Best Universities for Physics in the World

Below is the list of best universities in the World ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 184M citations received by 6.82M academic papers made by 4,082 universities in the World was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

For Physics

#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,998

For Physics

#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,037

For Physics

#3 in the World
#1 in Asia
#1 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
28,171
Founded
1877

For Physics

#4 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

For Physics

#5 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1555
Average ACT
36
Net Price
$26,591

For Physics

#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

For Physics

#7 in the World
#1 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

For Physics

#8 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,685

For Physics

#9 in the World
#2 in Asia
#1 in China
Enrollment
48,739
Founded
1911

For Physics

#10 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
66%

For Physics

#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
70%

For Physics

#12 in the World
#3 in Asia
#2 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
17,831
Founded
1907

For Physics

#13 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1340
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
66%

For Physics

#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1490
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,344

For Physics

#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

For Physics

#16 in the World
#4 in Asia
#3 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,615
Male:Female
76:24
Founded
1897

For Physics

#17 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

For Physics

#18 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1327
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
56%

For Physics

#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
73%

For Physics

#20 in the World
#5 in Asia
#4 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
23,316
Male:Female
68:32
Founded
1931

For Physics

#21 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,522

For Physics

#22 in the World
#2 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

For Physics

#23 in the World
#3 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

For Physics

#24 in the World
#6 in Asia
#1 in Singapore
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1955

For Physics

#25 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

For Physics

#26 in the World
#7 in Asia
#2 in Singapore
Enrollment
30,098
Founded
1905

For Physics

#28 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
61%

For Physics

#29 in the World
#8 in Asia
#5 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
10,357
Founded
1881

For Physics

#30 in the World
#1 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

For Physics

#31 in the World
#9 in Asia
#2 in China
Enrollment
54,000
Founded
1897

For Physics

#32 in the World
#5 in Europe
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Physics

#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

For Physics

#34 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
58%

For Physics

#35 in the World
#10 in Asia
#3 in China
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1958

For Physics

#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

For Physics

#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,167

For Physics

#38 in the World
#11 in Asia
#4 in China
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1896

For Physics

#39 in the World
#12 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
28,378
Founded
1946

For Physics

#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
67%

For Physics

#41 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
84%

For Physics

#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

For Physics

#43 in the World
#13 in Asia
#5 in China
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1920

For Physics

#44 in the World
#14 in Asia
#6 in China
Enrollment
35,915
Founded
1898

For Physics

#45 in the World
#6 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
23,420

For Physics

#46 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$22,126

For Physics

#47 in the World
#15 in Asia
Enrollment
10,249
Founded
1971

For Physics

#48 in the World
#7 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

For Physics

#49 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$17,511

For Physics

#50 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
81%

For Physics

#51 in the World
#8 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
24,703
Founded
1842

For Physics

#52 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1535
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$36,584

For Physics

#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$25,241

For Physics

#54 in the World
#16 in Asia
#7 in China
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1953

For Physics

#55 in the World
#17 in Asia
#8 in China
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
56,068
Founded
1902

For Physics

#56 in the World
#18 in Asia
#9 in China
Enrollment
68,000
Founded
1946

For Physics

#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
91%

For Physics

#58 in the World
#9 in Europe
#1 in Germany
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

For Physics

#59 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
67%

For Physics

#60 in the World
#19 in Asia
#10 in China
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1905

For Physics

#61 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
66%

For Physics

#62 in the World
#20 in Asia
#6 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
16,376
Founded
1939

For Physics

#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$36,254

For Physics

#64 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,215

For Physics

#65 in the World
#21 in Asia
#7 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
15,959
Founded
1911

For Physics

#66 in the World
#22 in Asia
#11 in China
Enrollment
35,370
Founded
1895

For Physics

#67 in the World
#23 in Asia
#12 in China
Enrollment
40,346
Founded
1896

For Physics

#68 in the World
#10 in Europe
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Physics

#69 in the World
#11 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Physics

#70 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$26,932

For Physics

#71 in the World
#24 in Asia
#1 in Taiwan
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1945

For Physics

#72 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
68%

For Physics

#73 in the World
#25 in Asia
#13 in China
Enrollment
42,720
Founded
1952

For Physics

#74 in the World
#1 in Oceania
#1 in Australia
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1949

For Physics

#75 in the World
#12 in Europe
#2 in Germany
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

For Physics

#76 in the World
#13 in Europe
#1 in France
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

For Physics

#77 in the World
#14 in Europe
#1 in Russia
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1755

For Physics

#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
71%

For Physics

#79 in the World
#26 in Asia
#14 in China
Enrollment
44,200
Founded
1896

For Physics

#80 in the World
#15 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Physics

#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

For Physics

#82 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
64%

For Physics

#83 in the World
#16 in Europe
#3 in Germany
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

For Physics

#84 in the World
#27 in Asia
#15 in China
Enrollment
60,000
Founded
1901

For Physics

#85 in the World
#17 in Europe
#4 in Germany
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

For Physics

#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

For Physics

#87 in the World
#18 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1829

For Physics

#88 in the World
#2 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

For Physics

#89 in the World
#28 in Asia
#1 in Israel
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1924

For Physics

#90 in the World
#29 in Asia
#8 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
18,628
Founded
1918

For Physics

#91 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
94%

For Physics

#92 in the World
#2 in Oceania
#2 in Australia
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1946

For Physics

#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

For Physics

#94 in the World
#3 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

For Physics

#95 in the World
#30 in Asia
#16 in China
Enrollment
41,000
Founded
1949

For Physics

#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

For Physics

#97 in the World
#19 in Europe
#1 in Austria
Enrollment
29,341
Founded
1872

For Physics

#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

For Physics

#99 in the World
#31 in Asia
#2 in Israel
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1956

For Physics

#100 in the World
#20 in Europe
#5 in Germany
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870