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  • Faculty in the department: 37  (the combined total of full-time, part-time, and other faculty at all ranks is 40)
  • Undergraduate physics majors: 86
  • Graduate students in the program: 78
  • Graduate student admission:  14 students were accepted
    out of 187 applicants for the Fall 2010
  • Research expenditures: $7 million per year
  • Department location: Sharp Lab
  • Department chair: Edmund Nowak
  • Bartol Research Institute director: Stephen Barr
  • 2010 NRC ranking of Physics Ph.D. programs: 44th in the US
  • 2013 Performance ranking of scientific papers (by National Taiwan University): 76 in the US
  • Citation impact from Google Scholar for DPA researchers


  • Setting: Main campus is in Newark ("New Ark"), which offers the charm of a small college town, with easy access to major metropolitan areas (distances to Sharp Lab: New York City 133 miles; Washington DC  96 miles; Philadelphia 44 miles; Baltimore 58 miles).
  • Total faculty: 1,150
  • Total students: 15,318
  • Total graduate students: 3,600
  • President: Dennis Assanis
  • University officer for graduate studies: Ann Ardis
  • Control: Both private and public