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This is the complete University Rankings for MS in Computer Science. Check out this Website for more details regarding the Rankings: – US News

Rank Universities
1 Carnegie Mellon University
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3 Stanford University
4 University of California, Berkeley
5 Cornell University
6 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
7 University of Washington
8 Princeton University
9 University of Texas, Austin
10 Georgia Institute of Technology
11 California Institute of Technology
12 University of Wisconsin, Madison
13 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
14 University of California, Los Angeles
15 University of California, San Diego
16 University of Maryland, College Park
17 Columbia University
18 Harvard University
19 University of Pennsylvania
20 Brown University
21 Purdue University, West Lafayette
22 Rice University
23 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
24 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
25 University of Southern California
26 Yale University
27 Duke University
28 Johns Hopkins University
29 New York University
30 Ohio State University
31 Pennsylvania State University
32 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
33 University of California
34 University of Virginia
35 Northwestern University
36 University of California
37 University of Chicago
38 University of Minnesota
39 University of California
40 University of Colorado
41 University of Florida
42 University of Utah
43 Washington University in St. Louis
44 Dartmouth College
45 Stony Brook University
46 Virginia Tech
47 Boston University
48 North Carolina State University
49 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
50 Texas A&M University
51 University of Arizona
52 University of Rochester
53 Arizona State University
54 Indiana University
55 University of California
56 University of California
57 University of Pittsburgh
58 Michigan State University
59 University of Illinois
60 Vanderbilt University
61 Northeastern University
62 University at Buffalo
63 Case Western Reserve University
64 George Mason University
65 Iowa State UniversityOregon State University
66 Syracuse University
67 University of Iowa
68 University of Notre Dame
69 University of Oregon
70 University of Tennessee
71 Brandeis University
72 Naval Postgraduate School
73 Polytechnic Institute of New York University
74 Tufts University
75 University of Connecticut
76 University of Delaware
77 University of Maryland
78 Clemson University
79 College of William and Mary
80 Colorado State University
81 CUNY Graduate School and University Center
82 Florida State University
83 George Washington University
84 Oregon Health and Science University
85 University of Kansas
86 University of Nebraska
87 University of New Mexico
88 University of Texas
89 Washington State University
90 Auburn University
91 Brigham Young University
92 New Jersey Institute of Technology
93 University at Albany
94 University of Central Florida
95 University of Georgia
96 University of Kentucky
97 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
98 Drexel University
99 Georgia State University
100 Kansas State University
101 Lehigh University
102 Louisiana State University
103 Stevens Institute of Technology
104 University of Cincinnati
105 University of North Carolina
106 University of South Carolina
107 University of South Florida
108 University of Texas
109 Binghamton University
110 Colorado School of Mines
111 Illinois Institute of Technology
112 Southern Methodist University
113 Temple University
114 University of Houston
115 University of Missouri
116 University of Oklahoma
117 University of Wisconsin
118 Wayne State University
119 West Virginia University
120 Claremont Graduate University
121 Mississippi State University
122 Missouri University of Science & Technology
123 New Mexico State University
124 Texas Tech University
125 Wright State University
University Rankings For MS in Computer Science (CS) 2013

292 thoughts on “University Rankings For MS in Computer Science (CS) 2013

  • December 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Hi srinivas
    I got admit in UMKC in Electrical engineering but i want to change to CS after going there. Actually seniors in UMKC are saying that here CS course is very tough. U have to study day and night with out rest like that . Can u please solve my issue whether I want to change to cs or continue in EE but I want to do my masters in CS.
    Hope you can give some important information regarding CS in UMKC.
    waiting for your reply.

  • December 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Hi sir,
    Can u please suggest me any of the above univ and the chances of getting based on my profile.
    Gre:300 ( V144 Q156) awa:3.5
    Toefl:96 ( R21 L23 S24 W28)
    Acds: 8/10 (ECE)
    done a project, microsoft certified in .net, ieee member

    • December 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Are you trying for MS in CS or MS in EE? I suppose that you will be going for MS in CS since you have asked this question in this post: – You can go for SJSU, NYU, Florida State, NJIT, Iowa State etc… If you want more details regarding the Universities to apply please ask me or you can even send me a mail to venky280390@gmail.com.

      • December 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        oh yes sir… i was asking for CS…i have actually sent my fress scores to UIC,SB,UTD and OSU… shall i even consider applying to them…?

        • December 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

          and also since i am from ECE background… do i need to take the subject test…?

      • December 20, 2013 at 7:37 am

        hai srinivas,
        i am interested in cs
        please suggest me some universites from above list for my profile
        gre- (q-159,v-139,A-2.5)
        ielts- 6.5
        10th -86%
        inter -96%
        thanks in advance

  • December 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Hello Sir,
    thank you for the upload … awesom this is what i was looking for…
    by the way sir I have a score of
    315(q-162 v-153) in gre
    100 in toefl
    and my aggre % till sem 6 is 62%
    i am trying for ms in cs could you please please tell me what should be the range of university ranks in which i can get into sir please suggest me some names alos… do i have a shot at universities in top 20 or there is no use of trying in top 20 with these scores..???

    • December 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Hello Akash,

      Getting into the top 20 would be an Ambitious one. Because these Top Universities generally requires you to score 325 and above in GRE and 110 and above in TOEFL… But I have always said that Universities go for a Holistic Approach. They check all the parameters before deciding whether to give you admit or not. The parameters include GRE+TOEFL+GPA+SOP+LOR. There are cases when Students get admitted even though they do not satisfy the minimum GRE and TOEFL Score because of there Excellent SOP and Excellent LOR… So you can try these Universities but it is good to keep them in Ambitious Universities list of yours and not in the Safe Universities list..

      • December 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

        OMG you replied.. thank you so much sir… really appreciated!!!

        Sir this is what i have thought
        3-4 universities -hci (top universitites for Human computer intraction, as i have a lot of intrest in the subject so will be applying univesities like cmu umich etc)

        5 univerities for ms in range of top 20(eg perdue etc etc depends on deadlines also as i dont have a lot of time like i have already missed 15 dec deadlines =( )

        5 universities in range of 21-50 for ms.

        am i on the correct track ?? or should change something like change the limit from 0-30 and 30-50???

        -Thanx !!

        • December 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

          That’s good that you are Aiming at top 50 Universities. But you should also include Universities which are below top 50 which is considered to be Safe Universities.

          The Range of 30-50 Can be Considered as Moderate Universities for you. The Range of 50 and Below can be considered as Safe Universities.

          How abt your GPA? Which University are you from? Because Your GPA also plays a major role while applying to Top Universities.

          So preparing a List of Only Ambitious and Moderate Universities can be risky. Include Universities that you consider it as safe and can easily get into. In your case 50 or 60 and below Rank.

  • March 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    GRE : 332
    TOEFEL: 114
    GPA : 3.1/4
    Work Ex : 1 year
    SOPs :8.5/10
    LORs :8/10
    Papers(Journals): 2
    I am aiming for top 20 universities for specialization in computer science. is it too ambitious ?

    • March 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Aiming the Top 20 University is always ambitious no matter the Profile… But with respect to your Profile you should give it a good try by preparing a good and precise SOP and a good LOR from your Professors… I would suggest you to apply to the top 20 Universities as you will have a chance. Your GPA is a little low when you are applying for Top 20 Universities but do apply and give it a try. All the very Best.

  • March 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the information sir.
    i have doubts regarding Florida international univ.
    -sir is it good for MS in computer science? i heard that it is only good for MBA,is it real?
    -Are there any good placements(on FIU campus and off campus),internships after my MS ?
    -Sir, Is FIU’s MS in CS degree a prestigious one?

      • March 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

        Thank u sir,
        sir, I am a Btech final year student in Computer science now.
        what will be the difference for me if i do MS in IT ?
        are MS in IT and MS in CS both equal?
        -which is best among Dakota state univ(have only MS in IT) and North dakota state univ for MS in CS?
        -i have gre-284, toefl- not written, acads-68% with no backlogs, intern for 3 months… can i get admitted for north dakota state univ?

        • March 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

          I suppose there are not many Univ that offer MS in IT than MS in CS. Both will more or less have similar curriculum.

          North dakota state univ is good when compared to Dakota state univ.

          Your GRE Score is very low for North Dakota state univ. But prepare a good SOP and LOR and get a good score in TOEFL. If you can do this then you have a fighting chance

  • April 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Hello sir,Thanks for useful website..
    – Is northern kentucky university (nku) good for MS in CS?
    -How is the visa acceptance rate for nku?
    – which tier is NKU?

    • April 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      It’s ranked good in Regional Univ. in the South. Visa Acceptance rate is also good for it. I would put that NKU is a little low tier Univ. Try to apply for Univ. which are better than NKU.

  • May 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Hi iam Satish.

    GRE – 314/340 (Q-167,V-147)
    TOEFL – yet to take

    Work Exp : 1 + years

    Suggest me universities please…

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:26 am

      Can you please let me know which course are you interested in.. so that I can help you with the same.

      • May 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

        Indiana University – Bloominton
        Syracuse University
        SUNY Stony Brook
        Iowa Sate University
        Texas A&M University

  • May 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Hello sir, i got an i20 from university of south alabama for MS in CIS.Thanks alot for your guidance.i have few doubts.please kindly clear them sir.
    1) university informed me that i have to give a placement exam on Object Oriented Programming and databases on orientation day.it is a prerequisite for MS that i need to pass.so, is it tough to crack? if i failed in it by chance then what will happen sir?
    2) seniors informed me that CIS is tough at that univ.so,can i change my group after going there i.e, MS in CIS to MS in IS? univ also issues i20’s for MS in IS right so, if seats r full in IS then can’t i change to IS?
    3) sir,where should i buy a mobile phone ..here in india or after going to USA? r there any good plans in USA like free phone offers,etc. is it better to buy a phone in US or it’s better to carry one from india?
    thanks for maintaining a useful site sir.it’s really helping alot. πŸ™‚

    • May 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

      1) It’s just that they will assess you based on your performance in test. If performance is not good then they will give you this subject as pre-requisite.

      2) It depends on your interest. If you are interested in CIS then go for it and do not fear about what others say.

      3) Buy it in US itself. If you have one in India then carry that with you.

      • May 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

        thank u for the reply sir. normally, is the change from CIS to IS possible on orientation day itself? i mean, CIS and IS come under computer science right so, does professors check my application again(gre,toefl etc) for announcing decision ? or they accept the change from cis to IS immediately.. some are saying that change is possible only after 1 semester..is it true? and
        – The fees mentioned in my i20 is 25000 dollars/year so, how much should i show for visa.. is 17 lakhs enough to get success???

      • May 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

        Hello sir, after my MS can i shift to other states like california,new york and try jobs there?

  • July 7, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Hello Sir,

    I am glad i found this website. Can u plz evaluate my profile and suggest some universities for me. Applying for 2014 fall /2015 spring.
    MS: Computer Science
    BE(2012):70% (no backlogs)
    GRE: 306
    TOEFL: 94
    IELTS: yet to take
    1 international paper
    Working at Infosys as a Systems Engineer since Feb 2013.

    I have considered–RIT, ASU, U MASS_Amherst and SUNY_Buffalo.

    Any suggestions / advice on universities is much appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    • July 8, 2013 at 2:34 am

      Firstly, no need to give IELTS since you have given TOEFL.

      Your shortlisted Univ. are good but some of them require a slightly higher GRE or TOEFL Score. I would suggest you to prepare a good SOP and get a good LOR from your professors to increase your chances in these Univ.

      • July 8, 2013 at 3:03 am

        Thank u. Could u suggest some safe universities for my profile in my specialization. So that i have a fall back option, if i need one. Much appreciated.

