Top Physics Schools in Pennsylvania

By | April 29, 2018

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

  • According to foodezine, the nickname of Pennsylvania is The Keystone State.

Top Physics Schools in Pennsylvania

1 University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Address: 209 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396
Phone: (215) 898-8141
2 Pennsylvania State University–University Park, Department of Physics
Address: 104 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802-6300
Phone: (814) 863-0118
3 Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics
Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-2849
4 University of Pittsburgh, Physics & Astronomy Department
Address: 3941 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-9000
5 Drexel University, Department of Physics
Address: 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 895-2708
6 Lehigh University, Department of Physics
Address: 16 Memorial Drive E, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-3930
7 Temple University, Department of Physics
Address: 1803 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6082
Phone: (215) 204-7736

Nature in Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern United States and belongs to the mid-Atlantic states of the United States. Territory of Pennsylvania – 119,283 km 2 (33rd place in the USA).

Pennsylvania borders the states of New York (and Canada) to the north, New Jersey to the east, Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, and Ohio to the west.

Interestingly, the southern border of Pennsylvania runs along the historic “Mason-Dixon Line.”

Pennsylvania is called the “corner state”, as it is a kind of bridge between the northeastern states of New England and the South of the USA, as well as between the Atlantic coast and the Great Lakes.

The eastern border of Pennsylvania is formed by the Delaware River, one of the largest rivers on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Along a very picturesque river, there are several national parks and recreation areas that are among the most popular attractions in the United States.

Southeastern Pennsylvania, often referred to as ” Dutch Pennsylvania “, is located on the Piedmont Plateau. It is an area of ​​gently sloping hills covered with forests, between which many rivers and streams flow.

The Appalachian Mountains stretch from northeast to southwest Pennsylvania.

In the northeast of the state, the low Endless and Pocono mountains are located, which are part of the Alleeny Plateau. It is in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania that very large reserves of hard coal are concentrated, the extraction of which for many years was the basis of the economy of Pennsylvania.

The Alleeny Plateau, which is part of the Appalachian Plateau, occupies almost the entire western part of the state. In southwestern Pennsylvania is the highest point in the state – Mount Davis (979 meters above sea level).

Beyond western Pennsylvania, in the Pittsburgh area , the confluence of the Alleeny and Monongyela rivers forms the Ohio River, one of the major tributaries of the Mississippi.

Almost half of the state (virtually all of central Pennsylvania) is located in the basin of the Susquehanna River, the largest river in the state and the longest river on the East Coast of the United States. It is the Susquehanna that provides more than half of the river flow to the Chesapeake Bay.

The capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is located on the Susquehanna River.

In the northwest, Pennsylvania has access to Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America.

Pennsylvania has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cool winters. In the central part of the state, around Harrisburg, the average temperature in January varies from -5°C to 0°C, the average temperature in July is from 17°C to 30°C.

In the northwest, in the Lake Erie region, heavy snowfalls are common in winter, receiving twice as much rainfall as the state average.

In the southeast, in the Philadelphia region, the climate is hotter, humid subtropical. The average temperature in July here is from 21°C to 30°C, in January – from -4°C to 4°C.

Pennsylvania is periodically hit by the elements. During the summer and fall, tropical cyclones from the Atlantic bring downpours, often causing flooding in the state’s many rivers. Up to ten times a year tornadoes sweep through Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania is located in the United States Eastern Time Zone.