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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) – Business Insider has ranked Louisiana Tech No. 5 in the nation in its list of the "The 10 Best Colleges for Math Whizzes" released last Friday.

Louisiana Tech was the only university in Louisiana and the highest ranked institution in the southern United States.  The University of Illinois topped the list followed by Michigan State University, Lebanon Valley College (Pa.), Illinois Institute of Technology, and Louisiana Tech.

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was the only other southern university ranked, coming in at No. 6 and was followed by the University of Wisconsin, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College and Lehigh University.

Business Insider partnered with the data website "Find The Best" to analyze schools that had a high average SAT math score and then ranked them according to the difference between their math and critical reading scores for the middle 75 percent of students.  Any ties were given in favor of the school with the higher math score.  Louisiana Tech had an average SAT math score of 650 with an average critical reading score of 570.

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