• December 19, 2014

Doctoral Programs by the Numbers

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Applied 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
Brown U.
Applied Mathematics
3 9 7 16 4 15 9 19 2 6
California Institute of Technology
Applied and Computational Mathematics
8 19 10 20 5 23 23 30 4 15
Columbia U.
Applied Mathematics
7 18 3 13 25 31 16 26 12 19
Cornell U.
Applied Mathematics
3 10 3 12 3 15 8 19 3 12
Florida Institute of Technology
Applied Mathematics
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Georgia Institute of Technology
Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
11 19 13 21 1 4 12 25 19 23
Harvard U.
DEAS-Applied Mathematics
5 17 2 5 28 32 10 22 12 21
Iowa State U.
Applied Mathematics
22 28 21 25 2 14 9 22 25 31
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Applied Mathematics
2 5 2 8 9 21 16 26 5 17
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mathematical Sciences
18 23 17 23 3 12 2 8 20 25
New York U.
Applied Mathematics
6 17 7 17 10 28 23 29 3 14
North Carolina State U.
Applied Mathematics
21 28 21 26 16 29 4 10 21 25
North-
western U.

Applied Mathematics
4 12 3 12 6 20 29 32 4 16
Old Dominion U.
Computational and Applied Mathematics
32 33 32 33 22 30 26 31 22 30
Princeton U.
Applied and Computational Mathematics
1 1 1 1 1 6 7 16 1 3
Rice U.
Computational & Applied Mathematics
15 22 14 22 5 19 9 19 8 18
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
10 19 12 21 24 30 1 5 6 19
U. of Alabama at Birmingham and at Huntsville, and U. of Alabama
Applied Mathematics (a joint program)
29 31 28 33 17 29 7 14 29 33
U. of Arizona
Applied Mathematics
8 18 7 18 10 27 11 23 3 13
U. of California at Davis
Applied Mathematics
4 15 4 15 9 24 17 26 5 16
U. of California at Los Angeles
Applied Mathematics [Mathematics Program Specialization]
2 3 2 9 6 18 15 25 3 13
U. of Central Florida
Mathematics
28 31 25 29 7 25 18 26 26 33
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Applied Mathematics
6 17 9 20 4 15 29 32 10 19
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Applied Mathematics
32 33 27 32 32 33 24 29 26 31
U. of Iowa
Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences
21 27 22 26 13 28 6 13 18 23
U. of Louisiana at Lafayette
Mathematics
25 28 28 31 2 10 4 9 25 33
U. of Maryland at College Park
Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation
18 24 12 20 31 32 16 25 4 15
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Applied Mathematics
22 28 23 27 15 29 1 5 27 33
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Mathematics
21 27 22 27 8 20 1 4 22 26
U. of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
29 31 28 32 14 29 2 7 24 29
U. of Southern California
Applied Mathematics
11 20 9 19 14 28 10 23 7 19
U. of Texas at Austin
Computational and Applied Mathematics
4 15 3 12 13 28 33 33 6 19
U. of Washing-
ton

Applied Mathematics
4 13 5 15 18 29 29 32 1 4
Washing-
ton State U.

Mathematics
21 27 28 32 1 4 10 21 26 33
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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