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Top Choices University Name City State Acceptance rate Avg UGPA Avg GRE Duration (Months) Annual Tuition Starting Salary Website
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA 15.8% - 165 21 $ 43210 $ 90000 www.eecs.mit.edu
2 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 27.5% 3.6 165 21 $ 40688 $ 84000 www.cs.cmu.edu
3 Stanford University Stanford CA 19.2% - 166 21 $ 45480 $ 83000 www.cs.stanford.edu
4 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley CA 14.9% 3.7 165 21 $ 15802 $ 75400 www.cs.berkeley.edu
5 University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign Urbana IL 27.8% - 165 21 $ 16754 $ 70000 www.cs.illinois.edu
6 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta GA 27.7% 3.5 164 21 $ 29702 $ 65000 www.ece.gatech.edu
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 23.4% 3.7 165 21 $ 22322 $ 65000 www.cse.umich.edu
8 University of Washington Seattle WA 22.8% 3.7 164 21 $ 28686 $ 66000 www.cs.washington.edu
9 Purdue University West Lafayette IN 27.5% 3.5 163 21 $ 29888 $ 69000 www.cs.purdue.edu
10 California Institute of Technology Pasadena CA 7.9% - 168 21 $ 41409 $ 99600 www.cms.caltech.edu
11 Princeton University Princeton NJ 10.1% 3.8 165 21 $ 42070 $ 83000 www.cs.princeton.edu
12 University of Texas-Austin Austin TX 18.2% 3.7 164 21 $ 17506 $ 71400 www.cs.utexas.edu
13 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI 14.6% 3.5 164 21 $ 25188 $ 65400 www.cs.wisc.edu
14 Cornell University Ithaca NY 30.1% - 165 21 $ 45130 $ 81400 www.cs.cornell.edu
15 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 29.1% 3.5 164 21 $ 27664 $ 70500 www.cs.ucla.edu
16 University of California-San Diego San Diego CA 23.3% 3.4 164 21 $ 27881 $ 75400 www.cse.ucsd.edu
17 University of Maryland-College Park College Park MD 23.6% 3.4 164 21 $ 26165 $ 68000 www.cs.umd.edu
18 Columbia University New York City NY 12.5% 3.6 165 21 $ 41425 $ 81800 www.cs.columbia.edu
19 University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 32.1% 3.6 163 21 $ 29448 $ 75400 www.cs.usc.edu
20 Rice University Houston TX 18.8% 3.6 164 21 $ 38260 N/A www.cs.rice.edu
21 Harvard University Cambridge MA 10.1% 3.7 165 21 $ 38888 $ 125800 www.seas.harvard.edu
22 Pennsylvania State University University Park PA 21.9% 3.6 163 21 $ 32416 $ 70000 www.eecs.psu.edu
23 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 23.7% 3.6 165 21 $ 28678 $ 86000 www.cis.upenn.edu
24 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 25% 3.7 163 21 $ 22990 $ 65000 www.cs.umn.edu
25 Northwestern University Evanston IL 24.9% 3.6 164 21 $ 45120 $ 85600 www.cs.northwestern.edu
26 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA 15.1% 3.6 165 21 $ 28093 $ 66800 www.cs.ucsb.edu
27 Texas A&M University College Station TX 28.9% 3.4 160 21 $ 12778 $ 62100 www.cs.tamu.edu
28 University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC 30.8% - 163 21 $ 28762 $ 56700 www.cs.unc.edu
29 Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA 20.1% - 162 21 $ 24588 $ 73500 www.cs.vt.edu
30 Ohio State University Columbus OH 16.7% 3.6 163 21 $ 30599 $ 57000 www.cse.ohio-state.edu
31 Duke University Durham NC 21.5% 3.6 163 21 $ 43948 $ 109300 www.gradschool.duke.edu
