Admissions Stuff

Introductory Stuff

Nearly all of our applicants come from:

Bangladesh
Brazil
Canada
China
Egypt
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India (NB: must be four-year program; nearly all Master’s degrees are not a two-year MSc)
Iran
Italy
Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
Pakistan
Russia
Taiwan
Turkey
United Kingdom (NB: nearly all Master’s degrees are not two-year MSc)
United States (NB: Master’s is usually an on-the-way degree)

FAQ

Who do we consider for the MSc?

Students who have a Bachelor’s degree from nearly any country. One exception is India where a four-year degree is required. Most Bachelor’s in India are three-year degrees.

Who do we consider for the PhD?

Students who have a two-year Masters’s degree can and should be considered for the PhD. However, in some countries (India, UK and US) the Master’s is typically not sufficient for our PhD program — it is either an extended undergraduate degree (India and UK) or a milestone along to PhD (US). This is a departmental-level choice. We would like our PhD applicants to have completed a Master’s program similar to a Canadian Master’s degree.

Do we look at GRE scores?

No. In fact the GRE file often messes up the document merge, so it might not even be included in the dossier.

Do we look at language scores?

Not in the first round. Because of difficulties with taking the exams during COVID-19, we will look at the language scores only for the students to whom we wish to make offers and contact those who don’t have satisfactory marks. We have been following a similar policy in previous years.

Prompt for Statement of Interest/Intent

Please upload a single PDF file containing the following four components: Research Experience, Statement of Academic Goals,  Leadership Experience, and Bibliography.

1. Research Experience (about 1 page, max 2 pages)

Describe your previous research experience, and how it is relevant to your graduate school goals. As specifically as possible:

  • explain the research in terms that a trained scientist not familiar with the research can understand
  • describe your own role in the research, indicating any collaboration with other researchers, and the form of that collaboration
  • discuss the significance, relevance and impact of your work, including any publications or conference presentations that resulted from your efforts
  • describe the significance of your research experience in terms of demonstrating your research leadership
  • discuss the impact and importance of these activities in terms of your career aspirations.

This element speaks directly to the following selection criterion: Research potential and leadership (potential and demonstrated ability).

2. Statement of Academic Goals (about 1 page, max 2 pages)

Please provide a detailed description of your research interests in up to three research areas; it is up to you whether to focus your presentation on a single area with greater detail or on several. We will be judging you on the quality of your presentation. You are not bound to pursue these particular areas at UBC.

Be as specific as possible. Provide background information to support your interest in these particular areas, explain what you believe are the crucial questions to answer in these areas, substantiate what attracts you to these fields and how your background positions you to contribute to answering these questions.

Your communication skills are reflected by the clarity of the statement and speak to the research potential and leadership (potential and demonstrated ability) selection criteria.

When writing your statement of research interests, employ the citation style common to your field of research. Do not use more than one citation style. Footnotes should be employed for citation purposes only, and should not elaborate on the information contained in the two-page statement.

3. Leadership Experience (about 1 page, max 2 pages)

Write a self-assessment detailing your academic and non-academic activities/accomplishments, your leadership activities, and why you judge yourself to be an excellent candidate for a graduate position at UBC in Physics and Astronomy. This description should go beyond a simple list of accomplishments.

  • Outline for the committee the ways in which these accomplishments demonstrate your leadership abilities and skills.
  • Describe how your leadership skills have contributed to your accomplishments, for example:
    • How you have created opportunities beyond those that were immediately available to you (due to employment, volunteerism, or circumstance);
    • How you have motivated others to willingly collaborate on a project or enterprise;
    • How you have taken on responsibility for a group, or any other ways in which you have effected change.

For those whose Leadership experiences originate in work or volunteer opportunities, provide context for the selection committee that demonstrates how your contribution went beyond the expectations of your work/volunteer position. Your communication skills are reflected by the clarity of your application, which speaks to your leadership potential and demonstrated ability.

Rubric for Evaluation

Candidates are evaluated and selected on the basis of the following three criteria, which are weighted by the selection committee accordingly:

  • academic excellence (30%);
  • research potential (40%); and
  • leadership (potential and demonstrated ability) (30%).

Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.

