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  1. #1 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    639 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

    Read 639 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  2. #3 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1004 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Yale is an amazing school! The professors and students are all encouraging and friendly. Everyone there deserves to be there, which makes the learning environment extremely rewarding and stimulating.....

    Read 1004 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

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  5. #7 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1204 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My favorite part of UChicago is definitely its academics -- students are constantly encouraged to debate, rethink, and most importantly, listen. I was able to take a graduate student course as a....

    Read 1204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

  6. #9 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1079 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

    Read 1079 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  7. #10 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1282 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

    Read 1282 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  8. #11 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1033 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Brown. I transferred here, and quickly met some of the most amazing, passionate, and genuine people I could imagine. The student body is so friendly and hard-working. Still, the best part of....

    Read 1033 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,659,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

  9. #13 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4196 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UC Berkeley has a variety of student experiences academic opportunities. In terms of common/popular majors, seeing from my first year, many students study Computer Science/EECS, Data Science,...However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the Berkeley/Bay Area area is the high cost of living. In addition, UC Berkeley only guarantees dorm housing for first-years, so figuring out arrangements...Overall, the key to success at UC Berkeley is awareness. Be grounded in your goals and taking the initiative to reach them!.

    Read 4196 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  10. #14 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1500 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a parent of a sophmore in Visual Arts and Writing programs, I feel so grateful she got in. First of all she got a full ride, they removed a massive strain off of our family and did it completely....

    Read 1500 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  11. #16 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4412 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor offers many amazing things for college students. First, the campus is naturally beautiful with many events and organizations taking place the first few weeks....

    Read 4412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  12. #18 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1299 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1299 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  13. #19 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    138 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Harvey Mudd College was a humbling experience. I was able to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with peers who were similarly passionate. There are boundless....

    Read 138 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  14. #20 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5285 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As soon as you walk on to campus you feel accepted; a feeling of home and success takes over the atmosphere and you’re right there in middle of it all. Breathe it in. Yes! That’s the smell of success...God has always provided for me in so many ways than just one. When I first visited the University of California at Los Angeles I was intrigued by the beauty of how the campus and its landscape. Now,....

    Read 5285 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  15. #21 Best Colleges for Physics in America.

    Bowdoin College

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    4 Year,

    BRUNSWICK, ME,

    710 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Bowdoin has the most friendly, welcoming people I have ever met. Bowdoin is very LGBTQ-friendly. It is quite heterogeneous, and everyone seems to feel comfortable being themselves. The professors are...The party scene for freshmen is mainly basement parties at the College Houses (Bowdoin's alternative to Greek life). These parties don't serve alcohol, so you must pregame (if you want) elsewhere....One qualm about Bowdoin: it is pretty intolerant to non-liberal/Democrat opinions. Conservatives, Republicans, and moderates are pretty closeted and silenced..

    Read 710 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $25,622,

    SAT Range: 1360-1510,

Quick References

RankSchool NameLocation
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
2California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
3Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
4Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
5Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
6Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
7University of ChicagoChicago, IL
8Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
9Rice UniversityHouston, TX
10Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
11Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
12University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
13University of California - BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
14Washington University in St. LouisSaint Louis, MO
15Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD
16University of Michigan - Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI
17Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
18Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN
19Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA
20University of California - Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA
21Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, ME
22Duke UniversityDurham, NC
23Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH
24University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN
25University of Texas - AustinAustin, TX