Carnegie Mellon University: Rankings

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Carnegie Mellon University ranked 36th in the United States and 43rd in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 1-3 in 16 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Carnegie Mellon University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 92,979 publications and 6,172,139 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 350 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#43 of 14,131 In the World
#38 of 2,597 In North America
#36 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#2 of 10 In Pittsburgh
#1 of 2,714 For Artificial Intelligence (AI)
#1 of 1,143 For Computational Linguistics
#1 of 1,264 For Machine Learning
#101 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#6 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3 For 13 other topics

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Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 3rd for Computer Science in the United States and 3rd in the World with 32,842 publications made and 2,440,641 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 858 In the United States
#3 of 927 In North America
#3 of 4,392 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 308 1060
1992 186 503
1993 247 1046
1994 293 891
1995 275 1067
1996 467 3035
1997 442 2914
1998 520 4275
1999 513 3601
2000 539 5559
2001 502 4382
2002 655 4770
2003 781 5698
2004 924 6391
2005 1058 6549
2006 1018 5865
2007 1023 5693
2008 1131 4973
2009 1164 5809
2010 1378 7734
2011 1338 7377
2012 1408 7228
2013 1362 6360
2014 1417 7671
2015 1492 10011
2016 1582 13231
2017 1583 12740
2018 1645 14983
2019 1890 12222
2020 1916 9008
2021 1942 4697

Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 15th for Engineering in the United States and 30th in the World with 24,403 publications made and 1,251,266 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Automation and Control engineering, Computer Networking.

Rank Ranking
#15 of 756 In the United States
#16 of 818 In North America
#30 of 4,624 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 352 348
1992 215 300
1993 261 615
1994 303 510
1995 256 567
1996 419 1650
1997 456 1789
1998 461 1947
1999 478 1551
2000 536 1925
2001 489 2072
2002 565 2311
2003 659 3434
2004 700 3104
2005 739 3103
2006 745 2998
2007 727 3356
2008 842 3062
2009 903 4764
2010 949 4145
2011 929 3378
2012 980 4549
2013 1034 4112
2014 1049 4953
2015 1001 5544
2016 1053 5180
2017 909 4863
2018 897 6716
2019 983 4399
2020 918 2998
2021 938 1332
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Human-Computer Interaction 1 1 1
Robotics 1 1 1
Architecture 2 2 2
Engineering Management 4 4 4
Industrial Engineering 4 4 4
Computer Engineering 4 4 5
Technical Drawing 5 5 5
Product and Industrial Design 5 5 6
Systems Engineering 4 4 7
Computer Networking 7 7 8
Operations Research 4 4 8
Reliability and Quality Engineering 6 7 11
Construction Management 7 7 13
Environmental Engineering 6 6 20
Automation and Control engineering 11 12 22
Telecommunications 13 17 24
Aviation 22 23 39
Architectural Engineering 3 4 40
Transportation Engineering 27 31 58
Mechanical Engineering 19 19 60
Electronic Engineering 24 27 61
Acoustical Engineering 31 32 66
Electrical Engineering 30 32 72
Automotive Engineering 17 18 75
Renewable Energy Engineering 24 28 76
Aerospace Engineering 43 44 77
Applied/Engineering Physics 33 34 77
Agricultural Engineering 29 32 80
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 32 36 81
Nanotechnology 40 41 107
Metallurgical Engineering 18 24 108
Biomedical Engineering 61 66 113
Materials Science 39 42 130
Petroleum Engineering 40 47 134
Firefighting and Fire Science 53 58 140
Optical Engineering 49 56 145
Remote Sensing 61 68 148
Marine Engineering 34 40 155
Chemical Engineering 46 52 191
Biochemical Engineering 56 65 201
Civil Engineering 49 57 231
Nuclear Engineering 64 77 265
Structural Engineering 72 84 267
Mining Engineering 91 116 495
Geotechnical Engineering 141 171 670
Landscape Architecture 201 231 1128

