Theory

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
#15 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#5 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Columbia University

New York, NY

#6 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#8 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#4 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#17 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

#13 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#11 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#10 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#9 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

#15 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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