Top Universities/Colleges for Mathematics


#1

What are the top Universities or Colleges for the study of mathematics?


#2

Depends on what degree level and on what career path is intended after college… in my opinion…

If the career path is technically oriented… then I’d steer towards a technology school (ie engineering based… MIT, etc)…
If the career path is academic (wanting to teach at the college level), then maybe a liberal arts college would be perfect…


#3

Depends upon what field of specialization and career plans.

Can you be more specific?


#4

This is very very early in the searching phase and there are no definite career plans at this point. However, there is a desire for at least BA/BS level degree in mathematics–perhaps more applied and engineering oriented, perhaps more academic and teacher oriented.
Midwest is preferred but not required.


#5

I’m biased as an engineer with a minor in mathematics…
But I would suggest steering towards a technical school… there are many public universities with very strong programs.

I suggest technical because it’s easy to see a career application with your degree (outside of academia)… and job recruiters would come to you if you were well-positioned at a technical college…

Here’s a good resource for research!
colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php


#6

Honestly, unless they want to go into top tier research or tenured professor, your state university system is probably just fine. Even then, many successful academics come out of state programs.

I majored in math, with curriculum and instruction to be a secondary teacher, and I went to a state school. I have friends that went through the same program with me and their jobs include a couple of high school teachers, a college professor, an FBI job (doing I am not sure what… classified), and homemaker who does free lance graphic design work.

If you REALLY want top, top, top-- something that would get you a job in cutting edge research or some extremely lucrative statistics/analytics job:

UC Berkeley
Stanford
MIT

But honestly, everyone I know who has math degrees, statistics degrees, and computer science degrees went to state schools.


#7

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