New York University has been ranked 1st for its Applied Math program by US News & World Report. The Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute (NYU) occupies a leading position in analysis and applied mathematics, including partial differential equations, differential geometry, dynamical systems, probability and stochastic processes, scientific computation, mathematical physics and fluid dynamics.

Caltech has one of the best mathematics departments in the nation and offers a very strong graduate program. Its mathematics faculty was ranked 11th in the US in the 1995 study by the National Research Council; in the 2006 U.S. News survey, the graduate program tied for 7th, ahead of Columbia, UCLA, and Cornell.

The University of Washington is tied with Princeton University as the No. 1 Applied Mathematics graduate program in the country, according to the NRC 2010 Ranking. The Department of Applied Mathematics at University of Washington provides a dynamic and engaging graduate training environment that is strong in scientific computing and in the application areas of mathematical biology (ecology, biochemistry, neuroscience), nonlinear waves and coherent structures (water waves and tsunamis, lasers, nonlinear optics), climate modeling (atmospheric dynamics, global warming) and modern mathematical methods (inverse problems, numerical analysis, optimization).

Ranking of Best Applied Mathematics Programs (Top 10 list):
1 New York University
2 University of California--Los Angeles
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 California Institute of Technology
5 Brown University
6 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
7 Princeton University
8 University of California--Berkeley
9 Stanford University
9 University of Texas--Austin
Source: US News 2011

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America - US News and World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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