A surge in demand for computer science degrees has led to additional admission requirements as schools are utilizing enrollment caps to ensure they adequately accommodate their computer science students. The University of Michigan, for instance, awarded 600 computer science degrees, a 354% increase from the 132 awarded a decade earlier. Many other schools are reporting similar increases in computer science degrees.
Whether you have already submitted applications or if you are not applying until a future year, if you are considering a computer science degree, please understand the pool of students with similar ambitions has grown dramatically, and being admitted to a school may no longer be enough to guarantee you are able to pursue that major. As a result, we very strongly encourage you to investigate what the computer science major requirements may be at any school you are considering.