Elementary Particles / Field / String Theory

Ranked in 2014, part of Physics

Elementary particle physics, field theory and string theory each attempt to explain what the world is made of and how it came to be. These are the best physics schools for elementary particles / field / string theory programs.

Rank School name
#1 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#4 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#6 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#7 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

#8 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#9 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#11 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

#11 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#13 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#14 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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