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US News and World Report Rankings Highlight Strength and Scope of CS Program

The strength of Georgia Tech’s undergraduate computer science (CS) program is being recognized once again.

For the second year in a row, the U.S. News and World Report Best College rankings place Georgia Tech’s CS program at No. 5 nationally. The program is tied for No. 5 with Cornell University and the University of Illinois-Champagne Urbana.

This is just the second year that computer science and related specialties have been included in the undergraduate rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

“Each of these individual rankings is nice, but they are even more impressive together. We bring many different strengths to the table, and working together, we have built a really special undergraduate educational experience,” said Charles Isbell, Georgia Tech’s dean of computing and John P. Imlay Jr. chair.

Georgia Tech was highly ranked in several CS-related specialties as well. These include:

  • Cybersecurity – tied for No. 2
  • Software Engineering – No. 4
  • Computer Systems – tied for No. 4
  • Artificial Intelligence – No. 6
  • Data Analytics/Science – No. 7
  • Game/Simulation Development – tied for No. 7
  • Theory – tied for No. 7
  • Mobile/Web Applications – No. 10
  • Programming Languages – No. 12

Overall, Georgia Tech is tied at No. 10 in the Best Public University category and is ranked No. 38 in the nation among public and private universities. The Institute also ranks among the nation’s Most Innovative universities at No. 4.

Georgia Tech ranks No. 8 nationally in the most recent rankings of graduate computer science programs from U.S. News and World Report, which are from 2018.