computer science open rankings

Last updated June 13, 2021

Rankings are an ideology. Each is biased in its own way. So choose and combine existing rankings to generate your preferred meta ranking for computer science programs in the United States. Ranking sources represent: reputation (U.S. News), faculty publications (csrankings.org * The rankings shown under the csrankings.org column may differ from their website because of different subfields and implementation of geometric mean count. ), academic placement (placement rank), and recognition (best paper awards). Use this to find the best computer science program for you in artificial intelligence, systems, or theory.

By Alice Marbach, Jeff Huang, Long Do, Shaun Wallace, and others who contributed the original ranking sources.


































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sizeNumber of permanent faculty who can advise computer science Ph.D. students, as listed on at: https://drafty.cs.brown.edu/csprofessors
U.S. Newscsrankings.orgplacement rankbest paper awardstotal
1Carnegie Mellon University+19211428
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology+9512148
3Stanford University+67143311
4University of California, Berkeley+80162514
5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign+86537722
6University of Washington+95689124
7Cornell University+83676827
8University of Michigan+9111913639
9Georgia Institute of Technology+95811111242
10University of Texas at Austin+54101510944
11University of California, San Diego+90165211153
11Princeton University+5582281553
13University of Maryland+621610191358
13University of Wisconsin-Madison+531315141658
15Columbia University+581312231765
16University of Massachusetts Amherst+632018221070
17University of Pennsylvania+531914172979
17University of California, Los Angeles+481318183079
19Purdue University+702017202481
20Harvard University+35162853988
21New York University+6430183418100
21Brown University+3625401520100
23University of California, Irvine+6630233714104
24University of Southern California+5920212935105
25Ohio State University+3730352721113
26University of Chicago+4630293523117
26University of Virginia+4530362625117
28Rice University+3620522426122
29Pennsylvania State University+5030262841125
30Rutgers University+5737233631127
31Yale University+3220401652128
32Duke University+4325313145132
33Northwestern University+5830295222133
34University of Minnesota+4829402542136
35University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill+3925453236138
35California Institute of Technology+1911651250138
37Johns Hopkins University+3525463044145
38University of Colorado Boulder+7040334627146
39University of California, Davis+2937364434151
40Stony Brook University+5340273363163
41University of California, Santa Barbara+3737253864164
42University of Utah+5743344058175
43North Carolina State University+4443524243180
44Virginia Tech+5540485340181
45Indiana University Bloomington+5755464838187
46Oregon State University+5468485919194
47Northeastern University+7149129247200
48University of Rochester+2349583955201
49Texas A&M University+5743316862204
50Arizona State University+5043565156206
51Washington University in St. Louis+3149584357207
52Dartmouth College+2143734154211
53University of Pittsburgh+2049514567212
54Iowa State University+2861735428216
55College of William & Mary+1468734937227
56University of Florida+3749645660229
57University of Arizona+2343804766236
58Boston University+4049446777237
59University of Illinois at Chicago+4864367267239
60Michigan State University+3055607451240
61University at Buffalo+3961488846243
62University of Notre Dame+3058637848247
63University of California, Riverside+4361367774248
63University of California, Santa Cruz+4558435790248
65University of Nebraska-Lincoln+2375866233256
66Tufts University+1475705865268
67University of Central Florida+3882527961274
68Case Western Reserve University+1368806067275
69George Mason University+49685563285
69University of Maryland, Baltimore County+2482807053285
71University of Oregon+1464809349286
72Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute+21558655295
73University of Texas at Dallas+5264569186297
74University of Iowa+12647071304
75Syracuse University+68976183309
76University of New Mexico+75978758317
77University of Delaware+2168807597320
78Stevens Institute of Technology+1391659473323
78Vanderbilt University+22589769323
80Florida State University+24826580326
81University of Tennessee+31757382329
82Washington State University+4175867694331
83Brandeis University+15911045096341
84Drexel University+821048178345
85University of Texas at Arlington+209160101351
85George Washington University+875869991351
87Illinois Institute of Technology+91868692355
88Rochester Institute of Technology+6865126358
88Binghamton University+281116583358
88Worcester Polytechnic Institute+15827012284358
91University of Kansas+9110465359
92Brigham Young University+918684360
93Wayne State University+1029764362
94Emory University+828611882368
95Clemson University+378286102369
96University of Houston+241027397371
97New Jersey Institute of Technology+19173112375
98University of Connecticut+238273128382
99University of North Carolina at Charlotte+9110410880383
100University of South Carolina+1118689385
101Temple University+1028613667391
101Lehigh University+1029710389391
101University of South Florida+1021049095391
104University of Georgia+1029796394
105DePaul University+14710411932402
106Kansas State University+10211985405
106Colorado State University+147511911398405
108Louisiana State University+10213373407
109Portland State University+11910410976408
110University of Kentucky+919780418
111Colorado School of Mines+109180149419
112Auburn University+9113312475423
113University of California, Merced+11960428
114Florida International University+13310411188436
114University of Louisiana at Lafayette+133104100436
116University of Tulsa+814713366445
117University of Oklahoma+111133110453
118State University of New York at Albany+111133115458
118Missouri University of Science and Technology+11115395458
120Ohio University+11913314267461
121Michigan Technological University+14711998463
121University of Missouri+102133129463
123University of New Hampshire+111104464
124Virginia Commonwealth University+133104130466
124University of North Texas+14711913367466
126University of Texas at San Antonio+11911979467
126University of Memphis+14711911487467
128University of Cincinnati+119133121472
129University of Hawaii at Manoa+11911985473
130University of Vermont+119133125476
131University of Colorado, Colorado Springs+133104141477
131Texas Tech University+119119140477
131Southern Methodist University+119153106477
134West Virginia University+111119479
134University of Alabama+111119479
136University of Massachusetts Lowell+14786482
137Georgia State University+119119487
138Mississippi State University+133133123488
139New Mexico State University+133119138489
140University of Nevada, Reno+147104144494
141University of Arkansas+147104500
141Graduate Center, CUNY+82500
143University of Alabama at Birmingham+133119501
143University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee+119133501
143Utah State University+119133501
146Kent State University+169104131503
147University of Louisville+119153137508
148University of Wyoming+147133132511
148Old Dominion University+133133146511
150University of Nebraska Omaha+147133135514
150University of Rhode Island+119127514
152Florida Atlantic University+147119515
152Oklahoma State University-Stillwater+133133515
152University of Massachusetts Boston+133133515
155University of Colorado Denver+147153117516
156Clarkson University+147104519
157University of Idaho+147105520
158University of Maine+147107522
159San Diego State University+147116531
160Indiana State University+133153535
160Oregon Health & Science University+133153535
162University of Missouri-Kansas City+147153145544
163Marquette University+133147548
164University of Texas at El Paso+169133148549
164University of Alabama in Huntsville+147153549
166Western Michigan University+18113314393550
167Claremont Graduate University+133551
168University of Southern Mississippi+181133563
168Florida Institute of Technology+177153134563
170Dakota State University+147565
170Southern Illinois University Carbondale+147565
170University of Mississippi+147565
170Wright State University+147565
174New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology+177153139568
175University of Bridgeport+181120569
176Montana State University - Bozeman+169153571
176Air Force Institute of Technology+169153571
178Towson University+177153579
178University of New Orleans+177153579
180Oakland University+185153587
180Louisiana Tech University+169587
180North Dakota State University+169587
180University of Arkansas at Little Rock+169587
180University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez+169587
185Nova Southeastern University+186153588
186Bowie State University+181599
187LIU Post+186604
187Walden University+186604