Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

Leaders in the insurance and finance fields rely on actuaries to accurately assess risk in their daily and long-term decision-making. Those accepted into any of the schools on our list of Best Colleges for Actuarial Science will emerge with a deep understanding of mathematical and statistical principles and will be able to apply them in real-world situations. Industry professionals rank companies such as Chubb, Nationwide, New York Life, and USAA among the best companies for an actuary to work for. Graduates of the programs below can gain an inside edge on getting hired by the top companies in the industry. Our list includes highly-selective institutions like NYU, Michigan, and Notre Dame as well as many options for students without near-perfect credentials.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s actuarial science program. Click here to read our methodology. Finally, note that although some of the colleges featured below do not offer a formal major in actuarial science, their undergraduate offerings in this subject area are so strong that they warrant inclusion on our list.

Bentley University

Brigham Young University

Butler University

Clemson University

Drake University

Florida State University

Miami University

Michigan State University

New York University

Ohio State University

Ohio University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Rochester Institute of Technology

St. Joseph’s University

Temple University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Nebraska

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of St. Thomas

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Wisconsin – Madison

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