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Hi Everyone, 

After long time decision, I finally decide to go to UCB stat rather than Duke stat.

However, this last Friday, I got the AD from NYU DS, which is also my dream program.

I am a statistics major and only took 3 cs courses in data structure, python programming and VB.

I am not really sure weather my cs background is enough for ds program.

I am now an actuarial analyst outside US, and I hope I can work toward modeling in US(especially prefer to work in actuarial firm) after graduate from graduate school.

It sounds that NYU locates in better location for me. However, I have heard most financial companies in East side don't sponsor H1B.

Also, I my opinion, to work as an data analyst, it is more important to focus on explaining the models and reports.

CS skills are only tools and statistics methods are much important.

I am not really sure weather I illustrate the concept of data science correct.

In fact, I am confuse why most data science/ analytics programs have nearly 100% placement, which have better placement and average income than statistics programs.


Can anyone provide me some advice? Thank you!

Any advice and opinions for data science are appreciated!

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