Best Physics Colleges in the U.S.

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in the U.S. 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 1,080 Physics schools located within the U.S. 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 the U.S. for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology offers 6 Physics Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 82 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Doctoral degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 8 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 72 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 38 Doctoral degrees, 21 Bachelor's degrees, and 13 Master's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
3 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 11 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 160 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 70 Doctoral degrees, 48 Bachelor's degrees, and 42 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
4 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 16 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 135 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Master's degrees, 27 Certificates degrees, and 22 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
5 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 12 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 105 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 33 Master's degrees, 31 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Certificates degrees, and 13 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Princeton University offers 3 Physics Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 79 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 30 Doctoral degrees, 27 Bachelor's degrees, and 22 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 4 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 126 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 81 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
8 Duke University Durham, NC

Duke University offers 6 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 29 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 24 Reviews
9 University of Chicago Chicago, IL

University of Chicago offers 7 Physics Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 103 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 49 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Doctoral degrees, and 26 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
10 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College offers 5 Physics Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a remote town. In 2015, 17 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 8 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
5/5
7 : 1 2,255
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Princeton University Princeton University Princeton, NJ
5/5
9 : 1 8,138
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
Duke University Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
5 : 1 15,984
University of Chicago University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
7 : 1 15,391
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5/5
8 : 1 6,350
Brown University Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,458
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Rice University Rice University Houston, TX
5/5
10 : 1 6,719
Georgetown University Georgetown University Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 18,459
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
Williams College Williams College Williamstown, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,171
University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
5/5
11 : 1 12,292
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137

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