Where do the Best US Computer Science Graduates Come From?

Over the last few years, there have been complaints that the leading US universities are failing to prepare their graduates for the realities of the 21st century workplace.

Further evidence for this is  provided by the publication of a ranking by CodeSignal, a San Francisco based assessment and interview platform.

The ranking is based on the number of students with top scores in the platform’s General Coding Framework, which is taken by about half of American computer science graduates.

Many of the universities that are highly ranked by US News or by global rankings do not perform well here. Stanford is ranked 13th, Princeton 35th, and Harvard does not appear in the top 50 at all. On the other hand, some less well-known institutions have high scores. The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, is in first place and Stony Brook University and Arizona State university are in the top 30.

The top ten universities are:

  1. University of Virginia Charlottesville
  2. Carnegie Mellon University
  3. Yale University
  4. Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT)
  5. University of California Los Angeles
  6. University of Pennsylvania
  7. Rice University
  8. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  9. University of California San Diego
  10. Swarthmore College.




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