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The World's Top Universities in Computer Science, 2020


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Radcliffe Camera building at Oxford University

The University of Oxford tops the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for computer science, while Stanford University ranks second. Switzerland's ETH Zurich ranks third and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks fourth. The University of Cambridge rounds out the top five.

The National University of Singapore is the highest-ranked Asian institution in 11th place, closely followed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore at 13th. 

Iran joins the top 250 for the first time, with Sharif University of Technology debuting in the 201-250 band.

The following table shows the top 25 computer science universities in the 2020 rankings. FTE is the number of full-time-equivalent students.

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Rank  University
Country/region
No. of FTE Students No. of students per staff Int'l Students Female:Male Ratio
1 University of Oxford
United Kingdom
 20,664  11.2  41%  46:54
2 Stanford University
United States
 16,135  7.3  23%  43:57
3 ETH Zurich
Switzerland
 18,956  12.5  39%  32:68
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
 11,247  8.6  34%  39:61
5 University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
 18,978  10.9  37%  47:53
6 Carnegie Mellon University
United States
 13,430  13.6  48%  41:59
7 Imperial College London
United Kingdom
 16,760  11.7  56%  38:62
8 Harvard University
United States
 20,823  9.2  24%  49:51
9 Princeton University
United States
 7,983  8.1  25%  45:55
10 California Institute of Technology
United States
 2,240  6.4  30%  34:66
11 National University of Singapore
Singapore
 30,869  17.9  28%  52:49
12 University of California, Los Angeles
United States
 41,066  9.4  17%  54:46
13 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Singapore
 25,088  15.9  27%  48:52
14 Cornell University
United States
 22,319  9.8  25%  49:51
15 Tsinghua University
China
 38,783  12.0  11%  34:66
16 Georgia Institute of Technology
United States
 21,372  18.3  27%  33:67
17 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
 10,125  22.3  31%  NA
18 Technical University of Munich
Germany
 40,472  47.8  27%  34:66
19 UCL (University College London)
United Kingdom
 32,665  10.6  52%  57:43
20 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
 10,492  11.4  59%  28:72
21 Columbia University
United States
 26,586  5.8  37%  NA
22 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
United States
 42,982  8.3  17%  49:51
23 University of Toronto
Canada
 73,370  20.1  21%  59:41
24 University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
 29,433  12.8  41%  60:40
25 University of Texas at Austin
United States
 49,165  17.2  10%  52:48

View the World University Rankings 2020 for the top 749 universities in computer science.


 

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