience, even if it is unpaid (though I imagine you could find something paid).
Although getting paid to work during the semester's not an option for me (as I'm an international)