Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

1,633

Graduates Per Year

$68K

Average Salary

#167

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

1,633

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

109

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

167

Actuarial Science

1,633

168

Community Organization and Advocacy

1,625

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

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Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Great Lakes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

By State

Illinois

DePaul University

By Conference

Big Ten Conference

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

By School

University of California-Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as an actuary, chief financial officer, or business insurance underwriter sounds interesting, then a degree in actuarial science may just be for you. You could even become the risk master you don't want to play cards with!

POPULARITY

Actuarial science is the 167th most popular degree in America, with 1,633 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #168 Community Organization and Advocacy.

The degree is offered at a total of 109 colleges across the nation, and is the 151st most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 5% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that in the neighborhood of three in every seven colleges offering actuarial science are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The great lakes produces the most actuarial science graduates, largely led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Illinois ranks highest, with particular help from DePaul University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

All that being said, no individual school produces more actuarial science graduates than University of California-Los Angeles, which graduated 103 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study actuarial science). More students studied actuarial science as a percentage of total students at Drake University than any other college.

We wish you luck on your college search. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Actuarial Science list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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University of California-Santa Barbara

#1 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Santa Barbara, CA

www.ucsb.edu

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Rating

30%

Acceptance

27,685

Students

# 12

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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Drake University

#2 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Des Moines, IA

www.drake.edu

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Rating

68%

Acceptance

5,626

Students

# 156

Ranking

$42,694

Tuition

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#3 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

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Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

# 21

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

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University of Connecticut

#4 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

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Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

# 25

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

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Ohio State University-Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

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Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

# 39

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#6 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Lincoln, NE

www.unl.edu/

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

28,686

Students

# 94

Ranking

$24,000

Tuition

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

#7 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

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Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

# 14

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

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Temple University

#8 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

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Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

# 67

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

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University of Pennsylvania

#9 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

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Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

# 8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

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Purdue University-Main Campus

#10 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

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Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

# 26

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

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Bentley University

#11 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Waltham, MA

www.bentley.edu

A+

Rating

47%

Acceptance

5,735

Students

# 59

Ranking

$50,060

Tuition

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Florida State University

#12 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

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Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

# 32

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

#13 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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New York, NY

www.baruch.cuny.edu

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Rating

43%

Acceptance

22,091

Students

# 50

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

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New York University

#14 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

# 25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

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Maryville University of Saint Louis

#15 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Saint Louis, MO

www.maryville.edu

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

12,138

Students

# 483

Ranking

$26,070

Tuition

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University of St Thomas

#16 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Saint Paul, MN

www.stthomas.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

11,201

Students

# 220

Ranking

$44,780

Tuition

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Butler University

#17 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Indianapolis, IN

www.butler.edu

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Rating

73%

Acceptance

5,863

Students

# 144

Ranking

$41,370

Tuition

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Lebanon Valley College

#18 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Annville, PA

www.lvc.edu

B

Rating

80%

Acceptance

2,149

Students

# 342

Ranking

$43,650

Tuition

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Siena College

#19 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Loudonville, NY

https://www.siena.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

3,516

Students

# 249

Ranking

$38,055

Tuition

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Michigan State University

#20 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

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Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

# 41

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

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The University of Texas at Dallas

#21 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

# 64

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

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Arcadia University

#22 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Glenside, PA

https://www.arcadia.edu

B-

Rating

66%

Acceptance

4,268

Students

# 383

Ranking

$43,740

Tuition

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St John's University-New York

#23 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Queens, NY

www.stjohns.edu

B+

Rating

72%

Acceptance

23,679

Students

# 247

Ranking

$41,900

Tuition

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Texas Christian University

#24 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

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Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

# 98

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

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Saint Joseph's University

#25 Best Colleges for Actuarial Science

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Philadelphia, PA

https://www.sju.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

8,805

Students

# 145

Ranking

$46,350

Tuition