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2024 Best General Physics Schools in the Far Western US Region

35 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
3,695 General Physics Degrees Awarded
If you pursue a degree in general physics, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #60 most popular program in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 35 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best General Physics Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 3,695 degrees in general physics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great General Physics School

Best General Physics Schools in the Far Western US Region The general physics program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for General Physics rankings. For our Best Overall General Physics School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

General Physics Rankings by Degree Level

Bachelor's Degrees in General Physics
Master's Degrees in General Physics
Doctor's Degrees in General Physics

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best General Physics Schools in the Far Western US Region list to help you make the college decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for General Physics in the Far Western US Region

The schools below may not offer all types of general physics degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Far Western US Region Schools in General Physics

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Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In CA
51 General Physics Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in general physics has to take a look at Stanford University. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 51 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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2
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CA
123 General Physics Degrees Awarded

University of California - Los Angeles is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in general physics. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #26 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

There were about 123 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available.

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3
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
199 General Physics Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat University of California - Santa Barbara if you wish to pursue a degree in general physics. Located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #45 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UCSB is a great university overall.

There were approximately 199 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UCSB in the most recent year we have data available.

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4
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
197 General Physics Degrees Awarded

University of California - Berkeley is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in general physics. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. A Best Colleges rank of #18 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 197 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year.

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5
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In CA
54 General Physics Degrees Awarded

UCSD is a fairly large public university located in the city of La Jolla. A Best Colleges rank of #38 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UCSD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 54 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent year we have data available.

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6
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In CA
89 General Physics Degrees Awarded

UC Irvine is a very large public university located in the city of Irvine. A Best Colleges rank of #61 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UC Irvine is a great university overall.

There were about 89 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UC Irvine in the most recent year we have data available.

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7
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
262 General Physics Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #37 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 262 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

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8
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA
52 General Physics Degrees Awarded

Caltech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pasadena. A Best Colleges rank of #31 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Caltech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 52 general physics students who graduated with this degree at Caltech in the most recent data year.

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9
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In CA
74 General Physics Degrees Awarded

Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #52 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

There were approximately 74 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UC Davis in the most recent data year.

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10
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
95 General Physics Degrees Awarded

UC Santa Cruz is a large public university located in the small city of Santa Cruz. A Best Colleges rank of #102 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UC Santa Cruz is a great university overall.

There were approximately 95 general physics students who graduated with this degree at UC Santa Cruz in the most recent data year.

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Best General Physics Colleges by State

Explore the best general physics colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 999 3,088
Washington 831 384
Oregon 587 153
Nevada 354 50
Hawaii 267 10
Alaska 167 4

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General Physics is one of 9 different types of Physics programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to General Physics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Physics 167
Theoretical & Mathematical Physics 4
Atomic/Molecular Physics 1

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