Field/School/Subject Ranking

Subject 2017

Center for World University Rankings by Subject

Biomedical Engineering 10
Clinical Neurology 10
Critical Care Medicine 3
Emergency Medicine 3
Endocrinology & Metabolism 3
Gastroenterology & Hepatology 8
Geriatrics & Gerontology 2
Gerontology 1
History & Philosophy of Science 1
Medical Laboratory Technology 5
Medicine, Research, & Experimental 10
Obstetrics & Gynecology 4
Orthopedics 5
Otorhinolaryngology 3
Pathology 4
Physiology 8
Psychiatry 6
Psychology 8
Psychology, Biological 8
Psychology, Clinical 3
Psychology, Developmental 7
Rehabilitation 7
Respiratory System 8
Sport Sciences 2
Substance Abuse 8
Surgery 3
Transplantation 2
Women's Studies 6

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Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject

Arts & Humanities

121

124

127

111

119

141

165

132

128

132

Archaeology         NR 101-150 101-150 51-100 101-150 51-100
English Language & Literatures NR NR 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200
History 101-150 151-200 101-150 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200
Linguistics 101-150 151-200 151-200 NR NR 251-300 251-300 251-300 251-300 251-300
Modern Languages 101-150 151-200 151-200 201-250 251-300 201-250 251-300 151-200 201-250 151-200
Philosophy 18 7 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 3

Engineering and Technology

335

297

254

270

287

303

323

233

251

275

Chemical Engineering 101-200 151-200 NR 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 101-150 151-200 151-200
Civil & Structural Engineering 151-200 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Computer Science & Information Systems 151-200 151-200 NR 151-200 201-250 201-250 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 151-200 NR NR 251-300 251-300 251-300 301-350 251-300 251-300 251-300
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 101-150 151-200 NR 201-250 201-250 201-250 201-250 201-250 251-300 251-300
Petroleum Engineering                 51-75 51-100

Life Scienes & Medicine

133

124

47

71

72

71

66

48

48

48

Biological Science 51-100 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 51-100 101-150 101-150 134
Medicine 37 41 46 42 46 38 36 43 48 46
Nursing         12 17 16 18 16 21
Pharmacy & Pharmacology  51-100 43 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 43 45 46
Psychology 51-100 101-150 151-200 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 51-100 51-100 101-150

Natural Sciences

502

362

238

242

292

266

240

206

216

218

Chemistry NR NR 151-200 201-250 201-250 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
Environmental Sciences NR 151-200 NR 201-250 251-300 251-300 251-300 NR 351-400 351-400
Geography 151-200 NR NR NR NR NR NR 151-200 151-200 151-200
Material Sciences 151-200 151-200 151-200 101-150 NR 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
Mathematics 151-200 151-200 NR 201-250 201-250 201-250 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
Physics & Astronomy 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 201-250 201-250 201-250 201-250 151-200

Social Sciences & Management

242

281

224

301

319

289

319

274

274

267

Accounting and Finance 101-150 NR NR 151-200 NR 151-200 151-200 201-250 201-250 251-300
Business & Management Studies       NR NR 251-300 NR 251-300 301-350 301-350
Communications & Media Studies 51-100 51-100 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
Economics & Econometrics 101-150 151-200 NR 151-200 201-250 251-300 201-250 201-250 151-200 201-250
Education 51-100 51-100 101-150 101-150 51-100 51-100 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
Law 51-100 101-150 151-200 NR NR NR 251-300 251-300 NR NR
Library & Information Management             9 15 17 13
Politics & International Studies 151-200 101-150 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150 101-150 151-200 101-150 151-200
Social Policy and Administration         51-100 NR NR NR 51-100 51-100
Sociology  101-150 151-200 151-200 NR NR 201-250 251-300 NR 251-300 201-250
Sports-Related Subjects           40 51-100 NR NR NR
Statistics & Operational Research 101-150 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200

NR= Not Ranked

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Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking by Field 

Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy 10 10 12 9 11 10 10 11 14 17
Engineering/Technology & Computer Sciences NR NR NR NR NR 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 NR
Life & Agriculture Sciences 49 43 40 40 41 43 45 44 45 44
Natural Sciences & Mathematics 76-110 77-107 NR NR NR 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 151-200
Social Science 37 36 47 50 52-75 48 46 51-75 51-75 76-100
Subject 2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017   2018   2019  2020 2021

