• July 29, 2014

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Mathematics

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Mathematics
22 54 24 59 35 89 24 51 40 70
Auburn U.
Mathematics
118 125 115 124 42 93 15 44 120 126
Baylor U.
Mathematics
56 82 61 78 1 19 119 123 68 116
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Mathematical Science
64 89 85 109 3 27 16 41 74 104
Boston U.
Mathematics
13 34 15 43 14 66 14 38 24 53
Bowling Green State U.
Mathematics
61 90 85 111 1 31 7 23 87 114
Brandeis U.
Mathematics
21 57 16 54 19 75 29 72 16 42
Brown U.
Mathematics
9 27 12 44 7 39 7 24 10 37
California Institute of Technology
Mathematics
5 20 4 22 23 91 18 54 9 32
Carnegie Mellon U.
Mathematical Sciences
19 48 26 59 5 41 61 95 27 54
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Mathematics
100 120 71 96 121 126 101 115 57 95
Claremont Graduate U.
Mathematics
88 111 79 108 126 127 106 117 80 116
Clemson U.
Mathematical Sciences
84 105 76 107 47 98 60 89 58 86
Colorado State U.
Mathematics
111 125 100 121 86 121 40 76 85 120
Columbia U.
Mathematics
5 17 4 22 32 91 27 61 9 25
Cornell U.
Mathematics
15 42 21 55 7 43 87 109 12 37
Dartmouth College
Mathematics
65 90 80 107 7 51 90 108 78 108
Duke U.
Mathematics
13 38 19 57 6 45 108 118 14 47
Emory U.
Mathematics
53 84 58 83 6 66 19 52 71 104
Florida State U.
Mathematics
50 88 30 72 86 117 23 57 50 82
George Washing-
ton U.

Mathematics
96 116 99 119 39 107 14 38 99 120
Georgia Institute of Technology
Math
27 60 18 52 62 105 51 91 24 52
Harvard U.
Mathematics
1 4 3 9 1 14 26 67 2 5
Howard U.
Mathematics
66 94 99 122 74 119 4 10 112 127
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Mathematics
12 32 16 45 22 84 42 80 14 39
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Mathematics
90 113 81 108 38 108 113 120 72 110
Iowa State U.
Mathematics
69 96 81 114 3 43 35 70 70 99
Johns Hopkins U.
Mathematics
56 83 53 79 39 97 66 96 39 63
Kansas State U.
Mathematics
85 108 102 121 3 71 23 67 65 96
Kent State U. Main Campus
Pure Mathematics
62 89 70 100 16 63 46 82 57 90
Lehigh U.
Mathematics
105 122 122 125 24 79 80 105 101 125
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Mathematics
55 87 62 95 26 84 25 59 51 79
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Mathematics
4 11 4 19 13 57 39 78 5 11
Michigan State U.
Mathematics
24 52 20 51 87 117 8 28 11 43
Michigan Technological U.
Mathematical Sciences
58 88 68 98 72 120 1 8 66 105
Mississippi State U.
Mathematical Sciences
110 126 82 106 120 127 1 7 87 126
Montana State U. at Bozeman
Mathematics
101 120 97 116 33 101 107 118 106 125
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Mathematical Sciences
61 90 73 102 80 118 3 10 73 115
New York U.
Mathematics
1 4 1 2 15 89 50 93 2 6
North Carolina State U.
Mathematics
41 73 34 73 20 77 95 112 50 75
North-
eastern U.

Mathematics
58 87 54 81 19 80 124 127 44 69
Northern Illinois U.
Mathematical Sciences
118 126 114 123 42 102 57 87 115 126
North-
western U.

Mathematics
39 74 34 70 12 66 55 89 29 57
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Mathematics
52 82 42 73 90 119 32 75 18 46
Ohio U. Main Campus
Mathematics
105 121 116 124 63 110 84 109 108 125
Oregon State U.
Mathematics
99 120 78 105 120 126 88 106 81 111
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Mathematics
5 16 5 26 32 86 10 33 5 16
Princeton U.
Mathematics
1 3 1 3 3 25 39 78 1 4
Purdue U. Main Campus
Mathematics
26 59 22 55 105 122 8 25 12 42
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mathematics
20 57 21 57 26 103 14 39 26 67
Rice U.
Mathematics
55 84 55 84 42 92 92 111 32 57
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Mathematics
14 41 10 30 36 96 55 89 12 36
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Mathematics
105 122 115 124 62 110 5 23 109 122
Stanford U.
Mathematics
3 9 3 12 5 36 36 79 4 9
State U. of New York at Albany
Mathematics
100 118 106 120 67 114 117 122 101 124
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Mathematics
24 63 19 59 52 102 41 86 13 42
Stevens Institute of Technology
Mathematics
89 113 110 124 14 90 33 68 113 125
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Mathematics
34 78 33 79 9 61 55 89 50 81
Temple U.
Mathematics
67 95 77 107 3 42 16 45 83 114
Texas A&M U.
Mathematics
19 55 12 45 79 111 25 65 12 41
Texas Tech U.
Mathematics
98 118 102 121 23 79 33 64 88 114
Tufts U.
Mathematics
82 104 88 109 47 114 13 34 72 113
Tulane U.
Mathematics
99 122 82 113 97 120 37 71 101 123
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Mathematics
107 120 102 114 75 114 10 32 99 119
U. of Alabama
Mathematics
82 102 78 100 29 91 8 23 84 115
U. of Arizona
Mathematics
21 53 16 47 36 97 76 100 20 48
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Mathematics
105 125 107 123 31 117 85 107 82 116
U. of California at Berkeley
Mathematics
3 8 3 10 35 89 110 120 1 3
U. of California at Davis
Mathematics
9 33 5 24 24 89 99 114 16 47
U. of California at Irvine
Mathematics
11 34 4 16 105 120 60 90 20 52
U. of California at Los Angeles
Mathematics
13 31 22 49 56 100 104 117 8 28
U. of California at Riverside
Mathematics
83 108 73 109 34 97 89 106 73 104
U. of California at San Diego
Mathematics
13 34 13 36 20 77 119 123 10 28
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Mathematics
24 57 28 65 14 60 104 116 25 54
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Mathematics
77 107 32 69 92 118 89 108 67 101
U. of Chicago
Mathematics
27 57 41 71 25 79 93 113 12 39
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Mathematical Sciences
92 112 91 112 102 125 8 26 71 105
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Mathematics
112 125 94 116 113 123 118 122 76 104
U. of Connec-
ticut