          • July 8, 2013 at 8:02 am

            Thank You, Sir. Could u please let me know the moderate ambitious and safe univ for my profile among these-

            U MASS_Amherst
            SUNY_Buffalo/Stony Brook
            Univ of Chicago
            Ohio State
            Purdue univ-West Lafayette

            All these univ are my basic shortlist.I am sure to have an excellent SOP, a LOR by IISc professors and from my own project guide/HOD.

  • August 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

    shrinivas raghav sir ,
    hi sir please help me my profile is for MS in CSE
    my profile is 10th and 12th-80’s.
    Btech cse-7.31 cgpa from ABET accredited univ i.e VIT,vellore.
    gre-just 290 xpecting.
    10 certificates of participation and extracurricular.
    LOr’s from 1 associate(phd),2 senior assistants
    7 f’s
    im thinking to applying for
    NYU POLY,(risky)
    CSU ,long beach(mod)
    florida institute of technology(safe) am i correct or i hav to change anything pls help me

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

    hello sir,
    i am planning to apply for spring 2013. My details are as follows:
    GRE score- 289
    toefl- 102
    published papers- 2
    12- 74%
    cgpa(B.tech in computer science,VIT university vellore)- 8.34
    final year project-Development of an android application done from University of Malaya,Malaysia

    pls suugest me some good universities for MS in CS i can apply for and have chances for getting exceptance.
    Thank you.

    • August 7, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Your GRE is on the lower side but your profile is really strong. Are you interested in writing GRE again because if you inbcrease your GRE Score then you can apply for the top Univs that offer MS in CS

      • August 7, 2013 at 10:22 am

        no sir, i want to apply with this score itself due to some reasons.please suggest me decent universities because i really want to pursue my graduate from a good universitiy. kindly let me know what universities i can apply for and expect an acceptance from them.

          • August 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

            can u pls suugest me some more safe universities?

  • August 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Raghav
    I am planning to write my GRE/TOFEL in sep2013 and looking for FALL2014 admission
    Please suggest me some Ambitiious/Moderate/Safe universities as per their placements/TA/internship, low tuition fee and education.
    Here is my profile:
    10th- 74%
    B.Tech(IT)- 74%
    Work Experience: 3 years (By Aug14)
    Expected GRE score- 305-320
    Expected Tofel score- 100

    Here are some more things which i am just thinking to tell but not sure whether it will add value or increase any chance for mt application πŸ™
    I have experience in Insurance Domain and working as Software Developer in CSC India. Having SCJP and SCWCD as certifications and having exposure in cutting edge technology like Spring, Android and Web Servcies.

    Thanks a ton in advance bro.Looking forward for a quick reply.

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Your Profile is really good. Your work experience will really play a good role while applying to the Univs. If you score above 310 in GRE and above 100 in TOEFL then surely you can go for Univs like USC, ASU, Rochester, NEU, SJSU, UTA etc.

      But until you give your GRE exam and get a specific score, it will be a little difficult to enlist the Univs that you can go for. But I can say that your profile is really good and you can aim for the Best Univs in USA.

      Make sure you get a good GRE and TOEFL Score. Prepare a good SOP and get good LORs from Professors.

      • August 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        Thanks Raghu.
        Will post back with score once again after writing exam.
        Well i have one more doubt (It might sound dummy but still would like to ask :P) …
        1)I have some of my colleague in CSC LA, calfornia. Will it(network and relation with them) help me to find out the job there And is the chances are good for me to get a job easily there??
        2)I am planning to write GRE first and then TOFEL. so for sending score to universities, i need to send the same choice of universities in both exams .. right??

        • August 14, 2013 at 1:47 am

          YOu can call me Shrinivas rather than Raghu. Secondly, Yes networking place a very crucial roles for getting jobs in USA. Yes if you wish to. If you plan to apply for some other Univs then select those Univs.

  • August 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I am planning to apply for fall 2014.

    GRE: 320
    163 – quant
    157 – verb
    3.5 AWA
    Toefl – yet to take.

    80% in B.E
    State 13 and State 14 in 11th and 12th standard
    88% in 10th standard.
    5 years of experience. [2.5 + 2.5] both in fortune 500 companies.
    Worked on LTE [4G mobile technology].
    1 contribution to 3GPP standard through company.

    I am planning to apply universities ranking between 15 to 25 as my target universities.
    I am planning to apply some universities below this ranking for safe list.
    [UCSD is my first preference if I can get]
    Am I bit ambitious ? Should I apply to universities with lesser ranking ? Please advice

    • August 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      I won’t say you are ambitious. Your profile is really good and you can aim for such Univs. Your GRE Score is also really good.

      Now put your entire efforts in getting a TOEFL Score of 110 and above and Prepare a good SOP and get good LORs from Professors. This will certainly increase your chances of getting into your Dream Universities.

      • August 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

        i m planning to apply for spring 2014 to pursue MS in CS
        GRE :296
        IELTS :6.5
        B.E(CSE):7.9 (no backlogs)
        12th :86.7%
        already applied University of new mexico (moderate)&
        and i m planning to apply sum one univ in california like cal state univ in long beach, fullerton, chico..but these are all regional universities and i m in a dielamma whether to apply New jersey institute of technology(National university rank:139) or to these cal state univ…jus give ur suggestions regarding this…

        • August 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm

          i m 2012 passout..and hav 8 month experience

  • September 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I am going to apply for spring 2014.
    Suggest me universiy for computer science as per my profile.
    I already applyed for

  • September 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm


    I’m planning for Fall2014, specialization in CS.
    GRE: 306
    TOEFL: 97
    UG: 8.3/10
    X: 82%
    XII: 95%
    Int Journal: 1
    Work Ex: 2.5yrs(till date)

    Please give a rough estimation on my chances of getting admit from the below universities:
    Arizona St University
    Florida St Univ

    Univ of Kansas
    Univ of Houston, Main Campus

    Safe(expecting funding):
    Texas A&M Univ, Kingsville
    Northwest Missouri St Univ


  • September 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Haiii…. I am planning for spring 2014 . and this is my profile
    gre: verbal 137 ,Quant 146
    btech : 5.8 cgpa
    12th : 81%
    10th :65%
    I had shortlist some of the universities …kindly suggest some good universities based on my profile.
    IT’s Really urgent for me… because i am planning for spring 2014….Kindly suggest me asap.Thks in advance
    City University of New York – Staten Island (CUNY)
    Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU)
    Lawrence Tech University
    Umass amherst
    Umass lowell
    Umass dartmouth
    Long Island University, CW Post
    New York Institute of Technology
    St. Johns University
    State University of New York (SUNY)-Albany
    State University of New York (SUNY)-Binghamton
    State University of New York (SUNY)-Buffalo State College
    Clarkson University
    Pacific Lutheran University
    Rochester Institute of Technology

  • September 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm


    I would like to apply for MS in CS with specialization as Software engineering or Computer programming.

    GRE: 315 (Q: 161, V: 154)
    TOEFL: 113
    Academics: 8.5/10

    Could you please suggest some safe universities related to these specialization?

  • September 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Srinivas,
    I am planning for MS in CS (Algorithms / AI ) fall 2014.

    unofficial GRE Scores
    GRE: 321
    168 – quant
    153 – verb
    3.5 – 4.5 AWA ( expected)
    Toefl – 97: 26 R, 29 L, 22 S, 20 W

    CGPA 7.65 ( topper 9.18) NIT Surathkal
    2 years experience by Aug 2014

    Although, No Publication but a good major project which involved image processing , Machine Learning. (Done under HOD) + good mini projects too.

    My list right now includes: ASU, Minesotta Twin Cities, Purdue, UC irvine, Stony Brook, NCSU..


    1. Are they in line with my profile ?
    2. Plz shed more info on colleges like Northwestern, U of Florida, U of Colorado Boulder, University of Arizona
    if these collges are good for CS.
    3. Plz Suggest few colleges based on my profile and interest

    • September 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Yes they are for your Profile. The Univs are good for CS. Go ahead with the same list.

  • September 15, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Hi Shrinivas,
    I took my GRE and TOEFL date in first week of oct2013 and looking for FALL2014 admission
    Please suggest me some Ambitiious/Moderate/Safe universities as per their placements/TA/internship, avg tuition fee and education.
    Here is my profile:
    10th- 81%
    B.Tech(IT)- 70%
    Work Experience: 2 years (By dec13)
    Expected GRE score- 305+
    Expected TOEFL score- 95+

    Thanks a lot in advance.Looking forward for a quick reply.

  • September 21, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I am planning to apply for Masters degree in Computer Science this year.
    My scores are as follows:
    TOEFL: Expecting atleast 100
    CGPA: 7.71/10 (BE, CSE,BIT, Mesra)
    No papers or seminars
    Work experience: 11 months
    I have shortlisted a few universities:
    1. UT Austin
    2. Georgia Tech
    4. University of Southern California
    5. EPFL( Zurich)
    6. ETH (Zurich)

    I think most of the above universities lie in the abitious zone. Can you please suggest me some moderate and safe universities? I would be really helpful.

    • September 21, 2013 at 6:51 am

      *It would be really helpful πŸ™‚

    • September 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      No your list is not that Ambitious. Also apply for NEU, UA, Univ of Cincinnati etc

  • September 24, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Hello Sir,

    My GRE score is 316 (V: 155, Q: 161).
    Toefl is 108.
    My GPA is 63.33%
    I have 2 years of experience in Software Development in the field of Software Engineering (SDLC).

    If I get good SOP and LORs which universities can I have a shot at?
    Also can you suggest me the specializations that I could apply to? I need some specializations that involve a bit more programming and less theoretical research.

    • September 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      CS is indeed a good field for your requirements. GO for ASU, USC, UTA, UA etc

      • September 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

        What do you think will be my chances of scholarship?

      • September 26, 2013 at 2:40 am

        Can you please expand on the names of universities that you gave me?
        The short forms are very ambiguous.

        What are the job prospects after doing ms in 50-100 ranked universities?

  • September 26, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Hi Srinivas,
    Thanks a lot for this compilation. You are doing a commendable job!!!
    Kindly evaluate my profile for MS – Computer Science.
    1. GRE – 321 ( 158-VA, 163-QUANT)
    2. Academics – 10th – 88%, 12th – 80.4% , BE in IT – 71.0% from Maharshi Dayanand University
    3. TOEFL – Awaiting Results – Expecting 100+
    4. Work Ex – 2.5 at Infosys, currently working at Deloitte US India. Total work experience = 39 months.
    5. Research Paper – Working on 1 paper currently.
    6. Start Up Exp – Associated with a startup.
    7. Good extra curricular and co-curricular at school and work level.

    I am planning for Sept 2014 and should have more than 4 years of work exp by then. The universities that I am targeting are :
    1. University of Washington
    2. Massachusetts Amherst
    3. USC
    4. UCLA
    5. University of California – Irvine.
    6. CMU

    Kindly let me know if these universities are achievable. Please let me know if I could apply to any other TOP 10-30 universities. I am particularly interested to study at Irvine. Is it a good school??

    Thanks a lot for your time.


    • October 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Yes it’s achievable. Prepare a good SOP and get a good LOR from your Professors to increase your chances.

  • October 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Plz help me by suggesting some univ’s…I am planning for ms in Computer Science for fall 2014
    Here is my profile

    Toefl–yet to take

    Univ of South Florida
    Florida International U
    Florida State Univ
    U North Texas
    Southern Methodist Univ..Texas
    State University of New York (SUNY)-Binghamton
    Ohio Univ
    Univ of Colorado..Springs
    Univ of North Carolina..Charolette
    Indiana univ..Indiana polis
    Northern Illinois U (Safe)
    TAMU, Corpus Christi
    Southern Illinois U, Edwardsville
    CSU, Long Beach
    U Texas, Arlington

      • December 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

        GRE-300(Math-155 Verbal-145)
        TOEFL-Expecting 95+
        Planning for MS in CS.
        How about my chances of getting UTDallas,UNCCharlotte with a good SOP and LOR?
        Please suggest few more university for this profile

  • October 4, 2013 at 2:29 am

    hii what are the universities to get admission in ms in cs for gre score of 310 and toefl score of 98

  • October 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I am interested in doing my master’s degree in computer graphics and currently pursing my B.Tech IT.
    My gre score is 295,i know that’s extremely less.
    Can you please suggest some universities for me ?
    GPA: 7.2
    TOEFL: yet to take

    • October 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      and in 12th: 80%
      do i stand a chance for NYU,University of texas austin,purdue,arizona ?

