Thanks as well. These programs were not on my radar at all, and I appreciate you and HStencil flagging the most prominent ones.
I've jumped career paths a few times since graduating from a top US undergrad program (major: economics) with average grades. I did management consulting for 1.5 years (didn't like it), data analysis at a small-ish tech company for 1.5 years (liked it but got laid off when the company restructured), and for the past few years have been pursuing a moonshot career in comedy while holding a minimally taxing day job (executive assistant).
I've now decided to quit comedy and am considering grad school. Since I enjoyed my time as a data analyst, I think grad studies that would lead to a career in data science, aiming to use these skills at an organization or in a sector of US government aligned with EA goals, might make sense. I never did research in undergrad, so it's a real unknown for me and might be a nice option to keep open with my choice of program.
The options I'm considering are:
The only other piece of context is that I was fortunate to get a perfect score on the GRE. I'm not sure how far that goes with each of these programs, especially given my nontraditional path, but I hope it could help.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts you may have!