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Actuarial Science

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Mathematical and statistical methods

Preparing graduates for entrance into a highly specialized, well-paid, in-demand field.

Students are taught to use mathematical and statistical methods to assess and price risk in areas like insurance and investments, gaining skills needed to pass the Actuarial Science Probability and Actuarial Science Financial Mathematics exams.

Local businesses who hire recent graduates estimate average starting salaries between $60,000 and $70,000.

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.


Evaluate, measure, and manage risk.

Core business classes offer a solid business foundation, while classes such as Investments, Risk Management, and Business Statistics give students powerful insight into problem solving, risk estimation, financial projections, and much more.

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Megan Atkin Actuarial Science

Every class is connected to real life examples that allow for a more-in-depth experience in the classroom.

Careers in actuarial science

Mount Mercy graduates earning a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science have opportunities to work for some of the most respected names in insurance and risk management, including:

  • Transamerica
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Allstate
  • Farm Bureau
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Nationwide