Mathematics Ph.D.
75 98 73 101 27 89 71 98 71 98
U. of Delaware
Mathematics
11 40 7 33 52 102 16 44 20 54
U. of Florida
Mathematics
50 82 32 66 46 106 25 62 35 63
U. of Georgia
Mathematics
71 96 73 99 35 97 37 71 53 77
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Mathematics
123 127 117 125 86 117 126 127 87 114
U. of Houston main campus
Mathematics
33 68 41 72 1 32 2 12 61 98
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Mathematics
31 68 31 71 65 106 11 32 16 51
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Mathematics
17 47 12 36 105 121 53 88 12 36
U. of Iowa
Mathematics
39 65 64 85 4 44 31 61 58 87
U. of Kansas
Mathematics
34 76 30 72 27 93 16 47 49 80
U. of Kentucky
Mathematics
28 57 37 67 3 30 99 116 37 69
U. of Maryland at College Park
Mathematics
25 50 13 30 101 120 105 118 13 38
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Mathematics
15 47 8 32 32 96 85 106 25 56
U. of Memphis
Mathematics
68 94 75 104 47 106 8 20 106 123
U. of Miami
Mathematics
52 87 33 71 64 114 65 91 63 98
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Mathematics
7 20 6 23 27 83 54 88 4 12
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Mathematics
30 58 25 54 56 104 18 55 19 46
U. of Mississippi
Mathematics
126 127 126 127 3 63 20 46 126 127
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Mathematics
37 62 34 62 13 70 19 51 48 71
U. of Missouri at Rolla
Mathematics
93 115 79 107 112 123 89 110 77 114
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Mathematics
45 72 63 91 14 69 72 99 66 100
U. of New Hampshire
Mathematics
78 108 64 89 116 126 1 5 79 120
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mathematics
41 76 41 77 30 97 24 60 48 77
U. of North Texas
Mathematics
88 115 68 98 75 123 44 80 85 115
U. of Notre Dame
Mathematics
10 27 15 40 2 32 56 88 19 49
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Mathematics
85 105 88 115 71 112 23 57 66 94
U. of Oregon
Mathematics
30 61 28 61 38 101 123 125 36 68
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Mathematics
25 54 33 65 11 56 70 100 17 42
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Mathematics
34 63 35 64 25 94 34 71 28 55
U. of Rhode Island
Mathematics
91 117 108 125 2 35 73 100 112 126
U. of Rochester
Mathematics
18 64 13 59 14 106 32 70 37 78
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Mathematics
77 103 58 84 113 125 28 67 58 87
U. of South Florida
Mathematics
104 121 97 115 78 114 22 59 93 116
U. of Southern California
Mathematics
49 86 32 71 34 98 124 127 45 74
U. of Tennessee
Mathematics
36 62 43 69 25 81 72 97 39 65
U. of Texas at Austin
Mathematics
12 32 9 29 40 94 120 124 9 30
U. of Toledo
Mathematics
118 126 125 127 26 104 3 15 98 120
U. of Utah
Mathematics
38 71 25 62 31 100 59 89 42 67
U. of Vermont
Mathematical Sciences
59 101 47 76 31 97 76 105 59 112
U. of Virginia
Mathematics
24 56 39 74 2 33 64 91 50 74
U. of Washing-
ton

Mathematics
29 59 26 60 38 90 100 115 26 50
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Mathematics
6 16 6 22 28 84 71 100 6 15
U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Mathematics
94 119 73 110 85 113 46 85 76 109
Vanderbilt U.
Mathematics
11 31 21 55 1 24 42 83 17 48
Virginia Tech
Mathematics
52 82 63 90 11 60 31 65 61 93
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Mathematics
60 90 62 97 26 77 84 106 55 78
Wayne State U.
Mathematics
62 91 71 97 9 75 1 8 79 115
Western Michigan U.
Mathematics
72 97 101 117 1 51 70 93 75 110
Yale U.
Mathematics
5 13 4 13 9 61 29 75 4 11
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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