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Best Physics Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Physics degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 124 Physics schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Physics Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 21 Doctoral degrees, 21 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
2 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 149 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 88 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 30 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
3 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 128 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 82 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 16 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
4 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology offers 3 Physics Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 61 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 137 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees, 27 Master's degrees, and 20 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA

University of California-San Diego offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 51 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 23 Doctoral degrees, 16 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
8 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 70 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
9 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 44 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

University of California-Santa Cruz offers 3 Physics Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 52 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews

List of all Physics Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
5/5
7 : 1 2,255
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of California-Santa Cruz University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
3/5
27 : 1 17,868
Occidental College Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
5/5
11 : 1 2,023
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
Pomona College Pomona College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,663
Harvey Mudd College Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 825
Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,349
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
University of California-Merced University of California-Merced Merced, CA
3/5
21 : 1 6,685
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
University of the Pacific University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
5/5
12 : 1 6,281

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Additional Physics Degree Facts for California Schools

What Physics degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 72 Colleges 610 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 52 Colleges 788 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 2 Colleges 45 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 12 Colleges 194 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 21 Colleges 225 Graduates
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