computer science open rankings

Last updated September 19, 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+19711428
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology+9612148
3Stanford University+68143311
4University of California, Berkeley+80162514
5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign+86537722
6University of Washington+95689124
7Cornell University+84676827
8University of Michigan+9211913639
9Georgia Institute of Technology+97811111343
10University of Texas at Austin+58101510944
11Princeton University+5582281553
12University of California, San Diego+90165211254
13University of Maryland+621610191156
14University of Wisconsin-Madison+521315141658
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 Southern California+5820212835104
24University of California, Irvine+6630233814105
25Ohio State University+3830352721113
26University of Chicago+4630293523117
26University of Virginia+4530362625117
28Rice University+3620522426122
29Pennsylvania State University+5130262941126
30Rutgers University+5737233631127
31Yale University+3220401652128
32Duke University+4425313145132
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+7040334727147
39University of California, Davis+2937364434151
40Stony Brook University+5340273363163
41University of California, Santa Barbara+3737253964165
42University of Utah+5743344058175
43North Carolina State University+4443524143179
44Virginia Tech+5540485340181
45Indiana University Bloomington+5755464838187
46Oregon State University+5468485919194
47Northeastern University+7149129147199
47University of Rochester+2349583755199
49Texas A&M University+5743316962205
50Arizona State University+5043565156206
51Washington University in St. Louis+3149584357207
52University of Pittsburgh+2049514567212
52Dartmouth College+2143734254212
54Iowa State University+2861735428216
55College of William & Mary+1468734937227
56University of Florida+3749645660229
57University of Arizona+2343804666235
58Boston University+4049446777237
59University of Illinois at Chicago+4864367267239
60Michigan State University+3055607451240
61University at Buffalo+3961488846243
62University of California, Riverside+4361367674247
62University of Notre Dame+3058637848247
64University of California, Santa Cruz+4658435790248
65University of Nebraska-Lincoln+2375866233256
66Tufts University+1475705865268
67University of Central Florida+3882527961274
68Case Western Reserve University+1368806167276
69University of Maryland, Baltimore County+2482807053285
70George Mason University+49685564286
70University of Oregon+1464809349286
72Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute+21558655295
73University of Texas at Dallas+5264569286298
74University of Iowa+12647071304
75Syracuse University+68976084309
76University of New Mexico+75978658316
77University of Delaware+2168807597320
78Vanderbilt University+22589768322
79Stevens Institute of Technology+1491659473323
80Florida State University+24826580326
81University of Tennessee+31757382329
82Washington State University+4175867794332
83Brandeis University+15911045096341
84Drexel University+821048178345
85George Washington University+875869991351
86University of Texas at Arlington+209160102352
87Illinois Institute of Technology+91868792356
88Binghamton University+281116583358
88Worcester Polytechnic Institute+15827012383358
90Rochester Institute of Technology+6865127359
90University of Kansas+9110465359
92Brigham Young University+918684360
93Wayne State University+1029763361
94Clemson University+378286101368
95Emory University+828611982369
96University of Houston+241027397371
97New Jersey Institute of Technology+19173113376
98University of Connecticut+238273129383
99University of North Carolina at Charlotte+9110410980384
100University of South Carolina+1118689385
101Lehigh University+1029710389391
101University of South Florida+1021049095391
103Temple University+1028613767392
104University of Georgia+1029796394
105DePaul University+14710412032403
106Kansas State University+10211985405
107Colorado State University+147511911498406
108Louisiana State University+10213373407
109Portland State University+11910411076409
110University of Kentucky+919780418
111Colorado School of Mines+109180149419
112Auburn University+9113312275421
113University of California, Merced+11960428
114University of Louisiana at Lafayette+133104100436
115Florida International University+13310411288437
116University of Tulsa+814713366445
117University of Oklahoma+111133111454
118New Mexico State University+133119105456
119Missouri University of Science and Technology+11115395458
120State University of New York at Albany+111133116459
121Ohio University+11913314367462
122Michigan Technological University+14711998463
123University of New Hampshire+111104464
123University of Missouri+102133130464
125Virginia Commonwealth University+133104131467
125University of Texas at San Antonio+11911979467
125University of North Texas+14711913467467
128University of Memphis+14711911587468
129University of Cincinnati+119133121472
130University of Hawaii at Manoa+11911985473
131University of Colorado, Colorado Springs+133104141477
131Texas Tech University+119119140477
131University of Vermont+119133126477
131Southern Methodist University+119153106477
135West Virginia University+111119479
135University of Alabama+111119479
137University of Massachusetts Lowell+14786482
138Georgia State University+119119487
139Mississippi State University+133133125490
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+169104132504
147University of Louisville+119153138509
148Old Dominion University+133133146511
149University of Wyoming+147133133512
150Florida Atlantic University+147119515
150University of Nebraska Omaha+147133136515
150Oklahoma State University-Stillwater+133133515
150University of Massachusetts Boston+133133515
150University of Rhode Island+119128515
155University of Colorado Denver+147153118517
156Clarkson University+147104519
157University of Idaho+147107522
158University of Maine+147108523
159San Diego State University+147117532
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
164Western Michigan University+18113314293549
164University of Alabama in Huntsville+147153549
167Claremont Graduate University+133551
168University of Southern Mississippi+181133563
169Florida Institute of Technology+177153135564
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
175Montana State University - Bozeman+169153571
175Air Force Institute of Technology+169153571
177University of Bridgeport+181124573
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