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Physics Programs Ranked in 2014


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA


Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


Princeton University

Princeton, NJ


Stanford University

Stanford, CA


University of California--Berkeley

Berkeley, CA


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY


University of Chicago

Chicago, IL


University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL


University of California--Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA


Columbia University

New York, NY


University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI


Yale University

New Haven, CT


University of Maryland--College Park

College Park, MD


University of Texas--Austin

Austin, TX


University of California--San Diego

La Jolla, CA


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


Johns Hopkins University (Rowland)

Baltimore, MD


University of California--Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


University of Colorado--Boulder

Boulder, CO


University of Wisconsin--Madison

Madison, WI


University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


Pennsylvania State University--University Park

University Park, PA


Stony Brook University--SUNY

Stony Brook, NY