    • October 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Please increase your GRE score and then apply for the Univs. You will get into a good Univ with your GPA.

  • October 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Hi Shrinivas,

    I want to pursue an MS in CS.
    My profile:
    gre- 313, toefl – 96(r-22,l-26,s-26,w-22), BE-73%(CS) topper 83%.
    10th – 81% & 10+2 – 76%

    Work experience – 3.5 years in SAP labs as mobile platform developer.
    Also 6 months Internship at Tata Elxsi and worked on developing Android resource handling tools.

    Getting LOR from:
    1)Vice President – Mobility SAP Labs
    2)Development manager – Mobile Platform SAP Labs
    3)HOD of CS under whom i have done my project work.

    Have Applied for
    1)University of Calafornia – Irvine

    Also thinging about

    Please evaluate my profile and the chances for me getting into any of these universities. Also please suggest other good universities which is suitable for me with regards to course and placements.

    Thanks a lot for the help in advance. πŸ™‚


  • October 14, 2013 at 5:26 am

    I am planning for fall 2014 intake. I don’t have enough time left to write my gre again ! so is it possible to apply with this score to get a decent university? Also can u suggest some university for this profile for a masters in computer graphics or a masters degree with a computer graphics concentration.

  • October 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Course:MS in CS(Spec-Embedded systems)
    GRE: 302(Q-158,V-144)
    Toefl:Yet to give(Expecting 85+)
    Acads: 65%( No BLs)

    Done 4 mini projects.
    Done 1 major project(Final year)..Did 1 year training for this project..

    Have NIIT J2SE and J2EE certification.

    GRE score sent to:

    Thinking of applying to:
    University of houston,Main campus
    Expecting your reply soon.

    • October 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

      SJSU, UTA, UHCL, UTD — safe Univs.
      Syracuse, NEU, Buffalo — moderate chances
      USC — Ambitious

  • October 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Hii , Need some help
    I am planning for masters in computer science for FALL 2014.

    GRE: 311 (Q- 163 , V-148 , AWA-3.0)
    Toefl: yet to give
    B.tech: 64.5%(4 backlogs) in ECE stream From JNTU university hyderabad 2011 Passout
    I am shifting my stream from electronics to Computer science.
    I have 1.5 years of Job experience in testing department till now.

    I am planning to apply for the following Universities, Please rate the following universities according to my profile.

    1)Arizona State University
    2)Polytechnic Institute of New York University
    3)Northeastern University
    4)University of Texas at Dallas
    5)University at Buffalo–SUNY (SUNY Buffalo)
    6)University of North Carolina Charlotte
    7)University of Texas Arlington
    8)San Jose State University
    9)California State University Long Beach
    10)University of Cincinnati

    Please help me guys,
    Thanks in advance.

      • October 26, 2013 at 6:58 am

        So, is it okay to apply for NEU and ASU with b-tech percentage of 64.5 and gre-311, I am worried with my b-tech percentage.

  • October 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    hi raghav,
    looking for ms in computer science
    my profile
    toefl yet to take,expecting 90+
    b.tech computer science
    10th 84%
    12th 92%
    plz suggest me some universities under ambitious , moderate and safe

  • October 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    hello sir
    scored 316 on GRE
    toefl- yet to take
    academics-7.51 CGPA

    i want to study go for computer science with artificial intelligence as major subject
    can you please suggest some university?

  • October 31, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Hi Sir,

    scored 300 in GRE
    IELTS- yet to take
    academics-7.51 CGPA
    Have 3 yrs of Work Ex in Infosys

    i want to study MS in MIS
    can you please suggest some university..?

  • October 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Hi Sir,
    Completed my BTech in Electronics and Communications with CGPA – 7.6
    Working in a top IT MNC from 5 yrs
    would like to do my MS in Embedded or VLSI (Electronics core)
    I just wanted to know whether my work ex would be taken into account for admission to universities..?
    Thnx in Adv

  • October 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Hi Sir,
    Scored 300 in GRE(Q -156, Verb – 144). IELTS – 7.
    working in Infosys from 3 yrs.
    BTech(ECE) – 7.7(CGPA)
    Can u pls suggest gud universities with above info..?

  • November 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Can you suggest me some good universities for my profile for ms in comp. sci. fall’14?
    Please suggest safe ones too. My profile is gre-322(V-159, Q-163, awa 3.5), toefl- taking in 4 days(expecting 105+) gpa- 3.48. Good extracurriculars and attended voluntary training for 2 months; no publications or job exp.
    Also, my wish is to get into any of the UCals(san diego/davis/santa cruz/santa barbara/irvine). Is that possible? i have also considered UF, USC, ASU etc. Do advise.

  • November 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm


    Great article ~ And thanks a lott for having been posting all these useful details for our benefit!!

    Woud be great if yu could recommend some colleges to start with:
    lukin fr MS-CS
    GRE – 309 (146V/163Q)
    8.5/10 CGPA
    92+% – 10th +2
    Hav a paper published

    Thanks a lott and keep up the gud work .. πŸ™‚
    Roger Jay

    • November 5, 2013 at 6:02 am

      Adding that i’d be having 2 yrs of exp with a MNC by Fall 2014 ..

  • November 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Hi Raghav,
    I am planning for MS in Computer Science and need your help in selecting universities.

    My Profile:

    GRE 303(Verbal – 147, Quant- 156)
    AWA – Yet to get the score
    TOEFL- Yet to take
    BE in CSE- 65.18%
    Work Exp: 3+ years in IT
    Strong Recommendations(3)

    Can you please suggest me some universities (Ambitious,Moderate and Safe) based on my profile.

  • November 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Hello sir,
    I dont hv a good academic record ,
    In BE as an aggregate of 4 years i only scored 50%,and in the last year i scored 60.2 %.
    After that i did C-DAC and scored 74%.
    I have 2 years of IT industry experience, in a CMMI Level 5 company
    GRE-expecting 310+
    TOEFL-Not yet given
    Can i show univesities that i did C-DAC as well after BE.

    Please suggest me universities for doing MS in computer science

  • November 10, 2013 at 8:39 am

    My profile is gre-322( q-163, V- 159, AWA-3.5) toefl- expecting 105+ gpa- 3.48
    Some of my shortlisted unis:
    U illinois chicago
    Uc irvine,santabarbara,santacruz,davis (possible to get in any of these?)
    Also, Any uni. from texas suits my profile?

  • November 11, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Hi Raghav,

    Can u please evaluate my profile and suggest few universities for MS in CS:

    GRE score : 310 (quant: 167, verbal: 143)

    TOEFL : 87 (Reading: 22 Listening: 18 Speaking: 23 Writing: 24)

    B.Tech(I.T.) : 63.2% (3 backlogs, JNTU Hyderabad)

    Experience : Currently working as a software design engineer in a product based cmpany (1 yr 6 months)

    Some of the universities which I am planning are:

    1. SUNY Buffalo
    2. Indiana University, Bloomington
    3. ASU
    4. Oklahoma State University
    5. San Jose State University

    Do I need to write TOEFL again?

  • November 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Mr. Srinivas, I recently took my GRE.
    My GRE score: 298.
    TOEFL: 82
    B.Tech: 8.25/10 (Topper: 8.6)
    XII: 96
    X: 91
    Aiming for an admission for FALL 2014. My shortlisted Universities
    1. NJIT
    2. Monmouth University
    3. SUNY Buffalo
    4. SUNY Binghamton
    5. Stony Brook.
    Can I get an admission in any of these Universities?????? Please answer asap.
    Thanks in advance….

  • November 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Sorry I forgot to mention my area of interest. I would like to do masters in Computer Science

  • November 14, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Hello Shrinivas Raghav,

    I am looking for ms in computer science (2014 fall)

    my profile
    GRE: 307 (quant- 159, verbal-148, AWA-3)
    TOEFL: 92
    B.E : 72.7%
    12th: 90.8%
    10th: 90.08%

    1) Professor
    2) assistant professor
    3) Group Engineering manager (Samsung)

    Work experience:

    1) Nokia R&D (3 yrs as Software Engineer): Worked on device driver development and NFC adaptation layer for Nokia phones.
    2) Samsung Research institute (1.5 yrs as Lead Engineer): Design and development of MyFiles, Camera application for Samsung Tizen phones.

    Academic Projects:

    1)Lexical Analyser : Program to convert the given sequence into specific tokens used to analyse the syntax of of compilers/ programming languages.
    2) 3D Archenoid Game: A console based Archenoid game which had 3d rotation of polygonal objects.
    3) Supervised classification of text documents: Developed algorithm to assign a given document to the relevant class used mainly in search engines like yahoo.
    4) Optical Character Recognition. Implemented algorithms for recognizing Malayalam characters. C++.
    5) Elliptical curve cryptography: Implemented the elliptical curve cryptography program.

    1)Received KUDOS award in Nokia for continuous efforts in improving the SDK quality and timely completion of the Patching process.
    2)Received PAVE award twice in Nokia. PAVE is an award given in recognition of the qualities like Passion for innovation, Achieving together, Very human and Engaging people in the team.
    3)Received Foundation For excellence scholarship for all the four years during B.E course which was given only for three students in the college.
    4)Won first prize in C coding contest at Ankura fest held at National college of Engineering during 2009.
    5)Active member of Linux Campus Club at SJCE and conducted FOSSCAMP event during 2009.

    I am planning to apply in the following university:

    1. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook
    2. North Carolina State University
    3. University of Southern California
    4. San Jose State University
    5. University of Illinois at Chicago
    6. University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
    7. Arizona State University
    8. Rochester Institute of Technology
    9. University of California-Santa Barbara
    10. University of Florida

    Request you to pls evaluate my profile. Pls let me know if i have to apply for more safe universities and also pls suggest some safe universities.

    Thanks in Advance

  • November 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Hi sir,
    My Profile:
    GRE: 315(Q:165 V:150 AWA:3.5)
    IELTS: 7
    UG (Jaypee University of Info Tech (IT)): 82%
    I have a decent to good profile.
    Good projects. approx 1 year work ex till 2014 fall.
    Good internships. Eqaully good exta curriculars.
    Have visited US for Student exchange prog in University of Nebraska.
    My univ list:
    SUNY B
    USC or NCSU (due to cost)
    Rutgers- State univ of new Jersy

    Is this balanced? Please apprise me with more SAFE univ value for mone degrees.
    Thanks in advance.

  • November 22, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Hi Shrinivas
    I want to apply for MS in CS for fall 2014.
    GRE 312 (q:164 ,v: 148)
    AWA 3.5
    IELTS 7.0
    CGPA 7.0/10.0 (Topper’s 8.4)
    Workex of 9 months till date
    12th – 75%
    10th – 85%
    No papers published.
    Decent extra curriculars.
    I have made the following list. Can you please categorise them as safe, mod and ambitious?
    Also suggest me if i should drop some university.

