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Rice University ranked 81st in the United States and 170th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 27 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Rice University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 57,693 publications and 2,922,920 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 199 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#170 of 14,160In the World
#91 of 2,624In North America
#81 of 2,523In the United States
#3 of 119In Texas
#1 of 16In Houston
#17 of 1,039For Biotechnology
#26 of 1,622For Nanotechnology
#27 of 1,004For Biomedical Engineering
#245 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#131 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 24 other topics

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Biology

Rice University ranked 79th for Biology in the United States and 170th in the World with 15,329 publications made and 770,989 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Nanotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Botany.

RankRanking
#79 of 904In the United States
#88 of 970In North America
#170 of 4,578In the World

Rice University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199080146
199192119
199281161
199398286
199493272
1995113455
1996132961
1997158665
1998144848
19991711096
20001861143
2001198989
20022421822
20032691422
20042971392
20053632383
20064392302
20074882039
20085563102
20096373033
20107384148
20116793721
20127654636
20137683764
20148775380
20158925202
20168796649
20178785785
20187633852
20198463414
202010283634
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Biotechnology121317
Nanotechnology141426
Agricultural Science202129
Horticulture222348
Astrobiology363760
Biophysics556086
Entomology384389
Bioethics/Medical Ethics7284140
Genetics7481150
Paleontology5262155
Evolutionary Biology7890164
Botany4855170
Forestry5967185
Biochemistry91104220
Bioinformatics and Computational biology95105228
Nutrition and Food Science5160323
Toxicology96109339
Molecular Biology120135356
Neuroscience145167411
Zoology136158440
Animal Science122147482
Oncology and Cancer research133148524
Immunology147164551
Virology162181570
Microbiology159177633
Pharmacology213235995

Physics

Rice University ranked 36th for Physics in the United States and 70th in the World with 14,707 publications made and 1,031,946 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Atomic and Molecular physics, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics.

RankRanking
#36 of 746In the United States
#37 of 807In North America
#70 of 4,160In the World

Rice University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199097178
1991128236
19921161078
1993140159
1994143170
1995179910
1996170977
1997190935
19982041370
19992171111
2000206963
20012491558
20022971705
20033372621
20043482788
20053972691
20064753228
20074802816
20085414129
20095563779
20105756127
20115995013
20126275385
20136205352
20146365824
20156235804
20167135208
20176915719
20187157251
20197134778
20206774146

Engineering

Rice University ranked 38th for Engineering in the United States and 107th in the World with 14,150 publications made and 910,549 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering.

RankRanking
#38 of 781In the United States
#43 of 846In North America
#107 of 4,716In the World

Rice University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199089241
199194144
19921061094
1993122125
1994140169
1995151432
1996145865
1997160750
1998172976
1999191965
2000178963
20012622409
20022901740
20033343172
20043542298
20053902310
20064522946
20074762440
20085523955
20095143041
20105945965
20116063836
20126305113
20136394919
20147375166
20156545181
20167074611
20176754657
20186204725
20196533480
20207193706

Chemistry

Rice University ranked 45th for Chemistry in the United States and 108th in the World with 12,488 publications made and 838,992 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#45 of 744In the United States
#49 of 805In North America
#108 of 4,409In the World

Rice University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199084189
1991118149
19921101114
1993122253
1994132238
1995130421
19961391019
1997148795
1998150918
1999169907
20001741100
20012191530
20022411287
20032801738
20043012322
20053622625
20063952569
20073501797
20084243463
20094143189
20104865395
20114863543
20124964408
20135204308
20146104830
20155894750
20166244481
20175974636
20185944897
20195793380
20206593553

Environmental Science

Rice University ranked 67th for Environmental Science in the United States and 157th in the World with 7,731 publications made and 271,957 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Geology, Earth science and Geophysics, Ecology, Petrology and Geochemistry.

RankRanking
#67 of 789In the United States
#78 of 857In North America
#157 of 4,129In the World

Rice University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199063119
19916592
19925691
199362135
19946091
199558111
199659151
1997104308
199880289
199998573
2000102385
200184298
2002118631
2003161816
2004161601
2005178708
2006184579
2007267724
20083161056
20093081013
20103511207
20113201442
20123291220
20134051494
20144261263
20153961059
20163711659
20173921617
20183271278
20193651450
20204471243

Computer Science

Rice University ranked 72nd for Computer Science in the United States and 171st in the World with 5,746 publications made and 343,989 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Blockchain and Cryptography, Computer Networking, Computer Vision.

RankRanking
#72 of 897In the United States
#84 of 967In North America
#171 of 4,494In the World

Rice University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199043187
199130139
199244125
19934369
199445168
199553287
199651106
19975089
199864265
199988369
200088258
20011221515
20021351188
20031401706
2004157967
2005144871
20061861047
2007176898
20081931323
2009191896
20102301009
2011209985
20122501342
20132701225
20143052261
20153001297
20163082846
20173161725
20182991727
20193641913
20204131703

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Rice University ranked 119th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 283rd in the World with 5,703 publications made and 173,570 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy.

