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

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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

NoInstitution NameR-RankS-Rank
1STANFORD UNIVERSITY[1-2][1-2]
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[2-5][2-12]
3PRINCETON UNIVERSITY[2-4][1-3]
4CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY[3-10][3-16]
5UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY[3-6][3-16]
6UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN[4-16][8-42]
7CORNELL UNIVERSITY[5-12][4-21]
8UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL[5-14][6-36]
9HARVARD UNIVERSITY[6-22][3-19]
10UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES[6-16][6-29]
11UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA[6-18][3-16]
12GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[7-28][14-57]
13UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA[7-18][3-15]
14UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN[8-22][22-66]
15UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK[9-25][8-45]
16UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO[10-25][7-35]
17UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR[10-25][12-45]
18UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON[10-22][10-48]
19MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY[12-32][10-45]
20COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK[13-31][6-30]
21UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER[13-32][7-39]
22DUKE UNIVERSITY[14-27][9-36]
23UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST[15-44][13-55]
24UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON[15-32][17-55]
25UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA[16-35][16-57]
26BROWN UNIVERSITY[17-34][24-59]
27STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK[17-35][7-39]
28PURDUE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[18-42][16-56]
29LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE[19-39][13-49]
30UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES[20-41][27-66]
31PENN STATE UNIVERSITY[22-45][15-51]
32OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[23-46][26-64]
33UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE[23-41][30-68]
34TUFTS UNIVERSITY[24-46][23-61]
35UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE[24-59][5-34]
36UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA[25-43][20-59]
37TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY[26-48][35-71]
38UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO[28-50][18-52]
39UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH CAMPUS[29-49][16-57]
40ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY[30-57][22-63]
41STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO[30-52][32-66]
42UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN[30-60][12-45]
43UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS[31-54][15-51]
44YALE UNIVERSITY[31-52][17-59]
45UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ[32-57][31-71]
46UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA[36-66][18-62]
47RICE UNIVERSITY[37-60][17-60]
48INDIANA UNIVERSITY AT BLOOMINGTON[38-65][68-100]
49NEW YORK UNIVERSITY[39-71][39-81]
50UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER[40-63][45-88]
51UNIVERSITY OF UTAH[40-68][45-81]
52WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS[40-72][17-62]
53LEHIGH UNIVERSITY[42-75][62-102]
54NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY[42-73][26-69]
55GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY[43-78][18-57]
56NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY[43-75][63-100]
57FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[45-88][112-124]
58VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY[45-78][45-83]
59BOSTON UNIVERSITY[46-91][14-51]
60IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY[47-82][44-83]
61VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY[48-87][22-64]
62NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY[50-87][47-94]
63CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[51-88][26-67]
64FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY[51-90][19-64]
65UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAIN CAMPUS[51-91][59-96]
66UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA[51-85][60-96]
67UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY[51-95][17-58]
68OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY[52-88][74-110]
69RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE[52-93][46-85]
70RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS[52-85][61-97]
71UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA[52-92][54-87]
72UNIVERSITY OF IOWA[52-91][81-109]
73DARTMOUTH COLLEGE[53-90][9-38]
74UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE[53-88][64-105]
75UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS[53-92][46-92]
76JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY[54-88][57-94]
77UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA[54-89][52-89]
78UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA[54-95][65-98]
79OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[55-91][46-82]
80BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY[58-90][92-116]
81CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK GRAD. CENTER[59-98][109-121]
82KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[59-92][84-108]
83UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE[59-95][55-96]
84UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY[60-103][71-113]
85UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT[61-99][46-87]
86FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY[62-100][56-101]
87UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO[62-99][50-93]
88ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[65-99][74-109]
89AUBURN UNIVERSITY[67-106][57-104]
90UNIVERSITY OF OREGON[68-98][94-116]
91NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[70-104][66-104]
92UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO MAIN CAMPUS[73-109][80-116]
93STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON[74-106][74-113]
94COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY[75-106][102-117]
95WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY[75-102][62-101]
96WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY[77-109][60-102]
97CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY[82-112][62-107]
98GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY[84-109][101-120]
99UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA[84-109][55-97]
100NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[85-111][93-115]
101UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE[87-112][87-114]
102UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA[89-112][72-104]
103NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[90-114][68-106]
104SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[90-114][86-113]
105WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS[90-112][65-105]
106MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY[91-116][58-95]
107UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS[91-119][88-117]
108UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON[93-115][75-111]
109UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS[95-120][95-121]
110OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY[97-119][83-114]
111UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM[97-121][61-102]
112CLEMSON UNIVERSITY[99-121][93-117]
113KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY[102-120][65-106]
114TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY[103-121][121-126]
115UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS[104-121][119-125]
116STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY[105-120][119-125]
117UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE[105-123][124-126]
118WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY[107-124][67-115]
119BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY[108-124][108-121]
120OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY[109-124][27-77]
121NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[111-126][96-119]
122UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS[111-126][105-123]
123TEMPLE UNIVERSITY[112-123][103-118]
124SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY[115-125][117-125]
125UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE[117-124][103-120]
126UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI[124-126][119-126]
127STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY[Not Ranked-Not Ranked][Not Ranked-Not Ranked]
128UNIVERSITY 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.

