For Students Seeking a College Strong in Mathematics

College Transitions lists these schools in “Best Colleges for Mathematics.” Schools in bold also appear in a Princeton Review sampling, “Great Schools for Mathematics & Statistics Majors”:

Amherst College
Bowdoin College
Bryn Mawr College
Carleton College
College of the Holy Cross
Davidson College
Hamilton College
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Pomona College
Reed College
Swarthmore College
Williams College

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Rice University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stanford University
University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
Vanderbilt University
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University

Colorado School of Mines
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin - Madison

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However, the usual caution with liberal arts colleges for highly advanced in math students (college math beyond single variable calculus / calculus BC while in high school) is to carefully check the upper level course offerings. Highly advanced in math students often want to be able to take graduate level courses and do graduate level research activity as undergraduates. In addition, at least in math, they will not benefit as much from the smaller class sizes (if they consider smaller class sizes to be of benefit) of liberal arts colleges because they will already be beyond the larger lower level courses.

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Math is math - and while yes, in life there’s pedigree, if you are looking to get in industry, a math degree from most any school is going to help you. Wonderful major.

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