    1. UFL
    2. USC
    3. UIC
    4. NCSU
    5. ASU
    6. NYU Poly
    7. NYU
    8. Boston University
    9. NEU
    10. SUNY B
    11. University of California at riverside
    12. RIT
    13. IUB
    14. Syra
    15. SJSU
    16. San Diego State Univ
    17. California state univ , sacramento
    18. University of California, Santa Barbara

  • November 27, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Hi Shrinivas,

    My profile:
    GRE score: 326 (Voc -160, Quant – 166)
    TOEFL – 107
    CGPA – 8.28
    10th – 92.2%
    12th – 92.8%
    Have 1.5 yrs work exp now

    I have applied to the foll univ- Illinois, UT Austin and NCSU

    Planning to apply to GATECH, Teas A&M, Stonybrook, minessota and purdue

    Can you give your opinion on the list mentioned and on other univs which will be apt for me.
    Planning for graduation in computer science

    Thanks & Regards

  • November 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Srinivas sir,
    My GRE score is 321(168q+153v and 3.5 AWA) and toefl 102
    CGPA-9.22(NIT Jamshedpur)
    I want to do MS in CS
    I am a 2013 ECE passout and will have experience in an MNC for 1yr by the time of admission
    Can I get fee wavier in average universities like University of Houston main campus and University of Texas at Dallas?Please suggest me some universities where I can get fee wavier upto 50 %.

  • November 28, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Hello sir
    I am interested in master in computer graphics or ms in cs with a computer graphics concentration.can u pease suggest some universities.its kind of an emergency.please !
    GRE-295(not planning to retake)
    Toefl-yet to get my results expecting a 90+

    completed courses in c and c++ in NIIT
    in plant training in .NET by HCL career development
    a lot of extra curricular activities
    attended workshops for Ethical hacking and android application.

    I am finding it difficult to find a university that offers a specialization in COMPUTER GRAPHICS so please suggest me some.

    • January 9, 2014 at 5:24 am

      GRE (299) 141V+158Q
      Acads-79.02(information technology) 2013 PASSED OUT
      6 months intern at hcl infosystems,chennai,1month intern at reliance kgd6.

      I am Thinking of Applying for


  • November 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Hi can you suggest me some ambitious & moderate universities for my profile to do MS in CS
    GRE 320 (verb 156, quant 164)
    TOEFL 112
    CGPA 8.99
    10th and 12th 78% each.
    Done 2 internships with good projects.
    18 months work ex with good MNC in the field.

  • December 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Dear Sir,
    I am a 7th Semester BTech CS student from Karunya University, Coimbatore completing in April 2014. My profile is as follows:
    BTech (upto 7th Sem) 69.5%, GRE- 322 (Quant- 164, Verbal- 158), Analytical Writing-4.0.
    I have applied two weeks back to the following Universities for Fall 2014- 1.Carnegie Mellon University 2. Cornell University 3. Georgia Institute of Technology 4. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 5. Penn State, 6. Ohio State, 7. Purdue University 8. University of Maryland, College Park 9.University of Massachuttes, Amherst 10. University of Southern California 11. University of Illinois at Chicago 12. Rutgers 13. North Carolina State University 14. Stony Brook University.
    I am extremely disturbed because I have received a regret mail yesterday from Rutgers which was in my safe list. Please kindly advice what my chances of admission in the above Univs are and if I should consider applying to a few more under 50 Univs please. Thanks

    9 20

  • December 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    In addition to the above, I scored 5 Astars and 2 As in my IGCSE, 78% in my 12th Std. In extra curricular activities, I have 7 certificates from University in areas such as in CS Quiz competitions, as the University co-ordinator for Inter-University Fest & in performing arts. In addition, I have been rendering community service (CSR) related certificate for last 2 years (certificates enclosed with my application). My application is for MS in Computer Science please.

  • December 3, 2013 at 11:34 am


    I got a gre score of -320
    toefl – 112

    xth grade- 93.4
    XII- 93.4

    B.E – Electronics Instrumentation & Control , Thapar University
    I topped with 9.8/10 GPA and won a godl medal too.

    I have 4 years of work experience in Embedded domain, Worked on Mobile operating Systems, Closely with Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft.

    I want to do MS in Computer Science(Embedded Software)

    I am thinking of applying to
    1. Stanford
    2. University of california, Berkley
    3. Cornell
    4. UIUC
    5. Universty of Texas Austin
    6. University of Southern Califronia
    7. University of California, San Diego
    8. Texas, A & M
    9. North Carolina State University
    10. Stonybrook.

    Please suggest me, which will be teh best universities fro me to apply.
    And what would be my chances to get into the top univs.

  • December 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Shrinivas,

    GRE score 320, verbal 157 , quant 163
    My Toefl score is 98 and I am planning to give it again.

    10th 94.8
    12th 79.2
    Btech IT – 7.8
    job experience 3+

    Applying for spring 2014 MS – CSE

    Is there any chance I would get into ?

    1. Princeton university
    2. Georgia institute of technology
    3. University of Pennsylvania
    4. University Minnesota Minneapolis
    5. University of Maryland College park
    6. University of Texas-austin
    7. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Please suggest any other college for my GRE score (want to do specialization in AI)


  • December 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Hello Sir,
    I got 292 in gre ( v-143, q-149)
    Toefl – 91
    GPA = 3.71
    10th = 88%
    12th = 83%
    BE = aggre= 67%
    Not willing to retake gre.
    Having 3.5 years of work experience in CSC in insurance domain as a product developer.
    I am applying for fall 2014.
    Please evaluate my profile-
    1> Syracuse univ (Computer engineering)
    2>University of north carolina,charlotte (MS in CS)
    3>Florida institute of technology (MS in CS)
    4>San jose state univ (MS in CS)
    5>Polythecnic univ of new york (MS in CS)
    6>New york institute of technology (MS in CS)
    7>New jersey institute of technology (MS in CS)
    8>Rochestor institute of technology (MS in CS)
    9>University of georgia (MS in CS)
    10> Texas tech univ (MS in CS)
    11> Univ of texa,Arlington (MS in CS)

    Please suggest some other univ as well which will be safe or mod for my profile.
    Your response will really help me for short listing univ
    Thank you.

    • December 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Sir,

      Please reply. I can not retake gre.
      You suggestions of univ will help me lot…..to shortlist univ.

  • December 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Planning for MS in US in CS stream.
    My profile:
    GRE: 313
    TOEFL: 102
    CGPA: 7.7
    Internship in Bosch: 4 months
    Currently working in Bosch. I have applied for the following:
    1. SUNY-Buffalo
    2.Indiana univ – bloomington
    3. Univ of cincinnati
    4.IOWA state unib
    5. Univ of florida- gainsville
    6. Texas A&M
    7. UC- irvine
    8. NCSU…
    Can you please tell me what are my chances for each of these univ?

  • December 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    hai srinivas
    i am interested in cs
    gre – 289(q-159,v-139,A-2.5)
    btech (ece)- 73%
    10th- 86%
    12th- 96%
    plesase suggest some universities for my profile….
    thanks in advance….

  • December 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Hello sir please suggest me safe and moderate universities for MS CS.
    GRE: 302(V:146 ,Q:156 ,AWA:3.5)
    TOFL :95

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    acadamics:86% in B-tech
    81% in 10th
    83.5 in 12th
    7 months internship and 7 month job exp and still working.
    Can u please suggest good universities for doing ms in Computer Science

  • January 9, 2014 at 5:23 am

    GRE (299) 141V+158Q
    Acads-79.02(information technology) 2013 PASSED OUT
    6 months intern at hcl infosystems,chennai,1month intern at reliance kgd6.

    I am Thinking of Applying for


  • January 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Sir,

    I am interested in doing my MS in computer Science. But i problem is I did B.Tech in Bioinformatics, hence i am confused on which universities to apply too. Below are my details:

    GRE : 297 (Q :147, V: 150)
    IELTS: 7.5 Band
    B.Tech Degree : 8.1 CGPA
    Work experience : 1 year 5 months as software engineer in Accenture.

    Kindly help me out in choosing good universities for MS Computer Science, where i stand a chance of acceptance.


  • January 25, 2014 at 4:40 am


    I am interested in master in computer graphics or ms in cs.My Profile is :

    GRE – 287 (Verbal – 138, Quant – 149)
    Toefl – 91
    GPA – 4/5 (81% – ECE)
    Experience – 6.6 years in IT industry
    12th – 92 %
    10th – 89%

    can i apply for the below Universities ? and can i expect to get admit cards from all ?

    University of Houston Clearlake
    Texas state university San Marcos
    University of Texas – Arlington
    University of Texas – Dallas
    Texas A&M university Kingsville
    Northestern Illinois university
    University of Michigan Flint

    Kindly suggest.

  • January 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

    my profile is
    Btech(Information Technology):76
    want to do ms in computer science
    I know i got some what liitle score in GRE and Ielts,apart from that i want to complete my ms in 11/2 yr or if possible in 1 yr .
    now i am requesting you to provide me some list of universities with affordable living cost and where i can get part times with atleast by putting some effort(if on campus jobs are not available)
    dead lines are approaching i am 2013 passed out.
    so,please provide me univesities.
    Thanks in advance…

  • February 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm


    i’ve gre 300 grad percentage 64. work ex in IT for 3 years.

    had a good profile of saving 300000$ to company by developing a tool

    can u please guide me for MS in comouters in usa, im confused for selecting universities. im planning to go in this august

  • March 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Hi I am interested in MS in CS and the universities I am interested in are NYU poly, Rutgers, NJIT, Stevens institute of technology
    My profile is
    10 std: 84.55%
    12 std: 72.33%
    engineering: 64% in last year (or do I have to consider aggregate?)
    I have 1 year work ex in Android app development and have published a paper in a national and international journal… I am yet to give gre though….
    how much score do you think I will need to get into these universities?

  • April 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Hi srinivas,
    college – nit surat
    my gre score – 320
    my cgpa-7.22/10
    .net with c#-INDUSTRIAL PROJECT
    .net certified by microsoft
    1 3rd year project
    1 final year project
    3rd yr research intern under prof. -nit surat
    kindly reccomend me colleges

    • April 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      also 10th-88%

    • April 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm


  • April 20, 2014 at 9:19 am


    I have an admit from University of Rochester for MS Computer Science Fall 2014 with 50% tuition waiver.
    I am in a dilemma whether to join UR or not.
    I have not been able to gather much first hand experience of students and alumni. From internet I have seen that the university is research oriented having limited intake. But not much info has been there for graduate studies. Not many Indians apply here either.
    I have another admit from Ohio State University, a university higher in ranking but very expensive.

    Any inputs on this will be helpful

  • May 14, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Hi Raghav,
    Does a Microsoft certification help in increasing the CV weightage?

  • May 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Sir,
    My GRE score is 300 (M-156,V-144)
    IELTS- 7.00
    Btech-CSE 73%
    12th 83%
    10th 81%

    I am interested in doing MS in Computer Science.
    Can you suggest me the safe as well as moderate universities.
    Thank you.

  • May 27, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I have planning for MS in computer science from US university. I would be having almost 5 years of experience in next year by June. I have completed my engineering in 2010 with 3.3/4. Could you please let me know what score should I aim to get a very good university so that my degree will be valuable and my expense will also be recovered.

  • June 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Hi Raghav,

    Please help in evaluating my profile:

    2 yrs relevent work exp at Infosys

    Shortlisted Univ:


    Am I being fair in my univ selection?

  • June 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Hi Sir,

    GRE:302(Quant:159, Verbal:143, AWA:3.5 )(I know my score is very low,cant retake)

    Tofel: (Waiting for the result )expecting 90+
    B.E : 82% CSE from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology(affiliated to Osmania University)

    Work Experience :
    β€’ Worked as a Support Engineer at Amazon India For 6 Months in Business Intelligence domain(DataWarehousing). Worked on SQL,PL\SQL,OBIEEE.
    β€’ Currently working as Applications Engineer at Oracle in JAVA/J2EE Domain with 1.5 year experience.

