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Applicants may choose to take the GRE General and Math Subject exams, or submit scores from previous years. However, due to safety concerns there is no expectation that GRE scores will be part of any application, and applications without GRE exam scores will be given full consideration without prejudice.

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Pursue a degree or take courses in math or applied mathematics.

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Graduate Studies

A small but focused department that pays attention to its students.

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Math Research

Including number theory, analysis, topology, dynamics, geometry, probability, and more.

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    Students interested in teaching can get their BA in math and BS in education in just five years through the 4+1 program, offered jointly with the Warner School.

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    WeBWorK is is an open-source online homework system developed by the UR Math Department. The software is currently being used at over 700 colleges and universities in North America and around the world.

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    Doug Ravenel in his office standing in front of a white board containing math equations.

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    Rochester mathematician wins prestigious Veblen Prize

    Fayerweather Professor of Mathematic Doug Ravenel wins the prize from the American Mathematical Society for solving a geometry problem that has puzzled mathematicians for 50 years.

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    Mathematics was recently ranked eighth on the list of best college majors by College Values Online.

    3in best business jobs

    US News and World Report ranks mathematician as the third best business job to have today.

    Why Math?

    Graduates with a degree in math are in high demand and have a multitude of career options including actuarial scientist, cryptographer, and teacher.  Mathematicians and statisticians were also ranked first and third respectively in CareerCast’s top 200 jobs.

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