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Emory University ranked 51st in the United States, 77th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 98 research topics. Emory University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 150,966 academic publications and 5,381,821 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 207 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#77 of 14,131 In the World
#55 of 2,597 In North America
#51 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 63 In Georgia
#2 of 13 In Atlanta
#6 of 1,120 For Plastic Surgery
#10 of 2,912 For Virology
#13 of 2,395 For Family medicine
#340 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#95 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 95 other topics

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Medicine rankings

Emory University ranked 19th for Medicine in the United States and 23rd in the World with 117,521 publications made and 4,341,983 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Immunology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine.

Medicine ranking Location
#19 of 1,495 In the United States
#20 of 1,578 In North America
#23 of 6,552 In the World

Emory University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 677 6319
1991 742 7367
1992 732 8723
1993 881 9466
1994 895 10850
1995 996 13034
1996 1173 15602
1997 1190 18589
1998 1250 22240
1999 1297 26958
2000 1359 31422
2001 1473 36295
2002 1583 42064
2003 1680 48512
2004 1916 55228
2005 2100 63656
2006 2482 73940
2007 2601 82753
2008 2973 94120
2009 3141 106818
2010 3510 119035
2011 3626 135110
2012 4318 155850
2013 4503 172371
2014 5118 191496
2015 5241 208343
2016 5736 220785
2017 6346 249389
2018 6197 242915
2019 7026 281472
2020 8126 336721
2021 9396 443541
2022 8172 430473

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Plastic Surgery 6 6 6
Virology 9 9 10
Family medicine 12 13 13
Critical Care Nursing 12 13 13
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 12 13 14
Pediatrics 11 12 14
Medical Physics 14 15 15
Surgery 14 15 15
Cardiology 14 15 15
Epidemiology 12 13 15
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 16 17 17
Radiation Therapy 16 17 17
Ophthalmology 15 16 17
Healthcare Management (MHA) 14 16 18
Immunology 14 15 18
Pharmacology 16 18 20
Psychiatry 15 17 21
Clinical Psychology 16 18 22
Pathology 19 20 23
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 18 24
Anesthesiology 19 22 24
Nursing 15 18 25
Gerontology 21 22 26
Oncology and Cancer research 24 25 28
Public Health 19 21 28
Optometry 18 20 31
Health Science 18 23 32
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 21 22 36
Occupational Therapy 18 24 38
Anatomy and Physiology 29 32 42
Sonography and Ultrasound 25 28 42
Urology 31 34 45
Cosmetology 30 35 49
Dermatology 34 36 51
Physical Therapy 30 39 53
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 21 24 53
Sports Medicine 29 38 53
Audiology 33 38 57
Respiratory Therapy 35 42 62
Pharmacy 23 25 84
Toxicology 42 47 89
Neurosurgery 31 35 98
Sports / Exercise science 59 73 129
Biomedical Engineering 60 67 132
Dentistry 59 66 167
Orthodontics 63 72 182
Veterinary 53 62 191
Forensic Science 71 81 247
Social Work 171 189 362

Biology rankings

Emory University ranked 30th for Biology in the United States and 41st in the World with 106,927 publications made and 4,335,310 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, Oncology and Cancer research.

Biology ranking Location
#30 of 1,528 In the United States
#33 of 1,613 In North America
#41 of 6,663 In the World

Emory University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 635 6871
1991 740 8149
1992 748 9835
1993 892 10807
1994 883 12062
1995 978 14466
1996 1197 16993
1997 1213 20195
1998 1228 24655
1999 1280 29694
2000 1416 34612
2001 1539 39707
2002 1601 46226
2003 1726 52895
2004 1916 59648
2005 2146 68623
2006 2407 79159
2007 2525 87872
2008 2882 99178
2009 3068 112503
2010 3384 124252
2011 3455 141228
2012 4021 161690
2013 4195 176585
2014 4555 194052
2015 4642 208191
2016 4958 218891
2017 5425 242535
2018 5293 237489
2019 6081 273685
2020 6796 321045
2021 7847 417020
2022 6792 399887

