58 Best Physics schools in California, US

Below is the list of best universities in California ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 18.5M citations received by 319K academic papers made by 58 universities in California 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 California
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

For Physics

#2 in California
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1555
Average ACT
36
Net Price
$26,591

For Physics

#3 in California
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

For Physics

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

For Physics

#5 in California
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

For Physics

#6 in California
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

For Physics

#7 in California
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

For Physics

#8 in California
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

For Physics

#9 in California
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

For Physics

#10 in California
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
67%

For Physics

#11 in California
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,201
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1864

For Physics

#12 in California
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
91%

For Physics

#13 in California
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
61%

For Physics

#14 in California
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
80%

For Physics

#15 in California
Enrollment
2,866
Male:Female
79:21
Founded
1909

For Physics

#16 in California
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
79%

For Physics

#17 in California
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1030
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
78%

For Physics

#18 in California
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
93%

For Physics

#19 in California
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
72%

For Physics

#20 in California
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1005
Average ACT
19
Receiving Aid
87%

For Physics

#21 in California
Enrollment
4,468
Male:Female
34:66
Founded
1905

For Physics

#22 in California
Acceptance Rate
38%
Average SAT
1315
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
64%

For Physics

#23 in California
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
965
Average ACT
18
Receiving Aid
95%

For Physics

#24 in California
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$32,780

For Physics

#25 in California
Acceptance Rate
9%
Net Price
$30,392
Receiving Aid
72%
Average Aid
$44,680

For Physics

#26 in California
Enrollment
26
Male:Female
50:50

For Physics

#27 in California
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$48,284

For Physics

#28 in California
Acceptance Rate
18%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$37,192

For Physics

#29 in California
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1090
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
80%

For Physics

#30 in California
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1300
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$48,758

For Physics

#31 in California
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
78%

For Physics

#32 in California
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average SAT
995
Average ACT
19
Receiving Aid
88%

For Physics

#33 in California
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$16,411

For Physics

#34 in California
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$44,327

For Physics

#35 in California
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
31
Net Price
$41,102

For Physics

#36 in California
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
27
Net Price
$42,801

For Physics

#37 in California
Acceptance Rate
59%
Net Price
$37,547
Receiving Aid
82%
Average Aid
$33,074

For Physics

#38 in California
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
90
Male:Female
38:62
Founded
1994

For Physics

#39 in California
Acceptance Rate
95%
Net Price
$20,910
Receiving Aid
95%
Average Aid
$4,955

For Physics

#40 in California
Enrollment
3,813
Male:Female
38:62
Founded
1977

For Physics

#41 in California
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1030
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
85%

For Physics

#42 in California
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
631
Male:Female
37:63
Founded
1997

For Physics

#43 in California
Acceptance Rate
82%
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$7,318
Enrollment
952

For Physics

#44 in California
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$10,834
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$14,203

For Physics

#45 in California
Acceptance Rate
100%
Receiving Aid
72%
Average Aid
$4,536
Enrollment
11,417

For Physics

#46 in California
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
995
Average ACT
18
Receiving Aid
89%

For Physics

#47 in California
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
73%

For Physics

#48 in California
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
74%

For Physics

#49 in California
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
738
Male:Female
32:68
Founded
1904

For Physics

#50 in California
Acceptance Rate
73%
Receiving Aid
85%
Average Aid
$9,390
Enrollment
16,253

For Physics

#51 in California
Acceptance Rate
72%
Net Price
$28,647
Receiving Aid
96%
Average Aid
$32,820

For Physics

#52 in California
Acceptance Rate
81%
Receiving Aid
93%
Average Aid
$10,286
Enrollment
18,687

For Physics

#53 in California
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$30,240

For Physics

#54 in California
Acceptance Rate
78%
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$10,620
Enrollment
11,745

For Physics

#55 in California
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
83%

For Physics

#56 in California
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1162
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$40,401

For Physics

#57 in California
Acceptance Rate
25%
Net Price
$23,746
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$8,855

For Physics

#58 in California
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$32,418

Closest to California states to learn Physics

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Oregon 10 103
Utah 5 38
Arizona 4 24
Idaho 3 174
Washington 13 13
Colorado 10 31
New Mexico 4 69
Montana 3 120
Nebraska 6 78
South Dakota 5 223
Kansas 6 92
Texas 42 9
Oklahoma 8 96
Minnesota 15 18
Iowa 7 43
Missouri 13 48
Arkansas 9 104
Louisiana 18 74
Wisconsin 20 19
Illinois 31 8
Mississippi 6 152
Indiana 15 17
Michigan 21 7
Tennessee 15 63
Alabama 13 95
Kentucky 10 70
Ohio 30 23
Georgia 19 14
West Virginia 2 116
South Carolina 7 72
North Carolina 18 35
Virginia 20 50
Pennsylvania 50 12
Florida 24 30
District of Columbia 7 137
Maryland 18 22
New York 68 15
New Jersey 13 6
Vermont 4 142
Connecticut 12 26
Massachusetts 32 1
Rhode Island 3 53
Maine 6 179
Puerto Rico 5 250