Top Colleges for Computer Science

computer science student typingBy: Mia Myklebust
Take a look at any “best majors” list for today’s economy and you are almost sure to find Computer Science near the top. We all know how dependent most of us are on technology and someone has to create all the products we use on a daily basis. That person could be you. As one of the fastest growing and most highly paid industries out there, Computer Science is a great major to choose. At first coding and engineering can seem daunting, but if you’re interested in the way things work then you might be surprised by how much you enjoy this area of study.
If you’ve decided that you are interested in Computer Science, then the next question is, “What colleges are strong in this major?” Fear not, CollegeMapper is here with some great suggestions for schools with excellent Computer Science programs.
University of California, Berkeley
Type: Public
Students: 25,138 Undergraduates
Tuition: $11,220 in state /$34,098 out of state
Location: Berkeley, CA
Calif Institute of Technology
Type: Private / Nonprofit
Students: 967 Undergraduates
Tuition: $38,085 in state /$38,085 out of state
Location: Pasadena, CA
Carnegie Mellon
Type: Private / Nonprofit
Students: 6,093 Undergraduates
Tuition: $44,880 in state /$44,880 out of state
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Cornell University 
Type: Private / Nonprofit
Students: 14,167 Undergraduates
Tuition: $43,185 in state /$43,185 out of state
Location: Ithaca, NY
Georgia Institute of Technology
Type: Public
Students: 12,701 Undergraduates
Tuition: $7,718 in state /$27,022 out of state
Location: Atlanta, GA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Type: Private / Nonprofit
Students: 4,252 Undergraduates
Tuition: $40,460 in state /$40,460 out of state
Location: Cambridge, MA
Rice University 
Type: Private / Nonprofit
Students: 3,705 Undergraduates
Tuition: $36,610 in state /$36,610 out of state
Location: Houston, TX
Stanford University 
Type: Private / Nonprofit
Students: 6,856 Undergraduates
Tuition: $41,250 in state /$41,250 out of state
Location: Stanford, CA
SUNY Stony Brook
Type: Public
Students: 14,715 Undergraduates
Tuition: $5,570 in state /$16,190 out of state
Location: Stony Brook, NY
University of Texas at Austin
Type: Public
Students: 35,608 Undergraduates
Tuition: $9,792 in state /$33,060 out of state
Location: Austin, TX
University of Maryland, College Park
Type: Public
Students: 24,667 Undergraduates
Tuition: $8,655 in state /$26,026 out of state
Location: College Park, MD
Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Type: Public
Students: 31,311 Undergraduates
Tuition: $11,636 in state /$25,778 out of state
Location: Champaign, IL
University of Washington, Seattle
Type: Public
Students: 25,863 Undergraduates
Tuition: $9,746 in state /$27,230 out of state
Location: Seattle, WA
To find more colleges that are strong in Computer Science use our Advanced College Search. Or if you’re not sure what major you’re interested in, take our Career Test to figure out what careers you’re best suited for based on your likes and dislikes.


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