Condensed Matter

Ranked in 2014, part of Physics

Discovering, understanding and using materials are central to condensed matter physics, a broad research area for graduate students and working physicists. These are the top physics schools for condensed matter courses.

Rank School name
#9 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#12 Columbia University

New York, NY

#6 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#7 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#14 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

#8 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#15 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#3 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#13 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

#5 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

#11 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#1 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#10 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

#17 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

#16 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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