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2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

There are about 1,703 students enrolled in Computational Science in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,078

Vs. National Avg.

-93%

popularity Rank

#279

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$32K

Vs. National Avg.

32%

cost Rank

#112

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$48K

Vs. National Avg.

21%

salary Rank

#75

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

20%

professors Rank

#79

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

4%

students Rank

#154

SUMMARY

A degree in Computational Science is not only a valuable choice, but generally a needed first step for students seeking to begin a career as an information technology researcher, a quality assurance engineer, or a junior.net developer. In fact, computational science is a very rare major ranking as the 368th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 127 computational science graduates. In-state tuition for computational science at private schools is, on average, 6.1 times more expensive than their public equivalents.

With just 27 colleges having programs for this degree there might be limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other computational science students, look at schools in New York which have the most undergraduates admitted to computational science annually. less precisely, the best region to get a degree in computational science is in the Great Lakes region with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study computational science is the University Athletic Association with University of Rochester representing the conference. Based on our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best university for computational science is University of Rochester.

The overall best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There might be a bunch more facets to weigh when selecting school. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely sway your choice on where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which computational science university boasts the best college campus, the answer is University of Rochester. If you are very interested in which school is home to the best campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for computational science is The University of Texas at Austin. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably surprise you.

If expense is a significant factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might consider avoiding University of Rochester. University of Rochester&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for computational science, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the price tag at University of Rochester&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that computational science is the 359th most expensive major in the nation, with an average associated cost of $19,000. On a broader scale, the most costly state for computational science in the country is New York demonstrated with a cost of $55,040 at the main college in New York University of Rochester. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for computational science is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for computational science is the Plains region which is represented by Winona State University with a cost of $13,698. In better news, the most affordable school for computational science is Winona State University. Our entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $8,900 for a degree in computational science. The cost balloons by a lot to an average of $21,200 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the college constituting the best value for computational science: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Here you can find our comprehensive list on the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for computational science students range widely, but within two years graduation students will typically earn in the neighborhood of $67,700. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $128,500. Right out of university, the minimum earning jobs within the computational science space earn $34,800, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for computational science have come from University of Rochester&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of computational science is below average, being within the 39th percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for computational science is University of Rochester&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Computational Science major ranks only in the 98th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 50th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion, 61%, of those majoring in computational science. Additionally, 78% of undergraduates pursuing a computational science degree are men.

The median score for computational science's professors is 4.6 stars, a score which is 15% higher than the median across every major; this is a pretty good score. If you are interested in the most popular computational science instructor in the nation, consider looking up Tad Leckman from University of California-Santa Cruz. This may come as a surprise, but the top ranked computational science instructors from student rankings are found at University of California-Santa Cruz. As we incorporate information other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the overall best professors for computational science is University of Rochester. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the best examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for computational science is University of Rochester. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching university from context primarily formed from superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different universities and peruse a couple of Authority's helpful background articles on essential details to look for as you continue your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Computational Science

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#1 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | www.caltech.edu/

7%

Acceptance

2,319

Students

#9

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | https://www.hmc.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Barnard College

New York, NY | www.barnard.edu/

14%

Acceptance

2,771

Students

#30

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Computational Science

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

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