Top Graduate Schools for Computer Science in America
Standouts based on being in a startup hub from US News and World Report Rankings of CS grad school.
* UT Austin
* Georgia Tech (Atlanta)
* UNC-Chapel Hill (The Research Triangle)
This is the undergraduate school rankings based on recruiters (aka the horses mouth), which could provide hints about the grad schools:
1. Carnegie Mellon University
4. Georgia Institute of Technology
5. Virginia Polytechnic
7. Penn State University
8. Purdue University
9. University of Illinois
Ideally, I would pick a decently sized city so that it would be easy to attend industry events and get internships (CMU, Berkeley, Boston, MIT, & Maryland all have this–Maryland being connected to Washington DC). Also, as Paul Graham is fond of saying, there is something about the ambition in cities which happen to be start up hubs.