RankRanking
#119 of 1,311In the United States
#139 of 1,393In North America
#283 of 5,152In the World

Rice University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903640
19914047
19924083
199352121
19944461
199552123
19964780
199763237
199877157
199959188
200063140
200179290
200293326
200389299
2004135664
2005120410
2006144475
2007204453
2008252502
2009216499
20102171054
20112381077
2012246823
2013282967
20142701223
2015314754
2016308988
2017298880
2018240783
2019284644
2020368759

Medicine

Rice University ranked 159th for Medicine in the United States and 564th in the World with 4,697 publications made and 199,641 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology, Anatomy and Physiology, Immunology.

RankRanking
#159 of 1,086In the United States
#179 of 1,156In North America
#564 of 4,839In the World

Rice University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902748
19913224
19922242
19933889
19943151
199543134
19962893
199739148
199838180
199938110
200058294
200147249
200283315
200381439
200495565
2005111448
2006126764
2007144780
2008153817
2009178754
20101931024
20112151463
2012227988
2013213840
2014244984
20152611137
20163022881
20172731404
2018264791
20192721007
20203511307

Mathematics

Rice University ranked 61st for Mathematics in the United States and 124th in the World with 2,558 publications made and 167,059 citations received. Main research topics: Applied Mathematics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#61 of 720In the United States
#70 of 781In North America
#124 of 3,475In the World

Rice University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199034396
199126145
199252280
19932758
19943882
19953340
19964488
19974483
199840175
199941116
200055221
200164860
200273720
200379716
200467247
200577481
200672515
200783302
2008104483
200996461
201086379
201183349
201291612
2013101409
2014100378
201590188
2016109339
2017103215
2018101351
2019108334
2020124334
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Blockchain and Cryptography313355
Applied Mathematics384366
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics7487161
Statistics85101179
Actuarial Science98111211
Math Teachers248273587
Operations Research158187599

Business

Rice University ranked 117th for Business in the United States and 279th in the World with 2,234 publications made and 130,181 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, Public Policy / Administration, Accounting.

RankRanking
#117 of 866In the United States
#134 of 932In North America
#279 of 4,080In the World

Rice University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901767
1991830
19921743
19931430
19941310
199534308
199628128
19972585
199834265
19992373
200037234
200155365
200256289
200341170
200449506
200566293
200666697
200776328
2008110380
200987535
201095927
2011101469
2012103488
201396336
2014132833
2015118434
2016130633
2017134537
201882334
201976196
2020123228

Psychology

Rice University ranked 171st for Psychology in the United States and 374th in the World with 2,011 publications made and 154,520 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

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

Rice University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199021130
19911527
19922582
19931721
19941564
199528345
19961768
19971943
19981861
199929142
200030303
200138664
200241426
200336476
200448435
200543305
200654502
200767562
200863390
200969391
201075585
201178676
201284421
201391576
20141051553
2015100424
2016112522
2017114531
201897285
2019103252
2020135340
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Cognitive Science93107205
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology118131214
Social Psychology130150228
Sexology152176285
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution121144316
Neuroscience145167411
Child Psychology214243451
Occupational Therapy157178479
Education Majors297333707
Special Education324358820
Clinical Psychology358397934
Psychiatry3513881132

Economics

Rice University ranked 83rd for Economics in the United States and 195th in the World with 1,909 publications made and 95,482 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Political Economy, Development Studies.

RankRanking
#83 of 690In the United States
#96 of 753In North America
#195 of 3,117In the World

Rice University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901053
1991734
19921944
19931593
19941533
19952994
199634156
19972534
199835191
19992275
200035136
200133153
200252212
200344179
200446257
200560211
200661564
200773229
200888284
200968411
201073426
201178363
201272457
201380269
201497315
201585231
2016105508
2017103225
201863231
201973215
202098143

Art & Design

Rice University ranked 99th for Art & Design in the United States and 253rd in the World with 895 publications made and 20,367 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Multimedia, Literature, Creative Writing, Aesthetics.

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

RankRanking
#99 of 731In the United States
#116 of 796In North America
#253 of 2,801In the World

Rice University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199081
199141
199293
199382
199461
199554
1996815
19971212
19981712
19991230
20001340
20011445
20022115
20032019
20042645
20051942
20063141
20073235
20084326
200946212
201044143
201139156
201254263
201338119
20145087
20153566
201653391
20173982
20182452
20193349
20203323
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
UX/UI Desgin5765143
Art History7486151
Computer Graphics6877166
Graphic Design95106225
Literature96110233
Architecture6676233
Multimedia96109262
Creative Writing117138305
Singing and Vocal Performance117138315
Aesthetics120141324
Cinematography112132339
Game Design and Development103125345
Sculpture100119383
Painting and Drawing100119383
Photography132151405
Animation118137408
Illustration and Concept Art111131422
Fashion Design159184442
Performing arts167196464
Entertainment Industry Business165191488
Music281315845