Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Rankings

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 112th in the United States and 279th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 16 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 40,368 publications and 1,634,808 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 167 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#279 of 14,160In the World
#129 of 2,624In North America
#112 of 2,523In the United States
#7 of 221In New York State
#1 of 2In Troy
#32 of 1,015For Product and Industrial Design
#38 of 1,034For Applied/Engineering Physics
#51 of 1,141For Astrobiology
#472 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#215 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 13 other topics

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Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 43rd for Engineering in the United States and 119th in the World with 17,099 publications made and 626,770 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering.

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#43 of 781In the United States
#48 of 846In North America
#119 of 4,716In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990297201
1991334474
1992360267
1993299305
1994296400
1995303437
1996269284
1997270447
1998301558
1999298782
2000282819
2001335897
20024381585
20034561845
20045241675
20055442363
20065782309
20075541746
20085451592
20095251887
20105431894
20115942736
20125292009
20135881968
20146223791
20155882346
20166012337
20175011750
20184972022
20194851458
20204731256

Physics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 51st for Physics in the United States and 125th in the World with 13,167 publications made and 590,010 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic and Molecular physics.

RankRanking
#51 of 746In the United States
#55 of 807In North America
#125 of 4,160In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990207174
1991215330
1992249249
1993206251
1994201249
1995206305
1996198195
1997217423
1998238480
1999230776
20002211359
2001266912
20023011563
20033071402
20044041223
20054291984
20064882497
20074331719
20084151882
20094162313
20104011432
20114382230
20124162208
20134641993
20145003618
20154872548
20164832393
20173701983
20184112450
20193851522
20203791286

Chemistry

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 56th for Chemistry in the United States and 159th in the World with 11,989 publications made and 504,484 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#56 of 744In the United States
#62 of 805In North America
#159 of 4,409In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990209187
1991203350
1992242170
1993215294
1994207330
1995185397
1996192264
1997171302
1998190431
1999211739
2000181625
2001218740
20022851244
20032921229
20043411080
20053441624
20063931487
20073681287
20083351255
20093381485
20103331374
20114022168
20123551694
20134031753
20144233365
20154302151
20164232099
20173551615
20183521670
20193531513
20203591282

Computer Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 70th for Computer Science in the United States and 169th in the World with 6,377 publications made and 243,899 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Blockchain and Cryptography, Computer Networking, Machine Learning.

RankRanking
#70 of 897In the United States
#82 of 967In North America
#169 of 4,494In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906948
1991104124
1992114134
1993100108
199485137
199592113
19969187
199788102
199895235
199979271
2000128402
2001128289
2002150455
20032081407
2004201919
20052131001
20062361077
20072321050
2008267749
2009266800
20102361060
2011258760
2012199460
2013226683
2014280822
20152721001
2016258819
20172561178
20182511082
20192981156
20203231215

Biology

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 146th for Biology in the United States and 492nd in the World with 3,960 publications made and 234,774 citations received. Main research topics: Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

RankRanking
#146 of 904In the United States
#164 of 970In North America
#492 of 4,578In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904690
199146148
199262153
199349127
19943151
199533101
19963975
199742129
199835149
199942301
200040372
200145345
200268349
2003781112
200485477
200586473
2006132547
2007123900
2008142703
2009134860
2010126742
20111691222
20121571098
20131901200
20142112047
20152471939
20161831289
20171931135
2018138673
2019137438
2020198913
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Astrobiology313251
Nanotechnology4648123
Biophysics99107221
Bioinformatics and Computational biology101113257
Biotechnology103120479
Biochemistry146165492
Paleontology147174518
Virology153170526
Neuroscience172195529
Pharmacology142159567
Toxicology158181687
Genetics209231765
Microbiology182202782
Molecular Biology202226789
Immunology192209817
Botany148179922
Oncology and Cancer research221244975
Agricultural Science1832151127
Nutrition and Food Science1721971510

Business

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 106th for Business in the United States and 254th in the World with 2,174 publications made and 124,979 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Research, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Project Management.

RankRanking
#106 of 866In the United States
#122 of 932In North America
#254 of 4,080In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902632
19912683
19922964
19932526
19942127
19953275
19963487
19972828
199844171
199931116
200058111
200159160
200250332
200381484
200484702
200584817
200697922
2007103622
200879530
2009103532
201078416
201191330
201296319
2013100442
201485334
201595402
201694277
201769189
201855109
201950115
202066107

Mathematics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 100th for Mathematics in the United States and 262nd in the World with 1,934 publications made and 55,365 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Operations Research, Statistics.

RankRanking
#100 of 720In the United States
#118 of 781In North America
#262 of 3,475In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903321
19914072
19924725
19932653
19943368
19954065
19963743
19972119
19982649
19992630
20003162
20013842
20023475
200369224
200450279
200580254
200682184
200778162
200864200
200954150
201062106
201169216
201256257
201362155
201463175
20156095
201689221
201775166
201866186
201962119
20206996
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Operations Research4959141
Blockchain and Cryptography6671145
Applied Mathematics6574195
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics118138337
Actuarial Science176196467
Statistics164188492
Math Teachers315345807

Art & Design

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranked 79th for Art & Design in the United States and 185th in the World with 867 publications made and 29,945 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Architecture.

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

RankRanking
#79 of 731In the United States
#94 of 796In North America
#185 of 2,801In the World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199082
1991214
1992122
1993915
19941714
19951521
19962226
1997179
19981016
19991319
20002678
20012462
20022845
200334777
20043073
20052442
20063764
20071639
20082444
2009276
20103148
20112432
20122975
20133322
20143041
20153555
20162943
20172839
20182539
20193018
202034112
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
UX/UI Desgin252843
Graphic Design313545
Computer Graphics495592
Animation7079184
Architecture6271222
Game Design and Development82100255
Multimedia97110263
Cinematography106124327
Aesthetics146169388
Music152176406
Illustration and Concept Art127149473
Fashion Design179207491
Photography159184509
Entertainment Industry Business219249667
Creative Writing252287672
Interior Design161181753
Singing and Vocal Performance253287800
Art History345384805

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Non-core subjects for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SpecialityUnited StatesNorth AmericaWorld Rank
Intellectual Property and Patent Law7988145
Geology6578181
Sonography and Ultrasound8193213
Optometry7588215
Earth science and Geophysics8196254
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology144162280
Agricultural Economics104121365
Communications and Public Relations165190396
Social Psychology194221400
Philosophy156180403
Economics139162405
Environmental Science120143437
Environmental Economics90114444
Dentistry96109461
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution170196474
Forensic Science128150490
Media Studies202233493
Sociology192221504
Publishing175200505
Military science269300539
Audiology181209549
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science145175552
Anthropology251283556
Psychology226254570
Journalism and Digital Media193219570
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences208236574
Anatomy and Physiology175196576
Demography197221597
Urban and Regional planning134160606
Oceanography172202610
Radiology and Nuclear medicine143159612
History270300618
Ophthalmology146161626
Radiation Therapy150168628
Anesthesiology164185646
Political Science229258666
Law Enforcement294328700
Classics and Ancient History303333703
Environmental Management146179705
Ecology204239707
Broadcast Journalism281315725
Law306338749
Development Studies211245750
Medicine208230763
Child Psychology332371768
International Economics197225771
Education Majors320357773
Criminology and Criminal Justice416456818
Cardiology201221836
Political Economy333372879
Pathology206226933
Radio and Television broadcasting279315933
Hydrology and Water resources management200234941
Geography and Cartography223262976
Health Science3543861061
Surgery2492691078
Healthcare Management (MHA)3373751102
Physical Therapy3333711192