The 20 best US schools for computer science and information systems

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Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just published its 11th annual rankings of the best global colleges and universities for 51 different subjects.  

QS publishes several subject rankings that fall under engineering and technology, including the best schools for computer science and information systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked at the top of the computer science and information systems ranking, same as last year.

To create these subject rankings, QS looks at academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and h-index to calculate an overall score for a school in each subject ranking. QS describes the h-index as an index that is “based on the set of the academic’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.”

Weights for the four metrics used to develop the rankings varied by subject. The full methodology can be found on QS’ website.

The following are the top 20 US schools from the computer science and information systems ranking, including where they placed on the overall list. All the various subject rankings and the full computer science and information systems table can be found on QS’ website.

University of Southern California

University of Southern California

Location: Los Angeles, California

2021 ranking: 52

Overall score: 74.2

Read more about University of Southern California on QS Top Universities.

University of Chicago

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

2021 ranking: 47 (tie)

Overall score: 75.1

Read more about University of Chicago on QS Top Universities.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
University of Michigan.

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

2021 ranking: 46

Overall score: 75.3

Read more about University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on QS Top Universities.

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Georgia Tech

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

2021 ranking: 38

Overall score: 76.6

Read more about Georgia Tech on QS Top Universities.

Yale University

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Location: New Haven, Connecticut

2021 ranking: 35 (tie)

Overall score: 76.7

Read more about Yale University on QS Top Universities.

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2021 ranking: 33 (tie)

Overall score: 77.4

Read more about University of Pennsylvania on QS Top Universities.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Location: Champaign, Illinois

2021 ranking: 33 (tie)

Overall score: 77.4

Read more about University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on QS Top Universities.

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas Austin

Location: Austin, Texas

2021 ranking: 28

Overall score: 78.6

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California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

California Institute of Technology

Location: Pasadena, California 

2021 ranking: 22

Overall score: 80.1

Read more about Caltech on QS Top Universities.

New York University (NYU)

NYU Stern

Location: New York City, New York

2021 ranking: 21

Overall score: 81.1

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Cornell University

Cornell University

Location: Ithaca, New York

2021 ranking: 19

Overall score: 81.3

Read more about Cornell University on QS Top Universities.

Columbia University

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Location: New York City, New York

2021 ranking: 18

Overall score: 82.1

Read more about Columbia University on QS Top Universities.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Location: Los Angeles, California

2021 ranking: 17

Overall score: 82.5

Read more about UCLA on QS Top Universities.

University of Washington

University of Washington
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Location: Seattle, Washington

2021 ranking: 15

Overall score: 83.5

Read more about University of Washington on QS Top Universities.

Princeton University

Princeton University

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

2021 ranking: 14

Overall score: 83.7

Read more about Princeton University on QS Top Universities.

Harvard University

Harvard Business School

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 

2021 ranking: 7

Overall score: 88.2

Read more about Harvard University on QS Top Universities.

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

University of California Berkley

Location: Berkeley, California

2021 ranking: 5

Overall score: 89.5

Read more about UCB on QS Top Universities.

Carnegie Mellon University

Gates Center for Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2021 ranking: 3

Overall score: 93.0

Read more about Carnegie Mellon University on QS Top Universities.

Stanford University

Stanford University

Location: Stanford, California

2021 ranking: 2

Overall score: 93.1

Read more about Stanford University on QS Top Universities.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

2021 ranking: 1

Overall score: 93.7

Read more about MIT on QS Top Universities.

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The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

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The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ new list of the best universities for students who want to become nurses.

This is the 11th set of QS World University Rankings by Subject, which looks at universities across the world to compile a list of the best schools for various subjects, including law and medicine.

This year’s rankings cover 51 academic subjects that fall into five categories: arts and humanities; engineering and technology; life sciences and medicine; natural sciences; and social sciences and management.

US schools were No. 1 in 30 of the 2021 global rankings, including for nursing. To create these rankings, QS looked at academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and h-index. QS describes the h-index as an index that is “based on the set of the academic’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.”

QS used these metrics to calculate an overall score for a school in each of the subject rankings, but weights for the four metrics varied by subject. The full methodology can be found on QS’ website.

The following are the top 17 US schools from the nursing program ranking, including where they placed on the overall list. All the various subject rankings and the full nursing table can be found on QS’ website.

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

2021 ranking: 47 (tie)

Overall score: 81.7

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Read more about Vanderbilt University on QS Top Universities.

University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)

University of Illinois at Chicago

2021 ranking: 43 (tie)

Overall score: 82.1

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Read more about UIC on QS Top Universities.

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State University

2021 ranking: 43 (tie)

Overall score: 82.1

Location: Centre County, Pennsylvania

Read more about Pennsylvania State University on QS Top Universities.

