Best Universities for Applied/Engineering Physics in North America

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Below is a list of best universities in North America ranked based on their research performance in Applied/Engineering Physics. A graph of 770M citations received by 24.2M academic papers made by 231 universities in North America 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.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,958
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$32,562

2. University of California - Berkeley

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
61%
Average Aid
$21,406
Enrollment
45,036

3. Stanford University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#4 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$14,402

4. Pennsylvania State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

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

5. Georgia Institute of Technology

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
72%

6. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Receiving Aid
70%
Average Aid
$16,326
Enrollment
50,278

7. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
85%

8. University of Texas at Austin

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
71%

9. California Institute of Technology

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,162
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$47,556

10. University of California - Los Angeles

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#21 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Receiving Aid
56%
Average Aid
$17,592
Enrollment
46,116

11. Cornell University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#22 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1505
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,262

12. Northwestern University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#26 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$29,999

13. Purdue University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#28 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
73%

14. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#30 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
58%
Average Aid
$18,107
Enrollment
26,124

15. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#31 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1410
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
64%

16. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#34 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

17. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#35 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$12,201
Enrollment
77,881

18. Ohio State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
83%

19. Princeton University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,908

20. University of Maryland - College Park

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
68%

21. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

22. Iowa State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

23. University of Chicago

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#45 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$33,727

24. University of Toronto

For Applied/Engineering Physics

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

25. University of Florida

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#49 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
94%

26. Harvard University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#55 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$13,910

27. University of Washington - Seattle

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$15,895
Enrollment
52,434

28. University of Arizona

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#61 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

29. Michigan State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
72%

30. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,070

31. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
72%

32. University of California-San Diego

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#68 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$18,083
Enrollment
41,885

33. University of Pennsylvania

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#71 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$14,578

34. Case Western Reserve University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$38,166

35. University of Delaware

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1248
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
90%

36. University of Waterloo

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#2 in Canada
#82 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957

37. Texas A&M University - College Station

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#83 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
78%

38. Stony Brook University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
82%

39. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#89 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
69%

40. University of Houston

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#92 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

41. Carnegie Mellon University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#102 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$37,450

42. University of California - Davis

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$17,628
Enrollment
40,050

43. Columbia University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#111 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$12,411

44. University of Notre Dame

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$30,513

45. Yale University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#120 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,605

46. McGill University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#3 in Canada
#124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

47. University of South Carolina - Columbia

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
95%

48. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

49. University of Southern California

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$26,021

50. University of Virginia

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
34
Receiving Aid
63%

51. University of Colorado Boulder

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
65%

52. University of British Columbia

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#4 in Canada
#137 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

53. University of Rochester

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average SAT
1445
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,125

54. Clemson University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
87%

55. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#144 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
84%

56. University of Pittsburgh

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#149 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
78%

57. University of Iowa

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

58. University of Central Florida

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

59. Western University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#5 in Canada
#158 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

60. Rice University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$18,521

61. Boston University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#162 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,852

62. University of Alberta

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#6 in Canada
#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1908

63. University of Utah

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#164 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
89%

64. University of Montreal

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#7 in Canada
#177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878

65. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
88%

66. University of Connecticut

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

67. Oregon State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

68. Auburn University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#215 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Receiving Aid
76%
Average Aid
$10,448
Enrollment
31,526

69. Florida State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#218 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
96%

70. Drexel University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$26,076

71. Duke University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#225 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1513
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,297

72. University of Ottawa

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#8 in Canada
#227 in the World
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848

73. University of California - Irvine

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$16,868
Enrollment
36,505

74. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#231 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
60%

75. Washington State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#232 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Receiving Aid
90%
Average Aid
$9,993
Enrollment
29,843

76. University of New Mexico

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#233 in the World
Acceptance Rate
97%
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$7,531

77. Illinois Institute of Technology

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#238 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$26,789

78. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#239 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1205
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
97%

79. University of California - Riverside

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#241 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Receiving Aid
82%
Average Aid
$18,676
Enrollment
26,847

80. University of South Florida

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#242 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
99%

81. University at Buffalo

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#243 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
84%

82. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#246 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
81%

83. University of Toledo

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#249 in the World
Acceptance Rate
97%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

84. McMaster University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#9 in Canada
#260 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

85. Vanderbilt University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#262 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$27,553

86. University of North Texas

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#263 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
63%

87. Dalhousie University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#10 in Canada
#266 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
18,500
Founded
1818

88. Concordia University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#11 in Canada
#271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1974

89. Johns Hopkins University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#272 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$20,680
Receiving Aid
71%
Average Aid
$45,373

90. Colorado School of Mines

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#273 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
98%

91. University of California - Santa Cruz

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#277 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
63%
Average Aid
$19,199
Enrollment
19,841

92. Brown University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#289 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,028

93. Providence College

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#297 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$39,566

94. University of Arkansas

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
81%

95. Lehigh University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#306 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1408
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$31,539

96. Wright State University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#312 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1098
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
93%

97. Boston College

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#319 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$30,159

98. University of Kentucky

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#321 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
94%

99. Simon Fraser University

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#12 in Canada
#323 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Founded
1965

100. University of Saskatchewan

For Applied/Engineering Physics

#13 in Canada
#324 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
20,953
Founded
1907