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.