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
#6 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#6 Duke University

Durham, NC

#5 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#1 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

#4 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

#6 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#11 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

#11 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

#2 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

#6 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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