Top Universities That Produce The Best CodersBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
There are a lot of schools that teach Computer Science and Information Technology. However, most rankings focus on research done by students instead of practical coding skills.
According to HackerRank, they decided to create a list of the top schools with the best coders. To check their skills, the publication hosted a major University Rankings Competition.
More than 5,500 students from 126 schools from around the world joined the event. The top three schools that produced the best coders came from the Russian Federation College, ITMO University, China's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Middle School and Ho Chi Minh City University of Science in Vietnam.
University of California-Berkeley came in fourth place overall and is the top institution for the United States. It is followed by the Georgia Institute of Technology in second place.
Chicago Inno reported that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign came in third place. The school came in 14th place in the overall list.
HackerRank rated universities based on its number of participants and high scores. Their engineering team created a formula that was used to rank each university. It was noted that each university had to have a minimum of 10 participants to gain a place on the leaderboard.
Other schools in the top 10 overall list is Canada's University of Waterloo, St. Petersburg State University from Russia, Ukraine's National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, two Indian Institute of Technology schools at Indore and Kanpur, as well as Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Schools that produced the best coders in the U.S. were Ohio State University, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington, University of California-Irvine, North American University and the University of Southern California. University of California-Los Angeles came in 10th place for the U.S. list and 62nd in the overall list.
Meanwhile, check out the companies with the best internship programs for tech and engineering. Capital One's Technology Development Program got the top spot. The company offers three roles in the program: Software Engineer, Data Engineer and Cyber Security Engineer.