Top 10 Universities in USA – Computer Science

By Raghuram Sukumar Universities 36 Comments

Recently, one avid HSB reader had asked us to evaluate his profile for getting admission for MS in computer science in university in the U.S.

Based on his message, he definitely wanted to study in one of the top 10 universities in the U.S.A. However, his profile — including GRE score, TOEFL score, academic standing with backlogs — was less than that of an average student.

To get into one of the following top 10 universities in the U.S., you need an extra-ordinary academic profile.

Top 10 Universities in the USA – Computer Science

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of California — Berkeley
  4. Carnegie Mellon University
  5. University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign
  6. University of Washington
  7. Cornell University
  8. Princeton University
  9. Georgia Institute of Technology
  10. University of Texas — Austin

Related: List of Universities for Computer Science in the USA

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Comments 36

  1. Bhanu Tyagi

    i am pursuing b.tech from computer science . i want to take admission in master of computer science from USA with a reputed universities.

  2. Aditya

    Hello . I want to ask that I have a great interest in computer science and physics and I have been scoring well in both my CGPA points is 9.5 (100% Computer,97%Physics).I want to get admission in MIT (TOP UNIVERSITY).Will I be able to make it up till there ?

  3. 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?

  4. G K PAVITHRA

    SIR
    I HAVE COMPLETED MY 12TH BOARD EXAMS IN TAMILNADU I VE SCORED 97.6 %. AM YET TO JOIN BE CSE IN TANILNADU. I AIM TO DO MY MS IN STATES. CAN U PLEASE GIVE A COUNCELLIN ABOUT TOP COLLEGES , SCHLORSHIP AND JOB OPPERTUNITIES AND MY AGGREGATE IN COLLEGE I HAVE TO SCORE.

  5. dipendra

    Hello Sir!
    I have completed my B.E. in Computer Engineering from Tribhuban University, Nepal. I am a Gold Medal, i.e., University Topper in whole Engineering of IOE(TU), scoring 87.25% in B.E. I completed my I.Sc. (Maths) from B.N. College with 64%(Distinction in Physics) and Matric from CBSE with 88.8%, (99 in Science). I have not given GRE or TOEFL but expect to get good score in them. I want to study in one of the top 5 Universities of US with full scholarship(with TA, RA or fellowship). I m currently working as a lecturer in engineering college and also worked as a Java Developer as internship. Is it possible for me to study in top 5 US university with full scholarship for MS/PhD? Please reply…

    1. Some dude

      To get into the top 5 universities, just great academic credentials is not enough.

      You need to have the following:

      1. Show strong affinity and interest towards research. Make sure you have presented atleast two papers at international IEEE or ACM conferences.

      2. Undertake research under highly reputed professors (people who have won various academic awards and have presented many IEEE papers etc and who may know professors of those top 5 colleges professionally) and ask them to recommend you for MS program.

      3. Have a short, crisp, concise statement of purpose highlighting your academic as well as extra curricular achievements as well as a clear outline of what is your research interest and why you want to study at those colleges and how do you think that college can help you pursue those interests.

      If you can have these three criteria fulfilled, then you can get in for sure. Scholarships are not offered to international students, unless they have done something really really really exceptional like developed a new technology (like pranav mistri developed 6th sense technology).

      To be frank, people from IITs find it very difficult to get into the top 5 colleges! Even after having devoted 4 years to building a profile I mentioned above.

      All the best.

      (Some dude studying at University of California–San Diego)

      1. Dipendra

        Thanks for your suggestion.

        Considering research, a my final year project we did research on Image Bandwidth Optimization based on pixel RGB color intensity difference and we developed new algorithm, implemented it successfully and also we are publishing a research paper in SKIMA. Can’t I get admission with this research work? Its not possible for me to publish research in IEEE. Can you please suggest me some top universities that require less research work than you mentioned above? Thanks in advance for your kind suggestion.

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