MIT, Stanford Rank as Top Schools for Computer Science

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-03-07 Print this article Print
MIT is the Highest-Ranked School for Computer Science

MIT is the Highest-Ranked School for Computer Science

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked highest on the list for its computer science program, with a strong focus on engineering.
Photo credit: Finlay McWalter


The U.S. News and World Report university rankings have always been slightly controversial and subjective, and some wonder if the process of ranking schools is a good idea. Yet everyone turns to these ratings to see which institute of learning is considered the best. It's also a great source for bragging rights if your alma mater is among the top institutions, of course. The publication does more than just gather up the world's universities and rank them up and down, however. Also provided are rankings based on certain areas of curricula, in this case the world's best universities for computer science. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is regarded as one of the nation's leading institutions across-the-board, and nailed first place among the world's science and technology universities. The United States nabbed six out of the top 10 spots, while internationally, Singapore, the United Kingdom (Oxford and Cambridge, naturally) and Switzerland, with around two-dozen Nobel Prize winners, made the cut. If you're looking to make a career in computer science, be it application development, computer graphics or artificial intelligence, one of these schools may be the path to success—or even a Nobel Prize.


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