    β€’ (Major Project)Worked on MutliModal Fusion for Video Search Re-ranking, a datamining project under my college Professor.
    β€’ Worked on a Patient Billing System Project as part of IBM TGMC Great Mind Challenge.
    β€’ Worked on chat Application,Text Editor as part of B.E Course

    1 from Professor who has done his P.H.D
    1 from H.O.D
    1 from my Previous Organisation manager.

    I am considering the below Universities:
    University of cincinnati
    University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
    Syracuse university
    SanJose State University
    University of Houston Main Campus.

    Indiana University at Bloomington (IUB)
    University of Iowa
    State University of New York (SUNY) – Buffalo
    University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)

    University of Southern California-Viterbi (USC)
    Arizona State University (ASU)
    University of Utah

    Please evaluate my profile.

    I have couple of questions:
    i) are the univerisities listed above are good to go?
    ii) Will i be able to make it to ASU or USC considering my low gre score?
    ii) Please suggest the best among the ones specified in SAFE, that i can be sure of getting an admission?

    Awaiting your response


    • June 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Forgot to mention I would be applying for Spring 2015. Heard that relatively few students would be admitted for Spring.

  • June 16, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Hello Sir,

    This is Anjali.
    GRE – will write on july 22nd
    TOEFL – will write on aug 16th
    b.tech(cse)- 65%
    work exp- 2years
    I want to apply for spring 2015 to do ms in cs. what is the deadlines for spring 2015? i will submit my score to univ after aug. will i get scholar?? what are the moderate univ in california?

    Thanks in advance.

  • June 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    My GRE score is 170 (Quant) + 155 (Verbal). GPA from a college in Bangalore is 9.46. I’m interested in pursuing an MS course in Data/Business Analytics. Though I haven’t had any research publication, I have done a data-centric internship and a few projects in that field. I’m planning to have 1-2 years of experience in the field of business intelligence, before applying for universities. I’m aiming at CMU, UCB, UIUC. Is that reasonable? What other univs can I aim at?

    • July 22, 2014 at 10:11 am

      UIUC, UCB and CMU universities are quite ambitious. Your profile is great and you should definitely apply in these. Apart from these UMTC is starting MS Data Science in Fall 2015 which you can consider. University of Utah also has great program in Data Science. Consider a few moderate to safe universities for your profile like SUNY-SB, USC. Do not just apply to ambitious universities only.

  • June 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Hi Srinivas

    My younger sister has done MCA from Banasthali Vidyapeeth (Rajyasthan) scored 67%. Currently working with IBM as software developers since Aug 2013. I want her to go USA for further studies. Please suggest which course should we apply under which universities.

    Waiting for quick response.

  • July 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    B Tech- 6.98
    GRE- 313 (Verbal=150, Quant=163, AWA=3.5)
    Work Exp-1.4 years
    Projects- 2 major projects, no publications
    Good SOP and LORs
    UNC, Charlotte (CS)- Reject
    SUNY, Albany (CS)- Reject
    SUNY, Binghamton (CS)- Reject
    Illinois State Univ (IS)- Admit
    University of North Dakota (CS)-Admit with $4250 funding

    All applied in March for FALL 2014.

    I know, the admits are not good enough as per profile, so what would you suggest? To go for MS now or again wait one more year? If go for MS, then which one between Univ of North Dakota for CS or Illinois State Univ for IS? Is going for Ph D in CS or; finding a job after MS going to be hard with MS from these universities? Job is most priority.

  • July 12, 2014 at 8:27 am

    My GRE score is 315 with TOEFL 105.
    2 years experience in a medium scale software company.
    I’ve got the below list. Would you suggest any more universities and whether the one’s I’m aiming at are too ambitious. I know they are a little too ambitious, but still you’re inputs would be more helpful. Also would like to know if some of them are good enough for CS. Also which other universities would you suggest?

    UCI, UCSC, UNC, USC, Purdue University West Lafayette, UMass

    Are UCLA and UCSD out of my league?

    Thanks for you help in advance.

    • July 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

      You CGPA / %age? Do you have any research work?
      UCI, UCSD, UCLA, Purdue, UNC need a combination of good academics, projects, test scores and research. Purdue does’t even ask for GRE score so your profile should be based on above factors minus GRE.
      UMass which campus? Amherst? That’s again not as ambitious as Purdue or UNC but still its ambitious.
      USC you can get if you have good grades and some projects.

  • July 13, 2014 at 12:10 am

    My TOEFL score is 94(R-24, L-25, S-20, W-25)
    GRE 305(v-145, Q-160)
    2+ yr of IT experience.
    B.Tech- 8.2

    Please suggest some colleges to apply, as I feel TOEFL Speaking score is low.
    Eyeing on Spring 2015 session.

    Thanks in advance

  • July 19, 2014 at 5:10 am

    hello sir ,
    my gre score- 288
    btech -74.6
    inter- 86
    10th -78
    given paper presentations in jntu ,kakatiya and some other universities nearly of 8 papers
    can u please suggest me some universities in u.s

  • July 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I want to exclude two university from this list.
    Suggest me please.

    NYU poly

    My profile:
    GRE 307
    CGPA 8.64/10
    IELTS (Not received scored yet) Expected 7.0
    No research paper/work experiance
    Have done projects from ISRO

  • July 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Srinivas,
    You are really doing great job by helping aspiring graduates. Can you please help me in finalizing list of universities.

    GRE: 1020 Old (290V, 730 Q) 4 yrs old..planig to apply with same
    TOFEL: 93 .. expired
    IELTS: 6.5..expired (will take again)
    SSC : 88%
    10+2: 93%

    Work experience: 6 yrs

    university of southern carolina
    University of Wyoming
    Kent state
    Missisipi State university
    Arkansas state uni
    Esat tennesse state uni
    Maharishi University of management

    I’m really looking for some financial Aid/ scholarships

    • July 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      If possible I would suggest you to retake GRE as 290 is kind of on the lower side. With your experience, if you get a good GRE Score, you will certainly land up in a good ranked University.

      The University list is fine with respect to your score. Getting an Financial Aid would be tough but you will get assistantships when you get a good grade for that subject. There will be part-time jobs as well that you may work for a while.

      • August 2, 2014 at 7:10 am

        GRE Score-320(V-157 Q-163 AWA 3)
        CGPA-8.4+(extra curr.)
        Branch: Computer Science
        Can you suggest me a list of Computer Science based universities(USA for MS) I should apply for based on my current profile.Thanks

        • August 2, 2014 at 8:56 am

          GRE Score-320(V-157 Q-163 AWA 3)
          CGPA-8.4+(extra curr.)+3 projects
          Branch: Computer Science
          Can you suggest me a list of Computer Science based universities(USA for MS) I should apply for based on my current profile.Thanks

  • July 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Hello Sir,
    I need a list of universities classified as safe and moderate for MS CS . I will be applying for fall 2015.
    My profile is :-
    GRE= 302(Q=15/V=146/AWA=3.5)
    Acads= B.E CS,56.35% aggregate (Mumbai University)
    1 yr internship at Universal Communications as Web Application Developer
    OCPJP certification, Represented college at Inter-college Volleyball meet, Semi-finalist in Robotics competition at Techfest in college.
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  • August 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

    hi shrinivas,

    GRE- Expected 300
    IELTS-Expected 6 to 6.5
    Completed MCA in 2014- 7.8/10
    Under Gradute BSC(CS)- 75%
    12 th-70%
    10 th-68%
    i would like to do MS in Computer Science in USA due to some family situations… i don’t know that much details about US universities and probably i planned to go in spring 2015 if possible or else i plan to fall 2015….
    which universities i can apply and deadlines for those universities.. what kind of part time job facility i have when i went to US…i am going through loan only… I don’t know anyone there….so plz help me

    • October 8, 2014 at 4:25 am

      hey dick head..yu think i give a fuck about your family situation? if you dont have any idea then why the hell are you bothered to even apply??just get a life mofo.

  • August 9, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Hi shrinivas

    Can you please suggest me universities for MS in CS where I can apply based on the following profile

    GRE-319 (Q-165, V-154)
    CGPA – 8.50/10 (LNMIIT Jaipur)
    1 technical internship in MNIT jaipur, 1 2-months internship as graphic designer.
    2 good projects, one in machine learning, one in natural language processing.
    No research paper till now but will be submitting 1 research paper in the coming month in machine learning and possibly one more if everything falls by.

  • August 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Hi Srinivas,

    I am looking for good universities to do MS (computer Science) in NJ. Travelling distance from Edison, NJ. (current residence) or Warren, NJ(hubby working there).

    B.E (CSE) : 83% with distinction
    Work Experience : 3 years in TCS
    Expected GRE : 310 – 320 ; AWA approx 3.5
    Expected TOEFL : 95 – 105

    Ambitious : Princeton Univ
    Next level : Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick
    Safe : NJIT
    Is it fine? Could you please suggest few more universities (Top, moderate and safe).

    Also, could you suggest the specialisations in MS for computer science. Heard about MIS…

    Expecting your valuable recommendations….

    Hats off for helping lot of people like me.

    Thank you

  • August 15, 2014 at 8:25 am

    In addition, i resigned from TCS on Aug 2012. I have H4. I am planning to apply for fall 2015.

    Thank you

  • August 17, 2014 at 7:35 am


    GRE: 320 Q-165, V-155, AWA-4(expected)
    Toefl: yet to be given
    UG (Btech in CSE branch): 69%, First class
    Topper grade: 80%
    12 th : 93%
    10 th : 93%

    Interested in MS in CS

    Work-experience: 2 years and 10 months years of experience in Infosys by end of June’2015

    1. An American-British join venture CPG company.
    Role: Java developer
    Worked on Spring web MVC, hibernate, Ajax, jQuery,javascript, postgreSQL, spring security.
    2. An American multinational consumer goods company.
    Role : Developer
    This was a development project on a ERP product, Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012 R2
    Worked on X++, MorphX- IDE,MSSQL
    3. A Switzerland based fertiliser, seeds and agrochemicals industry.
    Role : Flex Developer
    Worked on Java, Flex, HTML5, MSSQL.

    Undergraduate Projects:

    1.Optical Character Recognition
    – Java and Matlab based application that could read characters from an image, pdf or any other no editable document, and convert the text of that document into a txt file.The image may be distorted or full of image noise.

    2.Detection and Removal of Voip Spams.
    – The project was not feasible at that time with the skill set i had. So ended up in writing an internal paper with the methodology and aspects to be used in the project.


    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    HP certification on Networking(Did a summer training on Networking from HP)

    Please suggest me some safe and moderate universities.
    Can go for only a public university with low fees.
    In a dillema, whether to apply for any university or give up my MS plans.

    help me out!!

