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Physics Schools in Pennsylvania

There are 51 schools in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics programs. 505 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania physics schools in 2010. 354 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 89 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 483 students graduate from physics programs in this state per year. This accounts for 5% of physics students who US schools graduate. Out of those, one student graduated with a physics degree at the associate's level, 354 with a bachelor's level degree, 89 with a degree at the master's level, and 61 with a doctorate level degree.

51 physics schools are in this state. And of these, while 19 schools are public, 32 schools are private. While tuition at a private physics school varies from $13,088 to $42,342, tuition at a public physics school varies from $7,456 to $15,250.

Average tuition for programs in physics is $25,401. The highest tuition for physics programs, which is $42,342 every year, is at Bucknell University, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,456 per year, is at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania physics schools offer associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physics Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

On average, 483 students graduate from physics programs in this state per year. This accounts for 5% of physics students who US schools graduate. Out of those, one student graduated with a physics degree at the associate's level, 354 with a bachelor's level degree, 89 with a degree at the master's level, and 61 with a doctorate level degree.

Physics Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 3
  • Associate 2007: 2
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 0
  • Associate 2010: 1
  • Bachelor 2006: 334
  • Bachelor 2007: 326
  • Bachelor 2008: 328
  • Bachelor 2009: 337
  • Bachelor 2010: 354
  • Master 2006: 81
  • Master 2007: 86
  • Master 2008: 73
  • Master 2009: 44
  • Master 2010: 89
  • Doctorate 2006: 54
  • Doctorate 2007: 55
  • Doctorate 2008: 60
  • Doctorate 2009: 59
  • Doctorate 2010: 61

Physics Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania schools offer a total of 74 physics programs. Of these programs, 75.7% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Physics Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 56
  • Master: 10
  • Doctorate: 7

Career Trends

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

Physicists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 54570
  • 25th Percentile: 70140
  • Median: 103310
  • 75th Percentile: 118450
  • 90th Percentile: 159830

Career Trends

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

Physicists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 98620
  • Median Salary 2007: 102010
  • Median Salary 2008: 111820
  • Median Salary 2009: 109220
  • Median Salary 2010: 103310
  • Total Employed 2006: 150
  • Total Employed 2007: 110
  • Total Employed 2008: 120
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 200

Pennsylvania vs National Physics Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Physics Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 1.186% (200)

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1. The Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 662-4000

The Mansfield University of Pennsylvania offers one program in physics. It is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

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2. Gettysburg College

300 N Washington St
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1486
(717) 337-6000

Gettysburg College offers one physics program. 2,485 students pursue degrees in 40 programs at Gettysburg, overall.

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3. Thiel College

75 College Ave
Greenville, PA 16125-2181
(724) 589-2000

Thiel College offers one program in physics and this school is in Greenville, PA. It is a 4-year institution.

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4. Swarthmore College

500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 328-8000

Swarthmore College offers two physics programs. Swarthmore offers two physics degrees at the bachelor's level to students. Swarthmore is located in the suburbs of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. This liberal arts college is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, Swarthmore is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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5. Ursinus College

601 E. Main St
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
(610) 409-3000

Ursinus College is located in the suburbs of Collegeville, Pennsylvania and this school offers one physics program. It is a 4-year institution.

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6. Allegheny College

520 N Main St
Meadville, PA 16335-3902
(814) 332-3100

Allegheny College is in Meadville, PA and Allegheny offers one physics program. It is a 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in physics.

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7. Bryn Mawr College

101 N Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 526-5000

Bryn Mawr College is located in the suburbs of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. It offers two programs in physics. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level physics degree to students and one master's level degree in physics. This school is a 4-year institution.

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8. Washington & Jefferson College

60 S Lincoln St
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 503-1001

Washington & Jefferson College Offers one physics program and W & J is in the suburbs of Washington, Pennsylvania. W & J Is a 4-year institution.

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9. The University of Scranton

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

The University of Scranton is located in the center of Scranton and it offers one physics program.

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10. Dickinson College

College and Louther Streets
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
(717) 243-5121

Dickinson College is in Carlisle, PA and it offers one physics program. 2,414 students pursue degrees in 39 programs at this school, overall.

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11. Westminster College

319 South Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172
(724) 946-8761

Founded in 1852, Westminster College is a 4-year institution. It is in town of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. It offers subjects such as history, physics, and art. Students are offered 47 degrees at the bachelors level and six masters level degrees by Westminister. In 2010, 1,585 students sought degrees from the 53 programs at WC. Westminister is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. WC is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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12. Juniata College

1700 Moore St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-2196
(814) 641-3000

Juniata College is located in Huntingdon, PA and Juniata offers one physics program. This school is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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13. Lock Haven University

401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745-2390
(570) 484-2011

Lock Haven University offers one physics program. Overall, 5,451 students pursue degrees in 50 programs at the Haven.