NR= Not Ranked 

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking by Subject 

Engineering

                       
Biomedical Engineering                14 18 11 14 11
Biotechnology               101-150 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200
Chemical Engineering             101-150 NR 301-400 301-400 301-400 201-300
Civil Engineering               201-300 201-300 NR NR NR
Computer Science & Engineering 76-100 52-75 76-100 76-100 101-150 151-200 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 151-200
Electrical & Electronic Engineering             201-300 151-200 151-200 201-300 151-200 201-300
Energy Science & Engineering             151-200 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300
Environmental Science & Engineering             201-300 201-300 151-200 201-300 201-300 201-300
Instruments Science & Technology             NR  201-300 NR 201-300 201-300 NR
Materials Science & Engineering             76-100 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 201-300
Mechanical Engineering             201-300 NR NR NR 201-300 201-300
Nanoscience & Nontechnology               101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200

Life Sciences

                       
Biological Sciences               51-75 76-100 51-75 76-100 51-75
Human Biological Sciences               17 16 21 36 34

Medical Sciences

                       
Clinical Medicine               8 9 22 8 9
Dentistry & Oral Sciences               20 19 20 22 20
Medical Technology               34 37 40 50 51-75
Nursing               51-75 51-75 46 76-100 101-150
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences               76-100 76-100 22 30 24
Public Health               34 50 51-75 49 46

Natural Sciences

                       
Chemistry 51-75 51-75 51-75 49 51-75 51-75 51-75 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
Earth Sciences               NR 301-400 301-400 301-400 301-400
Ecology               NR 201-300 301-400 410-500 401-500
Geography               NR NR 201-300 151-200 NR
Mathematics 76-101 77-100 76-100 76-100 76-100 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150
Physics               101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150

Social Sciences

                       
Business Administration               28 35 47 51-75 34
Communication               NR 101-150 151-200 101-150 151-200
Economics 51-75 51-77 51-75 51-75 51-75 51-75 51-75 101-150 151-200 101-150 76-100 76-100
Education               16 21 26 13 16
Finance               76-100 101-150 101-150 76-100 76-100
Law               76-100 76-100 101-150 76-100 101-150
Library & Information Science               32 23 15 15 18
Management               101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
Political Sciences               45 51-75 51-75 51-75 51-75
Psychology               30 26 22 20 17
Public Administration               51-75 51-75 101-150 151-200 101-150
Sociology               76-100 101-150 76-100 101-150 101-150
Statistics               76-100 76-100 76-100 49 50

NR= Not Ranked

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School 2016 2017 2018 2020

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 

Sport Science  51-100  33  40 51-100
Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 

Arts & Humanities 18 25 45 47 53 NR 43 53 68 71 53
Business & Economics             NR  NR 151-175 151-175 151-175
Clinical, Pre-Clinical, & Health 24 23 24 24 22 37 36 42 47 51 50
Computer Science             NR 86 126-150 176-200 251-300
Education               73 56 42 92
Engineering & Technology NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 176-200 251-300 251-300
Law               NR 151+ 151+ 201+
Life Science NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 101-125 101-125 101-125
Physical Sciences NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 201-250 251-300 201-250
Psychology               98 82 77 94
Social Sciences NR NR NR 72 81 31 96 126-150 126-150 126-150 176-200

NR=Not Ranked

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Field 2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019 2020 2021

