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2018 QuantNet Ranking of Best Financial Engineering Programs

Ranked by QuantNet in Dec 2017. The most comprehensive 2018 ranking of best Financial Engineering (MFE), Mathematical Finance programs in North America.

The 2018 QuantNet ranking of Financial Engineering, Quantitative Finance masters programs in North America provides detailed information on placement and admission statistics from top programs the region, making it uniquely valuable to the quant finance community at large.

The 2018 QuantNet rankings are best positioned to help prospective applicants decide where to apply and enroll in those master quantitative programs.

2018 Rankings Methodology
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Rank Program Total score Peer assessment score Employment rate at graduation Employment rate 3 months after graduation Average starting base salary (not including bonus) Average GRE Quant of admitted students Tuition Class Size
1 Baruch College, City University of New York
Financial Engineering
New York, NY
100 4.1 94% 100% $110,000 169.5 $40,980 (non-resident), $27,675 (resident) 36FT, 4PT
1 University of California, Berkeley
Financial Engineering
Berkeley, CA
100 4.2 84% 96% $108,286 168 $68,725 68FT
3 Carnegie Mellon University
Computational Finance
Pittsburgh, PA
98 4.3 68% 85% $100,939 169 $83,100 97FT
3 Columbia University
Financial Engineering
New York, NY
98 3.9 97% 100% $93,000 169 $69,696 99FT
5 Princeton University
Master in Finance
Princeton, NJ
97 3.7 100% 100% $115,000 169 $98,600 29FT
6 New York University
Mathematics in Finance
New York, NY
93 4.0 81% 100% $97,000 168 $70,000 41FT, 9PT
7 Columbia University
Mathematics of Finance
New York, NY
90 3.6 59% 89% $92,091 169.7 $66,520 97FT, 3PT
7 Cornell University
MEng, FE concentration
Ithaca, NY
90 3.9 61% 85% $90,000 169.4 $78,900 59FT
9 University of Chicago
Financial Mathematics
Chicago, IL
88 3.4 71% 97% $86,250 168 $76,572 75FT, 2PT
10 Georgia Institute of Technology
Quantitative and Computational Finance
Atlanta, GA
87 3.1 80% 100% $90,929 168.5 $57,111 (non-resident), $25,965 (resident) 46FT
11 University of Washington
Computational Finance & Risk Management
Seattle, WA
83 3.1 95% 95% $86,500 167 $40,950 (42 credits), $52,650 (54 credits) 32FT, 18PT
12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Finance
Cambridge, MA
82 3.5 64% 78% $84,164 168 $77,350 (12 months), $103,850 (18 months) 119FT
12 NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Financial Engineering
Brooklyn, NY
82 3.3 43% 76% $84,000 168.9 $59,690 162FT, 1PT
12 University of California, Los Angeles
Financial Engineering
Los Angeles, CA
82 3.4 52% 79% $90,000 168 $73,608 88FT
12 University of Toronto
Mathematical Finance
Toronto, Canada
82 3.4 74% 89% $85,000 N/A CAD 48,000 30FT
16 Boston University
Mathematical Finance
Boston, MA
81 3.1 68% 96% $80,200 169 $76,500 117FT
16 Rutgers University
Quantitative Finance
Newark, NJ
81 2.8 74% 88% $92,500 168 $60,149 (non-resident), $39,476 (resident) 59FT
18 Fordham University
Quantitative Finance
New York, NY
80 2.6 78% 89% $97,000 168 $60,000 68FT
18 University of Waterloo
Quantitative Finance
Waterloo, Canada
80 3.0 64% 86% $85,700 N/A CDN 15,330 10FT
20 North Carolina State University
Financial Mathematics
Raleigh, NC
76 2.6 83% 94% $87,500 168 $50,949 (non-resident), $27,738 (resident) 26FT
21 Illinois Institute of Technology
Mathematical Finance
Chicago, IL
74 2.7 45% 90% $90,000 167 $56,925 21FT
22 University of Illinois
Financial Engineering
Urbana, IL
72 2.7 34% 68% $87,500 167 $67,200 65FT
23 Rutgers University
Mathematical Finance
New Brunswick, NJ
67 2.7 35% 70% $66,230 167 $56,938 (non-resident), $32,302 (resident) 46FT, 3PT
23 University of Minnesota
Financial Mathematics
Minneapolis, MN
67 2.8 39% 74% $74,000 167.2 $39,040 (non-resident), $31,168 (resident) 31FT, 5PT
25 University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mathematical Finance
Charlotte, NC
64 2.4 53% 61% $86,000 166 $40,398 (non-resident), $20,247 (resident) 44FT, 6PT
26 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics
Troy, NY
55 2.4 18% 35% $66,111 166 $51,000 45FT
27 Claremont Graduate University
Financial Engineering
Claremont, CA
50 2.5 30% 40% $70,000 162 $76,080 15FT
NR Johns Hopkins University
Financial Mathematics
Baltimore, MD
2.7 67% 85% N/A 169 $78,255 30FT
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12/19/17
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