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University of California Engineering school comparison

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School

Berkeley

San Diego

LA

Santa Barbara

Davis

Irvine

Size (FT/PT)

1,300 / 394 

1,147 / 0 

1,256 / 0 

N/A 

1,044 / 72 

868 / 97 

Acceptance rate

17.5% 

21.8% 

34.5% 

20.8% 

31.5% 

24.0% 

Number of applicants

5,102 

4,193 

2,735 

2,183 

2,351 

2,814 

Number accepted

891 

912 

947 

453 

740 

677 

Number enrolled

424 

324 

330 

154 

282 

267 

Average undergraduate GPA

3.7 

3.5 

3.7 

3.7 

3.4 

3.5 

Average GRE verbal score

559 

542 

499 

548 

519 

471 

Average GRE quantitative score

773 

764 

766 

762 

756 

751 

Analytical writing GRE score

4.7 

4.6 

4.3 

4.63 

4.45 

4.2 

Minimum computer TOEFL score

230 

213 

220 

250 

213 

213 

out-of-state tuition

$14,961

$14,694  

$23,065  

$14,961  

$23,921

$21,858

Required fees

$8,440

$7,866

N/A 

$7,491 pa

N/A 

$503 pa 

Room/board

$13,610 

$9,421 

$12,381 

$8,704 

$9,555 

$8,604 

Books/supplies

$1,266 

$1,436 

$1,800 

$1,437 

$1,102 

$2,527 

Miscellaneous expenses

$2,898 

$2,574 

$4,872 

$432 

$2,767 

$5,660 

Total fellowships / assistantships

1,867 

1,150 

2,899 

729 

1,050 

1,895 

Percent international

36.9% 

36.8% 

38.7% 

46.3% 

37.3% 

54.9% 

Research expenditures 2004-2005 (in millions)

$118.0 

$128.8 

$88.3 

$69.1 

$60.0 

$44.5 

Students specializing in chemical

105 

13 

65 

81 

62 

44 

Students specializing in civil

352 

90 

111 

N/A 

189 

60 

Students specializing in computer

N/A 

45 

N/A 

N/A 

194 

119 

Students specializing in electrical

227 

338 

397 

250 

194 

195 

Students specializing in mechanical

298 

98 

176 

89 

157 

79 

 

Computer Science Programs 2nd List

Safe Universities

Alphabetically

Apply to these Universities if you are an average student with reasonable GPA, TOEFL and GRE scores.

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – AL
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY – MS
ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY – TX
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE – AZ
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – AR
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – AL
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY – ID
BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY – MD
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY – OH
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY – UT
BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – NY
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, HAYWARD – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO – CA
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY – OH
CITY COLLEGE, CUNY – NY
CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY – GA
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY – NY
COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA – MN
COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND – NY
COLORADO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY – CO
COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY – GA
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY – NE
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – MI
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY – WA
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY – FL
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY – FL
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY – FL
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY – GA
GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY – IL
GRADUATE SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY CENTER, CUNY – NY
HOWARD UNIVERSITY – DC
HUNTER COLLEGE, CUNY – NY
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY – IL
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, FORT WAYNE – IN
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – IA
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY – MS
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – KS
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY – OH
LAMAR UNIVERSITY – TX
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, BROOKLYN CAMPUS – NY
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE – LA
MCNEESEE STATE UNIVERSITY – LA
MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY – TX
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY – MN
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY – MS
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY – MT
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY – NJ
NEW MEXICO HIGHLAND UNIVERSITY – NM
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – NY
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY – IN
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY – IL
NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY – MO
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY – OK
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY – OR
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – NY
SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY – MN
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY – CA
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY – CA
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY – CA
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY – SD
SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – DC
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE – IL
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, EDWARDSVILLE – IL
SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY – GA
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE – LA
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – NJ
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, COMMERCE – TX
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON – OH
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, BIRMINGHAM – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA – AZ
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS – AR
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK – AR
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – OK
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – TX
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, CLEAR LAKE – TX
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO – ID
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, SPRINGFIELD – IL
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS – KS
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, LAFAYETTE – LA
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE – KY
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE – MD
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA – MO
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, ROLLA – MO
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, MISSOULA – MT
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, OMAHA – NE
UNIVERSITY OF NEVEDA, RENO – NV
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN – CT
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO – NM
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS – LA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE – NC
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – ND
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS – TX
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA – IA
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA – OK
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX – AZ
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA – AL
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA – SD
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI – MS
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, MEMPHIS – TN
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ARLINGTON – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, PAN AMERICAN – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO – OH
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH – UT
UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING – WY
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY – UT
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY – VA
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY – WA
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSTIY – MI
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY – WV
WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY – IL
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY – KY
WESTERN MICHINGAN UNIVERSITY – MI
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY – WA
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY – KS
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY – OH

