Best Colleges for Astrophysics

244

Graduates Per Year

$64K

Average Salary

#340

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

244

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

43

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

339

Home Economics Teacher Education

246

340

Astrophysics

244

341

Native American Studies

241

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

offeringnot offering19%19%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public42%42%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Far West

University of California-Berkeley

By State

California

University of California-Berkeley

By Conference

Big Ten Conference

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

By School

Arizona State University-Tempe

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as an astrophysicist, physics simulation software engineer, or programmer analyst sounds interesting, then a degree in astrophysics may just be for you. You could even become the scientist that saves the world from a giant meteor!

POPULARITY

Astrophysics is the 340th most popular degree in America, with 244 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #341 Native American Studies, and narrowly lost to #339 Home Economics Teacher Education.

The degree is offered at a total of 43 colleges across the nation, and is the 295th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 19% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that a bit below 3/7ths of colleges offering astrophysics are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The far west produces the most astrophysics graduates, largely led by University of California-Berkeley, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from University of California-Berkeley and University of California-Los Angeles.

All that being said, no individual school produces more astrophysics graduates than Arizona State University-Tempe, which graduated 36 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study astrophysics). More students studied astrophysics as a percentage of total students at California Institute of Technology than any other college.

We wish you luck on your college search. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Astrophysics list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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TYPE

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CAMPUS SETTING

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California Institute of Technology

#1 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Pasadena, CA

www.caltech.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

2,334

Students

# 19

Ranking

$52,506

Tuition

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University of California-Berkeley

#2 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

# 7

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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Harvard University

#3 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

# 3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

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Columbia University in the City of New York

#4 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

# 9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

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University of California-Santa Cruz

#5 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Santa Cruz, CA

www.ucsc.edu/

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Rating

51%

Acceptance

20,839

Students

# 47

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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Colgate University

#6 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Hamilton, NY

www.colgate.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

3,110

Students

# 39

Ranking

$57,695

Tuition

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#7 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

# 29

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

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University of California-Los Angeles

#8 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

# 1

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

#9 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

# 14

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#10 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

# 31

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

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United States Military Academy

#11 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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West Point, NY

www.westpoint.edu

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Rating

12%

Acceptance

4,648

Students

# 36

Ranking

-

Tuition

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Michigan State University

#12 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

# 41

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

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University of New Mexico-Main Campus

#13 Best Colleges for Astrophysics

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Albuquerque, NM

www.unm.edu

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Rating

94%

Acceptance

28,080

Students

# 643

Ranking

$21,716

Tuition