Best Universities for Computer Science in North America

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EduRank

Below is a list of best universities in North America ranked based on their research performance in Computer Science. A graph of 770M citations received by 24.2M academic papers made by 1,581 universities in North America was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. Stanford University

For Computer Science

#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$14,402

2. Harvard University

For Computer Science

#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$13,910

3. University of California - Berkeley

For Computer Science

#3 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
61%
Average Aid
$21,406
Enrollment
45,036

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Computer Science

#4 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,958
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$32,562

5. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Computer Science

#5 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Receiving Aid
70%
Average Aid
$16,326
Enrollment
50,278

6. University of Toronto

For Computer Science

#1 in Canada
#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

7. University of Washington - Seattle

For Computer Science

#7 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$15,895
Enrollment
52,434

8. University of California - Los Angeles

For Computer Science

#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Receiving Aid
56%
Average Aid
$17,592
Enrollment
46,116

9. Carnegie Mellon University

For Computer Science

#10 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$37,450

10. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Computer Science

#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
85%

11. University of California-San Diego

For Computer Science

#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$18,083
Enrollment
41,885

12. Columbia University

For Computer Science

#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$12,411

13. University of Pennsylvania

For Computer Science

#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$14,578

14. Yale University

For Computer Science

#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,605

15. Johns Hopkins University

For Computer Science

#17 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$20,680
Receiving Aid
71%
Average Aid
$45,373

16. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Computer Science

#18 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1410
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
64%

17. Cornell University

For Computer Science

#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1505
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,262

18. University of Southern California

For Computer Science

#21 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$26,021

19. University of Texas at Austin

For Computer Science

#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
71%

20. Georgia Institute of Technology

For Computer Science

#24 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
72%

21. University of British Columbia

For Computer Science

#2 in Canada
#25 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

22. Pennsylvania State University

For Computer Science

#26 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

23. University of Maryland - College Park

For Computer Science

#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
68%

24. Ohio State University

For Computer Science

#28 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
83%

25. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Computer Science

#29 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

26. University of California - San Francisco

For Computer Science

#31 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,165
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1864

27. Princeton University

For Computer Science

#32 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,908

28. New York University

For Computer Science

#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$50,991

29. University of Pittsburgh

For Computer Science

#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
78%

30. Boston University

For Computer Science

#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,852

31. McGill University

For Computer Science

#3 in Canada
#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

32. University of Chicago

For Computer Science

#39 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$33,727

33. University of Florida

For Computer Science

#41 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
94%

34. Washington University in St Louis

For Computer Science

#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,298

35. California Institute of Technology

For Computer Science

#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,162
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$47,556

36. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Computer Science

#45 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
60%

37. University of Arizona

For Computer Science

#49 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

38. University of California - Davis

For Computer Science

#52 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$17,628
Enrollment
40,050

39. University of California - Irvine

For Computer Science

#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$16,868
Enrollment
36,505

40. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Computer Science

#54 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
69%

41. Duke University

For Computer Science

#55 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1513
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,297

42. Northwestern University

For Computer Science

#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$29,999

43. University of Alberta

For Computer Science

#4 in Canada
#58 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1908

44. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Computer Science

#59 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$12,201
Enrollment
77,881

45. Michigan State University

For Computer Science

#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
72%

46. Purdue University

For Computer Science

#61 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
73%

47. Texas A&M University - College Station

For Computer Science

#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
78%

48. University of Waterloo

For Computer Science

#5 in Canada
#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957

49. University of Virginia

For Computer Science

#72 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
34
Receiving Aid
63%

50. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Computer Science

#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
58%
Average Aid
$18,107
Enrollment
26,124

51. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For Computer Science

#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
72%

52. University of Utah

For Computer Science

#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
89%

53. University of Iowa

For Computer Science

#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

54. University of Colorado Boulder

For Computer Science

#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
65%

55. Vanderbilt University

For Computer Science

#87 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$27,553

56. University of Rochester

For Computer Science

#89 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average SAT
1445
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,125

57. Emory University

For Computer Science

#90 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$28,367

58. McMaster University

For Computer Science

#6 in Canada
#92 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

59. University of Montreal

For Computer Science

#7 in Canada
#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878

60. University of Calgary

For Computer Science

#8 in Canada
#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

61. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

For Computer Science

#101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

62. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For Computer Science

#102 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
88%

63. Western University

For Computer Science

#9 in Canada
#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

64. Case Western Reserve University

For Computer Science

#105 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$38,166

65. Iowa State University

For Computer Science

#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

66. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Computer Science

#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
81%

67. University of Ottawa

For Computer Science

#10 in Canada
#121 in the World
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848

68. Indiana University - Bloomington

For Computer Science

#126 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
79%

69. Brown University

For Computer Science

#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,028

70. Stony Brook University

For Computer Science

#136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
82%

71. Baylor College of Medicine

For Computer Science

#137 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
1,596
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1900

72. University of Kentucky

For Computer Science

#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
94%

73. Queen's University

For Computer Science

#11 in Canada
#146 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
30,386
Founded
1841

74. University of Connecticut

For Computer Science

#148 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

75. Providence College

For Computer Science

#152 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$39,566

76. University of Miami

For Computer Science

#162 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average SAT
1380
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$34,492

77. Simon Fraser University

For Computer Science

#12 in Canada
#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Founded
1965

78. Wayne State University

For Computer Science

#165 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
99%

79. University of California - Santa Cruz

For Computer Science

#167 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
63%
Average Aid
$19,199
Enrollment
19,841

80. University of South Florida

For Computer Science

#177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
99%

81. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

For Computer Science

#178 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Net Price
$11,188
Receiving Aid
97%
Average Aid
$2,100

82. University of Missouri - Columbia

For Computer Science

#182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
91%

83. University at Buffalo

For Computer Science

#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
84%

84. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

For Computer Science

#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
1,249
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1963

85. Rice University

For Computer Science

#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$18,521

86. University of Notre Dame

For Computer Science

#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$30,513

87. University of Cincinnati

For Computer Science

#191 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
85%

88. University of Alabama at Birmingham

For Computer Science

#195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1281
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
97%

89. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

For Computer Science

#200 in the World
Enrollment
358
Male:Female
20:80
Founded
1941

90. University of Central Florida

For Computer Science

#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

91. Oregon Health & Science University

For Computer Science

#204 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
2,984
Male:Female
31:69
Founded
1887

92. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

For Computer Science

#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
84%

93. Florida State University

For Computer Science

#207 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
96%

94. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Computer Science

#214 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

95. Laval University

For Computer Science

#13 in Canada
#218 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1852

96. University of Delaware

For Computer Science

#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1248
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
90%

97. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

For Computer Science

#221 in the World
Enrollment
2,308
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1943

98. Dartmouth College

For Computer Science

#222 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,078

99. Tufts University

For Computer Science

#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$31,630

100. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For Computer Science

#227 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,070