Physics

Ranked in 2014 | Physics Rankings Methodology

Graduate schools for physics typically offer a range of specialty programs, from quantum physics to relativity, as well as plentiful research opportunities to bolster a science education. These are the best physics schools.

Rank School name Score
#29 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

3.6
#18 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

4.0
#54 University of California—​Riverside

Riverside, CA

3.1
#16 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

4.1
#10 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

4.5
#39 University of California—​Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

3.4
#85 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

2.6
#7 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.7
#103 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

2.4
#18 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

4.0
#70 University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

2.8
Rank Not Published University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

N/A
#77 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

2.7
#36 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

3.5
#85 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

2.6
#85 University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

2.6
#103 University of Houston

Houston, TX

2.4
#142 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

2.0
#65 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

2.9
#9 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

4.6
#60 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

3.0
#85 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

2.6
#95 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

2.5
Rank Not Published University of Maine

Orono, ME

N/A
#103 University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

2.4

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