The 14 Best Computer Science Schools

Is your student setting his sights on a top-flight computer science career? Are they having trouble narrowing down their dream school?

In that case, we’ve compiled a list of the 14 best computer science schools for your consideration. 

Determining the “best” undergraduate computer science (CS) schools can depend on various factors, including your specific interests, career goals, and preferences. However, several institutions are well-known for their strong computer science programs. Here are some renowned universities with excellent computer science programs:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):
    • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Stanford University:
    • Location: Stanford, California
  3. Carnegie Mellon University:
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  4. University of California–Berkeley:
    • Location: Berkeley, California
  5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech):
    • Location: Pasadena, California
  6. Harvard University:
    • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  7. University of Cambridge:
    • Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  8. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign:
    • Location: Urbana, Illinois
  9. Princeton University:
    • Location: Princeton, New Jersey
  10. University of Washington:
    • Location: Seattle, Washington
  11. University of Texas–Austin:
    • Location: Austin, Texas
  12. Georgia Institute of Technology:
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor:
    • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  14. Cornell University:
    • Location: Ithaca, New York

These universities are known for their strong faculty, cutting-edge research, and comprehensive curriculum in computer science. Keep in mind that the “best” school for you depends on your individual goals, preferences, and fit with the academic environment.

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Additionally, factors such as location, campus culture, and internship opportunities can influence your choice. Always check the latest rankings and program details, as these can change over time.

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