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Studying CS Abroad in USA – Top 5 Choices

The field of Computer Science has grown exponentially over the years. And going by the trend of emerging opportunities and demand for data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IOT and the likes, it can be said with confidence that career prospects for computer science engineers and programmers are really bright!

A lot of students who want to capitalize on these opportunities choose to study engineering abroad to expand their horizons. USA is one of the top choices for study abroad programs in Computer Science Engineering (CSE).

Institutions like the International Center for Applied Sciences, Manipal gives students the chance to realise these aspirations. ICAS’ International Transfer Program has tie-ups with top universities in USA and other countries. Students are then allowed to choose an institution that matches most with their expectations and course work.

If you’re a student looking to study abroad in USA and major in CSE, here are five institutions you must consider:

1. University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Computer Science at UC Berkeley has consistently been ranked among the top 10 not just in the United States, but also across the globe! Berkeley is one of the top institutes in USA, and has produced 7 Noble prize winners.

The computer science department at UC Berkeley admits over 1000 students in the undergrad program, and around 200-250 in the Masters program.

You require both the GRE and TOEFL, with average scores of 320 and 100 respectively if you want to secure admission here.

2. University of Washington, Seattle

The Computer Science department at UW (called UDub) has been ranked at No. 6 in the US. What makes UW such a great choice for Computer Science Engineering graduates is the thriving technological atmosphere in the city.  Seattle is home to two of the biggest tech giants in the world – Amazon, and Microsoft. Further, Facebook has one of its largest offices in the city too.

University of Washington offers its students hands on experience with the field and encourages innovation and research largely.

After doing engineering abroad at UW, a lot of students find employment in these companies. Moreover, the kind of jobs offered here pay well too.

3. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Department of CS at University of Michigan offers 7 different programs, ranging from pure Computer Science and Engineering to Master’s in Data Science. It’s a world-renowned university, offering multi-disciplinary courses that hit right at the intersection of innovation and technology.

This is one of the top 7 places to pursue B Tech Engineering in computer science in US.
It requires a GRE score of over 325.

4. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois’ Computer Science department is highly rated, and consistently ranked among the top 5 in US. It is notable for its illustrious alumni, which includes the likes of Prith Banerjee (former Director of HP Labs), Steven LeValle (Principal Scientist behind Oculus Rift), and Stephen Wolfram (Founder of Wolfram research) to name a few.

You need an average GRE score of over 320 with 4.0 in AWA to expect an admission from University of Illinois.

5. University of Southern California, Los Angeles

USC at LA is one of the premier institutes offering Computer Science education to international students. It’s a private but not-for-profit institute, with an acceptance rate of mere 17%. Two of the most notable alumni include Oscar winning actor-director Clint Eastwood, and Neil Armstrong. So, if you are aiming for the moon, this is the place to visit. Both literally and figuratively!

Computer Science Engineering is one of the most well-paying fields, with average salaries exceeding $82,000. If you are looking to study abroad in the United States, then look no further than ICAS’ International Transfer Program. Manipal ICAS provides complete guidance and support for the students – from choosing an institution to filling out the paperwork, you will get all the help you need.

Do you know other institutions that are proficient with Computer Science Engineering? Tell us in the comments.

Sources: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/computer-science-rankings

https://tfetimes.com/best-computer-science-program-rankings/

https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Science_(BS_%2F_BSc)%2C_Computer_Science_(CS)/Salary

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