Top schools for computer science

Recorded Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


Looking to start the next social network? Even if you already know how to code, you’ll probably want the movie they make about you to have a hip college setting, so tune in with Giebien as he delves into the top ten best schools for computer science majors!

Giebien will go through the basic steps of a career in CS before exploring the best colleges for computer science in the United States. He'll give you an in-depth look at their resources, programs, and vocational opportunities to help you narrow down your college list.

Don’t miss this chance to have your questions about computer science programs answered and discover how you can navigate the field to ensure your personal success.

Your host

Undergrad College: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Giebien and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:44@naomii:hello! thank you for hosting
6:24@anonymous:Will you send us a recording of this presentation?
11:17@anonymous:Knowing top school is great- but how about a list of good schools that kids can get into?
12:26@anonymous:So when are we starting???
13:15@naomii:Should I try to apply undecided and then switch majors to computer science if I don't think my EC's are strong enough for CS?
19:25@anonymous:I don’t see it. Can you send me a recording?
22:16@naomii:lol korean siri
22:38@anonymous:Thank you
31:18@Payita:Can you talk about CS in a LAC
31:29@naomii:zuck 👀
34:28@Payita:so would you say you can get "similar" skills with big CS schools?
36:24@Marco123:Does the branding of school matter a lot for the future job opportunities?
38:35@anonymous:What is your opinion of the CS programs in the Ivies?
41:52@Payita:Would you say regions matter: for example, California schools get recruiting from CA companies?
42:40@naomii:wait so if i apply for, say a slightly competitive cs program, and don't get accepted, do i still have a chance at getting into the school even if its not as a cs major?
43:51@Payita:Depend it its capped
44:39@naomii:thank u!
53:14@Payita:(Sorry I came in late), does it matter if your CS concentration comes from the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering (in terms of your degree)?
55:31@Payita:for example in UCBerkeley, the classes are the same, what differs are the requirements.
56:52@Payita:You need more electrical and math requirements to complete at CS at Eng. while as a BA, you can take other classes?
65:42@naomii:48 hr all nighter 💪
68:48@naomii:not me thinking you said panda express
71:00@anonymous:can you please state question which yo are answering so that we can understand the connection.
75:30@anonymous:What factors helped determine the rankings of the top schools for CS?
77:25@anonymous:is there a list of schools with bsms programs?
77:58@naomii:Would it be a disadvantage to apply as a CS major if I didn't take AP CS until senior year?
80:13@anonymous:that sounds great thanks
80:54@Payita:what do you think about the combined BA at a LAC and BS in an Engineering School (for example 3-2 programs)?
82:49@anonymous:does AP foreign language has more weights then advanced computer science
83:29@Payita:Reason: LAC, for international students, may give better financial packages


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