Chances of getting into MFE or MFIN

I'm going into fourth year undergrad at a top Canadian school, and am looking to enter into one of the MFE or MFIN programs at CMU, Princeton, Sloan or similar schools. The following are my stats:

  • Studying pure math and computer science, took a few grad courses, 3.7 gpa overall, 3.9 major gpa.

  • Started a quant fund two years ago trading arbitrage and volatility with a few million aum.

  • Doing research in mathematical finance, hoping to get published soon.

  • Interned first year summer at a small quant prop.

My two worries are that I don't have any big internships, and my gpa isn't spectacular. Is there anything I should look to do to increase my chances?

All advice is appreciated.

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Comments (6)

Jun 11, 2021 - 2:11pm

You sound like a good candidate for a top program. Next step is to slaughter the GMAT or GRE.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 7:34pm

You are definitely among the top candidates. 

Why is your major GPA so much higher than your overall GPA?  Not a native speaker or bad at the humanities?  If so, I recommend brushing up before you write your essays

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