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Columbia University ranked 8th in the United States and 9th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 47 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Columbia University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 233,987 publications and 15,262,996 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 3,018 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#9 of 14,160In the World
#8 of 2,624In North America
#8 of 2,523In the United States
#1 of 221In New York State
#1 of 92In New York City
#2 of 1,233For Psychiatry
#5 of 1,367For Clinical Psychology
#7 of 1,009For Epidemiology
#3 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#11 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top10For 44 other topics

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Medicine

Columbia University ranked 17th for Medicine in the United States and 18th in the World with 81,983 publications made and 5,192,492 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Surgery, Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health.

RankRanking
#17 of 1,086In the United States
#18 of 1,156In North America
#18 of 4,839In the World

Columbia University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19907451732
19917262099
19927562908
19937282651
19947733272
19958723210
19969424551
19979654539
199810074956
199910825959
200011365858
200113289693
200215079336
2003169010599
2004188311807
2005207516888
2006246615085
2007244117975
2008259317806
2009269618688
2010272919089
2011300323012
2012337229021
2013359724277
2014385027722
2015390331310
2016390428379
2017395625209
2018343323175
2019401219881
2020526441510

Biology

Columbia University ranked 22nd for Biology in the United States and 27th in the World with 45,872 publications made and 3,870,924 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Genetics, Immunology.

RankRanking
#22 of 904In the United States
#23 of 970In North America
#27 of 4,578In the World

Columbia University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905761829
19915881896
19925662050
19935432373
19945713064
19956343052
19966573575
19976744156
19987064574
19997544960
20008106258
20018886554
20029257629
200310169126
200411319354
200510228066
200612068827
2007123010780
2008125511111
2009141213245
2010143712496
2011144112891
2012157114904
2013174520331
2014173317252
2015179119671
2016177017019
2017182216130
2018157914484
2019172713490
2020209820299

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Columbia University ranked 6th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 9th in the World with 38,550 publications made and 1,970,920 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, History.

RankRanking
#6 of 1,311In the United States
#7 of 1,393In North America
#9 of 5,152In the World

Columbia University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990244424
1991271496
1992304881
19932731253
19943121207
1995294870
19963511708
19973771633
19984482034
19994651919
20004832353
20016113443
20027033420
20037303840
20048784788
20059415872
200610715538
200711766376
200812266060
200913496787
201013577249
201114977359
2012166011237
201317338344
2014181510525
2015189510916
2016190010770
201718159441
2018179910687
201919827696
2020239412894

Psychology

Columbia University ranked 7th for Psychology in the United States and 7th in the World with 30,863 publications made and 2,858,112 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Social Psychology.

RankRanking
#7 of 1,033In the United States
#7 of 1,099In North America
#7 of 3,753In the World

Columbia University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902881024
19912741144
19923171808
19933161804
19943081827
19953132265
19963732475
19973943183
19983962414
19994163768
20004524524
20015496247
20026145321
20036427378
20047737842
20058188384
200610428783
200799411225
200811019106
2009106710232
201011769587
201112299597
2012129711149
2013144610530
2014157911566
2015152911968
201615289963
201715319870
201811847950
201912676757
202015655548

Physics

Columbia University ranked 25th for Physics in the United States and 44th in the World with 27,024 publications made and 1,878,474 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Biophysics.

RankRanking
#25 of 746In the United States
#26 of 807In North America
#44 of 4,160In the World

Columbia University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990258511
1991288460
1992247596
1993241562
1994260850
1995263960
19963261543
1997391982
19984121228
19993941308
20004501820
20015262214
20025381834
20035202365
20046242842
20056474814
20067743736
20078875689
20088306608
20099577186
20109788073
20119707462
2012107212765
2013104613562
2014113513033
2015112011842
2016121714104
2017129116076
2018110911944
2019122511605
2020112026654

Computer Science

Columbia University ranked 14th for Computer Science in the United States and 18th in the World with 25,209 publications made and 1,766,835 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics.

RankRanking
#14 of 897In the United States
#15 of 967In North America
#18 of 4,494In the World

Columbia University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990197492
1991214696
1992194720
1993216795
1994249894
19952671283
19962751590
19972892159
19982931511
19993182099
20004003014
20014372940
20024813094
20035925175
20047144572
20056683906
20068244664
20078415645
20088675263
20099126656
20109516298
20119816795
20129717887
201311128666
201411037683
2015125611928
201611459496
2017122411825
2018129211773
2019146411046
202016999250

Engineering

Columbia University ranked 35th for Engineering in the United States and 87th in the World with 20,087 publications made and 941,470 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Networking, Biomedical Engineering.

