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
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

5.0
#2 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

4.9
#2 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

4.9
#2 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

4.9
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

4.9
#2 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

4.9
#7 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

4.7
#7 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.7
#9 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

4.6
#10 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

4.5
#11 Columbia University

New York, NY

4.3
#11 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

4.3
#11 Yale University

New Haven, CT

4.3
#14 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

4.2
#14 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

4.2
#16 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

4.1
#16 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

4.1
#18 Johns Hopkins University (Rowland)

Baltimore, MD

4.0
#18 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

4.0
#18 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

4.0
#18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

4.0
#22 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

3.9
#23 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.8
#23 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

3.8
#23 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

3.8

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