View Full Version : The best university for computer science

04-14-2002, 10:54 PM
What is the best university in California for computer science major?

04-15-2002, 12:52 AM
My guess would be Stanford.

04-15-2002, 05:45 AM
My vote is for MIT.

04-15-2002, 07:11 AM
If you're living in Ohio, then your best bet would be the University of Akron (www.uakron.edu); one of the perks of the rising tuition is a completely wireless campus (I've surfed the net on the campus' lawn several times.)

04-15-2002, 07:31 AM
UC Berkeley is also highly respected along with Stanford...Caltech is decent, too...

04-15-2002, 09:38 AM
is mit cheap? (so i'm ignorant of college prices... sue me)
btw, i'm in mass so maybe in-state rates apply

04-15-2002, 11:11 AM
I didn't know Massachutes was in California :).

04-15-2002, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by SilentStrike
I didn't know Massachutes was in California :). Doh! I must have lost interest in the original post somewhere after the word "university" ;)

In that case, I'll have to go with Berkeley.

04-15-2002, 07:02 PM
Berkley sounds like a winner. BTW, the UofA (univ. of Arkansas) in Fayetteville is soon to be a premeire skewl for comp. science. It got a 300 million personal donation from one of the Walton's, Some of wal-marts founder's children. The dean is leaning toward an entirly new Tech. Park. I'm so exited:cool:

04-15-2002, 07:16 PM
for California i would think CalTech.

04-15-2002, 09:45 PM
Cal Tech. I remember a couple years ago, when my sister was going to college, Cal Tech was rated #1 university in the country.

04-16-2002, 12:47 AM
Actually, there is a little-known school in LA that is right up there with CalTech,MIT,and all the other big engineering/math/science schools. It's called Harvey Mudd.

04-16-2002, 12:15 PM
unless you have over a 4.0 high school gpa; at least 1450 on sat; already have college credits from either ap tests or already taking college courses at some local college, and all kinds of volunteer-related work on your resume, then you might want to think twice about applying to these schools (stanford, caltech, berkeley).

but never fear, CA has a lot of other schools that offer good computer-related programs. some just off the top of my head: all the other UCs (not just berkeley, but also davis, ucla, irvine, san diego, there's more...); the cal polys like san luis obispo and pomona; some other private schools like harvey mudd (as someone mentions), loyola marymount, usc, santa clara... all of them have decent computer-related programs and you don't have to be like the number one student from your school (of course if you really are then by all means look into places like stanford).

for reference: a listing (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/engineering/phd/computer.htm) of what usnews believes are the best schools with computer-related programs (CA has 5 up there, not bad...)

04-16-2002, 04:33 PM
Although it isn't in California, you may want to avoid Purdue "Univerrsity" (http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=2762), as their English department doesn't look so hot ;)

04-16-2002, 06:21 PM
Not in califonia but as Deckard said from what Ive heard Purdue is good for computer science and then first on my list is MIT

04-17-2002, 02:33 PM
I would say either Stanford or Berkley. I was considering those, but ended up going to Oakland University in Michigan. It is really close to where I live and the computer science and computer engineering program is up there with the top ones in the country. On a national level, I'd say MIT. I was origianlly trying for there, but didn't have the time to complete their book of an application or able to afford the $25,000 a year for just tuition. I may go to grad school there though in about 3 or 4 years.

04-17-2002, 08:19 PM
do you guys have any idea how many free books and websites are out therethat can offer far more specific, reliable, and accurate information than most anyone here?

04-17-2002, 09:49 PM
You answered your own question as to why s/he asked us. There is so much information it would be impossible to sort through all of it.

04-17-2002, 09:59 PM
Au contrarire. Although there is a massive amount of information available on trees, I certainly wouldn't give up on a research project on them because of the "futility" of sifting through the info.

04-18-2002, 12:42 AM