Actuarial Science

Strong job placement rates, some of the highest starting salaries in business, and opportunities to work anywhere in the world. These are the prospects for actuaries—problem solvers who use mathematical modeling to determine and measure risk as a way of confronting business and social problems.

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Featured Alumni

Steve Farnesi

Smeal Alumni
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Matt Strope

Smeal Alumni
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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