The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned. The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. U.Va. offers 51 bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, 84 master's degrees in 67 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 57 doctoral degrees in 55 fields. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others. UW students gain an understanding of community needs as well as issues around the globe - becoming respectful and educated citizens of the world. By educating the next generation of thinkers and doers and leveraging faculty and researcher expertise, the University of Washington drives new ideas and innovations that make the world a better place. As the state's flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.
In 1848, Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s first governor, signed the act that formally created the university, and its first class, with 17 students, met in a Madison school building on February 5, 1849. In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison. In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its programs are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment. The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is: To provide a range of undergraduate programs and degrees. To engage in scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor. To create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students, and provide support services and programs for them. To serve as a regional cultural and economic resource center through its service initiatives. To encourage and maintain a high level of personal and professional integrity in all University life and activities.
The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation's finest public land-grant research universities. They serve as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; technology transfer; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources.
In the exercise of their primary mission to promote learning, we seek to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities that will:
Expose students to the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and the complexities of an interdependent world;
Ensure individual interactions among students, faculty, and staff;
Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity, and mutual respect; and
Promote opportunities for personal growth, physical health, athletic competition, and leadership development for all members of the university community.
Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has been preparing students to succeed—in the classroom and in the world. That rich history, coupled with a student-centered mission, has created a springboard for UIU to become a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. From our Fayette Campus to our U.S. Centers, our International Centers to our Military Centers, UIU has the people in place to help you succeed. Upper Iowa University Mission: "Upper Iowa University provides student-centered undergraduate and graduate educational programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems in an environment in which diversity is respected, encouraged and nurtured." Upper Iowa University Vision: "Upper Iowa University will be recognized and respected as an exceptional and ascending institution of higher learning, developing global citizens who become lifelong learners prepared for leadership within society."
Plain and simple, people who have been to Utah State University love it. No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state. In fact, USU is the #1 public university in the West (and top five in the nation) for lowest tuition on Forbes' list of America's Best College Buys (2011). The mission of the Department of Computer Science of Utah State University is to maintain a program of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Students are given the opportunity to obtain a well-founded understanding of the principles and theories of the science of computing. In addition, the curriculum presents a University Studies program that gives students the social, ethical, and liberal education needed to be positive contributors to society as a whole.
Valparaiso University, a community of learning dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve in both church and society.
The faculty in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science are engaged teachers who challenge students to achieve at their potential. By getting to know each of their students personally in small classes, faculty members are able to provide excellent mentoring as well as individualized instruction. By participating in local, regional, and national workshops, the faculty are constantly improving their teaching skills and staying current with trends in undergraduate education. Many involve students in undergraduate research projects which blur the line between teaching and research and provide participating students an intimate look at the world of mathematics and computer science.
We support Girls Go Tech events in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of America. Villanova computer science majors helped local K-12 teachers with a capstone project by teaching eight-grade students about computing so that they could collect and process data for the project. They use success stories of women graduates of our programs as examples. They're working to develop a glossy brochure with their stories. They're also working to guarantee four-year housing to women computer science majors. Women have been ACM student chapter leaders over the last four years. Their College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Committee on Women recently completed a report on women faculty and the changes needed to support their careers. More than half the introductory courses for non-majors are taught by women. The first three semesters of required courses in computing for computer science majors are taught by women.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
The Department of Computer Science is home to one of the largest groups of undergraduate majors in the university as well as to graduate students in Blacksburg and at the Northern Virginia Center. Students receive outstanding instruction from dedicated teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students alike join faculty members to perform research in a variety of facilities, including a state-of-the-art technology building. The B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees provide in-depth exposure to the core body of knowledge in the computing discipline, preparing graduates for careers or further study. The computer science major is software oriented, in contrast to the hardware-oriented computer engineering major. Computer science majors design and develop software, from the software systems that control the functioning of the computer such as operating systems and compilers to applications software for areas such as numerical analysis, graphics, and data bases.