Ranking of Astrophysics and Astronomy Graduate Schools

Rank the top 33 Astrophysics and Astronomy graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data.

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Ranking of Astrophysics and Astronomy PhD Programs

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Rank School & Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Student Outcomes Jobs at Grad Diversity
Princeton University
Astrophysical Science
2-61-21-8100%21-32
California Institute of Technology
Astrophysics
1-21-36-2987%7-17
University of California-Berkeley
Astrophysics
1-63-115-2989%13-25
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Astronomy and Astrophysics
5-142-101-2781%17-29
University of Chicago
Astronomy and Astrophysics
6-193-91-1690%21-31
Johns Hopkins University
Astronomy and Astrophysics
1-96-2016-33100%14-27
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Astronomy
6-194-141-1893%11-23
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Astronomy
8-203-131-1886%13-25
Harvard University
Astronomy
3-105-175-2690%18-30
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Astrophysics and Astronomy and Planetary Science
3-96-2010-3296%16-29
University of Arizona
Astronomy
5-165-174-2685%9-19
The University of Texas at Austin
Astronomy
5-268-223-25100%9-22
Columbia University in the City of New York
Astronomy
17-315-214-2988%2-11
University of California-Santa Cruz
Astronomy and Astrophysics
12-264-175-2880%2-12
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Astronomy
16-298-251-1694%1-10
Cornell University
Astronomy and Space Sciences
6-208-252-2171%19-31
University of California-Los Angeles
Space Physics
17-309-265-2979%1-8
Yale University
Astronomy
15-2913-278-30100%8-18
Indiana University-Bloomington
Astronomy
14-2817-326-29100%24-32
University of Arizona
Planetary Sciences
8-2514-293-2785%16-31
University of Maryland-College Park
Astronomy
10-2417-3112-3285%2-12
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Astronomy and Astrophysics
11-2813-2819-3377%1-8
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Astronomy
11-2511-2714-3292%21-32
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Astronomy
8-2815-304-2975%3-13
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Astronomy
12-2916-306-2977%14-28
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Astronomy
22-3312-289-3176%4-14
Georgia State University
Astronomy
28-3327-332-19100%18-32
University of California-Los Angeles
Astronomy
12-2520-3219-3379%11-24
Michigan State University
Astrophysics and Astronomy
25-3315-296-2896%32-33
Boston University
Astronomy
24-3323-3311-3173%1-8
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