32 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD 28.9% 3.5 163 21 $ 45470 $ 62500 www.cs.jhu.edu
33 Brown University Providence RI 17.6% - 164 21 $ 45612 $ 62300 www.cs.brown.edu
34 University of California-Irvine Irvine CA 20.3% 3.5 163 21 $ 15333 $ 62800 www.engineering.uci.edu
35 University of California-Davis Davis CA 24.3% 3.5 163 21 $ 28211 $ 73600 www.cs.ucdavis.edu
36 Dartmouth College Hanover NH 18.8% 3.5 163 21 $ 45807 $ 31200 web.cs.dartmouth.edu
37 North Carolina State University Raleigh NC 16.8% 3.5 163 21 $ 24932 $ 63100 www.csc.ncsu.edu
38 Washington University in St. Louis St Louis MO 32.9% 3.5 163 21 $ 44100 $ 70000 www.cse.wustl.edu
39 University of Virginia Charlottesville VA 22.4% 3.5 162 21 $ 26826 $ 66800 www.cs.virginia.edu
40 Yale University New Haven CT 11.7% 3.7 164 21 $ 36500 N/A cpsc.yale.edu
41 University of Florida Gainesville FL 29.8% - 162 21 $ 28591 $ 65000 www.cise.ufl.edu
42 University of Chicago Chicago IL 20.2% - 160 21 $ 14465 $ 67500 www.cs.uic.edu
43 University of Massachusetts- Amherst Amherst MA 25.5% 3.5 162 21 $ 28035 $ 72000 www.cics.umass.edu
44 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick NJ 22.2% 3.4 163 21 $ 27667 $ 80800 www.cs.rutgers.edu
45 Boston University Boston MA 24.8% 3.5 163 21 $ 44620 $ 65500 www.bu.edu/cs
46 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY 23.3% 3.4 163 21 $ 45100 $ 69000 www.cs.rpi.edu
47 Northeastern University Boston MA 39.5% 3.3 161 21 $ 31560 $ 72300 www.northeastern.edu
48 Michigan State University East Lansing MI 11.4% 3.6 163 21 $ 11212 $ 71700 www.msu.edu
49 University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 40.6% 3.5 162 21 $ 20592 $ 83000 www.cs.utah.edu
50 University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder CO 33.9% - 161 21 $ 28200 $ 63600 www.cs.colorado.edu
51 University of Arizona Tucson AZ 42.9% 3.5 162 21 $ 27398 $ 60500 www.cs.arizona.edu
52 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 30.8% 3.4 163 21 $ 40120 $ 59300 www.cs.pitt.edu
53 Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 14.7% 3.5 163 21 $ 31446 $ 68800 www.cs.vanderbilt.edu
54 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN 18.4% 3.6 163 21 $ 44445 $ 65500 www.notredamecollege.edu
55 Iowa State University Ames IA 18% 3.4 162 21 $ 22250 $ 62000 www.cs.iastate.edu
56 New York University New York City NY 50.5% 3.5 161 21 $ 41656 $ 68800 www.cs.nyu.edu
57 University of California-Riverside Riverside CA 21.4% 3.7 161 21 $ 15102 $ 60500 www.cs.ucr.edu
58 Stony Brook University-SUNY Stony Brook NY 39.7% 3.4 165 21 $ 19666 $ 64000 www.cs.sunysb.edu
59 University of Rochester Rochester NY 34.1% 3.2 167 21 $ 33456 N/A www.cs.rochester.edu
60 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA 28.3% 3.3 162 21 $ 31518 $ 60300 www.cs.ucsc.edu
61 University of Texas-Dallas Dallas TX 33.9% 3.4 161 21 $ 22282 $ 58000 www.cs.utdallas.edu
62 Washington State University Pullman WA 19% 3.6 161 21 $ 25216 $ 66300 school.eecs.wsu.edu/graduate/cpts/courses
63 University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 26.1% 3.8 160 21 $ 30354 $ 54200 www.cs.utk.edu
64 Oregon State University Corvallis OR 24.5% 3.6 161 21 $ 22623 $ 71200 www.cs.oregonstate.edu
65 University of Illinois-Chicago Chicago IL 20.2% 3.3 160 21 $ 27460 $ 67500 www.cs.illinois.edu
