University of Virginia

George Mason University

UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has strong computer science and engineering programs, although its computer science department is rated somewhat higher. Of the more than 2,500 students in the school, 31% are women, making it a great value for female students wishing to pursue a field of study in this area.

GMU’s Volgenau School of Engineering includes departments of Applied Information Technology; Bioengineering; Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering; Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Statistics; and Systems Engineering. The school offers bachelor’s degrees, undergraduate certificates, graduate degrees, graduate certificates, and doctoral degrees. The school is particularly strong in computer science and information technology-based engineering, rather than material-based engineering.