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Physical Sciences at New York University

Every physical sciences school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the physical sciences program at New York University stacks up to those at other schools.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 94 physical sciences majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physical Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Physical Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Sciences
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Sciences

NYU Physical Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the physical sciences progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physical sciences major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physical Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Physical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools 100
Most Focused Physical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools 157
Best Physical Sciences Schools 181

In 2021, 82 students received their master’s degree in physical sciences from NYU. This makes it the #15 most popular school for physical sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 37 students who received their doctoral degrees in physical sciences, making the school the #59 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Physical Sciences Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physical sciences majors at New York University.

NYU Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Program

31% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 94 physical sciences students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 69% were men and 31% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% more racial-ethnic minorities in its physical sciences bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in physical sciences.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 34
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

NYU Physical Sciences Master’s Program

30% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 82 students earned a master's degree in physical sciences from NYU. About 30% of these graduates were women and the other 70% were men.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in physical sciences.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 32
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

NYU also has a doctoral program available in physical sciences. In 2021, 37 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Physical Sciences

The following physical sciences concentations are available at New York University. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at New York University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Physics 130
Chemistry 85

Careers That Physical Sciences Grads May Go Into

A degree in physical sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,330 $161,670
Professors 6,440 $112,000
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 4,400 $79,340
Chemists 3,360 $85,590


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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