Undergraduate CMU vs Rice vs UCB vs IC considering a likely future career in Financial Engineering

Hi all,

This is my first time posting on WSO. As an international student from China, I have received offers from Rice, CMU, and UCB for undergraduate studies in Stats/ Data Science over the past semester, and it has been quite difficult for me to make a decision on where to go. Both my parents work in financial sectors in Mainland China, and I have always held a great interest in the Quant insudtry.

Imperial College London also gave me an offer in mathematics, if that changes anything.

Could you monkeys please provide me with some insights given my context?

Thanks!

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