Top Mathematics Colleges

As a mathematics major, you’ll learn how contemporary mathematics can be used to describe the complex world around us. To do so, students take an array of challenging courses such as: Manifolds & Differential Forms, Differential Equations, Matrix Groups, Advanced Calculus, Discrete Structures, and Number Theory.

Earning a degree in mathematics will prepare students for a plethora of career options in sectors such as: actuarial science, computer science, software engineer, economist, and accountant.

What do you need to make it in a Mathematics program?

Mathematics majors need to be extremely strong students of—no surprise—advanced mathematics such as linear algebra and multivariable calculus. Possession of an analytical, logical mind that excels in problem-solving and critical thinking will lead to success within this major.

Your Mathematics College Checklist:

  • Are higher level math courses offered every semester?
  • Is there an independent project(s) or is independent research required as part of the degree?
  • Since many mathematicians hold advanced degrees, how do graduate schools view the undergraduate institutions you are considering?
  • How is your prospective college viewed by private and government employers in the various mathematics-related fields?
  • 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?

The Top Mathematics Colleges & Universities

Mathematics-related jobs can be competitive and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good position. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: MIT, Princeton, and Texas A&M. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Mathematics 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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