Best Graduate Mathematics Programs

Ranked in 2018 | Best Graduate Mathematics Programs Rankings Methodology

A graduate degree in mathematics can help students hone their skills in a specialty area, from algebra and number theory to discrete mathematics and combinatorics. These are the best graduate-level math programs. Each school's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.

Specialty
Rank School name Score
#1
Overall Score:
Princeton University 

Princeton, NJ

5.0
#2Tie
Overall Score:
Harvard University 

Cambridge, MA

4.9
#2Tie
Overall Score:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Cambridge, MA

4.9
#2Tie
Overall Score:
Stanford University 

Stanford, CA

4.9
#2Tie
Overall Score:
University of California—​Berkeley 

Berkeley, CA

4.9
#6
Overall Score:
University of Chicago 

Chicago, IL

4.8
#7Tie
Overall Score:
Columbia University 

New York, NY

4.7
#7Tie
Overall Score:
University of California—​Los Angeles 

Los Angeles, CA

4.7
#9Tie
Overall Score:
California Institute of Technology 

Pasadena, CA

4.6
#9Tie
Overall Score:
New York University 

New York, NY

4.6
#9Tie
Overall Score:
Yale University 

New Haven, CT

4.6
#12
Overall Score:
University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor 

Ann Arbor, MI

4.5
#13
Overall Score:
Cornell University 

Ithaca, NY

4.4
#14Tie
Overall Score:
Brown University 

Providence, RI

4.3
#14Tie
Overall Score:
University of Texas—​Austin 

Austin, TX

4.3
#16Tie
Overall Score:
Duke University 

Durham, NC

4.2
#16Tie
Overall Score:
University of Pennsylvania 

Philadelphia, PA

4.2
#16Tie
Overall Score:
University of Wisconsin—​Madison 

Madison, WI

4.2
#19Tie
Overall Score:
University of California—​San Diego 

La Jolla, CA

4.1
#19Tie
Overall Score:
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign 

Urbana, IL

4.1
#19Tie
Overall Score:
University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 

Minneapolis, MN

4.1
#22Tie
Overall Score:
Johns Hopkins University 

Baltimore, MD

4.0
#22Tie
Overall Score:
Northwestern University 

Evanston, IL

4.0
#22Tie
Overall Score:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick 

Piscataway, NJ

4.0
#22Tie
Overall Score:
University of Maryland—​College Park 

College Park, MD

4.0

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