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Virology 9 9 10
Immunology 14 15 18
Pharmacology 16 18 20
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 18 24
Neuroscience 17 20 24
Oncology and Cancer research 24 25 28
Genetics 25 27 34
Biochemistry 26 29 36
Microbiology 25 27 36
Molecular Biology 28 30 36
Biotechnology 27 30 40
Biophysics 38 41 51
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 38 41 53
Evolutionary Biology 43 46 62
Toxicology 42 47 89
Paleontology 50 56 102
Zoology 57 65 133
Botany 65 73 171
Astrobiology 78 87 186
Animal Science 78 94 273
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 100 121 281
Nanotechnology 83 90 284
Nutrition and Food Science 74 88 377
Agricultural Science 90 106 379
Entomology 123 142 389
Horticulture 89 105 488
Forestry 147 182 841

Chemistry rankings

Emory University ranked 41st for Chemistry in the United States and 70th in the World with 65,850 publications made and 2,928,544 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#41 of 1,357 In the United States
#45 of 1,436 In North America
#70 of 6,327 In the World

Emory University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 469 5248
1991 560 6273
1992 534 7757
1993 643 8316
1994 601 9580
1995 700 11047
1996 873 13093
1997 873 15592
1998 870 19198
1999 924 23354
2000 989 26700
2001 1135 30413
2002 1156 34854
2003 1230 39936
2004 1361 44744
2005 1504 51014
2006 1669 57470
2007 1744 62921
2008 1892 69827
2009 2012 78724
2010 2197 87013
2011 2215 97578
2012 2604 111609
2013 2555 120526
2014 2708 131898
2015 2707 138930
2016 2804 146045
2017 2973 159479
2018 2940 156592
2019 3440 178574
2020 3738 203138
2021 4141 261497
2022 3474 251226

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biochemistry 26 29 36
Pharmacy 23 25 84
Organic Chemistry 46 50 106
Computational Chemistry 57 64 151
Inorganic Chemistry 61 70 223
Biochemical Engineering 63 74 253
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 64 75 262
Nanotechnology 83 90 284
Materials Science 85 96 300
Physical chemistry 87 100 370
Nutrition and Food Science 74 88 377
Chemical Engineering 91 105 426
Environmental Chemistry 122 146 538
Radiochemistry 86 101 585
Petrology and Geochemistry 189 226 911

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Emory University ranked 41st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 73rd in the World with 57,894 publications made and 1,875,497 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Demography.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#41 of 1,689 In the United States
#46 of 1,780 In North America
#73 of 6,939 In the World

Emory University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 285 1970
1991 335 2279
1992 322 2775
1993 415 3389
1994 452 3642
1995 455 4379
1996 541 5341
1997 593 5955
1998 612 7206
1999 660 8448
2000 648 10328
2001 705 12523
2002 745 14843
2003 821 17952
2004 906 21221
2005 1013 24885
2006 1171 29493
2007 1240 34803
2008 1415 40411
2009 1571 47855
2010 1638 53220
2011 1740 61138
2012 2035 69740
2013 2149 78616
2014 2462 87396
2015 2566 94358
2016 2826 98500
2017 3208 111050
2018 3013 108426
2019 3401 127011
2020 4033 150524
2021 4770 201974
2022 4214 193510

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Psychology rankings

Emory University ranked 21st for Psychology in the United States and 28th in the World with 55,579 publications made and 2,192,215 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#21 of 1,455 In the United States
#24 of 1,538 In North America
#28 of 6,353 In the World

Emory University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 316 3518
1991 366 4046
1992 401 5024
1993 438 5813
1994 482 6204
1995 487 7423
1996 603 8422
1997 600 9994
1998 604 11625
1999 650 13606
2000 677 16133
2001 737 18512
2002 816 21946
2003 804 25483
2004 929 28256
2005 993 33257
2006 1210 38801
2007 1200 43890
2008 1419 50349
2009 1453 57767
2010 1585 63050
2011 1689 71968
2012 2027 82309
2013 2043 90774
2014 2307 100721
2015 2374 108107
2016 2567 113255
2017 2965 127473
2018 2845 123579
2019 3231 141628
2020 3678 167609
2021 4494 220766
2022 3953 212456

