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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree School for You

Mathematics & Statistics is the #24 most popular major in the country with 49,748 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 202 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Mathematics & Statistics

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Our 2021 rankings named Brown University the best school in the United States for mathematics and statistics students working on their bachelor’s degree. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Notre Dame. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

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#4

Duke University

Durham, NC

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Duke University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best mathematics and statistics schools in the United States. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Cornell University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best mathematics and statistics schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#6

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

With a ranking of #6, Harvard University did quite well on this year’s best schools for mathematics and statistics students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree mathematics and statistics programs. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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#9

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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#10

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago ranked #10 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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Columbia University in the City of New York came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree mathematics and statistics programs. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy.

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#13

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill.

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#14

Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Amherst College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree mathematics and statistics programs. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

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#15

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

With a ranking of #15, University of Virginia - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for mathematics and statistics students working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

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#16

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

Hamilton College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Clinton.

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#17

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree mathematics and statistics programs. Located in the fringe town of Brunswick, Bowdoin is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#18

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mathematics and statistics students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

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#19

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Williams College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Williams is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Williamstown.

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#20

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #20, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for mathematics and statistics students working on their bachelor’s degree. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor.

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#22

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University ranked #22 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#23

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

Macalester College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Macalester is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #24, Southern Methodist University did quite well on this year’s best schools for mathematics and statistics students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mathematics and statistics students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools

#27

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
31 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
32 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
33 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
34 New York University New York, NY
35 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
36 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
37 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
38 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
39 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
40 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ

Mathematics & Statistics by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Mathematics & Statistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 30,684
Applied Mathematics 9,625
Statistics 8,953
Other Statistics 486

Majors Similar to Mathematics & Statistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 220,337
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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