cater99 wrote:I think getting into their master's program should not be hard, provided you have a decent GRE+GPA. But getting into Courant's PhD from its master's is really hard. Quoted from my undergraduate professor who got accepted by Courant when he applied, he said master's students do not receive much attention from the faculty and you will definitely need to do even better than your fellow PhD in your courses to impress the faculties.
For CUNY, not sure. But if any program like that provides you a lot of research opportunities, such as a thesis, then maybe that will help you a lot better, provided that your undergraduate GPA is decent.
ponchan wrote:It seems like it's fairly east to get into the MS program at Courant, as long as you are willing to go $120k in debt (or if you have rich parents). Also, from looking at profiles on this site of people who've done so, it doesn't seem like it necessarily sets one up for getting admitted to top programs, so who knows if it's really worth it.
What about Stony Brook? They don't require the mGRE.
ponchan wrote:CUNY grad center is good for pure, but I don't know anything about their applied program. I don't think it's a separate department. The one thing that's tricky with them is that their stipend is low (like $20 grand) for the cost of living in NY. But if you already live in NY, then it might be fine.
75 miles is a bit of a trek, yeah. Rutgers might be a bit closer, but I'm not sure how far you can travel outside the city.
ponchan wrote:I'm not sure if MS students are funded. You might consider applying for the PhD program, earn a masters, then decide if you want to continue on to a PhD, there or elsewhere. That way, you're still funded.
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