Undergraduate computer science program ranked #52 out of 481 in first US News & World Report CS rankings

RIT was the highest ranked program in Upstate and Western New York.

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RIT’s computer science (CS) program is ranked #52 out of 481 undergraduate programs in the United States in recent rankings from US News & World Report. These are the first ever computer science-specific rankings by the publication, and RIT was the highest ranked program in Upstate and Western New York.

The CS program is housed in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS), one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. CS at RIT has long been recognized by peer institutions and industry as a leading program as a result of a solid foundational courses and strong research base in areas like artificial intelligence, computer graphics and visualization, distributed systems,  and theory, as well as a co-op program that places students at leading tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. 

Alumni of the program include John Resig ’05, inventor of jQuery, and graduates of the program go on to work at the biggest names in tech, start their own companies, or pursue doctoral work. The GCCIS doctoral program in Computer Science is ranked 68th in the US World & News Report graduate rankings. For more information visit the Computer Science department page

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