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14. Lycoming College

700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701-5192
(570) 321-4000

Lycoming College is located in the center of Williamsport and this school offers one physics program. Lycoming is a 4-year institution.

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15. Haverford College

370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
(610) 896-1000

Haverford College is located in the suburbs of Haverford, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in physics. It is a 4-year institution.

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16. Lafayette College

High St
Easton, PA 18042-1768
(610) 330-5000

Lafayette College offers one program in physics and this school is located in the suburbs of Easton, Pennsylvania. It is a 4-year institution.

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17. The University of the Sciences

600 S 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
(215) 596-8800

The University of the Sciences offers one program in physics and USciences, which is 2.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Philadelphia, PA. It is a 4-year institution.

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18. Albright College

1621 N. 13th St.
Reading, PA 19612-5234
(610) 921-2381

Albright College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1856. Albright, which is near the center of the city, is in Reading, PA. Students are offered one certificate, 43 bachelors level degrees, and four masters level degrees by Albright. 2,401 students pursued degrees from the 45 programs at this liberal arts college in 2010. Albright offers subjects such as sociology and business management. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits it. This liberal arts college is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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19. The Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood St
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000

The Clarion University of Pennsylvania offers one program in physics. 7,315 students seek degrees in 65 Clarion University of Pennsylvania programs, overall.

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20. Grove City College

100 Campus Dr
Grove City, PA 16127-2104
(724) 458-2000

Grove City College offers one physics program. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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21. Widener University - Main

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013-5792
(610) 499-4000

Widener University-Main is in the suburbs of Chester, Pennsylvania and this school offers one physics program. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution.

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22. Messiah College

One College Ave
Grantham, PA 17027
(717) 766-2511

Founded in 1909, Messiah College is a 4-year institution. Messiah is in the suburbs of Grantham, Pennsylvania. This school offers subjects including elementary education, liberal arts, and communications. Students are offered one certificate, 64 bachelors level degrees, and two masters level degrees by this school. In 2010, 2,932 students pursued degrees from the 66 programs at this liberal arts college. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits this school. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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23. The West Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-1000

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania is in the suburbs of West Chester, Pennsylvania and it offers one physics program. Overall, 14,490 students seek degrees in 100 West Chester University of Pennsylvania programs. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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24. Muhlenberg College

2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104
(484) 664-3100

Muhlenberg College offers one physics program and Muhlenberg, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Allentown, PA. This small school is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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25. Saint Joseph's University

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
(610) 660-1000

Saint Joseph's University offers one physics program and Saint Joseph's, which is 4.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Philadelphia, PA.

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26. Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
(610) 519-4500

Villanova University is in the suburbs of Villanova, Pennsylvania and Villanova offers one physics program. 10,605 students seek degrees in 121 programs at this school, overall.

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27. The Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895
(412) 323-2323

The Community College of Allegheny County, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pittsburgh, PA and it offers one program in physics. 20,706 students seek degrees in 120 Community College of Allegheny County programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Pennsylvania.

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28. California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1394
(724) 938-4400

California University of Pennsylvania offers two physics programs. Out of those, this school offers students one physics degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in physics. 9,400 students seek degrees in 83 California University of Pennsylvania programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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29. Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
(412) 268-2000

Carnegie Mellon University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Pittsburgh, PA. This university offers five programs in physics. Specifically, it offers students three bachelor's level degrees in physics, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. 11,340 students seek degrees in 272 programs at Carnegie Mellon, overall. This big university is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics in terms of programs.

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30. The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
(570) 422-3211

The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in physics. This school offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in physics. ESU is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

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31. Franklin and Marshall College

College Ave
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
(717) 291-3911

Franklin and Marshall College, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Lancaster, PA and Franklin & Marshall offers one physics program. Overall, 2,335 students seek degrees in 41 Franklin & Marshall programs. Franklin & Marshall Is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics programs.

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32. The Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

1200 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650
(610) 861-1360

The Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Bethlehem, PA and Moravian offers one physics program. Moravian is a 4-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in physics.

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33. Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-2000

Drexel University, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Philadelphia, PA. This university offers three programs in physics. Out of those, this research university offers students one bachelor's level degree in physics, one master's level physics degree, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. This university is one of 9 institutions with a medical school in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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34. The Millersville University of Pennsylvania

1 South George Street- Lyle Hall
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
(717) 872-3024

The Millersville University of Pennsylvania offers one physics program and it is located in the suburbs of Millersville, Pennsylvania. 8,729 students seek degrees in 61 MU programs, overall.

