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    Which colleges are best to attend for an actuarial science degree??? I am trying to go to school to be an actuary but I do not know which schools are best.

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    which country are you in now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kisha
    Which colleges are best to attend for an actuarial science degree??? I am trying to go to school to be an actuary but I do not know which schools are best.
    If you're that worried about the prestige factor and you're willing to go to the Midwest, go to Illinois State - Dr. O runs the program there, it's quickly becoming a *very* highly regarded program.

    In all honesty, having a degree in actuarial science from an ISU, U of Illinois or Georgia State doesn't matter as much as having a degree in actuarial science from Robert Morris, Towson, or Lebanon Valley - this isn't like the difference between getting an MBA from Harvard or Stanford as compared to getting an MBA from SIU-Carbondale. I went to SIU-C (which doesn't have a degree program) and got a B.A. in math and had only one exam passed - but I *knew* I wanted to be an actuary and after getting the 2nd exam passed got hired.

    As I like to joke, if I got hired after living in nowhere, Southern Illinois, going to SIU-C and not having an internship - there's hope for the rest of you.

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    Answer to the question is simple. University of Michigan- Ann Arbor all the way.

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    How often does this have to come up?

    Go to any university and get a degree in actuarial sciences, math, or statistics. Heck get a degree in finance. Do whatever you want but, make sure you take a full load of calculus, statistics and economics.

    The bottom line: get a degree and pass a few exams.

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    Get the VEEs while at it.

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    Hi I'm new here. I intend to study in US and the people in my college encourage me to further my actuarial science at Drake U. Now I wanna find out whether Drake U is good/famous for actuarial science?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    Hi I'm new here. I intend to study in US and the people in my college encourage me to further my actuarial science at Drake U. Now I wanna find out whether Drake U is good/famous for actuarial science?
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    Yes, Drake is definitely a good place to study, the program there is directed by Stuart Klugman, who is a very respected and well known actuary, and one of the authors of the Loss Models book used on exam M. But Drake is a private school, so it is expensive, and does not offer a graduate degree, to my best knowledge. If these two items are not obstacles for you, then Drake is a good place.

    There is a listing of colleges at the SOA web site, you might want to study it.

    I direct the program at Illinois State University, and if you have questions about our program, I welcome them. By the way, here are the universities that offer the most advanced both undergraduate and graduate programs according to the classification posted by the SOA, in the U.S.:

    Boston University
    University of Central Florida
    Florida State University
    Georgia State University
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Illinois State University
    University of Iowa
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Temple University
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    I am a bit surprised that Michigan, Connecticut and Nebraska are not on that list, but this may be a result of their limited graduate offerings.

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    I go to NJIT, and the program is rather good, but limited graduate programs, and undergraduate research opportunities are slim if you aren't into biology.

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