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Overview for Actuarial Science

A program that focuses on the mathematical and statistical analysis of risk, and their applications to insurance and other business management problems. Includes instruction in forecasting theory, quantitative and non-quantitative risk measurement methodologies, development of risk tables, secondary data analysis, and computer-assisted research methods.

Careers for Actuarial Science Majors

A major in Actuarial Science is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Actuarial Science

Top 47 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Actuarial Science among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
 26
(3.5%)
Less Selective$25,160 
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Saint Louis, MO
 12
(2.2%)
Moderately Selective$20,994 
Bryant University
Smithfield, RI
 14
(1.9%)
Highly Selective$32,106 
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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, PA
 4
(1.8%)
Highly Selective$12,966 
University of St Thomas
Saint Paul, MN
 15
(1.2%)
Less Selective$26,304 
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, PA
 10
(1.2%)
Less Selective$20,560 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
 74
(1.0%)
Moderately Selective$26,670 
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University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
 44
(1.0%)
Highly Selective$21,912 
Bradley University
Peoria, IL
 11
(0.9%)
Less Selective$24,224 
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI
 5
(0.9%)
Moderately Selective$20,990 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.