* As part of your application, you may submit a scanned copy of your transcript for the highest college or university degree you have earned. Upon acceptance into the Program, you are required to submit official transcripts, which are sent directly from your former college or university to WQU via postal mail or email. Official transcripts that are not in English will need to be evaluated by a member of NACES and submitted to the University for review. Please refer to the policy in the University Catalog.
** The Duolingo English Test, The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) is required of applicants whose native language is not English. The only exception is for applicants who have earned a degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English.
|Test||Cost||Minimum Passing Score|
|Duolingo English Test||$49 USD||100|
|TOEFL iBT||$180 USD (price may vary by country)||71|
|IELTS||$215–$240 USD (price may vary by country)||6.5|
|PTE Academic||$175–375 USD (price may vary by country)||50|
Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines financial theory, mathematics applications, engineering methods, and programming practices — making the field a good fit for students from a range of backgrounds.
We’ve found that students with undergraduate experience in mathematics and programming have the best rates of success in the Program, but we encourage those qualified, interested, and committed to apply.
The skills listed below are not required, but are a good indicator that you are a good fit for the Program:
WorldQuant University is accredited in the United States and must follow U.S. State Department regulations regarding sanctioned nations. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer our programs to students residing in the following countries: Crimean Peninsula, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
In the United States, online educational programs are regulated state by state. We are currently in the process of becoming officially authorized to serve students in all 50 states. Until then, we can offer our programs in the following states only:
Note: *We expect to add states to the list above in the coming months. To find out when new states are added, please check the website regularly.
|Start Date||Application Deadline|
|January 6||December 22|
|April 6||March 23|
|July 6||June 22|
|October 5||September 21|
WorldQuant University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, gender or sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
WorldQuant University is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Students requiring learning accommodations resulting from disability or injury should contact the Director of Admissions & Student Records. WQU provides accommodations based on medical or professional documentation submitted by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify to the institution prior to the start of class.