Ohio State University

Ohio State University building

2021 ranking: 34

Overall score: 83.7

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Read more about Ohio State University on QS Top Universities.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA buildings

2021 ranking: 27 (tie)

Overall score: 85.8

Location: Los Angeles, California

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New York University (NYU)

NYU

2021 ranking: 24

Overall score: 86.2

Location: New York City, New York 

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University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

2021 ranking: 21

Overall score: 87.3

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Emory University

Emory University

2021 ranking: 18 (tie)

Overall score: 87.9

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Read more about Emory University on QS Top Universities.

Columbia University

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2021 ranking: 18 (tie)

Overall score: 87.9

Location: New York City, New York

Read more about Columbia University on QS Top Universities.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
University of Michigan.

2021 ranking: 17

Overall score: 88.3

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Read more about the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on QS Top Universities.

Duke University

Duke University

2021 ranking: 10

Overall score: 90.7

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Read more about Duke University on QS Top Universities.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2021 ranking: 8

Overall score: 91.1

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Read more about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on QS Top Universities.

Yale University

Yale University

2021 ranking: 7

Overall score: 91.2

Location: New Haven, Connecticut 

Read more about Yale University on QS Top Universities.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, California.

2021 ranking: 6

Overall score: 91.4

Location: San Francisco, California

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University of Washington

University of Washington
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2021 ranking:

Overall score: 93.2

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

2021 ranking: 3

Overall score: 93.5

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

2021 ranking: 1

Overall score: 95.5

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Read more about the University of Pennsylvania on QS Top Universities.

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The 20 best US schools for business and management studies

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Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released the 11th annual World University Rankings by Subject.

QS published lists for 51 academic subjects this year, covering a wide variety of disciplines that fall into five broad categories. This includes history, law, various types of engineering, and business and management studies.

To calculate a school’s overall score and rank them with other schools from across the globe, QS looks at the academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and h-index for each school. QS describes the h-index as an index that is “based on the set of the academic’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.”

Weights for these four metrics varied by subject. The full methodology can be found on QS’ website.

Harvard and MIT both landed at the very top of the lists among US universities for twelve academic subjects. For the global business and management studies ranking, Harvard was No. 1 and MIT was No. 4. 

The following are the top 20 US schools from the business and management studies ranking, including where they placed on the overall list. All the various subject rankings and the full business and management studies table can be found on QS’ website.

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas Texas A&M University

Location: College Station, Texas

2021 ranking: 83

Overall score: 72.2

Read more about Texas A&M University on QS Top Universities.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University building

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2021 ranking: 79

Overall score: 72.7

Read more about Carnegie Mellon University on QS Top Universities.

Princeton University

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Empty campus of Princeton University on April 4, 2020.

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

2021 ranking: 74 (tie)

Overall score: 73.0

Read more about Princeton University on QS Top Universities.

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State University

Location: Centre County, Pennsylvania

2021 ranking: 72

Overall score: 73.2

Read more about Pennsylvania State University on QS Top Universities.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

2021 ranking: 66 (tie)

Overall score: 73.8

Read more about Michigan State University on QS Top Universities.

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas Austin

Location: Austin, Texas

2021 ranking: 54 (tie)

Overall score: 74.9

Read more about University of Texas at Austin on QS Top Universities.

Duke University

Duke University

Location: Durham, North Carolina

2021 ranking: 49

Overall score: 76.1

Read more about Duke University on QS Top Universities.

Cornell University

cornell university
Barnes Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Location: Ithaca, New York

2021 ranking: 47

Overall score: 76.8

Read more about Cornell University on QS Top Universities.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA buildings

Location: Los Angeles, California

2021 ranking: 29

Overall score: 79.9

Read more about UCLA on QS Top Universities.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
University of Michigan.

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

2021 ranking: 27

Overall score: 80.8

Read more about University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on QS Top Universities.

University of Chicago

university of chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois

2021 ranking: 23

Overall score: 82.0

Read more about University of Chicago on QS Top Universities.

Columbia University

columbia university

Location: New York City, New York

2021 ranking: 19

Overall score: 83.0

Read more about Columbia University on QS Top Universities.

Yale University

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Location: New Haven, Connecticut

2021 ranking: 18

Overall score: 83.3

Read more about Yale University on QS Top Universities.

New York University (NYU)

NYU Stern

Location: New York City, New York

2021 ranking: 17

Overall score: 83.8

Read more about NYU on QS Top Universities.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, Illinois

2021 ranking: 14

Overall score: 85.2

Read more about Northwestern University on QS Top Universities.

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

University Of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Location: Berkeley, California

2021 ranking: 13

Overall score: 86.7

Read more about UCB on QS Top Universities.

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2021 ranking: 6

Overall score: 91.4

Read more about University of Pennsylvania on QS Top Universities.

Stanford University

Stanford University

Location: Stanford, California

2021 ranking: 5

Overall score: 91.6

Read more about Stanford University on QS Top Universities.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

2021 ranking: 4

Overall score: 92.6

Read more about MIT on QS Top Universities.

Harvard University

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The campus of Harvard Business School and Harvard University, July 26, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 

2021 ranking: 1

Overall score: 97.0

Read more about Harvard University on QS Top Universities.

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