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
#12 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#10 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#9 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

#8 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#6 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#5 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#2 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

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