University Ranking by Academic Performance Field Rankings

Agriculture NR NR 123 141 NR NR 471 453 462 NR
Anthropology             101 110 114 158
Archaeology     NR NR NR NR 123 NR NR NR
Artificial Intelligence                   151
Astronomy & Astrophysics             128 129 124 109
Biological Sciences     44 45 48 49 54 54 58 63
Biomedical Engineering             11 12 10 12
Business         NR 198 163 NR NR 199
Chemical Engineering         382 336 236 251 253 279
Chemical Sciences     107 109 134 140 173 166 171 135
Civil Engineering          323 347 NR NR NR NR
Commerce, Management, Tourism & Services     153 132 130 123 172 222 225  
Dentistry         54 37 21 22 23  
Earth Sciences     NR NR NR 486 NR NR 432  
Economics     148 168 141 135 203 28 219  
Education     21 25 25 27 25 26 29  
Electrical & Electronics Engineering         NR 357 271 294 283  
Engineering 130 152 156 184 202 195 210 244 243  
Environmental Sciences     316 353 332 NR 307 NR 377  
Food Engineering         NR NR 169 223 227  
Geology         NR NR 453 468 468  
History     NR NR NR 65 29 132 135  
Human Movement & Sport Science             13 11 11  
Information & Computing Sciences     111 97 127 112 133 144 152  
Language, Communication & Culture     53 55 71 95 84 67 77  
Law and Legal Studies     NR NR NR NR 94 NR NR  
Library & Information Science 18 17         41 45 43  
Life Science 18 17                
Materials Engineering         NR 265 209 232 245  
Mathematical Sciences     232 215 181 216 153 164 166  
Mechanical Engineering         169  201 231 254 257  
Medical and Health Sciences 6 5 15 15 15 15 13 14 15  
Molecular Biology & Genetics             46 48 50  
Multidisciplinary     66 60            
Nanoscience & Nanomaterials             169 189 187  
Natural Sciences 91 95                
Neuroscience             17 17 18  
Nursing             18 17 22  
Pharmacology         27 33 34 35 38  
Philosophy     34 34 17 28 34 32 30  
Physical Sciences     154 116 140 152 178 177 173  
Political Science             75 83 85  
Psychology         20 20 17 18 19  
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences     23 19 19 17 15 20    
Sociology  25 25     NR 119 160 149 147  
Statistics         68 77 NR 86 72  
Studies in Creative Arts & Writing     NR NR 30 72 NR NR 78  
Studies in Human Society     93 95 97 99 81 74 78  
Technology     118 148 162 162 157 169 174  
Zoology             156 NR NR  

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Subject 2015  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities Subject Rankings

Arts & Humanities NR 46 38 37 41 36 36
Biology & Biochemistry 40 40 43 55 49 51 53
Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology             137
Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems           42 48
Cell Biology             42
Chemistry NR 131 145 161 160 173 161
Clinical Medicine 16 18 17 17 16 18 18
Computer Science NR NR 148 147 179 211 125
Economics & Business NR NR 186 175 154 166 157
Engineering NR NR 324 317 342 317 305
Gastroenterology and Hepatology             26
Immunology 29 31 42 46 42 39 30
Infectious Disease             13
Material Science NR 121 129 139 187 164 183
Mathematics NR NR 170 NR 178 153 140
Microbiology 36 43 45 57 56 49 39
Molecular Biology & Genetics 60 54 76 106 105 97 98
Nanoscience and Nontechnology             198
Neuroscience & Behavior 23 25 23 27 25 23 24
Oncology           23 22
Pharmacology & Toxicology 20 21 23 27 41 34 43
Physics NR 150 154 216 210 214 146
Psychiatry/Psychology 7 7 9 14 15 19 20
Public, Environmental, and Occupational Health             70
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging             80
Social Sciences & Public Health 38 38 42 49 53 59 67
Space Science NR 89 102 91 111 132 150
Surgery           3 3

NR= Not Ranked

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  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Professional Schools

Business Schools

85 68 61 52 48 55 53 52 43 39 52

MBA Programs

                     
Part-Time MBA     64 53 64 66 71 56 48 39 39

Education Schools

23 24 32 22 27 30 27 34 35 39 34

Education Programs

                     
Education Psychology     13 14 13 NR NR NR NR 22 NR

Engineering Schools

52 47 45 43 43 43 42 47 47 51 47

Engineering Programs

                     
Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering     16 15 16 18 12 18 18 19 24
Chemical Engineering     38 39 39 36 33 32 32 33 33
Civil Engineering     56 61 53 56 60 55 56 59 57
Computer Engineering     50 58 54 48 43 43 45 49 51
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering     55 58 52 55 55 55 55 54 58
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering     53 55 48 54 48 48 58 51 53
Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering     21 23 22 23 17 17 18 22 23
Materials Engineering     47 56 53 55 43 50 54 54 54
Mechanical Engineering     49 52 49 51 57 48 47 50 49

Health School Specialty Programs

                     
Audiology   8       7       7  
Clinical Psychology   18       11       8  
Healthcare Management 25       29       17    
Nursing Anesthesia 3       1 4          
Nursing Midwifery NR       NR NR       27  
Occupational Therapy   6       4       3  
Pharmacy   14       9       13  
Physical Therapy   3       1       1  
Physician Assistant         57       93    
Public Health 11       13       13   15
Rehabilitation Counseling 23       18       20    
Social Work 14 11       10   11 17    
Speech – Language Pathology   8       7       3  