  • August 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Hey my gre score is 288 q 151 v 137
    CGPA 7.93 out of 10
    No backlog
    1year industrial traiing
    ielts 6 or 6.5 expected
    can i get admission in uta arlington or csu long beach or csu fresno
    please suggest me good university

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Name:Pracheta Sahoo
    College (Govt. College of Engineering and leather Technology):
    Do you classify your college amongst the top 20 or 30 in India? If not how well rated is it in your state?
    —-may be within 50—-
    Branch:Computer Science and Engineering
    Field of Interest:computer science(information security)
    Degree Goal (MS/PhD):MS
    GPA/Percentage (Do not Convert to US Scale): _9.20__
    Topper’s Percentage (or GPA):9.20
    Your rank in your class:1
    GRE: ___ [ 151___(verbal) + _163__(quant)] _3__ in AWA
    Toefl:_yet to give__
    Internships: (If applicable)
    1) (For Academic) Time Frame/Institution, Lab Name, Advisor/ Name of Project
    2) (For Industrial) a.Winter training in PL/SQL from Ardent Computech Pvt. Ltd.(project name:training centre management)
    b.Summer training in java EE(advanced java) from Ardent Computech Pvt. Ltd.(project name:online toll tax collection system)
    Submitted or Accepted Publications: (If applicable, please do some work and copy-paste, it really helps)
    1) Name of Paper/Journal Name/Impact Factor or acceptance rate (if Known)
    2) Name of Paper/Journal Name/Impact Factor or acceptance rate (if Known)
    1) Name of Paper/Conference Name/Impact Factor or acceptance rate(if Known)
    2) Name of Paper/Conference Name/Impact Factor or acceptance rate(if Known)
    (For more than two publications, choose your two best ones.)
    Aggregate Publication Statistics:
    Projects: (If applicable)
    1)Final year project under the guidance of HOD and departmental faculty in Online tax collection system(we basically extended our scope of summer training project)
    1) (Name)/Institution/Relevant Project/Strong or Weak:Principal sir(strong)
    2) (Name)/Institution/Relevant Project/Strong or Weak:Electrical engg dept faculty(moderate)
    3) (Name)/Institution/Relevant Project/Strong or Weak:IIT professor(strong)
    (Name not compulsary)
    Misc Achievements:
    1.stood 3rd(in group) in state level in mathematics wizard competition arranged by VistaMind
    2.stood 1st in intracollege mathematics competition arranged by vistamind
    3.stood 2nd in ACE THE PACE arrnaged by IMS (inracollege)
    4.successfully completed INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE through EdX conducted by HarvardX and received a certificate
    5.stood 2nd essay competition state level arrnaged by LIC
    6.achieved certifcate from AKHIL BHARATIYA VIDHYARTHI PORSISHAD for outstanding result in 10th level(92.75%)
    7.Placement cell co-ordinator of my college(has a certificate for the same)
    Tentative Universities (if you have decided)
    1.Ohio State University
    2.Arizona State university
    3.UC riverside
    4.University of South Carolina
    5.University of Cincinnati
    6.Virginia Tech
    7.University of Colorado Boulder
    8.UC Davis
    9.University of Florida
    10.University of Iowa
    11.UC Irvine

    Please give some suggestion about getting scholarship either in form of TA/RA or fellowship

    Interested in masters in CS

  • August 26, 2014 at 2:00 am

    GRE- 291
    IELTS – 6.5
    Btech – 70%(CSE)
    work exp – 1 yr 2mnths
    Im looking for universities that suits my profile.
    I have shortlisted the following
    1. San Jose state univ.
    2. Santa clara univ.
    3. california state univ (dont know which university to choose)
    4. University of houston , clear lake
    5.Rochester Institute of Technology
    6. University of texas ,san antonio
    7. University of texas ,arlington
    8.Wright state univ.
    I want to know safe,moderate and ambitious univ’s.If u suggest any other would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

  • September 2, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Hi Srinivas,

    Here is my score:
    GRE- 300
    IELTS – 6.5
    Btech – 69%(CSE)
    Total Experience 4.8 months.
    I am planning to apply for Spring. I want to know is this a good idea.
    Also, please suggest some universities for my profile…

    Thanks in advance.

  • September 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Hello Sir…
    I’m confusing in choosing universities for graduate admission in computer science
    for which universities should i apply

    GRE: Quantitative = 159
    Verbal = 142
    AWA = 3
    B.Tech: 66.76% in ECE
    10th : 72%
    12th: 56%

  • September 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Hello Everyone
    Pls suggest me some safe universities acc to my profile

    MS in CS

    GRE 300 (V 146, Q 154, AWA 3.0)
    Toefl 90
    Work Ex of 9 months in development till now
    Research paper in process of publishing in cloud computing
    Lots of extra curricular activities
    B. Tech 7.44 GPA (no backlogs)
    12th 68.33%
    10th 82.14%

    Univ, where I have sent my scores (all are above moderate for my profile)
    UC – Irvine
    Michigan State University
    Indian University – Bloomington
    University of Utah

    I need some safe universities..
    Please help, Thanks !

  • September 12, 2014 at 7:07 am

    hello sir, i have completed pharm.d and i want to do m.s in computer science, i came to know that it is possible to do so. i have consulted california state university and they told that if i completed all the prerequisite courses then iam eligible for m.s program. recently someone told me that i have to attend some conferences and should also have some publications for getting admission into reputed universities. im planning for next august so i can only complete the courses specified but is it must that i have to attend conferences. kindly let me know. it would be of great help if you give me any other relevant information regarding getting admission into m.s program from different majors. thanks in advance.

  • October 1, 2014 at 2:11 am


    I have a CGPA of 8.86 from a top ranked university in Tamil Nadu.
    X score – 95.6 (school topper)
    XII score – 96
    GRE – 154(V) + 164(Q)
    6 years of work experience and an internship at Honeywell Labs in 2008.No papers or projects with Profs
    I am thinking of the following universities.
    University of Utah
    University of California Irvine
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Washington
    University of California Santa Cruz/Davis/Santa Barbara
    TAMU College station
    Is the list fine am I aiming too low?

  • October 8, 2014 at 9:43 am

    My GRE 297
    IELTS : 6.0
    Acads: 75.12
    10th: 90
    12th: 91.7
    Can I get admission in UMKC for EE stream for this spring 2015?? Kindly help me out.

  • October 21, 2014 at 3:17 am


    Please could you help me out with a few things here:
    1) I would like to get into an analyst sort of a job profile after my MS so which course would you suggest (CS or MIS)
    2) If I do take up CS, which colleges should I apply?
    GRE: 1330 ( Q: 800 V: 500) when converted to new gre score its 321
    TOEFL: 113
    AWA: 3.5
    Aggregate: 71.5% Mumbai University
    Work exp: 3 years.

    Thanking you in advance.

  • October 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Please suggest me some safe universities according to my profile

    MS in CS

    GRE 312 (V 148, Q 164, AWA 4.0)
    Toefl 101
    Work Ex of 9 months in development till now
    Research paper in process of publishing in cloud computing
    Lots of extra curricular activities
    B.E. 7.04 GPA (till 6th sem)
    12th 62%
    10th 82%

    Thank you

  • November 5, 2014 at 5:18 am

    My Gre (q 162 v 142 awa 3.5)
    TOEFL 97
    Academics B.E 70% (no BL)
    1.8 yrs exp at infosys by fall 15

    I am applying for MS in CS)

    can u help me review selection of my universities and suggest 1 each in safe and moderate section

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  • January 14, 2015 at 5:24 am

    sir, i have completed my intermediate in India i want to have my Under graduation in us but i didn`t have my sat score well but i am planning to have with my TOEFL score will i get best universities and one thing is this, can i have my ms at least in a top university by having u.g in a normal university in us, by writing TOEFL, GRE after my u.g give me the best suggestion accordingly that too i should earn a minimum of 5 crores rupees per month immediately after completion of my ms i should have such a profile though its too ambitious i request u to give a suggestion for what i am requesting u exactly please don`t say that its not possible because there are many people who are earning even more than that i want to be one among them atleast in future atleast suggest me the ways which helps me in earning the amount what i have said before or say me which university should i have and how my academics should be and every thing what all are neccessary for what i asked

  • January 14, 2015 at 5:28 am

    The only hope is you i have for this information atleast try to give me the maximum possible information u can atleast by knowing from your friends are whom ever the people. hope u will give me and thanking u in advanz

  • January 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    HI shrinivas…
    I got 305 in GRE( quant-162, verbal 143)
    Toefl-90 expected
    I would like to do MS in Computer Science…
    Please help me with the list of universities for my score

  • March 3, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Country : USA
    Course : MS Computer Networks/network security/cyber security
    GRE : 295
    IELTS : 6.0
    B.Tech : 55% in ECE with 15 backlogs 2012 passed out with 2 years work experience in IT Company
    is their any chance to get the admission in us…please rply me the universities..list also

  • April 1, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Hi Srinivas,
    I have a Gre score of 312 (qwant 157 ,verbal 155 aw 3.0)
    Toefl score of 103
    BE in ECE from VTU 59.3 % (7 backlogs)
    P.G Diploma in Advanced Computing From
    CDAC I.T Research govt of India 64.8%
    Experience 1.5 years as a software developer
    I have applied to
    UT Tyler
    CSU Northridge
    For Fall 2015 please let me know what are the chances in the above mentioned universities.
    Thanks in advance.

  • April 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Hi Srinivas,
    I got 312 in GRE and 98 in TOEFL.
    My undegrads is 60% and I have got 2 yrs of work ex.
    Till now, I have recieved admit from RIT for MS in CS.
    I have applied for SUNY Buffalo, NEU , USC , UFL and UMBC. Decisions awaiting.
    Do u think I have slight chance in getting into any of above mentioned universities for MS in CS ?


  • April 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    My GRE score is 283 verbal 137 qunta 146
    want to do ms this FALL please reply me ASAP
    ielts score 5
    want to do ms in CS
    most intrested in Linux architectue and in depth in linux in masters degre
    am unable to find collges

  • May 18, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Hi , I have 3 years Work experience ,and 69% in Btech(CSE)and Going to take IELTS and want to Join in UCM (University of Central Missori) is my decision is correct.

  • May 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hello, I have an Admit from University at Albany,Suny and UTA. Work ex 3yrs. Can you please suggest me which is better among them. My interests are oriented towards learning subjects like Data Mining and AI. [Actually none of their websites hints on the depth of curriculum covered].
    Eagerly awaiting your reply. Thanks.

    • May 23, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      The option would be to contact the univs and ask for the curriculum and they decide towards which univ is good for you

      • May 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply. πŸ™‚
        I’ll do that. But in overall which will be a better place to study in terms of Location,Academics, Convenience, Competitiveness, ease of commute.

          • June 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm

            Hello Srinivas. I got an accept from csu,long beach . Would it be better than Suny,albany.

          • June 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

            Sunny would be good as its a national university. But if you are interested in going to california only, then go for csu long beach

  • May 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Hello Sir,
    I have an UG agg of 62% GRE 308 Toefel 96.
    I have got admission in UCM in CS. But recently I have heard of very negative remarks about the university about the placement opportunities there. Can you please give your suggestion on this university? It is very urgent

    • May 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Is it University of Central Missouri? Its not a great univ. Wait for admits from other univs.

  • June 9, 2015 at 3:12 am

    My Gre score is 305 (Quant: 158, Verbal: 147).
    Toefl not yet given.
    I want to do my MS in Software Engineering from New Jersey.

    I dont think my score can be accepted from Rudgers or Princton.
    Planning to do MS in Software Engineering. Can anyone help me in letting know how is the job prospect after doing MS in Software engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

    • June 9, 2015 at 3:15 am

      I have 2.5 year of experience as QA Analyst in IT. I have done my btech in Biotechnology from VIT. Please suggest me if NJIT is the right college for me to invest my money for MS.

      • June 9, 2015 at 5:41 am

        NJIT would be ideal for you since you want to go to only New Jersey. Job Market for Software Engineering is good in USA so no need to worry. Put your best efforts and you would get a good job in USA

  • June 13, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Hi Shrinivas,

    I wish to apply for spring ’16 for Masters in CS.
    GRE : 313(q:164,V:149)
    TOEFL :96
    Academics : 64.8 % topper – 74-76 %
    Work Ex: 2 yrs
    Publication : 2 Papers
    Major project : With an IT company in Business Intelligence

    Could you please help me in shortlistimg of universities ?

    1. ASU
    5.Iowa State University
    6.Suny Stony Brook
    7.Suny Buffalo
    10.University of Maryland
    11.Indiana University
    12.Uc Riverside/SantaCruz

    If any other good university is in your mind matching my profile, Please let me know

    Thanks ,

  • June 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Hi Srinivas,

    I’ve done MCA in 2010 and have been working in Amazon.com as a Support Engineer II.having 5 years experience. I would like to do MS in Data Science or Business Analytics. I am yet to take my GRE on July 13th and Tofel need to book a slot in July as well.

