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Top universities in USA for bachelor’s in computer science • AdmitAbroad

Top universities in USA for bachelor’s in computer science

Top universities in USA for bachelor’s in computer science

Table of contents:

1. Career Path after pursuing Bachelor’s in Computer Science in USA

2. Cost of Bachelor’s in Computer Science in USA

3. Requirements to get into Bachelor’s in Computer Science in USA

4. Documents Required

5. Application Deadlines

6. Top Universities for Bachelors in Computer Science in USA

7. Affordable Universities for Bachelors in Computer Science in USA

1.Career .0path for students completing their BS in CS in USA.

If you’ve studied computer scienceyou will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming.  The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas.

Computer technologies are integral to modern life, so you’re likely to find your computer science skills in high demand across many different industries. These include financial organizations, management consultancy firms, software houses, communications companies, data warehouses, multinational companies, governmental agencies, universities, and hospitals.

Top companies, Designation and salary who hire CS graduates in USA:

Companies Salary Designation
Amazon $81,900 Cybersecurity Consultant
Apple $91,300 IT Consultant
Facebook $116,800 Technical Writer
Google $106,900 System Analyst
IBM $72,700 Multimedia Programmer
LinkedIn $110,800 IT Consultant
Microsoft $102,500 Game Developer
SpaceX $78,500 Software Engineer
Tesla $81,400 Information system Manager

2.Eligibility Criteria and Documents

Tuition Fees – The tuition fees of top university in USA for computer science undergraduate course mainly depends on the type of university. The average tuition fees will range from 25,138 USD that may go up to 70,000 USD per year. However, the fees may be slightly lower for public university.

Living Cost – Your living cost also contribute to manage your living cost. On a average the living cost you require to live in the country should range between 10,000 USD to 17,000 USD per year. A major part of this expense comes from your accommodation rent, food, location, transport etc.

3.Requirements (test scores, profile related information)

To successfully get admission in bachelor in computer science in USA, there is a list of eligibility criteria and qualifications. You must meet these qualifications to become eligible for the course. Although the exact criteria may change from university to university, the basic requirements to study computer science in USA are discussed below:

Higher Secondary Education

You must have completed your higher secondary education with a relevant subject from a recognised institution. Mathematics as a subject in your higher secondary is required as a compulsory subject in some universities. The minimum score should be around 60% to 80%.

English Language Proficiency

International students are required to appear and pass the language proficiency test for admission. Most applicants, especially those who are applying at US universities, should submit either IELTS or TOEFL tests as they are globally recognised. Students should score at least band 6.0 in IELTS or 90 in TOEFL.

Standardized Aptitude Test

SAT is a standardized aptitude test for students who are planning to pursue undergraduate courses in the United States and Canada. If you are planning to study abroad, particularly in the aforementioned countries then you should be aware of the important components of this test. Students should score at least 1400 to 1500 to get into a top 200 university.

English Language Proficiency

International students are required to appear and pass the language proficiency test for admission. Most applicants, especially those who are applying at US universities, should submit either IELTS or TOEFL tests as they are globally recognised. Students should score at least band 6.0 in IELTS or 90 in TOEFL.

ACT 

ACT, or American College Testing, is an alternative to SAT. The examination is owned and managed by ACT, a non-profit organization. It is a curriculum-based entrance test that evaluates the readiness of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) background students from all over the world to take admission in US colleges and universities. High school graduates willing to study computer science in the US have a valid ACT score. The ACT contains four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—and an optional writing test. Students should score at least 30 to 35 to get into a top 200 university.

Documents required for Bachelors in Computer Science in USA

Before applying for the admission to undergraduate computer science courses in USA, make sure you have the following set of documents to submit in the application form. These documents include-

  1. Higher secondary degree marksheet and degree certificate

  2. Higher secondary transcripts

  3. English language proficiency scorecard

  4. Letter of recommendation

  5. Statement of purpose

  6. Resume (if employed)

  7. Academic achievement certificate

  8. Financial documents

4.Application Deadlines

These are the steps students will need to follow when applying for BBA programs in the UK:

  • As all students are aware that USA has 2 famous intakes i.e Spring and FALL the application which are filled every year have a specific deadline. Following are the deadlines of the same

  • Top Universities FALL Intake generally closes by Month of January or 1st Week of Feb (stanford,Harvard,CSU Berkely

  • Other Universities likely close their FALL intake by month of April. (Adelphi, UMass, Seattle)

  • Top Universities SPRING Intake generally closes by Month of Mid-October. (Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Yale)

  • Other Universities likely close their SPRING Intake by month of November or December. (Trine, Hofstra, UAB)

  • Deadlines of every university may vary; however top ranked university close their intake early as compared to other universities as it’s very difficult to finalise students for their college.

