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
#2 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#5 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

#12 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#6 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#9 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

#10 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#8 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

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