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Psychiatry 15 17 21
Clinical Psychology 16 18 22
Sexology 20 22 23
Neuroscience 17 20 24
Child Psychology 22 24 27
Occupational Therapy 18 24 38
Social Psychology 35 39 50
Special Education 42 45 74
Cognitive Science 48 55 75
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 56 66 128
Education Majors 77 86 135
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 128 142 225
Social Work 171 189 362

Computer Science rankings

Emory University ranked 52nd for Computer Science in the United States and 90th in the World with 52,937 publications made and 2,053,755 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Cognitive Science.

Computer Science ranking Location
#52 of 1,496 In the United States
#57 of 1,581 In North America
#90 of 6,597 In the World

Emory University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 278 3040
1991 320 3501
1992 330 4359
1993 369 5009
1994 405 5303
1995 411 6420
1996 531 7346
1997 535 8374
1998 543 10090
1999 608 12030
2000 624 14112
2001 696 16433
2002 708 19625
2003 770 23108
2004 874 25773
2005 950 30480
2006 1093 35990
2007 1138 40813
2008 1361 46746
2009 1365 53722
2010 1554 59314
2011 1654 68518
2012 1969 79256
2013 2019 87010
2014 2266 96560
2015 2294 104048
2016 2505 110442
2017 2875 122496
2018 2668 121622
2019 3138 141532
2020 3613 167034
2021 4404 221655
2022 3769 212241

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Neuroscience 17 20 24
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 38 41 53
Cognitive Science 48 55 75
Game Design and Development 35 42 83
Information Technology 50 56 90
Library and Information science 66 73 119
Management Information Systems 52 61 133
Data Science 64 75 142
Machine Learning 58 67 147
Database Administration 85 99 237
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 76 89 239
Cyber Security 95 110 278
Computer Vision 89 105 303
Human-Computer Interaction 92 108 304
Computational Linguistics 92 108 309
Blockchain and Cryptography 104 119 335
Computer Networking 110 129 353
Telecommunications 109 130 399
Computer Graphics 112 134 437
Software Engineering 141 166 522
Multimedia 158 182 541
UX/UI Desgin 151 179 610
Animation 143 169 644
Web Design and Development 148 176 689
Computer Engineering 166 196 801
Robotics 177 210 920

Engineering rankings

Emory University ranked 72nd for Engineering in the United States and 213th in the World with 37,067 publications made and 1,339,427 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Biotechnology.

Engineering ranking Location
#72 of 1,447 In the United States
#81 of 1,531 In North America
#213 of 6,555 In the World

Emory University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 235 2395
1991 303 2937
1992 281 3541
1993 331 3644
1994 312 4087
1995 356 4721
1996 426 5550
1997 442 6410
1998 451 7528
1999 458 8362
2000 441 9794
2001 522 11164
2002 579 12434
2003 624 14585
2004 665 16833
2005 752 19492
2006 859 23670
2007 870 26980
2008 949 31000
2009 1066 34854
2010 1149 38981
2011 1161 44559
2012 1397 51109
2013 1491 56852
2014 1494 62449
2015 1592 65857
2016 1633 69355
2017 1851 76815
2018 1738 75870
2019 1977 86916
2020 2385 100877
2021 2711 129553
2022 2209 125369

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Engineering.

Environmental Science rankings

Emory University ranked 65th for Environmental Science in the United States and 160th in the World with 33,940 publications made and 1,169,830 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#65 of 1,534 In the United States
#74 of 1,622 In North America
#160 of 6,683 In the World

Emory University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 225 2147
1991 234 2358
1992 243 2765
1993 277 2887
1994 291 3362
1995 323 3783
1996 357 4472
1997 392 5110
1998 377 5902
1999 393 6864
2000 433 7918
2001 451 9394
2002 471 11091
2003 508 12942
2004 585 15522
2005 650 17544
2006 762 20777
2007 765 24066
2008 881 27094
2009 968 31839
2010 1008 34930
2011 1060 39641
2012 1153 45623
2013 1293 51265
2014 1393 56270
2015 1426 61532
2016 1627 64082
2017 1714 70428
2018 1618 70474
2019 1859 82380
2020 2149 97034
2021 2558 126321
2022 2146 119060

