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What are good safety schools for Computer Science?

Hello everyone! I'm a high school junior planning to major in computer science. My top choices are MIT, Caltech, and CMU, but I know these are very competitive schools. In case I don't get accepted, what are some good safety schools with strong CS programs? I have a 3.8 GPA and my test scores are in the 95th percentile. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're interested in computer science! With a 3.8 GPA and test scores in the 95th percentile, you have a strong profile for competitive schools. However, it's always a good idea to have some safety schools on your list as well.

One option to consider is University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Its computer science program is highly regarded, and it has strong connections to the tech scene in southern California. Another great choice is University of Maryland, College Park. Their computer science department is quite strong, and they offer numerous research opportunities and internships for students.

Finally, don't forget to explore more local options, if available. Many state universities have solid CS programs. With your academic profile, you might receive scholarships at these schools, which could make your overall college experience more enjoyable and stress-free. Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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