:Mathematics Specialties

Math Specialty Rankings: Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry

Ranked in 2008
1 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
2 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
3 University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
4 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
5 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
7 Yale University
New Haven, CT
8 Columbia University
New York, NY
9 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
10 University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Math Specialty Rankings: Analysis

Ranked in 2008
1 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
2 University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
4 University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
5 New York University
New York, NY
6 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
7 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Madison, WI
9 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
10 University of Texas--Austin
Austin, TX

Math Specialty Rankings: Applied Math

Ranked in 2008
1 New York University
New York, NY
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
3 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
5 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
6 Brown University
Providence, RI
7 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
9 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
University of Texas--Austin
Austin, TX

Math Specialty Rankings: Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

Ranked in 2008
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
2 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick
Piscataway, NJ
University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
4 University of California--San Diego
La Jolla, CA
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
6 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
7 Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
8 University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
9 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
10 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Math Specialty Rankings: Geometry

Ranked in 2008
1 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
4 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
6 SUNY--Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
7 Columbia University
New York, NY
8 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
9 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
10 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Math Specialty Rankings: Logic

Ranked in 2008
1 University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2 University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
3 University of Wisconsin--Madison
Madison, WI
4 Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
6 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Math Specialty Rankings: Statistics

Ranked in 2008
1 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
3 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
5 Iowa State University
Ames, IA
6 Duke University
Durham, NC
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
9 University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Math Specialty Rankings: Topology

Ranked in 2008
1 University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
3 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
4 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
6 Columbia University
New York, NY
7 University of Texas--Austin
Austin, TX
8 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
9 Yale University
New Haven, CT
10 Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

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Mathematics Specialties: Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry
Ranked in 2006*
1. Harvard University (MA)
2. University of California–Berkeley
3. Princeton University (NJ)
4. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
5. University of Chicago
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7. Columbia University (NY)
8. Yale University (CT)
9. University of Wisconsin–Madison
10. University of California–Los Angeles
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
12. Stanford University (CA)
13. Brown University (RI)
  Ohio State University
15. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ)
16. California Institute of Technology
  Northwestern University (IL)
  University of Texas–Austin
  University of Utah
20. University of California–San Diego
21. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Mathematics Specialties: Analysis
Ranked in 2006*
1. Princeton University (NJ)
2. University of California–Berkeley
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4. New York University
5. University of Chicago
6. University of California–Los Angeles
7. Stanford University (CA)
8. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
9. Harvard University (MA)
  Yale University (CT)
11. California Institute of Technology
12. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
13. University of Texas–Austin
  University of Wisconsin–Madison
15. Columbia University (NY)
16. Cornell University (NY)
17. Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)
18. University of Maryland–College Park
  Washington University in St. Louis
Mathematics Specialties: Applied Math
Ranked in 2006*
1. New York University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. California Institute of Technology
4. University of California–Los Angeles
5. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
6. Brown University (RI)
7. Princeton University (NJ)
8. Stanford University (CA)
  University of Texas–Austin
10. University of California–Berkeley
11. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
12. University of Maryland–College Park
13. Georgia Institute of Technology
  University of Arizona
15. Cornell University (NY)
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
17. Northwestern University (IL)
  University of Chicago
  University of Washington
20. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
21. Harvard University (MA)
22. University of Colorado–Boulder
23. North Carolina State University
  Rice University (TX)
25. University of Utah
Mathematics Specialties: Discrete Mathematics and Combinations
Ranked in 2006*
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Princeton University (NJ)
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ)
  University of California–San Diego
5. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
6. University of California–Berkeley
7. Georgia Institute of Technology
  Ohio State University
9. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
10. California Institute of Technology
11. Harvard University (MA)
  Stanford University (CA)
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
14. Emory University (GA)
  University of California–Los Angeles
  University of Memphis
Mathematics Specialties: Geometry
Ranked in 2006*
1. Harvard University (MA)
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Stanford University (CA)
4. University of California–Berkeley
5. Princeton University (NJ)
6. Columbia University (NY)
7. SUNY–Stony Brook
8. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
9. University of Chicago
10. New York University
11. University of Texas–Austin
12. University of California–Los Angeles
13. University of Pennsylvania
  Yale University (CT)
15. University of Maryland–College Park
16. Duke University (NC)
17. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  University of California–San Diego
19. University of Illinois–Chicago
Mathematics Specialties: Logic
Ranked in 2006*
1. University of California–Berkeley
2. University of California–Los Angeles
3. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
4. University of Wisconsin–Madison
5. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  University of Illinois–Chicago
7. Cornell University (NY)
  University of Notre Dame (IN)
9. Stanford University (CA)
10. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ)
Mathematics Specialties: Statistics
Ranked in 2006*
1. Stanford University (CA)
2. University of California–Berkeley
3. Harvard University (MA)
4. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  University of Wisconsin–Madison
6. Cornell University (NY)
  University of Chicago
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  University of Washington
10. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
11. Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)
12. Iowa State University
  Texas A&M University–College Station
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Mathematics Specialties: Topology
Ranked in 2006*
1. University of California–Berkeley
2. Princeton University (NJ)
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4. Harvard University (MA)
5. Stanford University (CA)
  University of Chicago
7. Columbia University (NY)
8. University of Texas–Austin
9. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
10. Cornell University (NY)
11. Yale University (CT)
12. University of Illinois–Chicago
13. Northwestern University (IL)
14. SUNY–Stony Brook
15. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
16. California Institute of Technology
  Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  University of Notre Dame (IN)