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Paleontology 50 56 102
Geography and Cartography 61 69 157
Geology 69 79 167
Ecology 74 90 208
Environmental Engineering 64 80 268
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 100 121 281
Urban and Regional planning 72 87 293
Agricultural Science 90 106 379
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 125 147 440
Oceanography 129 155 490
Environmental Chemistry 122 146 538
Earth science and Geophysics 138 165 583
Environmental Management 130 160 604
Geotechnical Engineering 143 174 648
Forestry 147 182 841
Petrology and Geochemistry 189 226 911

Physics rankings

Emory University ranked 72nd for Physics in the United States and 229th in the World with 33,699 publications made and 1,199,173 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#72 of 1,426 In the United States
#83 of 1,508 In North America
#229 of 6,484 In the World

Emory University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 247 2580
1991 314 2900
1992 299 3573
1993 351 3745
1994 326 4105
1995 363 4760
1996 432 5482
1997 452 6088
1998 426 7363
1999 455 8243
2000 466 9592
2001 532 10819
2002 551 11954
2003 617 13975
2004 661 15621
2005 730 18801
2006 803 21866
2007 849 25068
2008 871 28539
2009 965 31992
2010 1121 35621
2011 1094 40433
2012 1227 45658
2013 1262 49847
2014 1344 54924
2015 1420 57900
2016 1456 59933
2017 1577 66071
2018 1513 65383
2019 1719 74117
2020 1972 86073
2021 2195 109431
2022 1789 103548

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Medical Physics 14 15 15
Biophysics 38 41 51
Optical Engineering 59 65 171
Astrobiology 78 87 186
Acoustical Engineering 71 82 214
Atomic and Molecular physics 74 82 222
Astrophysics and Astronomy 77 88 232
Nanotechnology 83 90 284
Materials Science 85 96 300
Nuclear Physics 91 105 309
Quantum and Particle physics 87 98 318
Condensed Matter Physics 92 105 379
Applied/Engineering Physics 120 140 525
Theoretical Physics 109 131 538

Mathematics rankings

Emory University ranked 53rd for Mathematics in the United States and 93rd in the World with 27,339 publications made and 965,682 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics.

Mathematics ranking Location
#53 of 1,305 In the United States
#60 of 1,383 In North America
#93 of 6,132 In the World

Emory University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 65 581
1991 92 704
1992 92 888
1993 102 996
1994 153 1250
1995 166 1451
1996 167 1758
1997 174 2078
1998 186 2464
1999 233 2876
2000 243 3382
2001 243 4097
2002 260 4988
2003 295 6138
2004 364 7019
2005 405 8713
2006 481 10601
2007 519 12591
2008 594 14754
2009 640 17655
2010 684 20104
2011 737 23435
2012 998 27269
2013 1043 31982
2014 1279 36667
2015 1385 41307
2016 1476 44438
2017 1674 51013
2018 1594 51422
2019 1853 63310
2020 2140 71568
2021 2838 104551
2022 2545 106981

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Statistics 45 51 85
Actuarial Science 57 63 97
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 63 72 133
Math Teachers 105 116 193
Blockchain and Cryptography 104 119 335
Applied Mathematics 124 145 556
Operations Research 138 167 611

Economics rankings

Emory University ranked 43rd for Economics in the United States and 75th in the World with 14,557 publications made and 437,539 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Actuarial Science.

