Computer Science
Ranked in 2008

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Score 5.0
1 Stanford University Stanford, CA Score 5.0
1 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA Score 5.0
4 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Score 4.9
5 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Score 4.6
6 Cornell University Ithaca, NY Score 4.5
6 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Score 4.5
6 University of Washington Seattle, WA Score 4.5
9 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA Score 4.3
9 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX Score 4.3
11 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Score 4.2
11 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI Score 4.2
13 University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Score 4.0
13 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD Score 4.0
13 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Score 4.0
16 Columbia University New York, NY Score 3.9
16 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Score 3.9
16 University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA Score 3.9
19 Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN Score 3.8
20 Brown University Providence, RI Score 3.7
20 Duke University Durham, NC Score 3.7
20 Rice University Houston, TX Score 3.7
20 University of Massachusetts--Amherst Amherst, MA Score 3.7
20 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Score 3.7
20 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Score 3.7
20 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Score 3.7
20 Yale University New Haven, CT Score 3.7
28 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Score 3.6
29 Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA Score 3.5
29 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Score 3.5
31 New York University New York, NY Score 3.4
31 Ohio State University Columbus, OH Score 3.4
31 Rutgers,the State U of New Jersey-New Brunswick Piscataway,NJ Score 3.4
31 SUNY--Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY Score 3.4
31 University of California--Irvine Irvine, CA Score 3.4
31 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Score 3.4
37 University of California--Davis Davis, CA Score 3.3
37 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Score 3.3
39 Northwestern University Evanston, IL Score 3.2
39 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Score 3.2
39 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Score 3.2
39 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO Score 3.2
39 University of Florida Gainesville, FL Score 3.2
39 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Score 3.2
39 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Score 3.2
46 Texas A&M University--College Station College Station, TX Score 3.1
46 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA Score 3.1
48 Boston University Boston, MA Score 3.0
48 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Score 3.0
48 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN Score 3.0
48 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC Score 3.0
48 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Score 3.0
48 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Score 3.0
48 University of Rochester Rochester, NY Score 3.0
55 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Score 2.9
55 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Score 2.9
55 University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY Score 2.9
58 University of California--Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA Score 2.8
58 University of Illinois--Chicago Chicago, IL Score 2.8
58 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Score 2.8
61 Iowa State University Ames, IA Score 2.7
61 Northeastern University Boston, MA Score 2.7
61 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Score 2.7
61 University of Tennessee--Knoxville Knoxville, TN Score 2.7
65 CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY Score 2.6
65 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Score 2.6
65 George Mason University Arlington, VA Score 2.6
65 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Score 2.6
65 University of California--Riverside Riverside, CA Score 2.6
65 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN Score 2.6
65 University of Oregon Eugene, OR Score 2.6
72 Brandeis University Waltham, MA Score 2.5
72 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR Score 2.5
72 Polytechnic University Brooklyn, NY Score 2.5
72 University of Maryland--Baltimore County Baltimore, MD Score 2.5
72 University of Texas--Dallas Richardson, TX Score 2.5
Auburn University Auburn, AL Score N/A
Brigham Young University Provo, UT Score N/A
Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA Score N/A
Clemson University Clemson, SC Score N/A
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA Score N/A
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Score N/A
Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs, CO Score N/A
DePaul University Chicago, IL Score N/A
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Score N/A
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL Score N/A
Florida International University Miami, FL Score N/A
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Score N/A
George Washington University Washington, DC Score N/A
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Score N/A
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL Score N/A
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Score N/A
Kent State University Kent, OH Score N/A
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA Score N/A
Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA Score N/A
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS Score N/A
Missouri University of Science & Technology Rolla, MO Score N/A
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA Score N/A
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ Score N/A
New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM Score N/A

