Ranking of Physics Graduate Schools

Rank the top 161 Physics graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data.

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Ranking of Physics PhD Programs

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Rank School & Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Student Outcomes Jobs at Grad Diversity
Harvard University
Physics
1-21-36-6383%45-102
Princeton University
Physics
5-151-61-2290%114-145
Harvard University
DEAS-Applied Physics
2-101-76-7483%47-102
University of California-Berkeley
Physics
1-52-1120-9980%139-152
California Institute of Technology
Physics
2-93-2022-11373%90-133
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics
2-84-2439-11480%121-146
University of Chicago
Physics
8-196-322-4484%95-133
University of California-Santa Barbara
Physics
4-143-1810-7772%150-157
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physics
2-108-5030-11283%110-140
Columbia University in the City of New York
Physics
10-275-3339-13185%16-56
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Physics
11-275-279-7377%65-111
Boston University
Physics
11-398-3958-13781%2-11
Cornell University
Physics
6-167-3516-9479%103-139
University of Pennsylvania
Physics and Astronomy
25-496-3110-8284%36-87
Michigan State University
Physics
14-359-475-7082%72-117
Stony Brook University
Physics and Astronomy
12-3010-444-6078%55-107
Johns Hopkins University
Physics
24-4510-4710-8289%50-104
California Institute of Technology
Applied Physics
9-346-316-6873%85-130
Stanford University
Physics
7-207-3540-12379%77-121
Yale University
Physics
12-297-3934-12581%64-117
University of Maryland-College Park
Physics
4-1517-5413-8275%126-146
Carnegie Mellon University
Physics
20-4010-4916-9781%48-110
Princeton University
Plasma Physics
20-4016-6613-9390%137-152
University of Rochester
Physics
10-3014-6463-13978%53-103
University of Colorado at Boulder
Physics
9-238-4074-14374%128-149
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Physics
12-3113-5629-10666%27-74
University of California-San Diego
Physics
14-3114-5616-10174%147-156
University of Maryland-College Park
Chemical Physics
29-5517-665-9975%9-41
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Physics and Astronomy
24-4521-7825-10979%50-105
University of California-Irvine
Physics
26-519-4656-13374%116-144
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Program Student Count Full Time Tuition NRC Ranks Out of NRC Rank NRC Research Rank NRC Diversity Rank Average Verbal GRE Average Qualitative GRE % with Job at Graduation % Jobs PostDoc % Students Citizen/Perm. Resident % Female Students % Female Faculty % Faculty Minority