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Why The U.S. Is Still The Leading Destination for CS Graduate Studies


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Year after year, students from around the world choose to carry out their computer science graduate studies in the United States, but why?

One factor is the status of U.S. programs in rankings such as the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which shows the country as a top-tier computer science study hub. Another factor is the success of U.S.-based computer scientists past and present, such as Sergey Brin, Charles Simonyi, and Grace Hopper. 

Thirteen of the world's top 20 universities in ARWU's Computer Science and Engineering rankings are in the U.S., indicating the country advantages in computer science education.

These rankings are heavily based on research publication rate, international research collaboration, and the number of papers published in the top journals in an academic subject, which makes it highly relevant for aspiring master's and Ph.D. applicants. 

The success stories of computer scientists schooled in the U.S. include Brin, who was born in Russia but immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. He met Larry Page when both were graduate students at Stanford University (ranked second in CS&E by ARWU) then co-founded Google in 1998.

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