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2024 Best Nuclear Physics Schools

1 College in the United States
2 Nuclear Physics Degrees Awarded
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in nuclear physics. It is ranked #1404 out of 1506 major degree programs in terms of popularity. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

There was only one school in the United States to review for the 2024 Best Nuclear Physics Schools ranking.

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Master's Degrees in Nuclear Physics
Doctor's Degrees in Nuclear Physics

The nuclear physics school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Nuclear Physics Schools. 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 Nuclear Physics in the United States

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

Top Schools in Nuclear Physics

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Iowa State University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in nuclear physics. Iowa State is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Ames.More information about a degree in nuclear physics from Iowa State University

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One of 9 majors within the Physics area of study, Nuclear Physics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related MajorAnnual Graduates
General Physics12,551
Other Physics502
Optics/Optical Sciences220
Theoretical & Mathematical Physics33
Atomic/Molecular Physics7
Condensed Matter & Materials Physics6
Elementary Particle Physics5

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