Following table lists Top 100 Universities in USA for Computer Science (NRC Rankings)

  • Masters (MS) in Computer Science Rankings
  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering Rankings

NRC Computer Science Rankings published by NRC – 2010. Following rankings includes Regressing and Survey Based rankings with ranges (5th and 95th percentile).

Click here to see additional US University Rankings and difference between S and R Ranks.

Top 100 Universities in USA for Computer Science

No Institution Name R-Rank S-Rank
1 STANFORD UNIVERSITY [1-2] [1-2]
2 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [2-5] [2-12]
3 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY [2-4] [1-3]
4 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY [3-10] [3-16]
5 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY [3-6] [3-16]
6 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN [4-16] [8-42]
7 CORNELL UNIVERSITY [5-12] [4-21]
8 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL [5-14] [6-36]
9 HARVARD UNIVERSITY [6-22] [3-19]
10 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES [6-16] [6-29]
11 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA [6-18] [3-16]
12 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [7-28] [14-57]
13 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA [7-18] [3-15]
14 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN [8-22] [22-66]
15 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK [9-25] [8-45]
16 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO [10-25] [7-35]
17 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR [10-25] [12-45]
18 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON [10-22] [10-48]
19 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY [12-32] [10-45]
20 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK [13-31] [6-30]
21 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER [13-32] [7-39]
22 DUKE UNIVERSITY [14-27] [9-36]
23 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST [15-44] [13-55]
24 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON [15-32] [17-55]
25 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA [16-35] [16-57]
26 BROWN UNIVERSITY [17-34] [24-59]
27 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK [17-35] [7-39]
28 PURDUE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [18-42] [16-56]
29 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE [19-39] [13-49]
30 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES [20-41] [27-66]
31 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY [22-45] [15-51]
32 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [23-46] [26-64]
33 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE [23-41] [30-68]
34 TUFTS UNIVERSITY [24-46] [23-61]
35 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE [24-59] [5-34]
36 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA [25-43] [20-59]
37 TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY [26-48] [35-71]
38 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO [28-50] [18-52]
39 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH CAMPUS [29-49] [16-57]
40 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY [30-57] [22-63]
41 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO [30-52] [32-66]
42 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN [30-60] [12-45]
43 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS [31-54] [15-51]
44 YALE UNIVERSITY [31-52] [17-59]
45 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ [32-57] [31-71]
46 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA [36-66] [18-62]
47 RICE UNIVERSITY [37-60] [17-60]
48 INDIANA UNIVERSITY AT BLOOMINGTON [38-65] [68-100]
49 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY [39-71] [39-81]
50 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER [40-63] [45-88]
51 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH [40-68] [45-81]
52 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS [40-72] [17-62]
53 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY [42-75] [62-102]
54 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY [42-73] [26-69]
55 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY [43-78] [18-57]
56 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY [43-75] [63-100]
57 FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [45-88] [112-124]
58 VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY [45-78] [45-83]
59 BOSTON UNIVERSITY [46-91] [14-51]
60 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY [47-82] [44-83]
61 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY [48-87] [22-64]
62 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY [50-87] [47-94]
63 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [51-88] [26-67]
64 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY [51-90] [19-64]
65 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAIN CAMPUS [51-91] [59-96]
66 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA [51-85] [60-96]
67 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY [51-95] [17-58]
68 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY [52-88] [74-110]
69 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE [52-93] [46-85]
70 RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS [52-85] [61-97]
71 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA [52-92] [54-87]
72 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA [52-91] [81-109]
73 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE [53-90] [9-38]
74 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE [53-88] [64-105]
75 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS [53-92] [46-92]
76 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY [54-88] [57-94]
77 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA [54-89] [52-89]
78 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA [54-95] [65-98]
79 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [55-91] [46-82]
80 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY [58-90] [92-116]
81 CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK GRAD. CENTER [59-98] [109-121]
82 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [59-92] [84-108]
83 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE [59-95] [55-96]
84 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY [60-103] [71-113]
85 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT [61-99] [46-87]
86 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY [62-100] [56-101]
87 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO [62-99] [50-93]
88 ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [65-99] [74-109]
89 AUBURN UNIVERSITY [67-106] [57-104]
90 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON [68-98] [94-116]
91 NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [70-104] [66-104]
92 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO MAIN CAMPUS [73-109] [80-116]
93 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON [74-106] [74-113]
94 COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY [75-106] [102-117]
95 WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY [75-102] [62-101]
96 WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY [77-109] [60-102]
97 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY [82-112] [62-107]
98 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY [84-109] [101-120]
99 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA [84-109] [55-97]
100 NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [85-111] [93-115]
101 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE [87-112] [87-114]
102 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA [89-112] [72-104]
103 NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [90-114] [68-106]
104 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [90-114] [86-113]
105 WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [90-112] [65-105]
106 MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY [91-116] [58-95]
107 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS [91-119] [88-117]
108 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON [93-115] [75-111]
109 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS [95-120] [95-121]
110 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY [97-119] [83-114]
111 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM [97-121] [61-102]
112 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY [99-121] [93-117]
113 KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY [102-120] [65-106]
114 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY [103-121] [121-126]
115 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS [104-121] [119-125]
116 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY [105-120] [119-125]
117 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE [105-123] [124-126]
118 WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY [107-124] [67-115]
119 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY [108-124] [108-121]
120 OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY [109-124] [27-77]
121 NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [111-126] [96-119]
122 UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS [111-126] [105-123]
123 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY [112-123] [103-118]
124 SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY [115-125] [117-125]
125 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE [117-124] [103-120]
126 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI [124-126] [119-126]
127 STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [Not Ranked-Not Ranked] [Not Ranked-Not Ranked]
128 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS [Not Ranked-Not Ranked] [Not Ranked-Not Ranked]

