Best Computer Science Schools in the U.S. ?

I'm looking for a good college, preferably in the Midwest

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Best Computer Science Schools in the U.S. ?

Post icon  Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:58 PM

I am looking at colleges mostly in the Midwest. I like the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also Purdue University. I was also thinking of looking at Iowa State University, and any others that fit the bill.

Which is/are the best choice(s)? Are there other schools you can list?

Thank you very much!
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:16 PM

SDSU, UC Berkely, UC DAVIS, MIT.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 02:36 PM

I go to Iowa State University, and its a great a school. I'm actually majoring in Software Engineering so I get more coding than a Computer Engineer and more structure/engineering than a com sci student would. Its a great program you should look into.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:58 AM

Obviously UC Berkley is one of the best, if not the best.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:26 AM

aside from those mentioned: RIT, RPI, WPI, NEU
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:15 PM

Georgi Tech, UNC, Virginia Tech & VCU are the best in VA.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:18 PM

University of Maryland
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:56 PM

Most of the well known top schools were already mentioned. I know from experience that in the Midwest, Purdue has a very good/demanding computer science program that'll make you learn a lot of low level basics. They have pretty strong industry connections too; most of the friends I had in the CS program got good jobs both during school in the summer, and right at graduation. Most of the other top CS schools are on the coasts.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:45 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:04 PM

What is the consensus on ITT Tech? I have seen the commercials for almost a decade. My concern is that the credits do not transfer and the cost is about $18,000 more than Limestone College. The issue with Limestone is that the classes for what I want is only online. I am going for Computer Network Security.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:00 PM

Well lets put it this way, my friend has a degree from ITT and he is still going to college because no one will hire him with the degree he has. He has an AS in Computer Science I think and no one wants him because ITT is what many call a "predator" college, where you pay money, get a degree, but no one recognizes the degree as a "real" degree.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:40 PM

Yeah, ITT Tech I know doesn't provide the quality degree that other previously mentioned schools would have.

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I go to Iowa State University, and its a great a school. I'm actually majoring in Software Engineering so I get more coding than a Computer Engineer and more structure/engineering than a com sci student would. Its a great program you should look into.


I'm visiting this summer, I might PM you and ask you some questions!
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:45 PM

View PostIngeniousHax, on 26 May, 2009 - 03:00 PM, said:

Well lets put it this way, my friend has a degree from ITT and he is still going to college because no one will hire him with the degree he has. He has an AS in Computer Science I think and no one wants him because ITT is what many call a "predator" college, where you pay money, get a degree, but no one recognizes the degree as a "real" degree.


Is it the school or the fact that he only got an AS? The school actually offers a BS and a specialization in computer network security.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

Well most of the jobs he was seeking basically told him his degree was not worth much because it is from a vocational school thus making you a narrow subject for employment. You know that one thing and only that one thing, where as when you go for a degree from a real college, you have a wider area of specialization, while you are still mainly in this one topic, you can be easily molded to learn what THEY want to you to know for the position and company.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

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Credits earned at ITT are unlikely to transfer


All you need to know is there. If the school is not regionally accredited, look for a national accreditation (regional > national). If there's no accreditation look elsewhere.
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