Top Physics Schools in Florida

By | April 29, 2018

On, you can learn what the top-ranked physics colleges and universities are in Florida, and compare the best physics colleges, and get the latest ranking of best schools for physics in Florida. From the following table, please see full list of top 7 graduate schools of physics in Florida including school information and contact profile.

  • According to foodezine, the nickname of Florida is The Sunshine State.

Top Physics Schools in Florida

1 University of Florida, Department of Physics
Address: PO Box 118440, Gainesville, FL 32611-8440
Phone: (352) 392-0521
2 Florida State University, Physics Department
Address: 315 Keen Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350
Phone: (850) 644-4473
3 University of Central Florida, Department of Physics
Address: 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816-2385
Phone: (407) 823-2325
4 University of Miami, Department of Physics
Address: 1320 Campo Sano Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33124
Phone: (305) 284-2326
5 Florida Atlantic University, Department of Physics
Address: 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Phone: (561) 297-3380
6 Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Physics & Space Sciences
Address: 150 W. University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 674-8795
7 Florida International University, Department of Physics
Address: 11200 S.W. Eighth Street, Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2605

Florida state geography

The state of Florida is located in the South of the United States and belongs to the South Atlantic States of the United States. The territory of the state of Florida – 170,304 km 2 (22nd place among the states of the USA).

Florida borders the states of Georgia to the north and Alabama to the northwest. From the east, Florida is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico is located in the west, and the Strait of Florida separates the peninsula on which the state is located from Cuba and the Bahamas in the south. From the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, the Florida Keys stretch along the strait.

The state of Florida is located in two time zones in the United States – eastern (most of the territory) and central (northwestern districts).

The entire area of ​​Florida lies within the Atlantic Lowlands. The plain formed by limestone rocks with a few and low hills is indented by karst caves and failures. The highest point of the state is Britton Hill located in the northwest (105 meters above sea level), the highest point of the Florida peninsula is Sugarloaf Mountain (95 meters).

Florida has a lot of lakes, rivers, streams and swamps. The largest lake in Florida is Okeechobee, its area is about 1,900 km 2 (the second, after Lake Michigan, in terms of area, the lake is completely located on the territory of the continental United States), while the average depth of Lake Okeechobee is only about three meters.

The largest rivers in Florida are St. John’s (about 500 km), Weaslacoochie (about 225 km), Kissimmee (216 km), Apalachicola (180 km), Peace River (170 km) and others. The St. Marys River (more than 200 km long) is the border of Florida with Georgia, and the Perdido River (about 105 km) is the border with Alabama.

In the southeast of Florida is the famous Everglades region, a unique natural ecosystem and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. The Everglades is a huge area where you can see the steppes, coniferous, mangrove and cypress forests, wetlands and the sea coast. There are many water bodies and extremely diverse flora and fauna. More than two thousand species of plants grow in the Everglades, both tropical (various palm trees, mangrove, ficus, orchids, etc.) and typical for a temperate climate (pine, oak, willow).

Characteristic representatives of the animal world of the Everglades – possums, raccoons, squirrels, lynxes, minks, rabbits, white-tailed deer, Florida cougars (very rare, endangered species), pelicans, herons, red cardinals, bald eagles, hawks, kites, woodpeckers, owls, mockingbirds, alligators, hundreds of species of fish, crabs, snakes, turtles, lizards and frogs.

Back in 1934, the US Congress decided to create a reserve in southern Florida, but in fact the Everglades National Park was created only in 1947. The area of ​​the park exceeds 6,100 km 2 (this is the largest reserve in the southeastern United States), of which more than 85% is absolutely untouched nature. In 1979, the Everglades was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In addition to the Everglades, Florida has several other reserves: Biscayne National Park in the southeast of the state, one of the most popular dive sites in the United States; the Canaveral National Seashore Preserve, which is home to over three hundred species of birds; Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys; National Seashore Reserve of the Gulf of Mexico Islands in northwestern Florida and others.

Florida is part of the “Sun Belt” of the United States, the state is characterized by a subtropical, and in the south – a tropical climate, with very warm winters and hot summers. From June to September, the rainy season is pronounced, it is during this period that the main amount of precipitation falls in Florida. It rarely snows in winter, usually with rain or hail.

The average January temperature in the state’s northern capital, Tallahassee, ranges from 4°C to 18°C. In summer, in July, here it is usually from 23°C to 33°C. In the south of Florida, in Miami, in winter from 15°C to 24°C, and in summer from 25°C to 32°C.

Florida is very often hit by natural disasters. Summer and autumn are called “hurricane season”, Florida suffers from them more than any of the US states. Florida also experiences more thunderstorms than anywhere else in the United States (mostly in late spring and summer), with several people killed each year by lightning strikes. Tornadoes are also very frequent, although here they are usually not as strong as in the Great Plains or the Midwest of the United States.

Nevertheless, Florida’s climate is deservedly considered one of the mildest and most favorable in the United States.