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2021 Best Value Colleges for Applied Mathematics

23 Colleges
4,288 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,624 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Applied Mathematics School for You

Best Value Colleges for Applied MathematicsIn 2018-2019, 4,288 people earned their bachelor's in applied mathematics, making the major the #86 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Applied Mathematics ranking analyzed 23 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in applied math. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those applied math schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Applied Mathematics Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for applied math majors.

Top 10 Best Value Applied Mathematics Schools

#1

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stony Brook University. Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public college with a fairly large student population. SUNY Stony Brook did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list.

The average student at SUNY Stony Brook graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $30,701 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook is about $132,321. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, applied math graduates from SUNY Stony Brook carry an average student debtload of $18,602. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value applied mathematics schools. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNC Chapel Hill not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Chapel Hill is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,820. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill is $109,694. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Applied Math majors at UNC Chapel Hill take out an average of $15,077 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $149, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - Stout is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

It takes the average student at UW - Stout about 4.6 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,392. This means that the average student pays around $99,045 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Applied Math majors at UW - Stout take out an average of $22,399 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $251.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. UW Seattle did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list.

The average student at UW Seattle graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $36,058 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $152,886 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW Seattle. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, applied math graduates from UW Seattle carry an average student debtload of $15,655.

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#5

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Our rankings recognize Bryant University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield. Bryant did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list.

The average student at Bryant graduates in less than 4.0 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $43,976. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Bryant is $178,103. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Applied Math majors at Bryant take out an average of $23,692 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Washington State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at Wazzu about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,249. This means that the average student pays around $130,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, applied math graduates from Wazzu take out $20,107 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $211.

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#7

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Harvard also made our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list, coming in at #2.

At Harvard, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,655. This means that the average student pays around $110,085 to get a bachelor’s degree from Harvard. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of California - Berkeley landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value applied mathematics schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UC Berkeley, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics ranking.

It takes the average student at UC Berkeley about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,692. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley be around $179,733. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Applied Math majors at UC Berkeley take out an average of $16,489 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $164, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Brown University

Providence, RI

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Brown University. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence. Brown not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Applied Mathematics list.

It takes the average student at Brown about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,838. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Brown is $144,229. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, applied math graduates from Brown carry an average student debtload of $14,042. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $143, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of San Marcos.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Texas State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,274. This means that the average student pays around $111,418 to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas State. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that applied math majors at Texas State take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,676. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $246, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Applied Mathematics is one of 3 different types of Mathematics & Statistics programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mathematics 21,856
Statistics 4,428
Other Statistics 419

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 23 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Steven G. Johnson.

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