Difficult Universities

Apply to these Universities if you are in the top 10% of your class with high GPA and above average scores of TOEFL and GRE.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – URBANA CHAMPAIGN
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO – IL
YALE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON – SEATTLE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND – COLLEGE PARK
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – STONY BROOK
BROWN UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHAPEL HILL
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNEAPOLIS
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS – AMHERST
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – COLUMBUS
RICE UNIVERSITY
DUKE UNIVERSITY
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – BUFFALO
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA – TUCSON
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – NEW BRUNSWICK
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – IRVINE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY – BLOOMINGTON
PENNSYL. STATE UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY PARK
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SANTA BARBARA
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT – STORRS

Safe Universities

Please note that different programs have different range of requirements.

CS and EE are the most demanding in engineering.

In sciences Biology and Chemistry are having strict admission requirements.

Of Professional programs Biotechnology, Pharmacy are difficult to get into.

If you are applying to any of the above programs admission requirement shall become more demanding.

GRE Range 1100-1150

GPA Range above 60%-65%

University of Texas Dallas
University of Houston
Syracuse University
University of Memphis
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maryland Baltimore

GRE Range 1000 – 1100

GPA Range 60 – 65%

New Mexico State University
Wayne State University
California State University San Jose
University of Dayton
University of North Texas
Wichita State University
University of Missouri Kansas City
Texas A & M Commerce
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Louisiana Lafayette
Illinois Institute of Technology
Florida Institute of Technology
San Diego State University
University of Texas Arlington
University of South Dakota
Clarkson University
Northwest Missouri State University
Portland State University
University of Texas Arlington
East Carolina University
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Illinois State University
University of Toledo
Tennessee Technological University
University of Arkansas Fayetteville
Temple University
University of Nebraska Omaha

George Mason University
Louisiana State University
Villanova University
Louisiana Tech
Rochester Institute of Technology
Northern Illinois University
University of Alabama Huntsville

Wright State University

GRE Range 900-1000

GPA Range 55-60%

University of Findlay
Farleigh Dickenson University
Gannon University
Robert Morris University
New York Institute of Technology
Oklahoma City University
Mc Nesse State University
St Joseph University
Governors State University
Ferris State University
University of Bridgeport
Grand Valley State University
Kent State University
Suffolk University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
SUNY New Paltz
Ball State University
University of New Heaven, Connecticut
Indiana State University
Texas A & M Kingsville
Western Kentucky University
Lamar University
Golden State University
Bowling Green State University
University of Detroit at Mercy
Widener University
Bowling Green state University
Boise State University
Towson University
Southern New Hampshire University
State University of New York
University of Texas at El Pasco
California State University Chico
St Clouds State University, MN
Eastern Michigan University
Western Illinois University
Arkansas State University
University of Illinois at Springfield
Oakland University
Loyola Chicago
University of Southern Mississippi
Montana State University
University of Louisville
Middle Tennessee State University
Southern Illinois Carbondale

Old Dominion University