Ranked in 2014, part of Physics

Nuclear physics involves understanding the structure and processes of an atom. Graduates may use their degree to work on medical advancements, engineering projects or further research. These are the best schools for nuclear physics.

Rank School name
#1 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

#2 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#4 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

#5 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

#6 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#6 Duke University

Durham, NC

#6 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#6 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#11 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#11 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

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