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Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Ranked in 2006*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0 = highest)
1. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 5.0
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5.0
  Stanford University (CA) 5.0
  University of California–Berkeley 5.0
5. Cornell University (NY) 4.6
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 4.6
7. University of Washington 4.5
8. Princeton University (NJ) 4.4
9. University of Texas–Austin 4.3
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.3
11. California Institute of Technology 4.2
  Georgia Institute of Technology 4.2
13. University of California–San Diego 4.0
  University of Maryland–College Park 4.0
15. Harvard University (MA) 3.9
  University of California–Los Angeles 3.9
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 3.9
18. Columbia University (NY) 3.8
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.8
  University of Pennsylvania 3.8
  Yale University (CT) 3.8
22. Brown University (RI) 3.7
  Rice University (TX) 3.7
  University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.7
25. Duke University (NC) 3.6
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.6
  University of Southern California 3.6
28. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.5
29. New York University 3.4
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.4
  University of California–Irvine 3.4
  University of Virginia 3.4
33. Pennsylvania State University–University Park 3.3
34. Ohio State University 3.2
  SUNY–Stony Brook 3.2
  University of California–Santa Barbara 3.2
  University of Chicago 3.2
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.2
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.2
40. Dartmouth College (NH) 3.1
  Northwestern University (IL) 3.1
  University of Arizona 3.1
  University of California–Davis 3.1
  University of Rochester (NY) 3.1
  University of Utah 3.1
  Washington University in St. Louis 3.1
47. Indiana University–Bloomington 3.0
  North Carolina State University 3.0
  University of Florida 3.0
  Virginia Tech 3.0
51. Arizona State University 2.9
  Michigan State University 2.9
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.9
  Texas A&M University–College Station 2.9
  University of Pittsburgh 2.9
56. Boston University 2.8
  University of California–Santa Cruz 2.8
58. University at Buffalo–SUNY 2.7
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.7
60. Colorado State University 2.6
  George Mason University (VA) 2.6
  Iowa State University 2.6
  Oregon State University 2.6
  University of California–Riverside 2.6
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 2.6
  University of Oregon 2.6
67. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.5
  Syracuse University (NY) 2.5
  University of Iowa 2.5
  University of New Mexico 2.5
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.5
67. Northeastern University (MA) ** 2.5

*This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.
** The school was mistakenly left out of the 2006 survey because of an error in interpreting data from the National Science Foundation's WebCASPAR database. Data and rankings from the 2002 survey appear.


Computer Science
(Ranked in 2002*)

Also see rankings in Computer Engineering.

Rank/School Average assessment score (5 = highest)
1. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 4.9
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.9
  Stanford University (CA) 4.9
  University of California–Berkeley 4.9
5. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 4.6
6. Cornell University (NY) 4.5
7. University of Texas–Austin 4.4
  University of Washington 4.4
9. Princeton University (NJ) 4.3
10. California Institute of Technology 4.1
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.1
12. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.0
  University of Maryland–College Park 4.0
14. Brown University (RI) 3.9
  University of California–Los Angeles 3.9
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 3.9
17. Rice University (TX) 3.8
  University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.8
  University of Pennsylvania 3.8
20. Columbia University (NY) 3.7
  Duke University (NC) 3.7
  Harvard University (MA) 3.7
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.7
  University of California–San Diego 3.7
25. University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.6
  Yale University (CT) 3.6
27. University of Southern California 3.5
  University of Virginia 3.5
29. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.3
  New York University 3.3
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.3
  SUNY–Stony Brook 3.3
  University of California–Irvine 3.3
  University of Utah 3.3
35. Ohio State University 3.2
  Penn State University–University Park 3.2
  University of Arizona 3.2
  University of Chicago 3.2
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.2
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.2
  Washington University in St. Louis 3.2
42. Indiana University–Bloomington 3.1
  Northwestern University (IL) 3.1
  University of California–Davis 3.1
  University of Rochester (NY) 3.1
  Virginia Tech 3.1
47. Dartmouth College (NH) 3.0
  University of Florida 3.0
49. Michigan State University 2.9
  North Carolina State University 2.9
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.9
  Texas A&M University–College Station 2.9
  University of California–Santa Barbara 2.9
  University of Pittsburgh 2.9
55. Arizona State University 2.7
  SUNY–Buffalo 2.7
  Syracuse University (NY) 2.7
  University of California–Santa Cruz 2.7
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.7
60. Boston University 2.6
  Iowa State University 2.6
  OGI School of Science & Engineering–Oregon Health & Science U. 2.6
  University of Delaware 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
  University of Oregon 2.6
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.6
67. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.5
  Northeastern University (MA) 2.5
  Oregon State University 2.5
  University of Tennessee–Knoxville 2.5