The candidate’s research history and the impact of their activities in their area of expertise to date are important indicators of their potential as research leaders of tomorrow. Reviewers should consider the sphere of influence of candidates relative to others along the following continuum of expanding impact:

  • Research program
  • Canadian institution
  • Research community
  • International research community
  • Society at large

In evaluating this criterion, the stage and nature of the candidate’s academic career should be considered. For applicants who have relevant work experience, scientific productivity prior to graduate school should be considered.

Supporting evidence to be evaluated for this criterion:

  • Academic record (institution transcripts)
  • Scholarships/awards (CV)
  • Duration of previous studies (academic background, CV, institution transcripts and special circumstances)

Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidate’s research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, and any anticipated outcomes.

Supporting evidence to be evaluated for this criterion:

  • Scholarships/awards (CV)
  • Duration of previous studies – ability to complete project within an appropriate time period (academic background, CV, institution transcripts, referee assessments and special circumstances)
  • Academic training and relevant work experience (CV, description of leadership and communication skills attachment and the referee assessments)
  • Contribution to research and development – publications, patents, reports and posters (CV, research contributions attachment and referee assessments)
  • Statement of Research Interests – feasibility, merit and significance
  • Critical thinking, application of knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative, autonomy and enthusiasm for research (description of leadership and communication skills attachment, statement of research interests and referee assessments)

Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability).

This is an important criterion that has to be assessed in an indirect manner.

Leadership could include the following:

Personal achievement:

  • impactful involvement and achievement in professional programs/associations such as sports, arts, science, business etc.
  • entrepreneurial achievement (start-up company); and/or
  • foreign travel and study.

Involvement in academic life:

  • mentoring/teaching;
  • supervisory experience;
  • involvement in student government and in the institution community, including committees, teams, senate, boards, ethics committees, etc.;
  • project management;
  • roles in academic/professional societies; and/or
  • organization of conferences, meetings, courses etc.

Volunteerism/community outreach:

  • community involvement in charity or not-for-profit organizations.

Civic engagement:

  • parliamentary page positions and internships;
  • political activity; and/or
  • elected positions.

Other

This list is not intended to include all possible categories and is provided for guidance only.

Assessment of leadership

Leadership could be assessed with the following personal and/or social skills:

Goal achievement:

  • a clear vision of what they want to accomplish;
  • a developed personal vision for the future that defines a impactful/meaningful change for the community or a group, cause or organization; and
  • strategizes on how to achieve desired outcomes and has specific, realistic and timely goals.

Self-management:

  • knows how to prioritize and complete tasks to reach the desired outcome and is confident of success; establishes learning goals and tasks;
  • reaches goals in an efficient, organized and innovative way; and
  • is constantly working on self-improvement.

Integrity:

  • acts consistently with core ethical and personal values and convictions; and
  • accepts personal accountability for the consequences of their actions/decisions.

Other characteristics:

  • is creative and takes initiative;
  • is curious;
  • deals well with complexity;
  • has a strong sense of reality;
  • is courageous;
  • is strategic, a big-picture thinker;
  • focuses on solutions, not problems;
  • is capable of producing extraordinary results; and
  • is able to solve real problems and create real products.

Social skills:

  • knows how to develop positive relationships with a diverse range of people;
  • cares about and listens to what others say and gives feedback;
  • knows how to motivate individuals;
  • is persuasive;
  • is supportive of peers;
  • is able to negotiate;
  • is viewed as trustworthy, ethical and dependable;
  • is well-respected; and
  • displays mastery of presentation skills and public communications.

Supporting evidence to be evaluated for this criterion:

  • Leadership activities/accomplishments – impact (CV, description of leadership and communication skills, leadership reference letter, nomination letter and referee assessments)
  • Participation in publication writing (CV, research contributions attachment and referee assessments)
  • Professional and extracurricular interactions and collaborations with supervisors, colleagues and peers (CV, description of leadership and communication skills, leadership reference letter and referee assessments)
  • Those who have volunteer/professional experience outside of their domain of study should provide context that demonstrates how their contribution went beyond the expectations of the work/volunteer position.

Individual Countries

Here are specific details of the requirements from various countries. There are additional subtleties for some countries, so some universities may use different grading schemes.

