100 Best universities for Physics in China

Below is the list of best universities in China ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 24.1M citations received by 1.49M academic papers made by 464 universities in China was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Physics

    Tsinghua University logo
    Enrollment
    48,739
    Founded
    1911
  2. For Physics

    Zhejiang University logo
    Enrollment
    54,000
    Founded
    1897
  3. For Physics

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    47,000
    Founded
    1896
  4. For Physics

    University of Science and Technology of China logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1958
  5. For Physics

    Harbin Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1920
  6. For Physics

    Peking University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    1%
    Enrollment
    35,915
    Founded
    1898
  7. For Physics

    Huazhong University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1953
  8. For Physics

    Nanjing University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    56,068
    Founded
    1902
  9. For Physics

    Jilin University logo
    Enrollment
    68,000
    Founded
    1946
  10. For Physics

    Xi'an Jiaotong University logo
    Enrollment
    40,346
    Founded
    1896
  11. For Physics

    Fudan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    1%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1905
  12. For Physics

    Tianjin University logo
    Enrollment
    35,370
    Founded
    1895
  13. For Physics

    South China University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,720
    Founded
    1952
  14. For Physics

    Sichuan University logo
    Enrollment
    44,200
    Founded
    1896
  15. For Physics

    Shandong University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1901
  16. For Physics

    Central South University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1914
  17. For Physics

    Dalian University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    41,000
    Founded
    1949
  18. For Physics

    University of Science and Technology Beijing logo
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1952
  19. For Physics

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1991
  20. For Physics

    Northwestern Polytechnical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1938
  21. For Physics

    Southeast University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    30,664
    Founded
    1902
  22. For Physics

    Wuhan University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    540,000
    Founded
    1946
  23. For Physics

    Hong Kong Polytechnic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1937
  24. For Physics

    Beihang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1952
  25. For Physics

    Nankai University logo
    Enrollment
    26,568
    Founded
    1919
  26. For Physics

    City University of Hong Kong logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1984
  27. For Physics

    Soochow University logo
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1899
  28. For Physics

    Wuhan University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1893
  29. For Physics

    Beijing Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1940
  30. For Physics

    Sun Yat - Sen University logo
    Enrollment
    51,300
    Founded
    1924
  31. For Physics

    Tongji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1907
  32. For Physics

    Chongqing University logo
    Enrollment
    47,000
    Founded
    1929
  33. For Physics

    Beijing University of Chemical Technology logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1958
  34. For Physics

    Hunan University logo
    Enrollment
    36,000
    Founded
    1926
  35. For Physics

    Xiamen University logo
    Enrollment
    40,302
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    1921
  36. For Physics

    East China University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1952
  37. For Physics

    Shanghai University logo
    Enrollment
    36,000
    Founded
    1994
  38. For Physics

    Nanjing University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1953
  39. For Physics

    University of Hong Kong logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1911
  40. For Physics

    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    39,000
    Founded
    1956
  41. For Physics

    Jiangsu University logo
    Enrollment
    37,600
    Founded
    1902
  42. For Physics

    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1952
  43. For Physics

    Donghua University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1951
  44. For Physics

    Lanzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1909
  45. For Physics

    China University of Petroleum - Beijing logo
    Enrollment
    15,445
    Founded
    1953
  46. For Physics

    Fuzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1958
  47. For Physics

    Nanjing Tech University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1958
  48. For Physics

    Harbin Engineering University logo
    Enrollment
    28,278
    Founded
    1953
  49. For Physics

    Northeastern University, China logo
    Enrollment
    46,000
    Founded
    1923
  50. For Physics

    Chinese University of Hong Kong logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1963
  51. For Physics

    Beijing University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    24,442
    Founded
    1960
  52. For Physics

    National University of Defense Technology logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1953
  53. For Physics

    Zhengzhou University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  54. For Physics

    Southwest Jiaotong University logo
    Enrollment
    44,000
    Founded
    1896
  55. For Physics

    Shenzhen University logo
    Enrollment
    34,156
    Founded
    1983
  56. For Physics

    East China Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    36,026
    Founded
    1951
  57. For Physics

    China University of Mining and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1909
  58. For Physics

    Beijing Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1902
  59. For Physics

    Hefei University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1945
  60. For Physics

    Xidian University logo
    Enrollment
    35,277
    Founded
    1931
  61. For Physics

    Taiyuan University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1902
  62. For Physics

    Yanshan University logo
    Enrollment
    38,000
    Founded
    1920
  63. For Physics

    University of Jinan logo
    Enrollment
    37,529
    Founded
    1948
  64. For Physics

    South China Normal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1933
  65. For Physics

    Northeast Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    28,024
    Founded
    1946
  66. For Physics

    Beijing Jiaotong University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1896
  67. For Physics

    Jiangnan University logo
    Enrollment
    28,000
    Founded
    2001
  68. For Physics

    Southwest University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    2005
  69. For Physics

    XiangTan University logo
    Enrollment
    37,057
    Founded
    1958
  70. For Physics

    Qingdao University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  71. For Physics

    Jinan University logo
    Enrollment
    37,918
    Founded
    1906
  72. For Physics

    Zhejiang University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1953
  73. For Physics

    Kunming University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1954
  74. For Physics

    Nanchang University logo
    Enrollment
    52,000
    Founded
    1958
  75. For Physics

    Qingdao University logo
    Enrollment
    46,000
    Founded
    1985
  76. For Physics

    Central China Normal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1903
  77. For Physics

    Anhui University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1928
  78. For Physics

    Shaanxi Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    38,000
    Founded
    1944
  79. For Physics

    Tianjin Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    28,000
    Founded
    1952
  80. For Physics

    Guangdong University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  81. For Physics

    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  82. For Physics

    North China Electric Power University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1958
  83. For Physics

    Hebei University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    21,000
    Founded
    1903
  84. For Physics

    Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1958
  85. For Physics

    Huaqiao University logo
    Enrollment
    31,000
    Founded
    1960
  86. For Physics

    Ningbo University logo
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1986
  87. For Physics

    Yangzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1902
  88. For Physics

    University of Shanghai for Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1907
  89. For Physics

    Henan University logo
    Enrollment
    50,000
    Founded
    1912
  90. For Physics

    Zhejiang Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1956
  91. For Physics

    Zhejiang Sci-Tech University logo
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1897
  92. For Physics

    Hubei University logo
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1931
  93. For Physics

    Shaanxi University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    21,000
    Founded
    1958
  94. For Physics

    Lanzhou University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1919
  95. For Physics

    Hohai University logo
    Founded
    1915
  96. For Physics

    Shanxi University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1902
  97. For Physics

    Guangxi University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1928
  98. For Physics

    Nanjing Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1952
  99. For Physics

    North University of China logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1941
  100. For Physics

    Henan Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    50,000
    Founded
    1923

The best cities to study Physics in China based on the number of universities and their ranks are Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Hefei.