RankRanking
#35 of 781In the United States
#39 of 846In North America
#87 of 4,716In the World

Columbia University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990216302
1991225392
1992223450
1993222514
1994203527
1995216403
1996233699
1997220475
1998229613
1999229660
2000279969
20012671068
20023211016
20033391433
20044431585
20055071714
20066212564
20076442996
20086444469
20097034391
20108305382
20117363101
20127482966
20138566223
20148835023
20158785418
20169385293
201710556080
20188735537
20199205287
20209003827

Chemistry

Columbia University ranked 33rd for Chemistry in the United States and 67th in the World with 19,142 publications made and 1,284,936 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

RankRanking
#33 of 744In the United States
#35 of 805In North America
#67 of 4,409In the World

Columbia University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990258709
1991251584
1992244676
1993227767
1994223845
1995229809
1996243977
1997257842
19982291123
19992491333
20002961502
20013031706
20023451757
20033402027
20043792489
20054432488
20064983046
20074922975
20085104780
20095634460
20106395349
20115262704
20125933453
20136546064
20146634901
20156224838
20166674972
20177545525
20185963921
20196014111
20206092995

Business

Columbia University ranked 7th for Business in the United States and 7th in the World with 13,663 publications made and 1,034,770 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Public Policy / Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#7 of 866In the United States
#7 of 932In North America
#7 of 4,080In the World

Columbia University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990112609
1991108387
199297425
199388947
19941401321
19951271207
19961801212
19971581115
1998195773
19992341493
20002422268
20012713350
20022952033
20033002533
20043372287
20053922322
20064093094
20074773131
20084782976
20095623517
20105322452
20115702835
20126523337
20136813759
20146833217
20157453257
20167472818
20176512533
20184972210
20195802058
20206582182

Economics

Columbia University ranked 6th for Economics in the United States and 6th in the World with 11,823 publications made and 864,655 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Development Studies, Finance, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#6 of 690In the United States
#6 of 753In North America
#6 of 3,117In the World

Columbia University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199098505
1991102230
199287219
1993102345
199495359
19951091292
1996134812
1997139865
1998181969
19991981294
20002261457
20012472375
20022481988
20032822019
20042872058
20053422350
20063572382
20073522121
20083862835
20095243067
20105103173
20114743101
20125473109
20135633486
20145382647
20156122996
20166192345
20175601980
20184441963
20194861798
20205582175

Environmental Science

Columbia University ranked 32nd for Environmental Science in the United States and 51st in the World with 11,820 publications made and 866,779 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Ecology.

RankRanking
#32 of 789In the United States
#35 of 857In North America
#51 of 4,129In the World

Columbia University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990122633
199197568
1992123413
199362852
199448200
199552341
199660266
199769302
199870393
199973367
2000102611
2001111422
2002138811
2003167968
20041751065
20051851905
20062411902
20072992714
20082791729
20093443496
20103803170
20113282919
20124363460
20135944992
20146264409
20156184322
20166234861
20176194851
20185023195
20196013414
20206204155

Mathematics

Columbia University ranked 17th for Mathematics in the United States and 17th in the World with 9,951 publications made and 645,288 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

RankRanking
#17 of 720In the United States
#17 of 781In North America
#17 of 3,475In the World

Columbia University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199079366
1991106343
1992106274
1993122409
1994100472
199598299
1996135586
1997121617
1998128620
1999138582
2000133903
2001166915
20021891388
20031981188
20042511620
20052801424
20063221784
20073071818
20083501964
20093892000
20104211719
20113972216
20124081892
20134542070
20144372606
20154852172
20164971805
20174222000
20183601968
20194602289
20204561675

Art & Design

Columbia University ranked 9th for Art & Design in the United States and 12th in the World with 4,665 publications made and 185,303 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#9 of 731In the United States
#10 of 796In North America
#12 of 2,801In the World

Columbia University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903043
19913826
199243103
199347138
199431278
199558110
199656194
199768220
199875159
199972142
200079167
200180363
2002103197
2003104359
2004148465
2005140387
2006169731
2007153490
2008194530
2009170354
2010195499
2011214510
2012171324
2013201760
2014192470
2015225387
2016220486
2017180511
2018172280
2019199248
2020217307