Best Colleges for Physics

Majoring in physics is an extraordinarily rigorous enterprise as it requires students to be strong in math, chemistry, and of course-physics itself. While some students elect to study straight physics, others opt for specific areas of concentration such as Mathematical Physics, Engineering Physics, Computational Physics, or Applied Physics. An undergraduate degree in physics can prepare students for careers in software design, design/laser/optical engineers, or web developers. Roughly 45% of those who earn a physics degree go on to earn a Master’s or Ph.D. in physics or a related STEM discipline. Whether planning to enter competitive industry or on applying to elite graduate programs, you’ll do well to explore College Transitions’ list of the Best Colleges for Physics.

Click the links below for more information about each college's physics program. Click here to read our methodology.

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