Best Colleges for Data Science and Analytics

There has never been a better time in all of human history to be a “quant nerd.” The past decade has seen a near-universal celebration of data and analytics in business, finance, sports, entertainment, technology, and just about any other field you could name. Those who rule Wall Street, retail, athletics, politics, etc. generally rely on data analysis, modeling, and “big data” systems to guide their actions. To study data science and analytics in college, you’ll need a solid foundation of computer science and advanced math skills, but you won’t necessarily need Ivy-level credentials. Many of our Best Colleges for Data Science and Analytics will open their doors to good-but-not-perfect candidates.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s data 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 data science and/or data analytics, their undergraduate offerings in this subject area are so strong that they warrant inclusion on our list.

Boston University

California Institute of Technology

Case Western Reserve University

Cornell University

Davidson College

Denison University

Drexel University

Duke University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Macalester College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Rice University

Stanford University

Tufts University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego

University of Chicago

University of Georgia

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

Wesleyan University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University

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