Physics

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 46th for Physics in the United States and 112th in the World with 14,402 publications made and 842,070 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#46 of 721 In the United States
#49 of 781 In North America
#112 of 4,082 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 195 240
1992 119 258
1993 142 201
1994 178 240
1995 129 195
1996 224 1314
1997 269 502
1998 277 502
1999 298 733
2000 358 977
2001 377 1555
2002 371 1278
2003 420 2502
2004 405 1828
2005 446 1891
2006 441 1861
2007 408 2044
2008 427 1636
2009 451 2245
2010 459 2562
2011 454 2167
2012 524 4186
2013 546 3590
2014 571 6024
2015 546 3737
2016 562 3339
2017 527 4440
2018 573 4409
2019 554 4153
2020 536 3140
2021 524 1473
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Acoustical Engineering 31 32 66
Condensed Matter Physics 31 32 69
Applied/Engineering Physics 33 34 77
Nuclear Physics 38 39 106
Nanotechnology 40 41 107
Astrophysics and Astronomy 45 51 123
Materials Science 39 42 130
Theoretical Physics 44 49 132
Quantum and Particle physics 46 50 133
Atomic and Molecular physics 52 55 134
Optical Engineering 49 56 145
Biophysics 79 87 170
Medical Physics 98 110 229
Astrobiology 113 126 271

Chemistry

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 59th for Chemistry in the United States and 176th in the World with 10,175 publications made and 470,928 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#59 of 717 In the United States
#65 of 778 In North America
#176 of 4,317 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 156 171
1992 94 141
1993 99 118
1994 135 220
1995 77 78
1996 160 297
1997 197 488
1998 204 569
1999 189 484
2000 227 505
2001 222 621
2002 227 573
2003 232 854
2004 255 717
2005 287 978
2006 284 1189
2007 284 1659
2008 299 1325
2009 301 1613
2010 354 1641
2011 343 1882
2012 369 2591
2013 420 2314
2014 456 2783
2015 386 2337
2016 428 2290
2017 402 2390
2018 390 2554
2019 410 2131
2020 377 1913
2021 387 740
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 32 36 81
Physical chemistry 36 36 88
Computational Chemistry 41 43 96
Nanotechnology 40 41 107
Materials Science 39 42 130
Environmental Chemistry 49 57 139
Chemical Engineering 46 52 191
Biochemical Engineering 56 65 201
Inorganic Chemistry 56 65 220
Organic Chemistry 86 98 348
Pharmacy 100 115 428
Biochemistry 132 150 434
Radiochemistry 86 102 577

Mathematics

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 8th for Mathematics in the United States and 8th in the World with 6,889 publications made and 541,786 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Math Teachers, Statistics.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 684 In the United States
#8 of 744 In North America
#8 of 3,376 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 65 121
1992 51 90
1993 51 209
1994 60 218
1995 82 250
1996 96 933
1997 115 668
1998 132 1068
1999 121 1261
2000 120 538
2001 130 884
2002 151 1547
2003 182 1286
2004 203 1322
2005 233 1189
2006 222 941
2007 205 1479
2008 228 987
2009 290 1669
2010 271 1655
2011 285 1030
2012 333 1475
2013 267 1425
2014 285 1420
2015 271 1997
2016 343 1437
2017 273 1388
2018 290 1024
2019 293 850
2020 294 648
2021 275 1668
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 3 3 3
Operations Research 4 4 8
Applied Mathematics 18 19 25
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 22 23 26
Math Teachers 25 25 32
Actuarial Science 27 29 33
Statistics 35 39 49

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 68th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 141st in the World with 6,525 publications made and 418,593 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Linguistics, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#68 of 1,262 In the United States
#80 of 1,341 In North America
#141 of 5,073 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 60 399
1992 27 95
1993 42 479
1994 41 174
1995 35 239
1996 86 446
1997 101 454
1998 103 1027
1999 89 492
2000 98 600
2001 96 577
2002 105 697
2003 133 699
2004 148 1223
2005 152 808
2006 151 588
2007 182 1255
2008 212 801
2009 269 839
2010 286 1697
2011 307 1122
2012 311 3148
2013 316 2184
2014 344 1797
2015 283 1397
2016 335 1608
2017 257 1368
2018 291 1491
2019 328 1111
2020 344 1027
2021 397 589
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 7 7 7
Journalism and Digital Media 15 15 18
Linguistics 22 25 32
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 38 41 52
Law Enforcement 56 59 83
Communications and Public Relations 50 58 97
Publishing 48 58 123
Library and Information science 65 74 124
Public Policy / Administration 63 73 129
Criminology and Criminal Justice 85 96 137
Media Studies 58 68 138
Forensic Science 46 52 142
Early Childhood Education 95 102 156
Sociology 69 80 158
Urban and Regional planning 43 51 169
Radio and Television broadcasting 88 100 170
Art History 82 95 173
Broadcast Journalism 100 113 204
Demography 94 109 211
History 102 114 219
Education Majors 95 108 220
Special Education 109 125 227
Political Science 98 114 240
Aesthetics 88 105 248
Law 116 131 255
Philosophy 98 117 263
Occupational Safety and Health 138 158 278
Military science 162 183 306
Social Work 149 171 311
Political Economy 120 137 316
Anthropology 149 171 332
Genealogy 128 151 332
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 176 195 356
Human Rights Law 126 149 389
Classics and Ancient History 158 181 390
Gender Studies 185 212 432
International Relations and Diplomacy 157 179 434
International Law 179 208 524
Archaeology 278 313 854

