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Rockefeller University ranked 142nd in the United States, 442nd in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 14 research topics. Rockefeller University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 32,308 academic publications and 2,783,641 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 52 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#442 of 14,131 In the World
#163 of 2,597 In North America
#142 of 2,496 In the United States
#11 of 221 In New York State
#4 of 92 In New York City
#21 of 2,323 For Molecular Biology
#29 of 2,912 For Virology
#35 of 1,669 For Biophysics
#881 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#824 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 11 other topics

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Biology rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 53rd for Biology in the United States and 96th in the World with 28,373 publications made and 2,631,715 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology.

Biology ranking Location
#53 of 1,528 In the United States
#58 of 1,613 In North America
#96 of 6,663 In the World

Rockefeller University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 505 19389
1991 466 20790
1992 444 26037
1993 395 22888
1994 461 24767
1995 451 26082
1996 541 27410
1997 605 33142
1998 585 37493
1999 586 41418
2000 561 44526
2001 609 48131
2002 647 53003
2003 668 55309
2004 638 59602
2005 551 65063
2006 605 69511
2007 617 73143
2008 630 75726
2009 696 81471
2010 666 84409
2011 587 89085
2012 637 97321
2013 804 99129
2014 684 100645
2015 683 101072
2016 760 99303
2017 834 103936
2018 807 99718
2019 830 107496
2020 890 119993
2021 1037 150645
2022 785 134488

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

Biology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Molecular Biology 16 17 21
Virology 24 25 29
Biophysics 28 29 35
Immunology 27 29 38
Genetics 32 35 42
Biochemistry 34 37 45
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 35 38 50
Neuroscience 39 42 51
Microbiology 36 43 68
Evolutionary Biology 50 55 80
Entomology 47 54 115
Biotechnology 66 73 129
Oncology and Cancer research 63 68 137
Zoology 63 74 165
Animal Science 57 67 168
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 74 90 187
Pharmacology 80 94 205
Toxicology 67 78 218
Paleontology 92 109 253
Botany 87 103 274
Horticulture 79 95 446
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 188 210 472
Nutrition and Food Science 107 124 686
Agricultural Science 130 155 712
Astrobiology 233 264 879
Nanotechnology 173 199 991

Chemistry rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 55th for Chemistry in the United States and 102nd in the World with 24,793 publications made and 2,361,794 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#55 of 1,357 In the United States
#59 of 1,436 In North America
#102 of 6,327 In the World

Rockefeller University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 461 17294
1991 426 18480
1992 407 21104
1993 372 20534
1994 414 22319
1995 404 23517
1996 500 24489
1997 558 29395
1998 540 33705
1999 534 36850
2000 513 39672
2001 547 42316
2002 590 45984
2003 614 48443
2004 576 52022
2005 504 56453
2006 560 59878
2007 544 63344
2008 557 65445
2009 629 70657
2010 597 72534
2011 525 76420
2012 555 82999
2013 721 85251
2014 591 86548
2015 591 86332
2016 630 84380
2017 667 87931
2018 670 84341
2019 675 90212
2020 697 97910
2021 789 123529
2022 631 111255

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

Chemistry subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biochemistry 34 37 45
Organic Chemistry 80 93 262
Nutrition and Food Science 107 124 686
Computational Chemistry 159 184 687
Materials Science 155 180 721
Inorganic Chemistry 151 174 832
Environmental Chemistry 160 190 863
Physical chemistry 166 195 976
Nanotechnology 173 199 991
Pharmacy 196 224 1079
Radiochemistry 177 208 1415
Chemical Engineering 236 273 1660

Medicine rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 70th for Medicine in the United States and 153rd in the World with 19,259 publications made and 1,777,172 citations received. Main research topics: Immunology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Virology, Oncology and Cancer research.

Medicine ranking Location
#70 of 1,495 In the United States
#80 of 1,578 In North America
#153 of 6,552 In the World

Rockefeller University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 314 12312
1991 295 13240
1992 251 17456
1993 234 14463
1994 275 15698
1995 280 17208
1996 344 17965
1997 382 22851
1998 385 25739
1999 371 29257
2000 358 31738
2001 368 33772
2002 408 37180
2003 417 38399
2004 413 41424
2005 365 44590
2006 408 48290
2007 398 50705
2008 454 52885
2009 457 56582
2010 467 59161
2011 403 62427
2012 463 70006
2013 578 71094
2014 520 72701
2015 516 74261
2016 561 72834
2017 620 76457
2018 606 72272
2019 619 78931
2020 691 88792
2021 805 115834
2022 600 104445

