Open Question: Which are the top 5 universities for Computer Science

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    Hi, I was wondering what the best universities for Computer Science are
    I'm applying to
    1. Cambridge/Oxford
    2. Imperial
    3. UCL
    4. Warwick
    5. Durham
    Order subject to change...
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    I applied to (and got offers from) Cambridge, Imperial, Warwick, Bristol, Durham for Computer Science and Maths. I have a friend who independently applied to the same ones for straight Computer Science. I rank them in that order. For pure computer science I'd rate Bristol higher, I really liked their department when I visited. In the end I only chose Warwick as an insurance over them because of Warwick's reputation for maths. Also worth considering are UCL, Edinburgh, Manchester and I guess St Andrews.
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    Hi, I was wondering what the best universities for Computer Science are
    I'm applying to
    1. Cambridge/Oxford
    2. Imperial
    3. UCL
    4. Warwick
    5. Durham
    Order subject to change...
    I would choose Oxford because they teach Haskell in first year which is really cool, i think Cambridge sticks with Java. Durham's module options seem really boring for CompSci and personally I preferred King's to the other London colleges because they have a lot more options for cryptography and security opposed to other undergrad courses if you're into that side.
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    Hi, I was wondering what the best universities for Computer Science are
    I'm applying to
    1. Cambridge/Oxford
    2. Imperial
    3. UCL
    4. Warwick
    5. Durham
    Order subject to change...
    Well MIT is #1 in the world. You could add that to your list... Or is your list only bound to UK universities? Even then you should add it on to be honest...
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    (Original post by Vyres)
    Well MIT is #1 in the world. You could add that to your list... Or is your list only bound to UK universities? Even then you should add it on to be honest...
    Indeed, though there was that fairly average chap who self-studied the 4 year syllabus in one year so it can't be too difficult
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    Indeed, though there was that fairly average chap who self-studied the 4 year syllabus in one year so it can't be too difficult
    Wow, that's pretty damn impressive though.
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    Cambridge
    Imperial
    UCL
    Bristol
    Southampton

    In my humble opinion
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    (Original post by Vyres)
    Wow, that's pretty damn impressive though.
    Yes it is. He published his exams and coursework (all self administered) on his blog for transparency too. Have a google if it interests you
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    (Original post by JW22)
    I would choose Oxford because they teach Haskell in first year which is really cool, i think Cambridge sticks with Java. Durham's module options seem really boring for CompSci and personally I preferred King's to the other London colleges because they have a lot more options for cryptography and security opposed to other undergrad courses if you're into that side.
    Cambridge teaches ML, which is even more hipster than Haskell!
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    Cambridge, Imperial and Southampton
 
 
 
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