Top Actuarial Science Colleges

As an actuarial science major, you’ll acquire a deep understanding of mathematics and statistics related to financial risk-assessment. To do so, you will take courses in areas such as: Micro and Macroeconomics, Probability, Corporate Finance, Risk Theory, and Actuarial Mathematics.

Earning a degree in actuarial science will prepare students for careers in a variety of arenas that deal with risk-assessment including: insurance companies, financial institutions, or state, federal, or local governments.

What do you need to make it in an Actuarial Science program?

Future actuaries need to be strong in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and navigating data management software. Strengthening one’s writing skills and ability to speak publicly will also prove essential in college and in the field.

Your Actuarial Science College Checklist

  • How your prospective college is viewed by private and government employers in the field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty? Do they have direct connections to industry?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • Do undergraduate students have access to the premier laboratories or are they reserved for graduate/Ph.D. students?
  • How do students fare on the postgraduate licensure exams required to become an actuary?

The Top Actuarial Science Colleges & Universities

Actuarial Science is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: Bentley University, Louisiana State University, and Baruch College. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Actuarial Science Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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