The individual country rankings below are from US News and go up to about 500-700 in the world in physics. For normalization Toronto is 30 in the world, UBC is 58 and Guelph is 731. The ranking for space sciences (also available on US News) are typically similar.

Bangladesh

Years of Study required

a four-year Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s degree

Overall Grade Required

all degrees must be awarded with First Class/Division standing

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Only University of Dhaka is ranked by US News (at 1,258) but not in physics.

Brazil

Years of Study required

completion of the Bachelor, or Licenciado or Titulo

Overall Grade Required

8 on a 10-point scale (or equivalent)

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bacharel, Licenciado or Professional Title (Titulo).

Ranked List

  1. Universidade de São Paulo
  2. State University of Campinas
  3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  4. UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista
  5. Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
  6. Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del-Rei
  7. Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  8. Rio de Janeiro State University
  9. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  10. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  11. Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  12. Federal University of Minas Gerais
  13. Universidade Federal de Pelotas
  14. Universidade Federal Fluminense
  15. Federal University of Pernambuco
  16. Federal University of Sao Carlos

Canada

  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.

Ranked List

  1. University of Toronto
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. McGill University
  4. University of Alberta
  5. University of Victoria
  6. University of Waterloo
  7. Simon Fraser University
  8. University of Montreal
  9. Carleton University
  10. York University
  11. University of Ottawa
  12. University of Sherbrooke
  13. University of Calgary
  14. Queen’s University
  15. University of Manitoba
  16. McMaster University
  17. University of Saskatchewan
  18. Laval University
  19. University of Guelph

China

Four-year Bachelors (80 or B from 211 University, 85 or B+ from elsewhere)

Ranked List

  1. Tsinghua University
  2. Peking University
  3. University of Science and Technology of China
  4. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  5. Nanjing University
  6. Shandong University
  7. Fudan University
  8. Zhejiang University
  9. Beihang University
  10. Sun Yat-sen University
  11. Xi’an Jiaotong University
  12. Central China Normal University
  13. Soochow University
  14. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  15. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  16. Shenzhen University
  17. Harbin Institute of Technology
  18. Lanzhou University
  19. Wuhan University
  20. Beijing Institute of Technology
  21. Xiamen University
  22. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  23. Jilin University
  24. University of Science & Technology Beijing
  25. Nankai University
  26. Southeast University
  27. Shanghai University
  28. Beijing Normal University
  29. Sichuan University
  30. Hunan University
  31. Beijing Jiaotong University
  32. Tianjin University
  33. Southern University of Science & Technology
  34. Nanjing University of Technology
  35. Central South University
  36. Northwestern Polytechnical University
  37. Wuhan University of Technology
  38. Tongji University
  39. Chongqing University
  40. Nanjing University of Science & Technology

Egypt

Years of Study required

a minimum four-year Bachelor’s or Licence degree

Overall Grade Required

Very good standing

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s Degree, Licence

Ranked List

  1. British University in Egypt
  2. Cairo University
  3. Ain Shams University
  4. Fayoum University
  5. Zewail City of Science & Technology
  6. Helwan University
  7. Assiut University

France

Years of Study required

at least four years of study

Overall Grade Required

BIEN-14 on a scale of 20; Grandes Ecoles students require Assez Bien-12 on a scale of 20

Credentials or Degrees Required

Diplome d’Ingenieur, Gradué en Ingénierie, Maitrise; Magistere; Licence

Ranked List

  1. Sorbonne Universite
  2. Université de Paris
  3. Universite Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
  4. École Polytechnique
  5. University of Aix-Marseille
  6. École Normale Superieure, Paris
  7. Grenoble Institute of Technology
  8. University of Strasbourg
  9. Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
  10. College de France
  11. University of Auvergne
  12. Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris
  13. University of Savoie
  14. Universite de Haute-Alsace (UHA)
  15. Universite de Bordeaux
  16. University Paul Sabatier – Toulouse 3
  17. Universite de Lorraine
  18. ENS De Lyon
  19. Université Côte d’Azur
  20. IMT Atlantique
  21. University of Montpellier
  22. Université de Rennes 1
  23. Institut d’Optique Graduate School
  24. University of Nantes
  25. Université de Lille
  26. Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) Cachan
  27. National Institute for Applied Sciences – Lyon
  28. University of Burgundy
  29. University of Francois Rabelais – Tours
  30. Universite du Maine
  31. Centrale Supelec
  32. Central School of Lyon
  33. University of Caen

