Physics Ranks in Top 100 Best Graduate Schools

Twenty-five UCF programs were ranked in the top 100 of their fields by the recently released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools of 2019, a total gain of three programs from last year.

UCF has experienced an upward trend in the number of programs on the top 100 list. There were 18 programs ranked in 2017, followed by 22 in 2018.

The biggest point-gain improvement in the rankings was Physics, which moved up 24 points to No. 61, the highest-ranked program in the College of Sciences.

The UCF Physics Departments’ peers are now Brandeis, Case Western, Dartmouth, University of Iowa, University of Southern California, University of Utah and Virginia Tech, who are all tied at No. 61.

U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing are designed for prospective students looking to continue their education and advance their careers. More than 800 institutions are reviewed based on peer and expert opinions about the quality of programs and statistical data that measures the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

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