Ranked in 2014, part of Chemistry

Solids, liquids and gases are the subject material for physical chemists, who study, research and test how each material reacts. Math and physics are also stressed in course work. These are the best science schools for physical chemistry.

Rank School name
#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#2 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#5 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

#6 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#8 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#9 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#10 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#12 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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