Germany

Years of Study required

4 or 5 years of study

Overall Grade Required

Gut

Credentials or Degrees Required

Diplom; Magister Artium; Staatsexamen; Staatsprüfung

Ranked List

  1. University of Munich
  2. Heidelberg University
  3. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  4. University of Hamburg
  5. Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  6. Technical University of Munich
  7. RWTH Aachen University
  8. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  9. University of Bonn
  10. Technical University of Dresden
  11. University of Würzburg
  12. University of Freiburg
  13. University of Göttingen
  14. Dortmund University of Technology
  15. University of Wuppertal
  16. University of Giessen
  17. Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  18. University of Erlangen Nuremberg
  19. University of Hannover
  20. Darmstadt University of Technology
  21. Universitat Siegen
  22. University of Stuttgart
  23. University of Münster
  24. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  25. Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
  26. Technical University of Berlin
  27. Ruhr University Bochum
  28. Freie Universität Berlin
  29. University of Regensburg
  30. University of Cologne
  31. Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
  32. University of Konstanz
  33. University of Ulm
  34. University of Leipzig
  35. University of Rostock
  36. Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf
  37. University of Duisburg-Essen
  38. University of Potsdam
  39. University of Augsburg
  40. Bielefeld University
  41. University of Bremen
  42. Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg
  43. University of Kiel
  44. University of Paderborn
  45. University of Kaiserslautern
  46. University of Bayreuth
  47. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
  48. Philipps University of Marburg
  49. Otto von Guericke University
  50. Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Greifswald

Hong Kong

Years of Study required

Bachelor’s degree

Overall Grade Required

3 out of 4.3 or Second Class, Upper Division.

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s Degree

Ranked List

  1. Chinese University Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  3. University of Hong Kong
  4. City University Hong Kong
  5. Hong Kong Polytechnic University

India

All except specials:

Four-year Bachelors or Master’s Degree: First Class or Very Good (8 of 10)

India (IIT, Institution of National Importance or NAAC Grade A)

Three-year Bachelors Degree: First Class or Very Good (8 of 10)

Ranked List

  1. Panjab University
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  3. Indian Institute of Science
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  5. University of Delhi
  6. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) – Pune
  7. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) – Kolkata
  8. Visva Bharati University
  9. University of Jammu
  10. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  11. Aligarh Muslim University
  12. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
  13. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Guwahati
  14. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  15. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  16. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Indore
  17. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)–Bhopal
  18. Banaras Hindu University

Iran

Bachelor’s Degree (16 out of 20)

Ranked List

  1. Islamic Azad University
  2. Isfahan University of Technology
  3. University of Tehran
  4. Sharif University of Technology
  5. University of Yazd
  6. Shahid Beheshti University Tehran (SBU)
  7. Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT)
  8. Shiraz University
  9. University of Guilan

Italy

Years of Study required

3-year Laurea

Overall Grade Required

26 on a 30-point scale; 100 on a 110-point scale

Credentials or Degrees Required

3-year Laurea (L3)

UBC has a high-level strategic link to University of Padua.

Ranked List

  1. Sapienza University of Rome
  2. University of Pisa
  3. University of Naples Federico II
  4. University of Rome Tor Vergata
  5. University of Bologna
  6. Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  7. International School for Advanced Studies
  8. University of Trento
  9. University of Padua
  10. University of Genoa
  11. University of Milan
  12. University of Turin
  13. University of Trieste
  14. University of Bari
  15. University of Florence
  16. University of Pavia
  17. University of Catania
  18. Roma Tre University
  19. University of Siena
  20. University of Milan – Bicocca
  21. University of Perugia
  22. Politecnico di Bari
  23. University of Salento
  24. University of Camerino
  25. University of Calabria
  26. University of Urbino
  27. University of Udine
  28. Parthenope University Naples
  29. University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro
  30. University of Basilicata
  31. Guglielmo Marconi University
  32. Polytechnic University of Milan
  33. Polytechnic University of Turin
  34. University of Salerno
  35. University of Ferrara
  36. University of Cagliari
  37. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  38. University of Parma
  39. University of Palermo
  40. University of Brescia

Netherlands

Years of Study required

at least four years of study

Overall Grade Required

7.75 on a 10-point scale

Credentials or Degrees Required

Doctoraal Degree (drs.); Meester in de rechten (mr.); ingenieur (ir.)