Source – NRC Data Based Survey – 2010

NRC publishes Top 100 Universities in USA for Computer Science rankings every 10 years. It takes long time for them to gather detailed information about research in computer science departments.

Universities that offer Graduate programs are then ranked using various factors. End result of the surveys and information is Top 100 Universities in USA for Computer Science.

you may not understand the R and S rank concept, but all it matters is list of Top 100 Universities in America for Computer Science and Engineering for MS and PhD.

  • pandey

    plz som1 help me out in choosin unisty
    cse 72% 2013 ….
    gre 293(149qant/144 verbal)
    ielts 6
    name some colleges for MS in us which hav deadlines till feb with low fee n good reputation of placements

  • Yashita

    Greetings of the Day!!

    Can someone please help me in analyzing best university for MS in CSE/IT from the below mentioned list:-

    1. Cleveland state university
    2. NYIT
    3. florida International univ
    4. Texas tech
    5. Louisiana Tech univ
    6. USF
    7. California State univ ( Northridge )
    8. Central michigan
    9. Troy university
    10. Univ of new Haven

    Thanks&Regards,
    Yashita

  • Abhinav

    Hi,

    HSB councellor , please provide response.

  • Abhinav Bhalla

    Hi,

    I have received offers from Stony Brook and Columbia, can you please guide on the parameters to evaluate for choice.

    Thanks,
    Abhinav

  • Nancy

    Hi, i have done MCA in 2009 and have 3.5 yrs of work Ex with an MNC. Am I eligible for a Phd in CS in USA? If Yesm do i need to appear for GRE and TOEFL for the same?

  • lokesh sharma

    Hi sir,
    This is Lokesh Sharma from India. i have done my graduation in BSC(bachelors in science)which is a 3 years degree program and makes as 15years of education…and apart from that i have done GNIIT from NIIT(NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)..will this be counting as the addition 16th year and will I be qualified for applying for MASTERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE..
    Hope to get a reply soon..
    thanks
    regards
    Lokesh Sharma

  • sujeet kumar k

    HSB
    can you update this latest university ranking data base survey?

  • shivaprasad

    Hello sir, I am shiva prasad kalla from hyderabad,india . I am in 4th yr BTECH(computer science). I am planning for masters in Computer science(fall 2013). sir, i have few doubts about masters..please kindly clear them .
    1) Is Florida International Univ’s masters in computer science degree valuable? actually,some people here r saying few words like FIU is low level college,faculty doesn’t know much,students r rude and FIU charges more with Fees… is it real madam? actually, i am an above average student and need internship and job after my MS. so, is FIU correct for me?
    2) How are the placements after MS in FIU for CS ? can i get a good job after my MS?
    3) can i get a part-time job easily in FIU?
    Please kindly clear my doubts sir, needed information urgently as deadline is approaching

    • http://www.happyschoolsblog.com HSB Counselor

      Hi Shiva, Your choice for FIU is apt or not depends on your profile details. There is no harm in joining this University. While you have chosen this University, you must have gone through the current projects being carried out and the computer science coursework. Check for these details if not done so far.
      For placements, student themselves need to be vigilant enough. International student organizations or placement cells are always supportive. Try to get in touch with the students who have already joined this University for better understanding.
      Part time jobs are available but not all students get this opportunity. Try to network well from day one for best possible outcome.

  • Mandar Dalvi

    Hi please evaluate my profile for fall 2013
    MS in computer science
    GRE: 311 quants:162 verbal: 149 AWA: 3.5
    Toefl: 94
    Undergraduate Aggregate: 70% (computer science and engg)

    universities shorlisted:
    1] NCSU
    2] ASU
    3] SUNY Buffalo
    4] Indiana univ Bloomington
    5] Univ of Maryland baltimore county
    6] Univ of texas Dallas

  • Bhawana

    Hello, HSB i am a passout and have given my GRE and got a score of 322(161:q 161:v AWA:3.5) i am a little late in preparing my SOP and haven’t even shortlisted my universities.. Please Help me out.

    • Bhawana

      And i have a CGPA of 8.53… I am a throughout honours students..and interested in doing MS in Computer Science..i have won prizes in coding in fests( if that counts)..i’ll be grateful for your comment.

  • Shambu

    what is the revised GRE score required to get into louisiana state university?

  • sowjanya

    can i find admission for phd in computer science from us in university of texas??i did my M.Tech in computer science

  • Narendiran

    HI? Can I know why to choose MS in Computer science in UTD? Can i get answers?

