Math or Engineering Undergrad for a Quant?Subscribe
Trying to decide where to apply for undergrad right now. I really like STEM (especially math and chem), so that's why I was reading up a bit about quant jobs on Wall Street. Obviously I know it's pretty unlikely to land a quant job right out of undergrad, but I'd like some advice & past experience on which school/degree would better set me up for the future.
- Amherst College - I'd try to double major in Math & Economics (both BA's)
- Harvey Mudd College (Claremont college near LA, similar to Caltech) - I'd major in Engineering
- University of Toronto - I'd major in Chemical Engineering (much cheaper than 1. & 2. but I'm thinking getting a job in the States would be easier coming from an American college.. correct me if I'm wrong)
I'm getting recruited to both Amherst & HMC and admission at both is likely, so it's a matter of where I should apply ED. Harvey Mudd is the most expensive (and it's in LA - will that be a problem when applying for jobs on the east coast?), but I think an engineering degree will be really valuable, in case I decide I don't want to work on Wall St.
Thanks in advance.