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George Mason University is ranked as one of the top 50 schools for computer science, according to It’s an accomplishment that could entice the recruitment of more graduate and doctoral students into Mason, says Sanjeev Setia, interim divisional dean at Mason’s School of Computing. 

This is the first time computer science at Mason has made it into the top 50 list, says Setia, and it links Mason’s computer science programs with similar programs at other well-known colleges in the United States like Stanford, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and Princeton. 

“The ranking shows the tremendous strides the department has made towards being recognized externally as a world-class research department,” says Setia. 

According to, the ranking identifies institutions and faculty actively engaged in research across several areas of computer science, based on the number of publications by faculty that have appeared at the most selective conferences in each area of computer science. 

“The top 50 ranking in is a reflection of the outstanding quality of the faculty the department has hired in recent years,” says Setia.  

David S. Rosenblum, chair of the Department of Computer Science at Mason, says the achievement is a testament to prospects for a great future.  

“It is extremely gratifying to see that Mason computer science now ranks among the top 50 computer science departments in the U.S.,” says Rosenblum. “A deep dive into the rankings reveals several areas of strength, including a top 40 ranking in artificial intelligence (an area in which a third of our faculty are doing research) and a top-15 ranking in software engineering.”