Law Schools

71 69 91 81 78 78 82 74 77 76 67

Law Specialties

                     
Business/Corporate Law                   75 78
Clinical Training     NR NR NR NR NR NR 112 121 99
Constitutional Law                   69 71
Contracts/Commercial Law                   69 62
Criminal Law                   57 61
Environmental Law     NR NR NR NR NR NR 82 85 90
Health Care Law     13 14 14 12 18 20 27 32 29
Intellectual Property Law     NR NR NR NR NR NR 60 51 44
International Law     NR NR 29 NR NR 27 45 43 43
Legal Writing     NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  76 68
Tax law     NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 26 47
Trial Advocacy     NR NR NR NR NR NR 76 131 124

Library and Information Studies Schools

10   10       10       17

Library & Information Studies Programs

                     
Archives and Preservation     6       6       9
Digital Librarianship     10       11       14
Health Librarianship     3       1       NR
Information Systems      4       9       11
School Library Media     13       NR       NR

Medical Schools

                     
Primary Care   18   18 19 11 13 14 14 17 34
Research   15   17 16 16 15 14 13 14 13

Medical School Diversity

                    56

Medical Specialities

                     
Anesthesiology               10 NR 17 NR
Drug and Alcohol Abuse       9 11 8 10        
Geriatrics       9 10 10 9        
Internal Medicine       16 18 13 16 NR 19 19 22
Obstetrics & Gynecology       4 4 5 6 6 NR 7 11
Pediatrics       7 11 9 8 7 8 11 15
Psychiatry               9 10 8 6
Radiology               NR 8 NR NR
Surgery               10 NR 10 11

Nursing Schools

                     
Masters 7       5 13 8 7 12 6 NR
Doctor of Nursing Practice           8 7 5 9 8 6

Nursing Specialties

                     
Master's - Clinical Nurse Leader                   3  
DNP - Nurse Practitioner:  Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care                   4 NR
DNP - Nurse Practitioner:  Administration/Management                     4
DNP - Nurse Practitioner:  Family                   16 12
Clinical Nurse Leader         3 4 3 4 7    
Nurse Practitioner:  Adult/Gerontolgoy, Acute Care         5   6 7 9   NR
Nurse Practitioner:  Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care         12   13 12 NR   NR
Nurse Practitioner:  Family         17   15 12 NR   NR
Nurse Practitioner:  Pediatric, Primary Care         3   9 6 7    
Nurse Practitioner:  Psychiatric/Mental Health, Across the Lifespan         5   12 12 7   NR
Nursing Administration          5   4 10 10   NR
Nursing Informatics         6   6 7 NR    

Public Affairs Schools

27 33       34   34 35 38 38

Public Affairs Specialties

                     
International/Global Policy and Administration      NR     NR   7 10 7 7
Local Government Management     NR     NR   19 NR NR NR
Public Management and Leadership     NR     NR   37 29 NR 40
Urban Policy     19     NR   NR NR 18 22

Science Specialties

                     
Biology   46   42       46      
Chemistry   38   35       39      
Computer Science   53   52       49      
Earth Science   81   88       90      
Mathematics   59    60       55      
Physics   52   50       47      
Statistics   45   49       55      

Social Sciences and Humanities Specialties

                     
Economics   39   36     39       30
English   35   39     35       32
History   42   36     44       34
Political Science   39   40     40       37
Psychology   36   30     26        
Sociology   54   52     57       54

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U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs

Online Master's Education Programs 31 50 68 66 47 28 22 31 58
Online Graduate Engineering Programs NR 44 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Online Master's in Nursing Programs 5 56 21 23 12 23 35 26 23
Online Master's in Nursing Programs - Nursing Administration/Leadership               6 7
Online Master's in  Nursing Programs - Nurse Practitioner -- Pediatric, Primary Care               3 NR
Online Master in Nursing Programs - Nurse Practitioner -- Psychiatric Mental Health, Across the Lifespan               4 NR
Online MBA Programs NR NR NR NR NR NR 82 59 59
Online MBA Programs for Veterans NR NR NR NR NR NR 48 37 35

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Program  2003   2004   2005  2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019 2020 2021 2022

U.S. News and World Report Best Undergraduate Programs

Best Undergraduate Accounting Programs NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 56 NR NR NR
Best Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Programs NR NR NR NR NR NR 24 21 NR NR NR NR 19 21 NR 21 18 26 20 25
Best Undergraduate Business Programs  35 NR 38 40 42 38 43 42 42 41 47 47 39 39 38 31 35 31 38 49
Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs                                     52 60
Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs 61 NR 60 57 53 52 51 51 56 48 50 49 51 51 50 49 48 54 53 56
Best Undergraduate Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Programs NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 19 NR NR
Best Undergraduate Marketing Programs NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 31 NR
Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs                                       7

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