  • Jun

    Definately UT Dallas should be way up. I got admission from ASU, NJIT, FSU. But I chose UTD and so did many others I know although they got accepted to UIC, IUB and U at Buffalo. It is becoming one of the leading institutions in areas like CyberSecurity not to mention that you have great chance for scholarship and job hunting with low goods prices.

  • Dipendra

    I have completed my BE in CS with first rank in University from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I have take date for GRE and TOEFL and expect to score 330/340 in GRE and 110/120 in TOEFL. I scored 87% in BE. I have done research on Optimization of Bandwidth during live video streaming from one place to another. In my research work, we developed a new video optimization algorithm based on pixel intensity difference and also published research paper in SKIMA, an European research organization. Prior to my BE, I completed my ISc with distinction in Physics from Patna, India and Matriculation from CBSE board scoring 89% with 99 in Science. I would like to know what kind of universities I can apply to and expect to get admitted in? I m also currently working on another research project in my college involving genetic algorithm. I have been working as a lecturer since last november… please suggest me some universities… can i get admission to MIT or Harvard?

  • Dipendra

    I have completed my BE in CS with first rank in University from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I have take date for GRE and TOEFL and expect to score 330/340 in GRE and 110/120 in TOEFL. I scored 87% in BE. I have done research on Optimization of Bandwidth during live video streaming from one place to another. In my research work, we developed a new video optimization algorithm based on pixel intensity difference and also published research paper in SKIMA, an European research organization. Prior to my BE, I completed my ISc with distinction in Physics from Patna, India and Matriculation from CBSE board scoring 89% with 99 in Science. I would like to know what kind of universities I can apply to and expect to get admitted in? I m also currently working on another research project in my college involving genetic algorithm. I have been working as a lecturer since last november… please suggest me some universities… can i get admission to MIT or Harvard?

  • Swapnil

    Which is better university for computer science for MS SUNY at Binghamton or CSU-Chico?
    Please reply.

  • Swapnil

    Which is better for computer science SUNY at Binghamton or CSU-Chico? Please reply

  • http://www.facebook.com/manas34 Manas

    HSB what is average score for STANFORD University???

  • Vaibhav

    Hey friends.
    If anyone got his score according to revised gre then please tell me the score conversion of
    gre marks.
    V: 420-520
    Q: 750-800
    thanks

    • Dipendra

      Verbal : 150
      Quantitative: 163

      Total : 313/340

  • muralikrishna

    hi i got admission for lamar univ,texas, for spring2012.my academics are BE/ECE-64%,28 backlogs.
    can anyone suggest how to convince VO.

  • Chandan

    Hi,
    Can anyone tell is Missouri University of Science and Technology a good university for MSCS as i cannot find it in the list

  • Ankit Neema

    I had got admission call from University of Houston, Main Campus, Texas and Polytechnic Institute of New York. I cannot decide between them. Please help in this regard as soon as possible.
    Also what are the ranking of both universities in computer science department?

  • Tushar Mhaskar

    Which univs should i apply for , for the score of 1150.

    • Vaibhav

      check out the universities with ranks 50-100 from usnews.com. keep your intrest and location prefrence in mind.

  • sindhu

    sir,
    can I know wat is the minimum GRE score required for getting into University Of Chicago and MIT…………

    • http://apnafest.com Vamshi

      hie sindhu where you studying nw? reply me at [email protected]

  • mnsmackthat

    i got score 87 can i eligible for above universities.

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    listening-29

    writing-14

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  • preeti

    Hi,

    can any 1 lend me their opinion on the following universities pls?

    1. West virginia university

    2. George mason university

  • Manas Gupta

    Do you have any lead about University of Florida, actually i am interested in doing my M.S. from UF … am i in the right direction ??? Is 46 a good rank … ???

  • Richy

    What about Rochester Institute of Technology..??

  • nikitha reddy pogula

    hw much would be the fee ,how much should be the gre score for these universities,hostel facilities,please reply for my quries

  • aditya

    bogus rankings…..for original ranking go to us news computer science rankings

    • HSB

      Dude – NRC is most trusted than any other rankings for US Universities. It takes 5 to 7 years to collect data to publish.

  • Mumba

    I have applied at UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS to do MSc in Computer Science and I am very concerned that UTD is not ranked!! What could be the problem? I would appreciate more information about this University.

    Thanks

  • Abhik

    No way Florida State can be right after Caltech. Sometimes these rankings can get so crazy.

  • Gaurav Kumar

    I don't agree with this. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS is at last. No way. This is the best university in Dallas area. So it has to be in above ranking of Texas tech and Uni. of north Texas. I am passout from UTD and I must say, guys passing out from UTD have much higher job success rate than those universities. I do agree that fundng might be a problem initially in UTD. But overall its the best in Dallas area. For example, This spring '10 Ericcsson came for on-campus and took 35 students from on-campus. On-campus in very rare in US universities and this happens in UTD and no other university in Dallas area is able to make on campus placements.

    • Kalyan

      dude….It says that UTD is not ranked…not that it bottoms the list…..

  • Ashutosh

    Why Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis is never in the rankings?