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#1

#1 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,130–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$10,496

Median Starting Salary

$52,601

#2

#2 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Chapman University
Orange, CA

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$45,033

Median Starting Salary

$57,979

#3

#3 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,240–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$17,434

Median Starting Salary

$51,652

#4

#4 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, SC

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

940–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$16,113

Median Starting Salary

$53,676

#5

#5 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,803

Median Starting Salary

$56,637

#6

#6 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,220–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$33,136

Median Starting Salary

$59,687

#7

#7 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$13,017

Median Starting Salary

$50,789

#8

#8 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

880–1,100

Est. Net Price *

$9,563

Median Starting Salary

$51,786

#9

#9 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$51,520

#10

#10 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$22,601

Median Starting Salary

$52,993

#11

#11 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

62

SAT Score

1,420–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$35,566

Median Starting Salary

$53,975

#12

#12 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

52

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$33,499

Median Starting Salary

$55,248

#13

#13 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

110

SAT Score

1,220–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$16,234

Median Starting Salary

$57,510

#14

#14 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

42

SAT Score

1,400–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$39,775

Median Starting Salary

$52,523

#15

#15 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Saint Peter's University
Jersey City, NJ

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

44

SAT Score

970–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$11,996

Median Starting Salary

$53,125

#16

#16 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Acceptance Rate

13%

Annual Degrees Awarded

32

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$28,474

Median Starting Salary

$58,822

#17

#17 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$25,606

Median Starting Salary

$49,833

#18

#18 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

28

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,694

Median Starting Salary

$51,239

#19

#19 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

1,210–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$13,108

Median Starting Salary

$50,447

#20

#20 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$26,123

Median Starting Salary

$47,646

#21

#21 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Tufts University
Medford, MA

Acceptance Rate

10%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,460–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$30,479

Median Starting Salary

$55,381

#22

#22 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus
University Park, PA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

112

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$19,551

Median Starting Salary

$55,193

#23

#23 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

New York University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$51,585

#24

#24 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,200–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$18,044

Median Starting Salary

$62,059

#25

#25 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,020–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$12,444

Median Starting Salary

$49,099

#26

#26 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$36,467

Median Starting Salary

$52,261

#27

#27 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,260–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$24,577

Median Starting Salary

$55,838

#28

#28 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Drew University
Madison, NJ

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$28,183

Median Starting Salary

$57,219

#29

#29 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,190–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$21,836

Median Starting Salary

$55,362

#30

#30 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,290–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$16,111

Median Starting Salary

$48,835

#31

#31 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,755

Median Starting Salary

$56,654

#32

#32 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Florida International University
Miami, FL

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,070–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$9,881

Median Starting Salary

$50,131

#33

#33 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$57,374

#34

#34 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

950–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$13,742

Median Starting Salary

$54,408

#35

#35 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$20,963

Median Starting Salary

$56,991

#36

#36 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$12,615

Median Starting Salary

$58,444

#37

#37 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

CUNY City College
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,060–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$5,181

Median Starting Salary

$49,498

#38

#38 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

950–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$17,088

Median Starting Salary

$54,614

#39

#39 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Fontbonne University
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$20,732

Median Starting Salary

$56,872

#40

#40 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,590

#41

#41 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$13,553

Median Starting Salary

$53,530

#42

#42 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley
Malvern, PA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$55,193

#43

#43 Best College for Computational Science in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

910–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,025

Median Starting Salary

$53,015

*The estimated net prices above are College Raptor’s estimate. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.

About Computational Science

A program that focuses on the study of scientific computing and its application. Includes instruction in scientific visualization, multi-scale analysis, grid generation, data analysis, applied mathematics, numerical algorithms, high performance parallel computing, and numerical modeling and simulation with applications in science, engineering and other disciplines in which computation plays an integral role.

Those who are passionate about Computational Science can study up to a Masters degree. Currently, 1,261 students are granted some level of degree in Computational Science around the country each year. More students graduate with a degree in Computational Science in Pennsylvania compared to any other state. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Computational Science is $47,533.

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Careers

The highest paying career for Computational Science majors is Computer Occupations, All Other. However, something else to think about is how many job openings there currently is. A position that is in high need that a degree in Computational Science can prepare you for is Postsecondary Teachers, All Other.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Computational Science majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Computational Science majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
867
Female Students
308 (35%)
Male Students
559 (64%)

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