Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics

Mastering the world of theoretical mathematics is one thing, but those studying Applied Mathematics are looking to translate their knowledge into solving real-world problems. Popular careers for Applied Mathematics majors include: statistician, actuary, auditor, financial analyst, and software engineer. At many universities, core courses within the major includes work in the disciplines of computer science, statistics, data science, engineering, as well as—of course—advanced math. Many of the schools on our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list are in the Ivy League or the UC system. However, East Coast public institutions such as Pitt and SUNY Stony Brook also cracked the list.

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

Brown University

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Harvard University

Johns Hopkins University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New York University

Northwestern University

Princeton University

Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Texas A&M University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of Colorado Boulder

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

University of Washington

Yale University

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