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Physics Universities by US News Ranking

Review best universities & colleges for Physics degree ranked by US News

Different agencies use different metrics to evaluate universities around the world, however the most common factors are : a) Academic achievements b) Employability c) Educational process d) Research facilities e) International outlook as to number of international students and faculty f) Citation by each faculty g) Student Faculty ratio etc.

Subject ranking is conducted every year by US News, many ranking indicators such as Global research reputation, Regional research reputation, subject publications, subject books, International collaboration & total citations data is computed for subject ranking.

Physics

Physics is one of the major sciences that deals with mathematical analysis of quantitative physical laws that govern the exerted and resultant forces by the fundamental constituents of the universe. Graduates in physics can take their career in the direction they desire by specializing in astrophysics, medical physics, theoretical physics or nuclear physics. A typical physics professional would be found curing cancer with the help of radiation therapy, managing nuclear power plant, or gazing at the stars. However, many of them will be researchers across multiple industries including automotive industry, aerospace technology, education, public and healthcare sectors, and information technology.

Various Major under Physics

Never ending content and scope in science has led to many budding branches in physics. The major branches are however considered to be classical physics, modern physics, nuclear physics, atomic physics, geophysics, biophysics, mechanics – classical and quantum, acoustics, optics, thermodynamics, and astrophysics while popular majors related to physics include general physical sciences, material sciences, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, and geological and earth sciences.

Career opportunities for Physics

Many streams including science, technology, engineering, education, research and development, business and many more offer promising career if you are a physics graduate. Some of the profiles include 1) Geophysicist 2) Nuclear Engineer 3) Data Analyst 4) Technical author 5) Research scientist 6) Patent attorney 7) Medical Physicist 8) Environmental Scientist 9) Ergonomist 10) Nano Scientist 11) Materials Specialist 12) Chartered Physicist 13) Meteorologist 14) Radiation Protection Practitioner 15) Acoustic Consultant

Below is a list of top Physics Universities sorted by US News

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States of America

1
US News
2
QS
1
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States of America

2
US News
10
QS
2
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of California Berkeley

University of California Berkeley

United States of America

3
US News
3
QS
4
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States of America

4
US News
6
QS
7
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States of America

5
US News
51-100
QS
6
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States of America

6
US News
5
QS
5
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
7
US News
20
QS
3
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States of America

8
US News
9
QS
8
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
9
US News
7
QS
17
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian

10
US News
51-100
QS
27
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

11
US News
3
QS
20
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States of America

12
US News
10
QS
21
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
13
US News
1
QS
30
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of Maryland College Park

University of Maryland College Park

United States of America

14
US News
39
QS
22
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
15
US News
25
QS
14
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
16
US News
-
QS
-
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States of America

17
US News
8
QS
16
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Yale University

Yale University

United States of America

17
US News
18
QS
50
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
19
US News
-
QS
29
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
20
US News
35
QS
41
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
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