Ranked in 2014, part of Computer Science

Theoretical computer scientists use logic and mathematics in their research and work. Course work may include analyzing algorithms and understanding programming language semantics. These are the top computer science schools for theory.

Rank School name
#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#4 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#5 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#8 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

#9 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

#10 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#11 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#12 Columbia University

New York, NY

#13 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

#15 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#15 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#17 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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