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Baruch College Earns #1 Ranking in QuantNet's Best Financial Engineering Programs

Second Consecutive Year in Top Spot by the MFE Program at Weissman School of Arts & Sciences

QuantNet 2018 Best Financial Engineering Programs Rankings

Baruch College’s Masters in Financial Engineering (MFE) program has ranked #1 for the second consecutive year in QuantNet’s survey of the “Best Financial Engineering Programs, Mathematical Finance” in North America.

The MFE program at Baruch College, which is part of the Department of Mathematics in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, shared the top ranking with UC Berkeley. Both schools finished with a total score of 100. The top five were rounded out respectively by Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, and Princeton University.

Throughout the years, Baruch College’s rankings has steadily risen in QuantNet’s survey, placing #1 in 2016; #2 in 2015; #4 in 2013; and #5 in 2011.

“Ranking #1 in 2016 and now in 2017 compared to other prestigious MFE programs throughout the United States and Canada is richly deserved recognition to the strength of our program,” said Dan Stefanica, PhD, co-director of Baruch’s MFE program. “It also reflects on the drive and accomplishments of our talented students and of our dedicated alumni.”

Accolades from Academics to the Trading Floor

In its description of Baruch College’s MFE program, QuantNet pointed to the high quality and relevancy of the academic instruction, along with the sophistication of the Wasserman Trading Floor in the Subotnick Financial Services Center.

“Over the years, the program has transformed from theoretical, mathematical focused into a practical, computational focused with many new cutting-edge courses being offered as a result of suggestions from its alumni, teaching adjuncts and industry connections. The program is known today for its emphasis on providing its graduates a very strong practical and technical training.”

QuantNet added, the Wasserman Trading Floor is “is one of the largest and most complete educational facilities of its kind. The Center introduces Baruch College students to economic, financial, journalism, and technology principles using professional market data systems and analytic software.”

For additional information about the program, as well as student and alumni reviews, go here.


The QuantNet rankings surveyed 29 master programs in Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance, and Quantitative Finance from September to November 2017 on admission statistics, placement success, and career services information. For more details about QuantNet’s methodology, read here.

QuantNet says the rankings “help prospective applicants decide where to apply and enroll in those master quantitative programs.” A complete list of the QuantNet rankings can be seen here.  

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