Ever dreamed of joining companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft in the future? Then pursuing a computer science degree is one of the options that you can take to reach your dream career. Here are five schools in the world that offer the best computer science programs:
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
For seven years in a row, Massachusetts Institute of Technology continues to be the leading higher education institution in the world based on the QS World University Rankings. The university’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has a wide array of programs for students. One of the school’s most notable alumni includes Bill Hewlett who is the co-founder of the multinational IT company Hewlett-Packard.
2. Stanford University
Stanford University has its Computer Science Department established 1965. The department offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in computer science. For decades, Stanford University Computer Science Department has been home to a number of remarkable alumni. These people include founders and officers of tech-company giants:
- Brian Acton – co-founder of WhatsApp
- Sergey Brin – co-founder of Google
- Reed Hastings – Netflix founder
- Jawed Karim – co-founder of YouTube
- Larry Page – co-founder of Google
- Blake Ross – co-creator of Mozilla Firefox
- Mike Schroepfer – CTO of Facebook
- David E. Shaw – hedge fund manager of D. E. Shaw & Co. (multinational investment management firm)
- Charles Simonyi – inventor of Microsoft Word, former chief architect at Microsoft
- Kevin Systrom – co-founder of Instagram
3. Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university has the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science (SCS). Over the years, the school has been known for its contributions in various fields such as algorithms, computer networks, distributed systems, parallel processing, programming languages, computational biology, robotics, language technologies, human–computer interaction and software engineering. At present, Carnegie Mellon University offers 55 undergraduate, masters (academic, professional), and doctoral programs. Scott Fahlman, credited with the invention of the smiley face emoticon, is a research professor at SCS.
4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
offers highly selective undergraduate programs including the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS). These programs combine the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science in one major. Another degree that students can take is the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science that combines computer science with liberal arts.
5. Harvard University
One of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard University has the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). SEAS is the engineering school under Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. At present, SEAS focuses on the following teaching areas for its undergraduate courses:
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Science & Engineering
Aside from these programs, Harvard also offers Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Design Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
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