SCS Maintains Top Ranking for Computer Science From U.S. News and World Report

Students collaborate inside Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science maintained its No. 1 overall position for undergraduate computer science in U.S. News and World Report's 2023 Best Colleges rankings.

The school ranked first in the undergraduate specialty areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, programming languages and software engineering. The university’s management information systems program also received a top ranking. 

Overall, CMU was ranked the third most innovative school in the report and moved to No. 22 from No. 25. The university ranked No. 1 in eight specialties, including the four within the SCS. 

"Excellence and impact are at the heart of Carnegie Mellon University's mission and reputation, and I am so pleased to see the recent rankings report reflect our commitment to continually advance new frontiers in an accessible, innovative and transformative education," said President Farnam Jahanian. "With top-ranked programs in eight subdisciplines and specialty areas that are driving global change, Carnegie Mellon remains on the leading edge of progress and is uniquely positioned to prepare students for a rapidly changing world."

With its class of 2026 achieving near gender parity, SCS ranked in the top five in all 10 specialties. Seventeen CMU programs ranked in the top five, and another six are in the top 10, giving CMU a total of 23 programs in the top 10 of this year’s rankings.

More information about CMU’s position in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2023 Best College ranking is available on the university’s news site.

For More Information, Contact:

Aaron Aupperlee | 412-268-9068 | aaupperlee@cmu.edu