    My concerns are ,
    1) what score i should get in GRE to get seat in good university for DS or Business Analytics?
    2) what are the collages i should aim at?
    3) is it possible to do part time job and study for that courses and Universities?( because i will be dependent on myself)
    4)any information which is useful to me , please provide.

    Thanks in Advance.your suggestions would be really helpful to many of us.


  • June 27, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Hi Shrinivas,

    here is my profile:

    B.E in computer science: VTU(Visvesvariah technological university): 70.05%(first class with distinction)
    expected GRE:310

    Looking for Masters in Computer science….

    1.8 yrs of experience as SQL Database administrator(HCL Technologies)
    trying for fall 2016?
    Microsoft certified in administration in SQL,queries in SQL,Data warehousing (3 certification)

    Could you please shortlist universities for my profile?
    I am basically looking for universities in new york,california, new jersey and texas…You can suggest better universities in other states as well…:)

  • June 27, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    How about SUNY Binghamtom,SUNY Buffalo and UTD. Could you please categorize in ambitious, moderate and safe categories?

    • July 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Srinivas,
      first of all thanks, this is such a wonderful blog
      I am planning for US in spring 2016.. My profile
      GRE-320 V-150 Q-170 AWA-3.5
      TOEFL (expecting 105+)
      CGPA-8.1/10 NIT W under graduation in EEE
      decent SOP and Strong LOR’s
      planning MS in CS
      can you suggest around 6 universities?
      Moreover, i can afford upto 25 lakhs without any issue.. going for few top univ is making me feel like i might not be considered for funding… whats ur say on this..
      Thanks in advance

  • July 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    hello sir,
    i want to persue ms in computer science in usa in spring 2016
    please suggest me good universities according to my profile.
    my area of preference is new york and new jersey but u can also suggest me universities in other areas also if those are better than universities in these locations

    b.tech in computer science- 72%
    no work ex

  • July 28, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Hello Srinivas Sir!

    Your blog is really helping students in decision making and selecting universities according to their profile. Its a great effort sir. Incidentally I have also taken GRE and would like your suggestions and views on selecting the right universities. Your suggestions are valuable to me sir.

    My profile:

    1) 10th – 72% (ICSE)
    2) 12th – 74% (ISC)
    3) B.E.(Mumbai University) – 61%
    4) Work Exp. – 2 years
    5) Papers Published – 3
    6) GRE – 310
    7) TOEFL – 105

    Sir, please let me know the universities I should apply, can I get into top 50 universities?

    Warm Regards,

      • August 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm

        Thanks for the reply Shrinivas sir! Please also let me know the names of the universities I should target, it would be a great help sir.

        Warm Regards,

  • August 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Hi Raghav,

    Need your advice for selecting universities. Am planning to take up masters in comp science for Jan’2016.Below is a small overview:

    B.Tech – 8/10(no backlogs)
    12th- 74%
    10th- 86%
    Project- .net based on image processing
    2 years of consolidated work experience – 1 year in logistics; 6 months as technical support executive for Verizon and 6 months as Customer Support Engineer in a startup.

    Could you suggest Ambitious/Moderate/Safe Universities in accordance with their tuition fees(cant afford dear ones) /placements/TA with 2 unis for each category.
    My friends are suggesting not to go for wright state and want me to apply for better universities; but the GRE score is too low for that. Do you think it would be better to write GRE one more time and go for AUG’2016.
    Delaying plans is not something that i give too much favor to, but if there is scope to land a good university if I wait, I will consider it.

    Thanks a lot for your help in advance !

  • August 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I am applying for spring 2016 in computer science.
    My profile
    GRE- 298 ; Q-152;V-146
    Toefl – 78
    CGPA – 6.84(3 backlogs) in electronics and communication engineering – 2012 passed out
    10th – 80%
    12th -80%
    Work Experience – 2 yeasrs as software engineer in Forbes 500 Company
    Colleges that iam applying

    University of new mexcio
    ball state university
    Florida institute of technology
    university of texas Arlington(Ambitious)

    I am going to apply this universities by this week. Iam going to retake my TOEFL on 29th august and again will send scores to applied universities ASAP.
    Could you please comment on chances of getting I20 for above colleges with my profile and clarify wether the universities will consider my scores of TOEFL that iam going to take on august 29th
    Thanks in Advance

  • August 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm


    Your blog is really helpful! πŸ™‚
    I am planning for MS in CS for fall 2016
    GRE : 324(Q:168, V:156)
    TOEFL: 112(R:30,L:30,S:24,W:28)
    CGPA: 8/10
    College: VJTI College, Mumbai
    Work experience : 2 years by Aug 2016 ( Deloitte )
    So far I have shortlisted the following universities:
    Georgia Tech
    SUNY Stony brook

    And shall I apply to Maryland(Collepe Park), UCSD and TAMU?
    And please can you suggest 1-2 safe universities
    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • August 13, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Hello Shrinivas!

    I stumbled upon your blog when I was hunting for universities. Thank you for all the information that you have shared. I was wondering if you could evaluate my profile and let me know where all do I have chances of an admit. My profile is as follows:
    I am a Computer Science graduate applying for a Masters in Human Computer Interaction. I have worked on quite a few projects and presented in conferences and hackathons.
    GRE: 307 (Q:158, V:149), AWA: 5.0
    TOEFL: 111
    GPA: 9.2 on 10
    Work Ex: Close to 1.5 years in an R&D centre
    Internship: 2 (Research centres)
    1 international paper


    • August 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Its a good profile. You should be focusing at good Univs like Syracuse, NEu, USC etc.

  • August 16, 2015 at 4:09 pm


    I got GRE: 289,
    TOEFL: 80+(expecting),
    no work exp.
    Planning to apply this spring 2016 for master’s in CS at USA.
    can you please suggest me some universities.

  • August 17, 2015 at 9:05 am


    I want to complete my MSin Computer Science / Software Engineering.
    It would be great help for me if you please suggest me universities which are suitable for me ?

    My profile :
    CGPA : 3.11 (4.00)
    10th : 5.00 (5.00)
    12th : 5.00 (5.00)
    GRE : 299
    Verbal : 142
    Quan : 157
    IELTS : 6.5

    Job Experience : 3+ as a Software Engineer
    Thanks in advance.
    Waiting for your reply.


  • September 4, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Hi Srini,

    CGPA – 3.17/4
    GRE – 321
    12th- 97%
    10th- 90%
    No publications, 4 applications

    2 years work experience in Verizon and Freshdesk as software engineer. Will I be able to get admit into Cornell, Yale, georgia tech or Upenn with this profile?
    I am also thinking of applying to USER interaction just to get into a good university and mix CS courses.

    Is it a good idea? If not, what are the universities I can apply for?

    • September 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

      *4 Mobile/ web application

      *interaction design

      • October 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

        Srini, can you suggest me with few schools that will ambitious and ones that will be less ambitious for my profile for CS. Also, I realized CGPA/2.5 is wrong way to convert. My actual cgpa is 7.93/10. Thanks in advance.

          • November 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

            Quants: 167
            Verbal: 154
            AWA: 4

            CGPA: 7.93/10 Tier 2 College
            12th %: 97%
            10th %: 90%

            LORs: old HOD, new HOD, CEO of the startup I work for(IIM B MBA)

  • September 26, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Hi Sir,

    GRE:301(Quant:154, Verbal:147, AWA:3 )

    Tofel: (Waiting for the result )
    B.E : 70% BE CSE, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh
    XII – 70%

    β€’ (Major Project)Worked on We Site Designing and Search Engine creation from TechVision

    1 from Professor who has done his P.H.D
    1 from Professor who has done his P.H.D
    1 from my Project training manager.

    I am considering the below Universities:
    New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
    Rochester Univeristy
    University of cincinnati
    University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
    Syracuse university

    University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)

    Please evaluate my profile.

    I have couple of questions:
    i) are the univerisities listed above are good to go?
    ii) Will i be able to make it considering my low gre score?
    ii) Please suggest the best among the ones specified , that i can be sure of getting an admission?

    Awaiting your response


    • November 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      1) Yes
      2) They see the whole picture. Chances are a little less but you have wait and see.
      3) Syracuse/Cincinnati

  • September 26, 2015 at 9:53 am


    I am currently pursuing Engineering in Information Technology from Mumbai University.(Third Year)
    What are the Requirements/Score as per the current scenario to get admission in Caltech for Masters in Computer Science or MIS.
    Also, What is the importance of having a technical paper published or having internships. Can one get into these universities without having such extra laurels.

  • October 18, 2015 at 7:07 am

    My profile is :
    GRE: 315 -> Q=165,V=150,AWA=4
    Toefl =110
    B.E = 68% aggregate
    No publications.
    I need a few safe universities for MSCS program in the U.S. Can you suggest some? Just a headsup that I’d done my undergrad in E&TC and now I’m shifting to CS. Will that affect my acceptance at universities?

  • October 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I have scored 315 in GRE (Q-165,V-150)
    And have Electronics and telecom degree with 62% aggregate from University of Pune.
    I have done around 10 projects in engineering as I was freelancing iny 3rd and 4th year.
    I have a work ex of almost 3 years(2 years with L&T Infotech 1 year with Hewlett Packard) where was a core developer in technologies like Java, C#, WebServices, Desktop and WebApplicaions, etc

    I wish to apply for MS in CS.. Please suggest me some universities..

    • October 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

      I m looking forward to apply in following universities
      UC Irvine
      UC Davis
      Georgia institute of technology
      Florida institute of technology
      University of Southern California
      Northeastern university
      Arizona state university
      University of Rochester
      Buffalo SUNY
      Stony brook SUNY
      University of Illinois Chicago

      Please categorise them for me in ambi, mod or safe.

      Also I’ll have to study on loan..so suggestions on even financial aspects are welcome.

      Thanks in advance

      • November 22, 2015 at 6:31 am

        Hi, I wish to go on a loan and hence universities like NEU, Syracuse and others are not affordable for me.

        Please suggest some affordable universities for MS in CS for Fall 2016.

        My Profile is as stated below:
        GRE (Q-160,V-151, AWA-3.5) = 311
        TOEFL(R-29, L-27, S-24, W-24) = 104
        University of Pune – B.E in Electronics & Telecom – 62% aggregate

        I have done around 10 projects in engineering as I was freelancing in my 3rd and 4th year.
        Conducted workshops for students and delivered training on C, Embedded C, Robotics

        Work Ex: 3 years
        1 year with Hewlett Packard and presently working here
        2 years with L&T Infotech
        Job Profile in both: core developer in technologies like Java, C#, Web-services, Desktop and Web-applications, Process Automation,Automating Business Intelligence, etc

        I have shortlisted the following:
        1. Virginia Tech
        2. SDSU
        3. SJSU
        3. UFlorida
        4. U Central Florida
        5. SUNY Buffalo
        6. SUNY Albany
        7. U Illinois at Chicago
        8. Indiana Bloomington
        9. University of Iowa
        10. NJIT
        11. SUNY Stony Brook

        Please help and suggest some affordable universities for my range

  • October 25, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Hi sir,

    I am want to pursue MS in Computer Science from USA. I have not given GRE yet. Actually i am planning to figure out my list of colleges to apply and then start my preparation. I need your guidance in this process. I have done my graduation in CSE from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. My scores are:

    10th: 82.6%
    12th: 80%
    CGPA: 6.08/10(CSE)
    Work Experience: 3.5 years( IT company)

    Could you please guide me in selecting the list of colleges to apply with the above scores?

