Best College for Computer Science

<p>So, I'm interested in computer science (especially human/computer interaction) and I was wondering what schools are the best for this. So, what are the top schools for computer science?</p>

<p>Stanford, MIT, CAl-Tech, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon</p>

<p>Harvey Mudd College as well</p>

<p>one college comes to mind...MIT</p>

<p>University of Arizona has a great program as well (my brother's doing it). In addition, it's not crazily difficult to get into.</p>

<p>We visited MIT today and took a special tour of the EE-CS labs which included a Q&A with the undergraduate administrator for the program. It was very informative. There is information on the MIT website about going on this tour. The person to contact at MIT is named Anne Hunter. She also gave us a large envelope full of information about the department. I highly recommend this tour if you visit MIT.</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon, MIT, then after that would be like Stanford, Cornell, Berkeley... i kinda tie it in with electrical engineering</p>

<p>These were the strongest 10 per the NRC rankings. More recent rankings haven't changed much from these. </p>

Carnegie Mellon

<p>btw, fwiw, UT-Austin probably has the most powerful computing systems of any on this list, including the fastest academic supercomputer in the world right now (Ranger), as well as a secondary system that is one of the fastest on any US campus (Lonestar III). gotta love the names!</p>

<p></a> - News - Ranger Supercomputer Dedicated by NSF and Texas Advanced Computing Center - US National Science Foundation (NSF)</p>

<p>TACC</a> > Powering Discoveries</p>

<p>Some schools go for the functional programming approach and others go for the object-oriented approach. Applicants should look into the two methods and decide which fit their interests better.</p>

<p>1) Stanford
It has most Turing award ties (18, #1 in the world).
It has created most number of famous IT companies: H-P, Yahoo, Google, SUN, CISCO, Netscape, and Silicon graphics.
It has created most number of milestone IT inventions.
It has been ranked as #1 by NRC ranking, US NEWs ranking, and Business weeks ranking. </p>

<p>2)-4) Berkeley MIT CMU in some sort of order.</p>

in some sort of order.</p>

<p>University of Washington, I know, is amazing for computer sciences. You could apply there as a definite safety.</p>

<p>Try out Illinois. $208 million dollars Bluewater project sponsored by IBM is being built at UIUC and is supposed to be 3 times faster than the world's fastest supercomputer. UIUC is also home to the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) and the world's most advanced computing habitat, Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science.</p>