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

Medicine subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Virology 24 25 29
Immunology 27 29 38
Dermatology 40 42 62
Family medicine 56 64 96
Anatomy and Physiology 66 76 130
Oncology and Cancer research 63 68 137
Audiology 66 75 139
Gerontology 81 93 141
Ophthalmology 63 72 146
Pathology 73 84 177
Psychiatry 87 100 197
Pharmacology 80 94 205
Toxicology 67 78 218
Public Health 123 141 294
Plastic Surgery 115 126 296
Urology 105 121 316
Clinical Psychology 162 185 342
Forensic Science 95 110 348
Cosmetology 100 114 370
Anesthesiology 131 146 428
Social Work 211 237 438
Respiratory Therapy 129 146 448
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 188 210 472
Critical Care Nursing 148 166 475
Surgery 138 155 505
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 150 167 532
Pediatrics 134 150 539
Veterinary 115 129 540
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 126 143 571
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 133 149 593
Cardiology 160 178 614
Nursing 219 244 623
Epidemiology 148 169 633
Healthcare Management (MHA) 230 256 668
Medical Physics 190 213 697
Radiation Therapy 166 185 730
Health Science 261 286 739
Biomedical Engineering 205 231 891
Physical Therapy 253 287 938
Neurosurgery 188 209 1004
Sports Medicine 294 331 1017
Pharmacy 196 224 1079
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 411 450 1312
Orthodontics 308 337 1347
Dentistry 297 328 1401

Computer Science rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 97th for Computer Science in the United States and 256th in the World with 12,535 publications made and 1,114,915 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Machine Learning.

Computer Science ranking Location
#97 of 1,496 In the United States
#112 of 1,581 In North America
#256 of 6,597 In the World

Rockefeller University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 240 7098
1991 184 7521
1992 217 11620
1993 164 8518
1994 198 8832
1995 189 10459
1996 207 10560
1997 234 12827
1998 251 14240
1999 217 15315
2000 254 16788
2001 297 19014
2002 305 22616
2003 285 23178
2004 303 25333
2005 267 27961
2006 288 30861
2007 266 32205
2008 274 33986
2009 310 36118
2010 303 38603
2011 254 41502
2012 315 45495
2013 401 45946
2014 336 46659
2015 336 47998
2016 358 47966
2017 381 50199
2018 358 49512
2019 392 52137
2020 407 58213
2021 486 71957
2022 354 63182

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

Computer Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 35 38 50
Neuroscience 39 42 51
Cognitive Science 85 100 229
Library and Information science 111 127 254
Computational Linguistics 133 158 536
Computer Networking 153 182 614
Computer Vision 154 182 659
Data Science 192 221 694
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 166 195 697
Computer Graphics 166 193 710
Machine Learning 181 210 770
Telecommunications 194 226 929
Software Engineering 238 273 1037
Cyber Security 252 289 1182
Management Information Systems 418 463 1814

Psychology rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 89th for Psychology in the United States and 187th in the World with 8,852 publications made and 805,214 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#89 of 1,455 In the United States
#103 of 1,538 In North America
#187 of 6,353 In the World

Rockefeller University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 197 6189
1991 147 6748
1992 165 10310
1993 132 7535
1994 167 7766
1995 149 9006
1996 157 9230
1997 186 11249
1998 201 12269
1999 179 13554
2000 165 14001
2001 190 15623
2002 200 18247
2003 185 17905
2004 224 19537
2005 168 20935
2006 181 23361
2007 172 23720
2008 200 24958
2009 226 25979
2010 205 27381
2011 161 29069
2012 201 31646
2013 271 31469
2014 219 31518
2015 225 32912
2016 236 32156
2017 255 33703
2018 236 32928
2019 262 34752
2020 257 38567
2021 306 46979
2022 200 41383

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

Psychology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Neuroscience 39 42 51
Psychiatry 87 100 197
Cognitive Science 85 100 229
Clinical Psychology 162 185 342
Child Psychology 172 195 350
Social Work 211 237 438
Social Psychology 228 259 617
Education Majors 362 399 1067

Physics rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 130th for Physics in the United States and 527th in the World with 8,425 publications made and 618,040 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Biophysics, Optical Engineering, Nuclear Physics.

Physics ranking Location
#130 of 1,426 In the United States
#153 of 1,508 In North America
#527 of 6,484 In the World

Rockefeller University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 158 5288
1991 142 5672
1992 151 7704
1993 135 5939
1994 149 6202
1995 160 6874
1996 167 7150
1997 182 8189
1998 179 8718
1999 158 9732
2000 180 10383
2001 171 11047
2002 169 12065
2003 176 12820
2004 152 13847
2005 137 15480
2006 162 16153
2007 131 16874
2008 148 17974
2009 206 19416
2010 175 19393
2011 167 20864
2012 188 22630
2013 211 22678
2014 171 22502
2015 173 23527
2016 159 22612
2017 211 22959
2018 193 23681
2019 177 24060
2020 161 26667
2021 194 32132
2022 150 27880

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

Physics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biophysics 28 29 35
Theoretical Physics 73 81 255
Acoustical Engineering 111 134 420
Nuclear Physics 122 143 466
Quantum and Particle physics 130 154 575
Optical Engineering 139 162 580
Atomic and Molecular physics 147 170 580
Medical Physics 190 213 697
Materials Science 155 180 721
Condensed Matter Physics 144 167 749
Astrophysics and Astronomy 193 221 754
Astrobiology 233 264 879
Nanotechnology 173 199 991