Applied Mathematics
Ranked in 2002*

Rank/School Average assessment score (5 = highest)
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.7
  New York University 4.7
3. California Institute of Technology 4.6
4. Stanford University (CA) 4.5
5. Brown University (RI) 4.4
  Princeton University (NJ) 4.4
  University of California–Berkeley 4.4
  University of California–Los Angeles 4.4
9. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 4.3
10. Cornell University (NY) 4.2
11. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 4.0
  University of Maryland–College Park 4.0
  University of Texas–Austin 4.0
14. Northwestern University (IL) 3.9
  Rice University (TX) 3.9
  University of Washington 3.9
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.9
18. Georgia Institute of Technology 3.8
  University of Chicago 3.8
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 3.8
21. Harvard University (MA) 3.7
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 3.7
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.7
  SUNY–Stony Brook 3.7
  University of Arizona 3.7
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.7
27. Duke University (NC) 3.6
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.6
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.6
  Yale University (CT) 3.6
31. North Carolina State University 3.5
  University of California–San Diego 3.5
33. Columbia University (NY) 3.4
  Indiana University–Bloomington 3.4
  Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.4
  Penn State University–University Park 3.4
  University of California–Davis 3.4
  Virginia Tech 3.4
39. Ohio State University 3.3
  Texas A&M University–College Station 3.3
  University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.3
  University of Utah 3.3
43. Boston University 3.2
44. Arizona State University 3.1
  University of California–Santa Barbara 3.1
  University of Delaware 3.1
47. Claremont Graduate University (CA) 3.0
  CUNY Graduate School and University Center 3.0
  Iowa State University 3.0
  University of California–Irvine 3.0
  University of Pennsylvania 3.0
  University of Southern California 3.0
  Washington University in St. Louis 3.0
54. Florida State University 2.9
  Michigan State University 2.9
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.9
  University of Pittsburgh 2.9
  University of Virginia 2.9
59. University of Houston 2.8
  University of Iowa 2.8
61. University of Florida 2.7
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 2.7
  University of Tennessee–Knoxville 2.7
64. Brandeis University (MA) 2.6
  New Jersey Institute of Technology 2.6
  SUNY–Buffalo 2.6
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 2.6
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.6
69. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.5
  Clemson University (SC) 2.5
  Colorado School of Mines 2.5
  Colorado State University 2.5
  Dartmouth College (NH) 2.5
  Emory University (GA) 2.5
  Oregon State University 2.5
  Polytechnic University (NY) 2.5
  University of Georgia 2.5
  University of Missouri–Columbia 2.5
  Washington State University 2.5