Mathematica (Wolfram)

Mathematica is supported on macOS 11 (Big Sur) on Intel, and they are testing the new Apple Silicon hardware

Even though states that people can get instant access to Mathematica, we distribute this software for a cost.  More information and order links are provided below.

Mathematica is a computational software program based on symbolic mathematics that is used in scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields. 

  • Mathematica includes collections of curated data provided for use in computations.
  • It is integrated with Wolfram Alpha, an online service which provides additional data, some of which is kept updated in real time.
  • Some of the data sets include astronomical, chemical, geopolitical, language, biomedical, and weather data.
    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device $120–50,000 Paid for with departmental funds
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Available if your department has purchased a license
    Student For installation on a student's personal device University-funded: No charge for students in CSE and CFANS

    Instructions for Departments

    Mathematica full (annual) and prorated (six-month) licenses are available for single users, campuses other than the Twin Cities, and department- or college-wide use.

    1. Order licenses on the UMN Kivuto Store site.
    2. If you do not have a license through your department and you want to purchase one with UMN funds, select University-owned device when you check out on the site. 
    3. If you or your department has purchased a one-year license, you can request a home-use license. You will be prompted to enter a site activation key; select the link on the form to find that information.

    Instructions for Employees

    If you do not have a license through your department and you want to purchase one with personal funds, download a trial version or purchase a license from Wolfram.

    Instructions for Students

    Students enrolled in the College of Science & Engineering (CSE) or the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) can download and use Mathematica through their department licenses:

    Students are encouraged to Join the Wolfram Student Ambassador Program. The program enables exemplary students to act as the face of Wolfram at their universities (plus earn some great swag, opportunities, and prizes).


    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


    See the Wolfram Mathematica License Agreement.


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