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
#6 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

#9 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

#1 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#4 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#14 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#7 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

#8 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#11 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

#11 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

#13 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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