Comments

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

  2. 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.

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

    2. UTD is still relatively new and small compared to many other universities so it’s still building its reputation and name. A big reason the top names are at the top is because of research, published papers, and hire rates for fresh graduate hires, not including undergraduates. UTD still has a bit of a ways to go with regards to all of those since it’s still new. Almost all, if not all, of the PhD and Masters students UNT get very well-paid jobs just after graduating because of the strong graduate programs therr. If utd’s program proves its worth then it’ll get ranked. In the meantime, it stays where it’s at. Doesn’t mean it’s bad or anything, just new.

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

  4. 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

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

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

  6. 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 … ???

  7. Hi,

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

    1. West virginia university

    2. George mason university

  8. i got score 87 can i eligible for above universities.

    reading-29

    listening-29

    writing-14

    speaking-15

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

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

  10. 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?

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

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

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

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

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

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

  22. 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.

    1. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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

    1. 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.

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

  26. 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

  27. 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?

  28. Hi,

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

    Thanks,
    Abhinav

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Hello, I want to MS in iOS, Objective C programme, I’m already working as iOS developer i want to do MS in iOS, Objective C. Is there any university offering such type of programmes? If there list the California state universities.

    1. Author

      You have to find MS in CS and looks for courses that offer mobile computing.

  32. i got ielts 4.5 is eligible to do master in usa in computer science i am permanent resident usa i am still live in usa

  33. hi
    i want to apply for MS. i did my B.cs hons and then took a break. now want to get back to studies. kindly inform me how to proceed further and which university is suitable for me.
    thanks
    rida bangash

  34. Bogus not providing Cal State Rank. Also no ranking of indiana university purdue university. From where you got this ranking by your own ?

  35. I have 1.5 years of experience working in an IT company. Now I will be starting preparing for post-graduation. I am a bit confused whether to go for GRE or GMAT. Actually I was trained on Japanese language by the company then was put on Java training. But the project which I was assigned is Java based ERP system, I was looking after maintenance of the product no hands on coding experience I have. I have gained basic Finance knowledge from tthe project. So now I have to choose between GRE and GMAT.I am bit confused which way to choose because experience wise I am not good at particular. Can you please help me out finding a way?
    And will my Japanese language skill help me during MS for placements?

    Thanks
    Prachi

  36. Hi I am appling for Masters in Computer Science (MS in CS) for Fall 2017, I have got an admit from University of Houston Clear Lake and University of Louisiana Lafayette, I have applied for Texas A&M Kingsville and Northwest Missouri State University. I got a reject from California state University (Since there were no seats available for MS in Computer Science ). I wanted to know which of these Universities is a better place for my Master, job during my Masters and Job opportunity after my Masters.
    Please Help me out.

  37. Hi I am applying for Masters in Computer Science (MS in CS) for Fall 2017, I have got an admit from University of Houston Clear Lake and University of Louisiana Lafayette, I have applied for Texas A&M Kingsville and Northwest Missouri State University. I got a reject from California state University (Since there were no seats available for MS in Computer Science ). I wanted to know which of these Universities is a better place for my Master, job during my Masters and Job opportunity after my Masters.
    Please Help me out.

  38. I am from sub sharan african country i want full funds scholarship in mscs of computer science pls help me

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