    Thanks in advance

  • October 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Srinivas,

    Can you please evaluate my profile and suggest some univ for MS in CS Fall 16 (asap :P) ?
    BE ECE CGPA : 8.4 from Anna University CEG
    GRE : 321(167Q,154V) TOEFL : 111
    No research publication
    Work Ex : 1 year in a ecommerce MNC
    7 months as a .Net Developer and Cucumber Tester, 3 months in Application Support and Monitoring

    My list as of now is :
    1.TAMU (Ambi)
    2.Minnesota (Ambi)
    3.NCSU (Moderate)
    4.Stony Brook (Moderate/Safe)

    Thanks in Advance πŸ™‚

  • October 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Raghav
    I got gre294,toefl 85 and b.tech agg 71%
    I have already applied for spring term for ms in cs to us universities.I was admitted to Texas a&m kingsville and Midwestern state university.please suggest which university should I go with.

  • October 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Raghav
    I got gre294,toefl 85 and b.tech agg 71%
    I have already applied for spring term for ms in cs to us universities.I was admitted to Texas a&m kingsville and Midwestern state university.please suggest which university should I go with.

  • October 28, 2015 at 3:54 pm


    Please see my profile

    10th 86.4%
    12th 72%
    Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from Mymbai University with 68%
    311 in GRE (Maths – 168, Verbal 143)
    TOEFL 100
    2.5 years of workex as Software Engineer in L&T Infotech
    Interested in Computer Science (Softare Engineering or Robotics)
    Please evaluate my profile and suggest me some universities

  • November 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm


    Please suggest me some universities based on my profile given below :

    Planning for MS in Computer Science
    GRE Score : 316 (Quant : 167 and Verbal : 149)
    Work Experience : SAP Labs India as Java Developer(1 Year)
    B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering at NITK Surathkal – 7.5 CGPA
    12th – 94.7%
    10th – 82.47%

    Thank You in Advance

      • November 3, 2015 at 4:31 pm

        Thank You for the quick reply.
        At the time of GRE exam , I gave below universities as score recipients :

        1. Ohio State University
        2. University of Utah
        3. University of Texas, Dallas
        4. Arizona State University

      • November 21, 2015 at 6:23 am

        HI Raghav,

        UWash does not provide MS in Computer Science(only PhD). Syracuse is very costly. So can you suggest other universities.
        I have choosen ASU, UTAustin, University of Utah, Michigan State University.

  • November 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Shrinivas,
    What would you prefer among CSU Long Beach and UT Arlington? I am planning to do MS in computer science in spring 2016?

  • November 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Shrinivas,


    My name is Sahib Malhotra, I received an admit from NYIT and CSULB for MS in CS for Spring’16. If you were in my shoes which university would you prefer? and Why?
    Thanks for your unconditional help.


  • November 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Hello Sir,
    I have a score of 303(quant -157,verb-146_
    TOEFL 89(speaking -22,writing-21,listening-21,reading-25).
    i want to apply for ms in computer science Department on fall 2016. i am from ece background ,but i did some computer science courses-
    software engineering
    computer organization
    data structures -in my universities as electives i am having doubt weather i will get universities for my gre and toefl scores .
    so please suggest me atleast 8 universities ,and please suggest affordable universities

  • November 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

    and sir i forget to mention i got awa score of 2.5

  • November 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    university of central missouri
    university of texas alington
    University of North Texas
    South Dakota State University
    University of Illinois – Springfield
    Texas A & M university – Kingsville
    University of Houston, Clearlake
    California State University, Fullerton
    these are the universities i am interested in
    plss give ur valuable input because deadlines are coming soon

  • December 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Hello Sir,

    This is my profile: –

    Gre – 309(V-150, Q-159)
    Toefl – Yet to appear
    Percentage(4 years ENG.) – 65%
    Work Exp- 2 Years(Software Developer)
    Patent – Filed for acceptance for my final year project

    Can you please suggest me some universities for Fall-16 for Masters in Computer Science

  • December 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Shrinivas,
    Can you please suggest some universities For MS in Computer Science
    GRE score -312 (Quant -165 ,verbal 147)
    toefl- 107
    2.5 years of experience in MNC as software developer
    Cleared CT1 and CT3 papers from actuarial science .

    ShortListed univ:

    1.University of Minnesota (MS in data science)
    2.SUNY Buffalo
    3.University of Florida
    5.University of Illinois ,Chicago
    6.University of Utah
    7.Virginia Tech

  • December 8, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Shrinivasan!

    Please evaluate my profile and provide your valuable insights. I hope I don’t miss any of the deadlines.

    GRE: 321(Q: 165, V: 156, AWA: 3.5)
    TOEFL: 100(R 27, W 27, L 23, S 23)
    GPA: 77.86 (Topper’s: 78.3)
    B.Tech CS from UPTU

    Work Experience: (40 months)
    Internship: (6 months) Jan 2012 – July 2012

    Applying for MS in CS, Fall 2016
    Probable concentration in software engineering, programming languages

    University of Florida
    Rutgers, state university of new jersey
    University of illinois, chicago
    Ohio state university
    Pittsburgh university
    university of california, riverside
    Northeatern University
    Pennsylvania state university
    New york University
    Virginia tech
    Georgia tech

    Please suggest universities to drop / add.

  • December 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm


    I am applying for my Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Please suggest me which university is better.
    2)University of Texas-Arlington

    Thank You

  • December 13, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    hey I am planning for ms in cs for fall 16.. My profile is :
    Gre: Q:161 V:150
    Toefl: 96(R:25 L:21 S:23 W:27)
    cpi: 8.61 till 6th sem.. I am currently in 7th sem

    suggest some universities..

  • December 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Sir,

    My profile is as below;

    10th : 81.07%
    12th : 67.17%
    BE in Information Technology from Mumbai University : 57%
    GRE : 301
    TOFEL : Yet to be taken
    Work Experience : 15 months in Zycus Info tech as a software Engineer
    Aspiring to do MS in Computer Science (Computer Networks)
    My Selected University are;

    SUNY, Buffalo
    SUNNY, Bighamton
    University of Florida
    San Jose State University
    New Haven University
    Penn State University
    University of Oklahoma
    University of Texas – Arlington
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    and Florida International University

    Let me know if this university selection is apt for this profile.
    Do let me know, how would you categorise my list into safe, moderate and Ambitious.

    Awaiting your response at the earliest.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Prasad Iyer

    • March 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Your selection looks good.


      University of Oklahoma
      University of Texas – Arlington
      Illinois Institute of Technology
      San Jose State University
      New Haven University

      Rest Medium to Ambitious

  • January 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Dear Shrinivas,

    i’ve done my Computer engineering( 64%) and have 3 yrs of work exp with HCL Tech.
    My Gre Score is 302 (V – 145, Q- 157) and Toefl 80
    So can you suggest me some good universities.
    already applied to SJSU, CSU Long beach.
    how about univ of kansas, Virginia Poly, Virginia Commonwealth, univ of utah, UTD
    Kindly provide me with insightfulness.
    Thanks in advance.

  • January 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Raghav
    I got 306 in GRE, TOEFL 88 and b.tech agg 63% (UPTU)
    I want to pursue MS in computer science(fall 2016), please suggest me some good universities in US to which I can apply.
    Also can I get an admit in MS software engineering in San jose state university?
    Thank you

  • January 26, 2016 at 5:11 am


    I am confused in choosing colleges. Pls help me with the same.
    i am applying for fall 2016 and following is my profile

    IELTS yet to give
    1.2 years workex

    Pls teme safe and moderate universities.

    Thanks in advance.

  • February 3, 2016 at 6:09 am


    Please suggest me some universities based on my profile given below :

    Planning for MS in Computer Science
    GRE Score : 315 (Quant : 158 and Verbal : 157)
    Work Experience : 0
    B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering with 68%
    12th – 72%
    10th – 94%

    Thank You in Advance

  • February 3, 2016 at 6:10 am


    Please suggest me some universities based on my profile given below :

    Planning for MS in Electricals
    GRE Score : 305 (Quant : 153 and Verbal : 152)
    Work Experience : 0
    B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering with 65%
    12th – 72%
    10th – 78%

    Thank You in Advance

  • February 3, 2016 at 6:17 am

    can you tell me how is university of new haven( galvanizeU data science) and Claremont graduate university for big data course ?

  • February 23, 2016 at 4:20 am


    Can you tell me best universities for my profile:

    GRE – 294 Quant- 157, Verbal – 137, AWA – 3.5

    B.Tech – 7.2 (CGPA) = 72%

    Backlogs : 3 (2 subjects and 1 lab)

    IELTS : 6

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Which university is better Stevens Institute of Technology or Cal sate Fullerton for MS in computer science?
    I would like to consider university based on following points
    -Education Quality
    -Weather (least priority though)
    -cost of living

    I see that fees is higher at Stevens than Cal state Fullerton, but if the all over ratings of Stevens is higher than cal state Fullerton then I believe Stevens a good option.

    • March 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Appreciate your swift response, as i have deadline to accept the admit is hanging over my head.

      • March 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

        Thanks for the feedback but would you elaborate a bit more on stevens?
        That’ll be great.

  • March 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I want to pursue Ms in cs and received admits from University of kansas,SUNY binghamton and Wright state university.Which among these will be a better option for me considering placements and course work.

    Thanks in advance

  • April 2, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Can you rank the universities below for masters in computer science basis on education and placements?
    Cal state Sacramento
    Cal state Fullerton
    Cal state Long beach
    Stevens institute of technology

  • April 9, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Hi Raghav,
    I have got acceptance from CSU Fullerton and UTD among to name the best. I am looking for MSin CS and more on hci.UTD provides an interactive computing track. Can you tell me which is the best among the two. I’m pretty confused.

  • April 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Hello sir,
    Can you suggest me some good universities based on my profile :
    GRE: 310(q-165,v-145,awa-3)
    Toefl: 97 (R-25,L-26,S-23,W-23)
    Cgpa: 7.83 till 5th sem

    Thanks in advance

  • April 22, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Hi sir,

    I am planning for fall 2016.
    I got admit from GSU (Georgia State University) in CS. Expecting admit from SJSU SE.
    Which is the best university to opt with respect to course,intern and job opportunities.
    My profile:
    Gre: 303, Toefl: 88, WES:3.72 ( official)

    Thanks in advance

  • April 23, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Hi Sir,

    I am quite confused as tto which university I should choose? I have admit for MS in CS at University of California, Riverside and MS in CS at San Jose State University. The field of specialization I want to opt i Network Security and Cryptography. Please help. My profile is- GRE: 318(q-163,v-155,aw-4), TOEFL: 114, CGPA: 8.5
    Thanks in advnce sir.

  • May 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Raghav,

    I have got 5 admits for different Masters programs from different universities and I would need your advice around which one to choose looking at better future prospects. Below are details of the colleges for which I have got admit;

    1.University of Nevada, Las Vegas – MS in Computer Science – With Assistantship
    2.University of Nevada, Las Vegas – MS in Management Information system & MBA – With Assistantship
    3.Indiana University Bloomington – MS in Computer Science
    4.Indiana University Bloomington – MS in Data Science
    5.University of Texas, Dallas – MS in Computer Science

    Now I am really confused over which course and college would be better in terms of different opportunities. I hope you might have some insights around these courses and different opportunities available. As per my research, Data Science has some ample opportunities and some quality of technical work including research, but I have also heard of MIS and MBA to be a better combination in terms of long term opportunities and demands.

    Should I opt for traditional Computer Science track or go for Data Science ? or Should I opt for management stream and go for MIS/MBA course ? Can you please provide me some guidance and useful thoughts over these options ?

    Since I have an experience of 4 years of Mainframe application development, I am not really interested into programming or software development. I am more interested in the research oriented courses which would land in different research opportunities and if not possible management area is also one of my area of interest if I have to choose job going forward.

    Can you please provide some suggestions over above queries ?


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