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2017 Rankings of Best Financial Engineering Programs

The 2017 QuantNet ranking is the most comprehensive ranking to date of master programs in Financial Engineering (MFE), Mathematical Finance in North America.

The 2017 rankings now provide much greater detail on important categories, making it easier for prospective applicants to decide on where to apply and enroll.

With 30 programs selected for the 2017 rankings, QuantNet surveyed program administrators, hiring managers and quantitative finance professionals from financial institutions around the world for statistics reflecting student selectivity and graduate employment.

In addition, we rank the top 10 programs with the best employment outcomes and the 5 most improved programs.

DISCUSS - METHODOLOGY

Rank Program Total score Peer Assessment Score Student Selectivity Score Average GRE Quant score of admitted students Placement Success Score Tuition cost for the degree Class Size
1 Baruch College, City University of New York
Financial Engineering
New York, NY
100 4.0 99 169.5 93 $35,040 (non-resident), $24,315 (resident) 34FT, 6PT
1 Carnegie Mellon University
Computational Finance
Pittsburgh, PA
100 4.3 99 169.0 90 $81,300 99FT
1 University of California, Berkeley
Financial Engineering
Berkeley, CA
100 4.2 93 167.0 94 $66,084 69FT
4 Columbia University
Financial Engineering
New York, NY
99 4.0 98 168.3 92 $64,152 83FT
4 New York University
Mathematics in Finance
New York, NY
99 3.9 98 169.8 92 $63,552 30FT, 8PT
6 Princeton University
Master in Finance
Princeton, NJ
96 3.7 91 166.0 92 $78,700 32FT
7 Cornell University
MEng, FE concentration
Ithaca, NY
91 3.7 96 169.0 81 $75,000 64FT
8 Columbia University
Mathematics of Finance
New York, NY
90 3.7 99 169.7 78 $63,352 114FT
9 University of Chicago
Financial Mathematics
Chicago, IL
88 3.4 98 168.6 77 $75,000 75FT, 4PT
10 Georgia Institute of Technology
Quantitative and Computational Finance
Atlanta, GA
84 2.8 85 168.0 82 $56,067 (non-resident), $25,461 (resident) 36FT
10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Finance
Cambridge, MA
84 3.7 95 167.4 71 $73,164 114FT
12 University of Washington
Computational Finance & Risk Management
Seattle, WA
83 2.8 94 167.0 77 $39,690 (42 credits) - $51,030 (54 credits) 31FT, 26PT
13 Boston University
Mathematical Finance
Boston, MA
82 2.8 90 168.0 76 $73,164 104FT
13 NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Financial Engineering
Brooklyn, NY
82 3.0 98 169.0 71 $57,123 144FT, 3PT
13 University of California, Los Angeles
Financial Engineering
Los Angeles, CA
82 3.1 92 167.0 73 $60,756 80FT
13 University of Toronto
Mathematical Finance
Toronto, Canada
82 3.1 97 N/A 70 CAD 45,000 27FT
17 Rutgers University
Quantitative Finance
Newark, NJ
80 2.5 91 168.0 74 $59,057 (non-resident), $38,759 (resident) 55FT
18 Fordham University
Quantitative Finance
New York, NY
78 2.3 94 168.0 72 $56,500 44FT
18 North Carolina State University
Financial Mathematics
Raleigh, NC
78 2.4 78 166.0 78 $15,547 (non-resident), $8,286 (resident) 34FT
18 University of Waterloo
Quantitative Finance
Waterloo, Canada
78 2.8 94 N/A 67 CDN 14,685 34FT
21 Johns Hopkins University
Financial Mathematics
Baltimore, MD
77 2.5 99 170.0 65 $73,164 41FT
22 University of Illinois
Financial Engineering
Urbana, IL
73 2.8 84 167.0 64 $57,000 64FT
23 University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mathematical Finance
Charlotte, NC
71 2.2 77 165.0 67 $39,674 (non-resident), $19,917 (resident) 60FT, 34PT
24 Rutgers University
Mathematical Finance
New Brunswick, NJ
69 2.6 90 168.0 56 $55,700 (non-resident), $32,000 (resident) 23FT
25 Illinois Institute of Technology
Mathematical Finance
Chicago, IL
68 2.3 83 168.0 58 $56,925 20FT
26 University of Minnesota
Financial Mathematics
Minneapolis, MN
67 2.4 82 166.0 56 $37,920 (non-resident), $30,240 (resident) 28 FT, 6PT
27 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics
Troy, NY
64 2.2 84 167.0 51 $49,520 59FT
28 Claremont Graduate University
Financial Engineering
Claremont, CA
59 2.0 60 163.0 57 $73,880 18FT
NR Stevens Institute of Technology
Financial Engineering
Hoboken, NJ
56 2.1 44 N/A 58 $46,837 N/A

TOP 10 MFE PROGRAMS WITH BEST EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

RANK UNIVERSITY/PROGRAM PLACEMENT SUCCESS SCORE
1 University of California, Berkeley
Financial Engineering
Berkeley, CA
94
2 Baruch College, City University of New York
Financial Engineering
New York, NY
93
3 New York University
Mathematics in Finance
New York, NY
92
3 Princeton University
Master in Finance
Princeton, NJ
92
3 Columbia University
Financial Engineering
New York, NY
92
6 Carnegie Mellon University
Computational Finance
Pittsburgh, PA
90
7 Georgia Institute of Technology
Quantitative and Computational Finance
Atlanta, GA
82
8 Cornell University
MEng, FE concentration
Ithaca, NY
81
9 Columbia University
Mathematics of Finance
New York, NY
78
10 North Carolina State University
Financial Mathematics
Raleigh, NC
78

MOST IMPROVED MFE PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY/PROGRAM CHANGES FROM 2016 RANKINGS
1 North Carolina State University
Financial Mathematics
Raleigh, NC
+9
2 Georgia Institute of Technology
Quantitative and Computational Finance
Atlanta, GA
+6
3 Illinois Institute of Technology
Mathematical Finance
Chicago, IL
+4
4 NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Financial Engineering
Brooklyn, NY
+3
4 Fordham University
Quantitative Finance
New York, NY
+3
Published:
10/27/16
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