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2021 Best General Physical Sciences Schools

13 Colleges
$25,050 Avg Salary
$13,137 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Physical Sciences School for You

General Physical Sciences is the #154 most popular major in the country with 4,527 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best General Physical Sciences Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 13 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best General Physical Sciences Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best General Physical Sciences Colleges.

Top 10 Best General Physical Sciences Schools

Our analysis found CUNY Medgar Evers College to be the best school for general physical sciences students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Medgar is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Brooklyn.

While working on their degree, physical science majors at Medgar accumulate an average of around $7,000 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $73.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Chicago is a great place for general physical sciences students. Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#3

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Michigan State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best General Physical Sciences Schools list. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a very large student population.

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#4

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Georgia Southern University is a great place for general physical sciences students. Located in the distant town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public school with a very large student population.

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#5

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Emory University is a great place for general physical sciences students. Emory is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Atlanta.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best General Physical Sciences Schools ranking. Pitt is a very large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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Arizona State University - Tempe ranked #7 on this year’s Best General Physical Sciences Schools list. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe.

After completing their degree, physical science graduates from ASU - Tempe carry an average student debtload of $25,869. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $268.

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#8

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general physical sciences programs. Located in the remote town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a large student population.

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University of California - Santa Cruz did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general physical sciences students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the small city of Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #10, Washington State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general physical sciences students. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the town of Pullman.

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General Physical Sciences by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

General Physical Sciences is one of 7 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Chemistry 22,156
Physics 13,927
Geological & Earth Sciences 9,522
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1,168
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 1,072

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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