Business

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 27th for Business in the United States and 36th in the World with 6,125 publications made and 498,525 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Project Management, Operations Research, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Marketing.

Rank Ranking
#27 of 834 In the United States
#28 of 900 In North America
#36 of 4,001 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 51 474
1992 32 84
1993 46 415
1994 45 156
1995 46 169
1996 72 321
1997 90 351
1998 106 877
1999 114 1042
2000 131 956
2001 104 728
2002 134 787
2003 171 1429
2004 140 743
2005 198 1117
2006 221 1217
2007 213 1354
2008 240 1156
2009 287 953
2010 327 1842
2011 297 1276
2012 316 804
2013 283 1104
2014 282 1076
2015 271 1312
2016 286 1088
2017 265 1142
2018 202 1218
2019 236 783
2020 237 452
2021 212 262

Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 55th for Psychology in the United States and 77th in the World with 5,172 publications made and 806,326 citations received. Main research topics: Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Rank Ranking
#55 of 981 In the United States
#60 of 1,047 In North America
#77 of 3,654 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 683
1992 21 256
1993 39 676
1994 45 295
1995 23 190
1996 75 1159
1997 76 661
1998 105 1840
1999 91 967
2000 83 871
2001 81 1713
2002 86 856
2003 118 1818
2004 141 2450
2005 144 1315
2006 162 1307
2007 158 2237
2008 183 1524
2009 212 1356
2010 237 2100
2011 225 1600
2012 265 1840
2013 245 1865
2014 286 1879
2015 224 1585
2016 250 1588
2017 222 1520
2018 208 1155
2019 207 827
2020 229 551
2021 251 281
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 7 7 7
Cognitive Science 10 11 14
Social Psychology 40 43 48
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 35 39 50
Child Psychology 78 87 123
Neuroscience 73 84 152
Clinical Psychology 115 130 206
Education Majors 95 108 220
Special Education 109 125 227
Occupational Therapy 103 119 265
Social Work 149 171 311
Psychiatry 184 208 448
Sexology 222 252 455

Biology

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 122nd for Biology in the United States and 369th in the World with 5,045 publications made and 358,741 citations received. Main research topics: Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Biochemistry, Genetics.

Rank Ranking
#122 of 867 In the United States
#138 of 932 In North America
#369 of 4,496 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 48 193
1992 29 115
1993 35 111
1994 37 139
1995 39 90
1996 49 285
1997 73 584
1998 73 470
1999 71 606
2000 60 278
2001 73 305
2002 91 555
2003 87 433
2004 100 619
2005 121 682
2006 122 848
2007 136 1501
2008 141 1136
2009 138 1012
2010 207 1536
2011 206 1246
2012 254 2561
2013 232 1512
2014 313 2520
2015 256 2016
2016 306 2335
2017 276 1647
2018 263 1543
2019 279 1521
2020 298 1835
2021 324 573
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nanotechnology 40 41 107
Neuroscience 73 84 152
Biophysics 79 87 170
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 80 86 171
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 100 114 212
Astrobiology 113 126 271
Genetics 110 125 301
Evolutionary Biology 123 140 336
Molecular Biology 135 151 433
Biochemistry 132 150 434
Toxicology 143 164 606
Oncology and Cancer research 150 165 615
Immunology 161 178 618
Agricultural Science 107 128 619
Virology 189 212 766
Pharmacology 192 211 899
Microbiology 202 223 936

