Would I be a competitive candidate in the USA?

Bryce Earner

New Member
Hi,

I went to a small-medium sized university in Canada for a BSc in Financial Mathematics with a minor in computer science. Graduated April 2019.

My cGPA was 3.61/4.00, however my GPA using just the final two years of undergrad is 3.9/4.0

I project my GRE score will be 155V/168Q.

I started work at the Bank of Canada directly after graduating doing work relevant to my degree. I intend to apply for Fall 2020 admission.

Given that I have a less than stellar cGPA and I am coming from Canada, would I be competitive at top Financial Engineering programs in the USA?
 

VIVIH

New Member
GPA/GRE certainly have some weights, but also depending on the background courses you took from Bachelor's (stats, cs, etc), projects/work experiences.
 

CGU MFE

New Member
Hi Bryce,

For Claremont Graduate University, you would definitely stand out as a viable candidate for our program. I can't speak on behalf of other institutions, but I can say that we also have a few prerequisites, some of which can be completed as part of your program or beforehand. This includes: Calculus I-III, Linear Algebra, Financial Accounting, Probability, and some programming background.

If you would like to speak more, feel free to contact our Assistant Director of Admissions Sean Gomez.

Thank you
 
Given that I have a less than stellar cGPA and I am coming from Canada, would I be competitive at top Financial Engineering programs in the USA?
I think so; 168Q is decent. Many FE students are international, so I don't think being from Canada would hurt you.

And also I definitely wouldn't settle for a program with an 11% placement rate charging 80k tuition that's soliciting applicants online.
 
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