Excellent Computer Science Programs?

<p>Which are the universities that offer the best Computer Science/Engineering programs?</p>

<p>Top progams:</p>

<p>MIT, Caltech, Cornell.</p>

<p>Other good programs:</p>

<p>RPI, Northeastern, Boston U, WPI.</p>

<p>The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. From the research my son did, I'd say it's either the best or tied with MIT for best CS school. This is only CS, not computer engineering. Berkeley also has a good program</p>

<p>uhhh aragon5... Stanford and Berkeley should be there instead of Cornell. The top 4 in the country is MIT,Caltech,Berkeley and Stanford (in no order).</p>

<p>aragon5, do you happen to know another "person" named alan5?</p>

<p>yea i had the impression that carnegie mellon and MIT had the best progrmas...u know i would really love to go to berkeley lol cause they have awesome programs in everything heh</p>

<p>...and aragon thx for informingme about RPI and WPI, didnt even know =)</p>

<p>You might also look at Rice, UIUC and Ga Tech.</p>

<p>oh crap. ur talking about computer science.... add Carnegie Mellon to my list.</p>

<p>thank you all...and does anyone know what constitutes these specific schools as excellent in Computer Science?</p>

<p>Here are US News's Computer Engineering rankings, in case you're interested:
1. MIT
2. Berkeley
3. Stanford
4. Illinois
5. Carnegie Mellon
6. Michigan
7. Georgia Tech
8. Texas
9. Cornell
10. Purdue
11. Caltech
12. Washington
13. Princeton
14. UCLA
15. Wisconsin
16. UCSD
17. USC
18. Northwestern
19. Johns Hopkins
20. RPI, Rice, Texas A&M
23. Duke, Minnesota</p>

<p>They have waiting lists to get in. Excellent math/science/engineering departments that use the Computer Science resources. Bill Gates gave a $40mil building to CMU.</p>

<p>waiting lists!!?? wat do you mean by waiting lists??! like u get admitted but you cant enroll until after a certain period of time?!</p>

<p>This is from CC's own site:</p>

<p>Question: What is a Wait List?</p>

<p>A wait list is sort of the purgatory of college admissions. When you end up on a wait list, you're in the twilight zone; you're not in but you're not out. You're sort of on-call.</p>

<p>Wait lists are a kind of hedge against the unpredictability of accepted students enrolling at a college. From many years of experience, colleges know rather precisely what percentage of the total number of students offered admission will enroll. That percentage is called yield.</p>

<p>For example, if a college is looking to admit a freshman class of 1,000 students, they may offer 2,000 students admission. That's because they know their yield is almost always around 50 percent. If their yield were historically 25 percent, they would offer 4,000 students admission, and so forth.</p>

<p>Sometimes, however, the yield flies in the face of history. When more than the expected number of students enroll (exceeding historical yield), temporary housing has to be acquired and there is a strain on college resources. When fewer than expected students enroll, colleges go to their wait lists and offer admission to those who are "in waiting." This way, the college makes certain that the incoming freshman class is the right size.</p>

<p>The wait list can serve other purposes. At super-selective schools, where there are many more qualified applicants than can be accommodated, applicants are wait listed as a consolation. Instead of being turned down for admission, they are put on the wait list, the implication being, "We wish we could have admitted you, but there wasn't room." Diplomacy lives.</p>

<p>The likelihood of being admitted from the wait list is small. Some schools wait list 500-600 applicants. Your only chance is to undertake a heavy-duty marketing effort with the admissions office. Even then, your chances are small.</p>

<p>My personal opinion about being wait listed is to accept the fact that you "almost" made it and then get on with the business of enrolling in another quality school. If you get the call from the list, then you have another opportunity to enroll at what might be the right school for you.</p>

<p>thx for your response over30, but i dont get how this applies to wat itstoomuch said about "waiting lists to get in"...from what he said it sounded to me like there are too many students wanting to enroll, and that the resources of the school of computer science are all taken, thus all students that apply are put on a waiting list and they are let in according to how much spaces are emptied each semester or whatnot...is that possible?</p>

<p>you're admitted to the university but not into the major of choice. Wait list into CS and EE at CMU as I understand is now minimal if any. Do the research.</p>