Ranked List

  1. University of Amsterdam
  2. Radboud University Nijmegen
  3. Delft University of Technology
  4. University of Groningen
  5. VU University Amsterdam
  6. Utrecht University
  7. Leiden University
  8. Eindhoven University of Technology
  9. University of Twente

Korea

Years of Study required

at least four years of study

Overall Grade Required

B+ average or equivalent

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s degree

Ranked List

  1. Seoul National University
  2. Sungkyunkwan University
  3. Korea University
  4. University of Seoul
  5. Yonsei University
  6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  7. Hanyang University
  8. Pohang University of Science and Technology
  9. Pusan National University
  10. Kyungpook National University
  11. Chonnam National University
  12. Chonbuk National University
  13. Kangwon National University
  14. Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology
  15. Konkuk University
  16. Sejong University
  17. Kyung Hee University
  18. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
  19. Inha University
  20. Daegu University
  21. Ewha Womans University
  22. Pukyong National University

Mexico

Years of Study required

Licenciado or Titulo (professional field)

Overall Grade Required

8 on a 10-point scale

Credentials or Degrees Required

Licenciado/Licenciatura or “Titulo” in a professional field

Ranked List

  1. Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
  2. National Autonomous University of Mexico
  3. Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
  4. National Polytechnic Institute
  5. Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo

Pakistan

Years of Study required

B.Eng.,B.Sc(Eng.),B. Tech.,B.Arch.,B.Pharm, M.B.B.S. or a 4-year bachelor degree or a Masters degree

Overall Grade Required

First class/division standing

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s (Pass) Degree plus Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree (Honours)

Ranked List

  1. Quaid I Azam University
  2. COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
  3. University of Punjab
  4. National University of Sciences & Technology – Pakistan

Russia

Years of Study required

at least four years of study

Overall Grade Required

4 on a 5-point scale

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bakalavr, Diplom ob Okanchanii Vysshego Uchebnogo Zaredeniia (Diploma Specialist)

Ranked List

  1. M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  2. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  3. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
  4. Novosibirsk State University
  5. Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University
  6. Tomsk State University
  7. Saint Petersburg State University
  8. ITMO University
  9. National University of Science and Technology MISIS
  10. Tomsk Polytechnic University
  11. Lobachevsky State University Nizhni Novgorod
  12. Ural Federal University
  13. Kazan Federal University
  14. Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  15. Tomsk State Pedagogical University
  16. Novosibirsk State Technical University
  17. Saratov State University
  18. Far Eastern Federal University
  19. National Research University – Higher School of Economics
  20. Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Taiwan

Years of Study required

Bachelor’s degree

Overall Grade Required

B+

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s Degree

Ranked List

  1. National Taiwan University
  2. National Tsing Hua University
  3. National Central University
  4. National Chiao Tung University
  5. National Cheng Kung University
  6. National Sun Yat-Sen University

Turkey

Years of Study required

Bachelor’s or Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi

Overall Grade Required

Good (from top universities as determined by UBC) or Very Good from all others.

Credentials or Degrees Required

Bachelor’s Degree or Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi

Although Sabanci is not among the list of top physics programs, it is among the top universities in Turkey, and we have had good experience with students from Sabanci.

Ranked List

  1. Boğaziçi University
  2. Middle East Technical University
  3. Ankara University
  4. Istanbul Technical University
  5. Izmir Yuksek Teknoloji Enstitusu
  6. Mimar Sinan Guzel Sanatlar University
  7. Istanbul Aydin University
  8. TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji University
  9. Gaziantep University
  10. Cag University – Turkey
  11. Kafkas University
  12. Adiyaman University
  13. Erzincan University
  14. Cukurova University
  15. Istanbul Bilgi University
  16. Gaziosmanpasa University
  17. Mersin University
  18. Ozyegin University
  19. Yildiz Teknik University
  20. Dogus University
  21. Piri Reis University
  22. Marmara University
  23. Bahçeşehir University
  24. Bilkent University
  25. Hacettepe University
  26. Istanbul University
  27. Çankaya University
  28. Gazi University
  29. Uludag University

