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 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#9 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

#10 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#11 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#13 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

#17 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#4 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#8 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

#6 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#12 Columbia University

New York, NY

#5 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

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