The US is the dream study abroad destination of many international students. In 2021, ~1,67,000 Indian students were studying in the USA. You will be surprised to know that it accounts for one-third of the total number of Indian students studying abroad. Highly ranked US universities, research-centric educational institutions, culturally sensitive citizens, work opportunities, and vibrant campus life are some reasons that attract students to the US.

Here is the list of top 5 US universities for Computer Science and IT:

Sr. No.
Name of the University
QS World University Rankings 2022
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1 4
2. Stanford University 2 3
3. Harvard University 5 2
4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 4 6
5. Princeton University 6 5

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The university’s history dates back to 1861 when it first came into existence. Currently, ~11,000 students study at MIT, and it has an impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1, which offers a great student experience. The university has some interesting courses, such as a PhD program in Social and Engineering Systems, a Technology and Policy Program, Statistics and Data Science program and a Micro-Masters program in Statistics and Data Science for those interested in IT.

For those looking for US universities that offer computer science programs, MIT offers an Engineer in Computer Science course too. The university holds a good reputation for contributing to research areas such as AI for Healthcare and Life Sciences, Communications Systems and other interesting domains.

2. Stanford University

It is one of the oldest US universities and was formed in the year 1891. It is home to ~16,000 students and 2,288 faculty members. If you are interested in campus accommodation, this university currently has 13,000+ students living on campus. With ~620 organised student bodies, you will always find like-minded students to gel with and build a great network.

For computer science, you can choose from Artificial Intelligence, Biocomputation, Computer Engineering, Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction and other interesting tracks. IT aspirants have multiple specialisations such as Social Dynamics of Data and Information Catastrophic Risks and Solutions.

3. Harvard University

It is no secret that Harvard University is one of the most popular Ivy League universities. This is also one of the oldest US universities that began its journey around the 1600s. Did you know that 24% of the student population at Havard consists of international students? The university offers some interesting research areas for students interested in computer science, including Artificial Intelligence, Computational and Data Science, Graphics, Vision, Visualisation, and other interesting subjects. Other IT courses that may interest you are Introduction to Programming with Python, Competing in the Age of Digital Platforms and Understanding Technology, to name a few.

4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

The university offers 350+ degree programs and is the best public university worldwide. UCB was established in 1868 and is one of the few US universities to offer 180+ Academic Departments. The Structure & Interpretation of Computer Programs provided by UCB is known as one of the US’s top 5 Computer Science study programs. Other interesting Computer Science courses are Introduction to Computational Thinking with Data and Scheme and Functional Programming for Programmers. Other IT programs that you can consider are Data Science, Master of Information Management and Systems and Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS).

5. Princeton University

This university was formed in 1600 and is one of the top four oldest US universities. It is home to ~2,900 students, has 300+ student groups and offers 400+ internship opportunities. In the Computer Science domain, you can access courses like Computer Science, An Interdisciplinary Approach, Introduction to Programming Systems and Algorithms and Data Structures. For IT aspirants, the university offers programs such as Information Technology Policy, Machine Learning and Applications of Computing.

So, these are some interesting things you must know about the top 5 US universities if you are planning to study Computer Science and IT. If financial worries keep you from achieving your study abroad dream, you can consider an education loan. We at Avanse Financial Services offer hyper-personalised student loans with several other benefits. If you need more information, please connect with us. We wish you all the best!

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