United Kingdom

Bachelors: Second Class Honours, Upper Division (Class II, division I), Merit

Ranked List

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. Imperial College London
  4. University of Edinburgh
  5. University of Birmingham
  6. University of Glasgow
  7. University of Southampton
  8. University College London
  9. King’s College London
  10. University of Manchester
  11. University of Sheffield
  12. University of Bristol
  13. University of Liverpool
  14. University of Sussex
  15. University of Warwick
  16. Queen Mary, University of London
  17. Lancaster University
  18. University of Strathclyde
  19. Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)
  20. Durham University
  21. University of Nottingham
  22. University of York
  23. Brunel University
  24. University of St. Andrews
  25. Cardiff University
  26. Queen’s University Belfast
  27. University of Leeds
  28. Heriot Watt University
  29. University of Surrey
  30. University of Bath
  31. Aston University
  32. University of Exeter
  33. Swansea University

United States

  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.

Ranked List

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of California–Berkeley
  4. Harvard University
  5. University of Chicago
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Princeton University
  8. Columbia University
  9. University of Maryland–College Park
  10. University of Washington
  11. Yale University
  12. University of California–Santa Barbara
  13. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
  14. Cornell University
  15. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  16. University of Texas–Austin
  17. Ohio State University–Columbus
  18. Boston University
  19. University of California–Los Angeles
  20. University of Colorado–Boulder
  21. University of Wisconsin–Madison
  22. Northwestern University
  23. University of Pennsylvania
  24. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  25. Duke University
  26. Stony Brook University–SUNY
  27. University of California–San Diego
  28. Michigan State University
  29. Rice University
  30. Pennsylvania State University–University Park
  31. Indiana University–Bloomington
  32. University of California–Irvine
  33. Purdue University–West Lafayette
  34. Johns Hopkins University
  35. University of Rochester
  36. University of Florida
  37. Brown University
  38. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick
  39. University of California–Davis
  40. New York University
  41. Carnegie Mellon University
  42. University of Tennessee
  43. Texas A&M University–College Station
  44. University of Pittsburgh
  45. University of Oregon
  46. Florida State University
  47. University of Mississippi
  48. University of Iowa
  49. Iowa State University
  50. University of Virginia
  51. Georgia Institute of Technology
  52. University of Illinois–Chicago
  53. University of Alabama
  54. University of Texas–Arlington
  55. University of Notre Dame
  56. University of Massachusetts–Amherst
  57. University of California–Riverside
  58. Brandeis University
  59. University of California–Santa Cruz
  60. University of New Mexico
  61. Texas Tech University
  62. Florida Institute of Technology
  63. William & Mary
  64. Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge
  65. Kansas State University
  66. University of Arizona
  67. University of Texas–Dallas
  68. Northeastern University
  69. University of Kansas
  70. Syracuse University
  71. University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  72. Montana State University Bozeman
  73. Rochester Institute of Technology
  74. Tufts University
  75. Manhattan College
  76. Vanderbilt University
  77. Southern Methodist University
  78. Louisiana Tech University
  79. University of Oklahoma
  80. University at Buffalo–SUNY
  81. California State University–Fresno
  82. Wayne State University
  83. University at Albany–SUNY
  84. Oklahoma State University
  85. Northern Illinois University
  86. Rockefeller University
  87. Hampton University
  88. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  89. University of South Carolina–Columbia
  90. Arizona State University–Tempe
  91. Washington University in St. Louis
  92. Baylor University
  93. University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez
  94. Florida International University
  95. University of Central Florida
  96. University of Louisville
  97. Virginia Tech
  98. University of Southern California
  99. University of Cincinnati
  100. University of Houston
  101. West Virginia University
  102. North Carolina State University–Raleigh
  103. Fairfield University
  104. Utah Valley University
  105. Case Western Reserve University
  106. Washington State University
  107. Kent State University
  108. Colorado State University
  109. University of Delaware
  110. Temple University
  111. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  112. CUNY–City College
  113. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  114. Georgia State University
  115. Drexel University
  116. University of Kentucky
  117. The Catholic University of America
  118. George Washington University
  119. University of Connecticut
  120. Ohio University