66 University of Delaware Newark DE 29.7% 3.4 163 21 $ 29246 $ 57500 www.cis.udel.edu
67 University of Iowa Iowa City IA 22% 3.5 160 21 $ 25574 $ 58000 www.cs.uiowa.edu
68 University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo NY 31.7% 3.3 162 21 $ 22210 $ 53500 engineering.buffalo.edu/home/academics/academic-programs/programs-in-computer-science-and-engineering.html
69 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH 20.6% 3.4 165 21 $ 41137 $ 61500 eecs.cwru.edu
70 University of Central Florida Orlando FL 43.7% 3.3 159 21 $ 24790 $ 65000 www.cs.ucf.edu
71 Drexel University Philadelphia PA 31.9% 3.3 160 21 $ 32079 $ 62000 www.cs.drexel.edu
72 Clemson University Clemson SC 35.8% 3.5 162 21 $ 20550 $ 61000 www.cs.clemson.edu
73 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 62.5% 3.6 157 21 $ 5433 $ 56000 engineering.unm.edu/departments/computer-science.html
74 Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 43.3% 3.4 161 21 $ 24896 $ 69500 www.cs.colostate.edu
75 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA 44.7% 3.3 163 21 $ 24588 $ 78000 www.cs.wpi.edu
76 Tufts University Medford MA 45.2% 3.4 161 21 $ 30072 $ 64000 www.cs.tufts.edu
77 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 69.9% 3.4 160 21 $ 18387 $ 65000 www.cs.unl.edu
78 Auburn University Auburn AL 82.7% 3.4 160 21 $ 26406 $ 53000 www.eng.auburn.edu/comp
79 George Mason University FairFax VA 56.9% 3.4 158 21 $ 28448 $ 60000 www.cs.gmu.edu
80 University of Connecticut Storrs CT 50% 3.4 163 21 $ 33300 $ 65000 www.cse.uconn.edu
81 University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore MD 54.7% - 166 21 $ 17946 $ 57500 www.coeit.umbc.edu
82 Syracuse University Syracuse NY 58.6% 3.3 163 21 $ 24984 $ 65400 eng-cs.syr.edu/our-departments/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science
83 George Washington University Washington DC 34.4% 3.1 162 21 $ 26820 $ 59400 www.cs.gwu.edu
84 University of Kansas Lawrence KS 88.4% 3.4 160 21 $ 20387 $ 65000 www.cs.ku.edu
85 University of Kentucky Lexington KY 68.6% 3.5 161 21 $ 26154 $ 62500 www.cs.uky.edu
86 Brigham Young University Provo UT 49% 3.5 160 21 $ 13007 $ 72200 www.cs.byu.edu
87 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark NJ 69% 3.1 157 21 $ 27340 $ 60000 www.cs.njit.edu
88 University at Albany-SUNY Albany NY 55.7% - - 21 $ 20190 $ 52000 www.cs.albany.edu
89 CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York City NY 42.4% - 160 21 $ 13199 $ 63000 www.ccny.cuny.edu/compsci/degrees_ms
90 University of Georgia Athens GA 41.8% - 161 21 $ 25234 $ 39000 www.cs.uga.edu
91 Florida State University Tallahassee FL 32.6% 3 160 21 $ 20042 $ 60500 www.cs.fsu.edu
92 Georgia State University Atlanta GA 53.4% - - 21 $ 22014 $ 52000 www.cs.gsu.edu
93 University of Oregon Eugene OR 20.6% 3.5 163 21 $ 30599 $ 63500 www.cs.uoregon.edu
94 The College of William & Mary Williamsburg VA 33% 3.8 165 21 $ 40123 N/A www.cs.wm.edu
95 Brandeis University Waltham MA 35% - - 21 $ 45000 N/A www.cs.brandeis.edu
96 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey CA - - - 0 NA N/A my.nps.edu/web/cs
97 New York University (NYU) New York City NY 70% 3.5 161 21 $ 41656 N/A www.cs.poly.edu
98 Indiana University Bloomington IN 66.7% 3.5 163 21 $ 25878 $ 55000 www.cs.indiana.edu

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