Engineering rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 158th for Engineering in the United States and 651st in the World with 7,496 publications made and 573,090 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Biotechnology, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#158 of 1,447 In the United States
#185 of 1,531 In North America
#651 of 6,555 In the World

Rockefeller University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 136 4749
1991 128 5262
1992 133 7336
1993 117 5669
1994 128 5676
1995 128 6283
1996 155 6889
1997 178 8367
1998 164 8708
1999 138 9623
2000 161 10634
2001 163 11022
2002 162 11666
2003 152 12821
2004 145 13810
2005 128 15198
2006 140 15897
2007 120 16810
2008 146 18080
2009 167 18871
2010 162 19317
2011 144 20396
2012 166 22502
2013 215 22727
2014 194 23010
2015 161 23785
2016 165 23256
2017 202 23333
2018 186 23315
2019 174 24758
2020 148 27170
2021 210 33448
2022 154 29469

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

Engineering subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biotechnology 66 73 129
Acoustical Engineering 111 134 420
Optical Engineering 139 162 580
Geotechnical Engineering 138 169 613
Computer Networking 153 182 614
Materials Science 155 180 721
Metallurgical Engineering 165 192 830
Biomedical Engineering 205 231 891
Aerospace Engineering 220 251 927
Mechanical Engineering 200 229 928
Telecommunications 194 226 929
Nanotechnology 173 199 991
Electrical Engineering 189 220 993
Electronic Engineering 185 218 1021
Structural Engineering 208 240 1060
Systems Engineering 318 364 1649
Chemical Engineering 236 273 1660
Civil Engineering 397 448 2339

Environmental Science rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 136th for Environmental Science in the United States and 475th in the World with 7,153 publications made and 551,654 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Paleontology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#136 of 1,534 In the United States
#157 of 1,622 In North America
#475 of 6,683 In the World

Rockefeller University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 109 4364
1991 110 4877
1992 107 7470
1993 87 5015
1994 99 5434
1995 129 5779
1996 148 6126
1997 137 7220
1998 128 7867
1999 123 8604
2000 138 9226
2001 141 10349
2002 125 11423
2003 128 12050
2004 125 13536
2005 126 14450
2006 168 15068
2007 134 16075
2008 128 17158
2009 165 18590
2010 140 18869
2011 130 20468
2012 168 22655
2013 211 23237
2014 194 24155
2015 174 24886
2016 214 24252
2017 209 24916
2018 201 24273
2019 197 26947
2020 222 29263
2021 261 36171
2022 208 32668

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

Environmental Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 74 90 187
Paleontology 92 109 253
Geology 114 134 392
Ecology 127 149 457
Geotechnical Engineering 138 169 613
Agricultural Science 130 155 712
Environmental Chemistry 160 190 863
Oceanography 201 236 898
Geography and Cartography 220 252 933
Earth science and Geophysics 206 248 998
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 227 262 1115
Environmental Management 326 374 2203

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Rockefeller University ranked 165th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 551st in the World with 7,134 publications made and 498,474 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Sociology, Linguistics, Demography, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#165 of 1,689 In the United States
#189 of 1,780 In North America
#551 of 6,939 In the World

Rockefeller University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 134 4756
1991 113 4815
1992 102 7173
1993 78 4950
1994 95 5254
1995 106 5451
1996 135 5935
1997 137 6732
1998 128 7118
1999 105 7693
2000 128 8385
2001 147 9700
2002 144 10420
2003 130 11165
2004 127 11989
2005 117 13411
2006 137 14292
2007 121 14928
2008 134 15480
2009 144 17038
2010 170 18119
2011 137 19634
2012 155 21464
2013 236 22241
2014 166 22639
2015 191 22793
2016 191 22649
2017 196 23067
2018 211 23284
2019 199 24908
2020 212 27259
2021 288 35363
2022 220 30795

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

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Linguistics 90 104 239
Library and Information science 111 127 254
Demography 113 131 285
Aesthetics 102 122 294
Classics and Ancient History 118 137 304
Forensic Science 95 110 348
Philosophy 109 132 427
Social Work 211 237 438
Sociology 176 201 460
Genealogy 210 238 485
Art History 232 262 589
History 206 235 720
Anthropology 260 294 729
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 272 304 780
Archaeology 199 229 781
Public Policy / Administration 321 357 914
Law 318 355 1044
Education Majors 362 399 1067
Political Science 316 354 1121
Communications and Public Relations 608 666 1944

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Rockefeller University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Singing and Vocal Performance 10 13 20
Music 106 122 271
Art & Design 201 231 706
Literature 222 253 765
Statistics 200 230 775
Fashion Design 214 246 828
Mathematics 239 272 957
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 251 285 1011
Development Studies 323 358 1074
Applied Mathematics 205 235 1117
Economics 309 347 1175
Management 276 314 1198
Accounting 361 399 1225
Marketing 314 352 1243
Business 313 352 1274
Finance 312 349 1278
Math Teachers 587 637 1699
Advertising 547 597 2086