5.PR options after bachelor’s in computer science

There are 3 simple steps to stay back in USA after completing your bachelors in CS:

  • Step 1: Apply for OPT

  • Step 2: Apply for Work Visa

  • Step 3: Apply for Green Card

Step 1 – Optional Practical Training Conditions & Eligibility:

To be eligible for OPT, you must:

  • Maintain valid F-1 student status at the time of application.

  • Be enrolled full-time for at least one full academic year in the U.S.

  • Show intention to work in a field related to your field of graduation

  • Graduates of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) programs can extend their OPT to 3 years

  • You do not need paid employment (volunteering is ok).

  • You can work on multiple opportunities at one time.

     

HOW to Apply for OPT:

  • Request that your designated school official (DSO) at your academic institution recommend the OPT. Your DSO will make the recommendation by endorsing your Form I‑20, Certification of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status, and making the appropriate notation in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

  • Properly file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization with USCIS, accompanied by the required fee and the supporting documentation as described in the form instructions.

  • You may begin your pre- or post-completion OPT only after we approve your Form I-765 and you receive your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

  • If you file your STEM OPT extension application on time and your OPT period expires while your extension application is pending, we will automatically extend your employment authorization for 180 days. This automatic 180-day extension ceases once USCIS adjudicates your STEM OPT extension application.

Validity Period of OPT:

  • 1 Year for students of Non-STEM programs and 3 Years for students from STEM programs.

To know more about the OPT, click here

Step 2 Apply for a Non-Immigrant (H1B) Work Visa:

To to eligible for H1B Visa You must:

  • H1B is a lottery system – meaning whether you get it or not depends on your luck. So applying multiple times increases the chances that you get the H1B. For this reason, applying early is recommended i.e. in the 1st year of your OPT if possible.

  • If your H1B visa is subject to the cap, you will need to register online first. You should keep in mind that being selected in the lottery allows you to apply for a visa for the following financial year.

How to Apply H1B:

H1B is a lottery system – meaning whether you get it or not depends on your luck. So applying multiple times increases the chances that you get the H1B. For this reason, applying early is recommended i.e. in the 1st year of your OPT if possible.

If your H1B visa is subject to the cap, you will need to register online first. You should keep in mind that being selected in the lottery allows you to apply for a visa for the following financial year.

How to Apply H1B:

  • You can apply for the H1B visa by clicking on this link.

Validity period for H1B:

  • The H1B is valid for 3 years – but this can be extended by an additional 3 years.

What to do if you are denied an H1B visa:

  • If you are denied your H1B, then you can re-apply for the H1B or can pursue higher education on a student visa in the USA

Step 3 Apply for a Green Card (PR):

To be Eligible for a Green Card (PR) you must:

  • Be employed in full time work

  • Work at an employer who is willing to sponsor your Green Card

  • There are several types of professionals who can apply for the Green Card. To see all of them click here.

How to apply for a Green Card:

  • You can apply for the green card and understand the steps to apply here.

6.Top Universities for Bachelors in Computer Science

These are the five best Bachelors in Computer Science programs based on the QS world ranking. However, these are extremely competitive (average selection rate is 5%) and are very expensive. The cost of pursuing a program from such a university could be as high as Rs 2 Crore. But these universities have the best placements.

University Name Program QS Ranking Annual Tuition Fees Average SAT/ACT Program Link
Carnegie Mellon University Bachelor of Science – Computer science 52 Rs 47 lakhs SAT:1570
ACT: 34
CMU
University of California Berkely Bachelor of Science – Computer science 4 Rs 36.5 lakhs SAT:1500
ACT: 34
UC Berkeley
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Bachelor of Science – Computer science 74 Rs 28.3 lakhs SAT:1470
ACT: 33
UIUC
Cornell University Bachelor of Science – Computer science 21 Rs 49.7 lakhs SAT:1500
ACT: 34
Cornell
Georgia Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science – Computer science 51 Rs 35.5 lakhs SAT:1480
ACT: 33
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7.Most Affordable Universities

These are the five most affordable universities for bachelors in computer science in the USA. These universities are ranked in the top 3% of the world, are cheaper and easier to get into than those mentioned in the table above.

University Name Program Annual Tuition Fees Eligibility to Obtain
University of Albama Birmingham Bachelor of Science – Computer science Rs 24.5 lakhs UAB
University of Massachusetts Boston Bachelor of Science – Computer science. Rs 30 lakhs UMASS
Florida Atlantic University Bachelor of Science – Computer science Rs 16 lakhs FAU
University of Houston Bachelor of Science – Computer science Rs 24.5 lakhs UH
Adelphi University Bachelor of Science – Computer science Rs 37.5 lakhs Adelphi

 

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