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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.

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