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Most Popular Schools for Astrophysics Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on the theoretical and observational study of the structure, properties, and behavior of stars, star systems and clusters, stellar life cycles, and related phenomena. Includes instruction in cosmology, plasma kinetics, stellar physics, convolution and non-equilibrium radiation transfer theory, non-Euclidean geometries, mathematical modeling, galactic structure theory, and relativistic astronomy.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 University of California-Berkeley 30 0% $33,319
2 University of California-Santa Cruz 17 0% $33,153
3 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 14 0% $25,281
4 University of California-Los Angeles 13 0% $32,416
5 Harvard University 13 0% $59,950
6 Michigan State University 10 0% $24,648
7 University of Colorado Boulder 9 0% $28,887
8 Princeton University 9 0% $55,832
9 California Institute of Technology 7 2% $58,755
10 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 7 0% $29,468
11 University of Wisconsin-Madison 6 0% $23,931
12 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 4 0% $23,441
13 Ohio University-Main Campus 4 0% $24,396
14 Colgate University 4 1% $60,050
15 Columbia University in the City of New York 4 0% $64,144
16 Rice University 3 0% $54,291
17 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 3 0% $20,094
18 Whitman College 3 1% $56,600
19 Williams College 2 0% $61,850
20 Arizona State University-Tempe 2 0% $23,837
21 Franklin and Marshall College 2 0% $60,765
22 Haverford College 2 1% $61,898
23 Wellesley College 1 0% $59,092
24 Swarthmore College 1 0% $60,671
25 Agnes Scott College 1 1% $47,323
26 Carnegie Mellon University 1 0% $62,032
27 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 1 0% $27,434
28 University of Alaska Fairbanks 1 0% $16,484
29 Baylor University 1 0% $53,886

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Astrophysics program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.