Art & Design

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 3rd for Art & Design in the United States and 4th in the World with 4,434 publications made and 260,791 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Architecture, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 685 In the United States
#3 of 750 In North America
#4 of 2,700 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 24
1992 24 41
1993 30 94
1994 44 75
1995 37 137
1996 81 676
1997 89 797
1998 90 495
1999 92 427
2000 93 524
2001 94 378
2002 116 670
2003 136 604
2004 140 838
2005 146 470
2006 176 736
2007 163 726
2008 199 624
2009 202 863
2010 210 959
2011 198 821
2012 185 779
2013 232 716
2014 200 811
2015 175 791
2016 204 998
2017 177 815
2018 141 1794
2019 159 486
2020 145 335
2021 147 209
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
UX/UI Desgin 1 1 1
Graphic Design 1 1 1
Multimedia 2 2 2
Architecture 2 2 2
Game Design and Development 5 5 5
Interior Design 2 2 5
Computer Graphics 6 6 7
Animation 5 6 7
Cinematography 11 11 16
Illustration and Concept Art 11 11 17
Entertainment Industry Business 23 23 26
Sculpture 16 16 30
Painting and Drawing 16 16 30
Photography 31 33 56
Music 29 34 59
Performing arts 26 30 63
Fashion Design 32 36 81
Creative Writing 40 47 88
Art History 82 95 173
Singing and Vocal Performance 95 113 231
Aesthetics 88 105 248
Literature 98 111 252
Landscape Architecture 201 231 1128

Economics

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 35th for Economics in the United States and 53rd in the World with 3,097 publications made and 231,397 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Actuarial Science, Environmental Economics.

Rank Ranking
#35 of 654 In the United States
#37 of 717 In North America
#53 of 3,039 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 31 49
1992 21 66
1993 18 96
1994 23 90
1995 26 78
1996 48 276
1997 52 225
1998 64 338
1999 59 986
2000 59 204
2001 66 364
2002 73 696
2003 75 317
2004 72 327
2005 79 296
2006 98 411
2007 84 469
2008 98 583
2009 123 1204
2010 126 487
2011 126 605
2012 156 431
2013 111 579
2014 130 352
2015 130 433
2016 152 679
2017 121 539
2018 109 937
2019 116 400
2020 137 222
2021 135 196
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Environmental Economics 3 3 8
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 22 23 26
Actuarial Science 27 29 33
Investment Banking and Stock trading 47 51 80
Finance 50 53 83
Agricultural Economics 46 49 92
International Economics 62 68 167
International Trade 85 100 269
Political Economy 120 137 316
Development Studies 113 132 340
International Relations and Diplomacy 157 179 434

Environmental Science

Carnegie Mellon University ranked 95th for Environmental Science in the United States and 287th in the World with 2,464 publications made and 147,299 citations received. Main research topics: Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#95 of 750 In the United States
#114 of 818 In North America
#287 of 4,023 In the World

Carnegie Mellon University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 8
1992 14 14
1993 13 18
1994 20 14
1995 11 48
1996 29 50
1997 43 179
1998 40 42
1999 42 142
2000 45 167
2001 42 113
2002 34 262
2003 54 241
2004 68 345
2005 61 274
2006 61 335
2007 78 491
2008 70 966
2009 88 1047
2010 101 548
2011 135 771
2012 123 810
2013 116 836
2014 136 1151
2015 142 801
2016 133 1024
2017 137 726
2018 99 849
2019 115 597
2020 104 341
2021 109 214
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Environmental Engineering 6 6 20
Environmental Management 36 41 98
Environmental Chemistry 49 57 139
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 62 71 156
Urban and Regional planning 43 51 169
Geography and Cartography 81 98 238
Mining Engineering 91 116 495
Hydrology and Water resources management 130 158 548
Agricultural Science 107 128 619
Earth science and Geophysics 169 201 662
Geotechnical Engineering 141 171 670
Ecology 189 224 673
Oceanography 202 235 707
Geology 178 214 774

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Carnegie Mellon University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Healthcare Management (MHA) 109 127 252
Sonography and Ultrasound 90 102 253
Audiology 103 120 282
Sports Medicine 105 125 286
Health Science 134 151 349
Public Health 133 152 360
Respiratory Therapy 111 127 377
Optometry 118 134 404
Anatomy and Physiology 139 157 429
Medicine 143 160 475
Gerontology 189 211 477
Physical Therapy 155 176 497
Pathology 134 149 549
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 185 206 564
Cosmetology 139 155 574
Critical Care Nursing 170 189 579
Neurosurgery 131 146 616
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 145 161 634
Cardiology 161 180 653
Radiation Therapy 156 173 665
Surgery 158 176 667
Family medicine 220 243 699
Anesthesiology 193 215 766
Ophthalmology 183 201 813
Epidemiology 175 197 823
Pediatrics 192 213 872
Nursing 301 336 886