Economics ranking Location
#43 of 1,255 In the United States
#48 of 1,334 In North America
#75 of 5,789 In the World

Emory University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 63 287
1991 70 363
1992 62 404
1993 58 468
1994 108 591
1995 105 723
1996 104 798
1997 129 976
1998 120 1198
1999 162 1514
2000 171 1763
2001 190 2252
2002 203 2861
2003 216 3664
2004 252 4285
2005 274 5146
2006 315 6328
2007 338 7674
2008 372 9088
2009 393 10982
2010 427 12357
2011 410 14135
2012 483 16184
2013 551 18347
2014 623 20685
2015 639 22296
2016 751 23016
2017 848 25614
2018 763 24630
2019 882 29156
2020 1080 35003
2021 1352 49679
2022 1142 46411

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Development Studies 30 32 44
International Relations and Diplomacy 30 36 74
Political Economy 38 42 75
Investment Banking and Stock trading 45 48 83
Actuarial Science 57 63 97
Finance 61 70 124
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 63 72 133
Agricultural Economics 83 97 250
International Trade 62 73 253
International Economics 64 76 269

Business rankings

Emory University ranked 62nd for Business in the United States and 130th in the World with 12,988 publications made and 449,838 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Advertising.

Business ranking Location
#62 of 1,267 In the United States
#71 of 1,346 In North America
#130 of 6,002 In the World

Emory University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 61 344
1991 74 390
1992 79 580
1993 81 597
1994 93 675
1995 104 873
1996 131 984
1997 135 1098
1998 135 1345
1999 160 1594
2000 154 1948
2001 193 2525
2002 197 3166
2003 218 4144
2004 243 4745
2005 278 5930
2006 329 7118
2007 342 8876
2008 373 10394
2009 406 12270
2010 400 13753
2011 386 15976
2012 425 17782
2013 510 19848
2014 530 21847
2015 561 22710
2016 623 22987
2017 710 24722
2018 669 23828
2019 738 27765
2020 871 32161
2021 1031 44622
2022 848 39526

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Occupational Safety and Health 19 21 30
Human Resource Management 32 38 59
Investment Banking and Stock trading 45 48 83
Accounting 55 60 90
Marketing 51 58 93
Actuarial Science 57 63 97
Advertising 65 72 104
Public Policy / Administration 58 65 111
Finance 61 70 124
Management Information Systems 52 61 133
Project Management 49 59 151
Entertainment Industry Business 76 84 165
Management 69 81 176
Tax Law 91 103 211
Risk Management 80 95 222
International Trade 62 73 253
International Business 67 79 256
Entrepreneurship 118 136 337
Engineering Management 154 175 456
Real Estate 197 217 523
Operations Research 138 167 611

Art & Design rankings

Emory University ranked 62nd for Art & Design in the United States and 136th in the World with 6,239 publications made and 145,947 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

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

Art & Design ranking Location
#62 of 1,236 In the United States
#74 of 1,317 In North America
#136 of 5,426 In the World

Emory University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 36 222
1991 43 307
1992 40 325
1993 70 451
1994 53 393
1995 63 532
1996 72 580
1997 82 593
1998 79 805
1999 87 892
2000 75 1089
2001 96 1289
2002 89 1518
2003 94 1768
2004 147 2073
2005 137 2582
2006 143 3136
2007 146 3637
2008 161 4212
2009 166 4851
2010 197 5340
2011 208 6259
2012 219 6826
2013 206 7610
2014 260 8114
2015 232 8464
2016 304 8898
2017 295 9488
2018 284 9358
2019 291 10736
2020 358 13457
2021 416 16720
2022 344 14822

The following table provides academic rankings for Emory University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Creative Writing 22 27 42
Photography 37 40 71
Art History 46 51 77
Game Design and Development 35 42 83
Music 48 54 90
Literature 51 60 104
Aesthetics 50 58 107
Entertainment Industry Business 76 84 165
Cinematography 55 66 187
Fashion Design 73 86 195
Performing arts 77 91 213
Interior Design 61 68 230
Landscape Architecture 55 63 243
Painting and Drawing 76 93 319
Sculpture 76 93 319
Illustration and Concept Art 80 97 331
Computer Graphics 112 134 437
Singing and Vocal Performance 150 176 466
Graphic Design 152 176 512
Architecture 125 149 531
Multimedia 158 182 541
UX/UI Desgin 151 179 610
Animation 143 169 644