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Astrophysics (Greek: Astro - meaning "star", and Greek: physis – φύσις - meaning "nature") is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties of celestial objects, as well as their interactions and behavior. Among the objects studied are galaxies, stars, planets, exoplanets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background. Their emissions are examined across all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the properties examined include luminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition. The study of cosmology addresses questions of astrophysics at scales much larger than the size of particular gravitationally-bound objects in the universe.

Because astrophysics is a very broad subject, astrophysicists typically apply many disciplines of physics, including mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, nuclear and particle physics, and atomic and molecular physics. In practice, modern astronomical research involves a substantial amount of physics. The name of a university's department ("astrophysics" or "astronomy") often has to do more with the department's history than with the contents of the programs. Astrophysics can be studied at the bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. levels in aerospace engineering, physics, or astronomy departments at many universities.

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Matching Astrophysics Colleges

Name
University of California-Berkeley
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
Princeton University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,000 average out-state tuition; $37,000 average in-state tuition
Michigan State University
Four or more years; Public; $31,639 average out-state tuition; $12,769 average in-state tuition
University of California-Santa Cruz
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Four or more years; Public; $16,650 average out-state tuition; $11,650 average in-state tuition
University of California-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Colorado Boulder
Four or more years; Public; $28,850 average out-state tuition; $7,672 average in-state tuition

Astrophysics Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Mary Harris Clark President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Louisa Miller Eldredge President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Ralph L. and Frances A. Jaeschke Arts and Sciences Endowed Scholarship $1,250 February 01, 2018
Frank M. Clark Scholarship $1,000 December 01, 2017
Albert A. Guerrieri, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 December 01, 2017
Science Student Grant Fund $1,000 December 01, 2017
Ferwerda Physical Sciences Scholarship $1,000 February 01, 2018
A.P. Vincent Science Scholarship - Slippery Rock University $1,000 March 15, 2018
Modine Endowed Science and Mathematics Scholarship $625 February 01, 2018
Ila A. Adams Memorial Scholarship $575 August 28, 2017