Physics Rankings – US Universities

List of universities and Rankings of Universities offering Physics graduate programs. Click here to see additional US University Rankings and difference between S and R Ranks.

No University Name R-Rank S-Rank
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY [1-3] [1-3]
2 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [1-4] [2-12]
3 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY [1-3] [1-9]
4 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN [3-14] [13-60]
5 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [4-12] [4-22]
6 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY [4-13] [1-6]
7 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA [4-13] [2-14]
8 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO [4-14] [4-22]
9 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN [4-17] [25-80]
10 HARVARD UNIVERSITY [5-27] [3-18]
11 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK [5-21] [23-66]
12 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS [5-25] [17-32]
13 CORNELL UNIVERSITY [6-16] [8-35]
14 STANFORD UNIVERSITY [7-25] [8-40]
15 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER [8-23] [10-44]
16 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES [9-27] [17-60]
17 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER [9-32] [11-53]
18 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK [10-26] [5-24]
19 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY [10-29] [4-21]
20 BOSTON UNIVERSITY [11-28] [6-30]
21 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK [11-33] [13-50]
22 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY [13-46] [15-60]
23 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON [13-32] [21-69]
24 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [14-33] [21-65]
25 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR [14-30] [10-48]
26 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON [15-35] [20-67]
27 YALE UNIVERSITY [15-32] [7-41]
28 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO [16-31] [18-66]
29 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY [17-41] [13-56]
30 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [18-41] [10-41]
31 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA [19-44] [60-124]
32 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE [20-40] [8-40]
33 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA [20-37] [4-23]
34 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY [27-54] [10-47]
35 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA [27-65] [27-83]
36 PURDUE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [28-60] [45-100]
37 RICE UNIVERSITY [28-66] [14-66]
38 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER [28-54] [45-109]
39 DUKE UNIVERSITY [30-73] [14-67]
40 RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS [30-70] [42-105]
41 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON [30-89] [55-118]
42 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH CAMPUS [30-62] [23-80]
43 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY [31-68] [17-71]
44 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES [32-71] [41-103]
45 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS [32-79] [52-115]
46 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS [33-61] [31-85]
47 TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY [34-79] [23-76]
48 YALE UNIVERSITY [34-83] [33-105]
49 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY [35-89] [27-78]
50 COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY [35-97] [48-120]
51 INDIANA UNIVERSITY AT BLOOMINGTON [35-75] [20-72]
52 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR [35-82] [47-105]
53 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [36-83] [40-104]
54 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY [36-83] [30-93]
55 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS [36-79] [72-136]
56 BROWN UNIVERSITY [37-85] [18-67]
57 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY [37-83] [42-109]
58 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY [37-81] [16-59]
59 RICE UNIVERSITY [37-104] [11-56]
60 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE [37-101] [48-118]
61 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY [38-86] [69-134]
62 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY [38-99] [37-112]
63 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA [38-86] [31-95]
64 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY [40-91] [41-107]
65 COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY [41-97] [35-95]
66 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL [41-87] [50-114]
67 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ [43-94] [11-51]
68 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE [44-99] [26-85]
69 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK [44-98] [33-94]
70 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO MAIN CAMPUS [45-94] [51-110]
71 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE [45-94] [79-134]
72 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST [46-108] [31-96]
73 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON [46-93] [27-95]
74 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY [49-102] [60-126]
75 OHIO UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [49-130] [36-98]
76 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN [49-103] [24-91]
77 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE [50-104] [25-82]
78 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA [50-116] [3-27]
79 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA [51-99] [58-113]
80 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME [52-104] [40-104]
81 CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK GRAD. CENTER [54-123] [125-153]
82 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY [55-109] [78-137]
83 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA [55-115] [39-112]
84 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH [55-109] [71-130]
85 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – COLUMBIA [56-114] [52-113]
86 BOSTON COLLEGE [57-118] [24-76]
87 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [59-118] [29-94]
88 KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY [61-117] [26-82]
89 RICE UNIVERSITY [61-140] [48-125]
90 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON [61-143] [124-155]
91 AUBURN UNIVERSITY [62-141] [92-141]
92 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY [62-120] [73-130]
93 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE [64-116] [68-129]
94 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY [64-125] [72-132]
95 MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY – BOZEMAN [65-133] [107-150]
96 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS [65-129] [28-98]
97 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE [66-130] [64-124]
98 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO [66-115] [97-141]
99 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO MAIN CAMPUS [66-128] [74-131]
100 NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [69-139] [34-103]
101 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY [70-131] [143-157]
102 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY [72-127] [40-106]
103 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA [72-134] [47-122]
104 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE [72-128] [68-125]
105 TUFTS UNIVERSITY [73-130] [56-124]
106 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE [74-127] [77-135]
107 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY [74-124] [48-105]
108 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE [74-130] [48-107]
109 WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY [74-135] [54-117]
110 WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY [75-136] [94-146]
111 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY [77-132] [66-139]
112 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT [77-133] [90-143]
113 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA [77-143] [100-148]
114 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAIN CAMPUS [79-135] [78-130]
115 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO [79-140] [54-116]
116 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [81-136] [93-145]
117 UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS [82-153] [136-158]
118 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI [82-139] [18-88]
119 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE [83-138] [102-151]
120 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA [83-142] [97-140]
121 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA [86-140] [56-114]
122 UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO [87-140] [104-147]
123 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS [89-155] [153-159]
124 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS [90-149] [78-140]
125 WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY [91-141] [55-121]
126 VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY [92-140] [52-113]
127 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [95-152] [116-149]
128 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS [95-140] [104-147]
129 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY [96-147] [118-149]
130 MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY [97-147] [99-146]
131 TULANE UNIVERSITY [99-151] [9-45]
132 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA [100-155] [121-156]
133 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY [100-151] [59-120]
134 NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [101-149] [90-142]
135 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY [101-149] [120-154]
136 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY [102-152] [139-157]
137 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA [103-154] [69-133]
138 CLARK UNIVERSITY [104-146] [131-155]
139 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY [106-154] [75-127]
140 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS [106-148] [101-148]
141 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI [107-155] [114-150]
142 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – SAINT LOUIS [107-156] [101-142]
143 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY [108-153] [118-153]
144 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY [108-150] [92-138]
145 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY [110-154] [89-143]
146 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY [114-159] [34-104]
147 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY [114-157] [128-155]
148 NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY [117-154] [95-147]
149 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY [121-160] [115-157]
150 DREXEL UNIVERSITY [122-154] [84-137]
151 TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY [122-156] [153-159]
152 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – ROLLA [122-156] [138-156]
153 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM [124-159] [115-155]
154 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA [124-153] [104-144]
155 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO [125-155] [107-147]
156 ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [131-157] [108-149]
157 FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY [133-160] [141-157]
158 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA [145-160] [132-155]
159 WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY [146-160] [133-155]
160 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY [151-160] [156-160]
161 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS [151-160] [158-160]

Source – NRC Data Based Survey – 2010

3 Comments

  1. churamani paudel on June 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    I am interested in higher study of PHYSICS through PhD in US universities.

  2. Ram Sharma on May 29, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    I am Ram from Nepal; I had finished my master in physics from here. I want to apply for phd in physics from any universities in USA. Please help me.
    My profile is
    GRE- 311(verbal- 145, quantitative-166)
    But in ibt TOEFL I got only 77.
    Can I get scholarship and assitanceship from these scores?
    Suggest some universities which accept lower TOEFL scores.
    Thank you.

  3. naveed zaman on December 13, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    i am intrested in PhD (PHYSICS)

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