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Best computer science colleges in the US?

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Which US colleges are highly ranked for computer science?
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Lev’s Answer

There are many online rankings of best CS schools in the US and globally. A lot of great options depending on overall school tier and location.

Lev recommends the following next steps:

Review http://csrankings.org/
Review http://www.businessinsider.com/best-computer-science-schools-in-the-world-2018-3
Poke around on Google :)
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Brendon’s Answer

MIT, Caltech, and Stanford are all great choices.
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Joanne’s Answer

Hi - I see that you're a Philadelphian.


You can stay local.


Drexel is great - I went there for my graduate studies and their internship program is spot on.

Temple is great - I went there for my undergraduate work and the price is better. You can work with advisors at Temple to get internships. (I have a son there currently)


We live in an academic rich area. All of the "ivy's" are fine - U of P, Lehigh


If you want to cross into the neighboring states, there are some nice schools (Rutgers, Rowan (I have a son here, too) , University of Delaware)





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William’s Answer

This question can be answered by using the two of the most concise words in the English language: "It depends." There are many pathways to get to the same destination.

I know many people who ended up in the computer/information technology that actually started out their "college careers" as business majors. Their IT careers thus gravitated a little more towards the management side of the industry. It's a really solid approach when it's not known exactly where in computing your end game will be. There are a lot of schools with good business programs, and a management slant may be a better choice for some aspiring IT students who may otherwise struggle to get noticed purely on technical skills, or simply cannot get into the more technical schools. The business background then becomes a fall-back position

Also, do not discount a community college as your starting point. For starters, it's cheaper, and some of the requirements courses can be transferred. Community college can be a lot like a "try it before you buy it" demonstration to see if you even have the desire to pursue this line of work. Many times, the community college will also have partnered with local businesses to provide internships and entry level jobs. Ultimately you want to get employed and get that first job on the resume. Community college just may be a quicker route to that end game.
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