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35. Wilkes University

84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-5000

Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a 4-year institution. Wilkes is located in the center of Wilkes-Barre. This school offers students 40 degrees at the bachelors level, 15 masters level degrees, and one doctoral level degree. In 2010, 5,926 students sought degrees from the 51 programs at Wilkes. This school offers subjects such as elementary education and psychology. This school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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36. Lehigh University

27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3000

Lehigh University, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Bethlehem, PA. It offers three programs in physics. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level physics degree to students, one physics degree at the master's level, and one physics degree at the doctorate level. It is a 4-year research institution.

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37. Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

Northampton County Area Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1967. It is in the suburbs of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This college is the 15th biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania. This community college offers students 28 certificates and 58 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 11,328 students pursued degrees from the 72 programs at this community college. It offers subjects including veterinary technology, business, and business management. This college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania.

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38. The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
(717) 477-7447

The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers one physics program. Overall, 8,326 students pursue degrees in 53 programs at this school.

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39. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie - Behrend College

5091 Station Rd
Erie, PA 16563-0002
(814) 898-6000

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is in Erie, Pennsylvania, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in physics. It is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania.

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40. Arcadia University

450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2900

Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is a 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Glenside, Pennsylvania. This school offers two certificates, 54 degrees at the bachelors level, 29 degrees at the masters level, and two degrees at the doctoral level to students. 3,983 students sought degrees from the 79 programs at Arcadia in 2010. It offers subjects including computer science and communications. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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41. The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4000

The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania offers one program in physics. This school is a public 4-year institution.

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42. Susquehanna University

514 University Ave
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1025
(570) 374-0101

Susquehanna University is located in town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and this school offers one physics program. It is a 4-year institution.

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43. Pennsylvania State University - Main

201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802-1589
(814) 865-4700

Pennsylvania State University-Main, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in University Park, PA. It offers three programs in physics. Out of those, this university offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in physics, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. Penn State is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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44. Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Dr
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
(717) 361-1000

Elizabethtown College offers two programs in physics. Students are offered two physics degrees at the bachelor's level by it. 2,417 students pursue degrees in 61 programs at this school, overall.

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45. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705-1098
(724) 357-2100

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers three programs in physics. Specifically, IUP offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in physics to students and one degree at the master's level in physics. 15,126 students seek degrees in 116 IUP programs, overall. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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46. The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

15200 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
(610) 683-4000

The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers one physics program. 10,707 students pursue degrees in 69 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania programs, overall.

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47. Temple University

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
(215) 204-7000

Temple University offers three programs in physics. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in physics by Temple, one master's level degree in physics, and one doctorate level physics degree. Temple, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Philadelphia, PA. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. Temple is the second largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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48. Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-6000

Duquesne University is located in the center of Pittsburgh and DU offers one physics program. It is a 4-year research institution.

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49. Geneva College

3200 College Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010-3599
(724) 846-5100

Geneva College offers one program in physics and Geneva is located in the suburbs of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Overall, 2,071 students seek degrees in 44 programs at this school.

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50. Lebanon Valley College

101 N College Ave
Annville, PA 17003-1400
(717) 867-6100

Lebanon Valley College offers one program in physics and LVC is located in the suburbs of Annville, Pennsylvania. This school is a 4-year institution.

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51. Bucknell University

Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 577-2000

Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, PA and BucknellU offers one physics program. Overall, 3,615 students seek degrees in 71 programs at Bucknell.

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52. The University of Pennsylvania

1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
(215) 898-5000

The University of Pennsylvania, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Philadelphia, PA. Penn offers three physics programs. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in physics, one degree at the master's level in physics, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. 25,007 students seek degrees in 326 programs at this university, overall. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering physics.

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53. The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4141

The University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh offers three programs in physics. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level physics degree to students, one master's level physics degree, and one degree at the doctorate level in physics. This large university is near the heart of downtown. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. Pitt is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in physics.

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54. The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1383
(724) 738-9000

The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers one program in physics. This school is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

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55. The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

219 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444-0001
(814) 732-2000

The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers one program in physics. This school is a public 4-year institution.

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56. The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999
(484) 365-8000

The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is located in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one physics program. This public school is a historically black, public, 4-year institution.

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57. The York College Pennsylvania

441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403-3651
(717) 846-7788

Founded in 1787, the York College Pennsylvania is a 4-year institution. YCP is located in the suburbs of York, Pennsylvania. This liberal arts college offers students 12 degrees at the associates level, 56 bachelors level degrees, and 12 degrees at the masters level. 5,606 students sought degrees from the 66 programs at this school in 2010. YCP offers subjects including practical nursing, business writing, and engineering. This liberal arts college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This liberal arts college is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

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58. Saint Vincent College

300 Fraser Purchase Rd
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
(724) 539-9761

Saint Vincent College is located in the suburbs of Latrobe, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in physics. 1,937 students pursue degrees in 54 programs at this liberal arts college, overall.