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
#26 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

3.7
#26 Rice University

Houston, TX

3.7
#26 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

3.7
#29 Brown University

Providence, RI

3.6
#29 Duke University

Durham, NC

3.6
#29 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

3.6
#29 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

3.6
#29 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

3.6
#29 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

3.6
#29 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

3.6
#36 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

3.5
#36 New York University

New York, NY

3.5
#36 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

3.5
#39 Boston University

Boston, MA

3.4
#39 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

3.4
#39 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

3.4
#39 University of California—​Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

3.4
#39 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

3.4
#44 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

3.3
#44 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

3.3
#44 Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

3.3
#44 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

3.3
#44 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

3.3
#44 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

3.3
#50 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

3.2

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