Stony Brook University: Rankings

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Stony Brook University ranked 92nd in the United States, 212th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 16 research topics. Stony Brook University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 60,687 publications and 3,280,598 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 121 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#212 of 14,131 In the World
#104 of 2,597 In North America
#92 of 2,496 In the United States
#6 of 221 In New York State
#12 of 1,011 For Nuclear Physics
#25 of 1,004 For Theoretical Physics
#28 of 1,333 For Quantum and Particle physics
#501 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#283 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 13 other topics

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Medicine

Stony Brook University ranked 80th for Medicine in the United States and 193rd in the World with 15,144 publications made and 824,867 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Clinical Psychology, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#80 of 1,040 In the United States
#93 of 1,110 In North America
#193 of 4,739 In the World

Stony Brook University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 164 503
1992 68 438
1993 107 414
1994 164 356
1995 120 265
1996 298 917
1997 264 704
1998 248 1788
1999 306 1288
2000 311 1031
2001 248 960
2002 246 1041
2003 296 1865
2004 273 1730
2005 332 1439
2006 262 1470
2007 372 2481
2008 424 2883
2009 464 2128
2010 522 3524
2011 509 2860
2012 563 2603
2013 601 2399
2014 662 2464
2015 766 2958
2016 885 3887
2017 772 3731
2018 754 2723
2019 742 1800
2020 903 2112
2021 981 642
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Clinical Psychology 56 60 75
Optometry 40 43 85
Dermatology 55 57 96
Psychiatry 53 62 99
Anatomy and Physiology 64 73 123
Biomedical Engineering 68 73 129
Ophthalmology 54 59 139
Critical Care Nursing 78 90 149
Dentistry 42 46 151
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 83 95 155
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 80 93 162
Audiology 72 83 165
Health Science 85 97 168
Pediatrics 65 77 169
Anesthesiology 79 91 177
Virology 80 88 180
Medical Physics 92 103 197
Sonography and Ultrasound 77 88 198
Surgery 80 91 204
Cardiology 78 90 204
Oncology and Cancer research 77 86 205
Cosmetology 79 88 208
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 76 86 211
Social Work 106 120 221
Immunology 84 94 224
Family medicine 96 109 225
Respiratory Therapy 85 98 229
Gerontology 110 128 232
Physical Therapy 98 113 237
Plastic Surgery 88 100 238
Pharmacology 88 100 243
Healthcare Management (MHA) 111 129 255
Occupational Therapy 102 118 263
Epidemiology 91 105 276
Pathology 88 98 283
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 88 101 290
Orthodontics 85 97 293
Public Health 119 138 297
Radiation Therapy 96 108 299
Urology 92 105 301
Sports Medicine 123 147 381
Nursing 139 161 382
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 90 102 383
Neurosurgery 109 123 493
Pharmacy 117 133 517
Toxicology 142 162 595
Sports / Exercise science 188 218 608
Forensic Science 173 202 724

Physics

Stony Brook University ranked 55th for Physics in the United States and 156th in the World with 14,526 publications made and 849,779 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Rank Ranking
#55 of 721 In the United States
#61 of 781 In North America
#156 of 4,082 In the World

Stony Brook University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 176 285
1992 120 135
1993 155 198
1994 185 409
1995 184 351
1996 280 394
1997 291 505
1998 360 1319
1999 320 824
2000 358 1010
2001 333 1134
2002 296 847
2003 306 1298
2004 342 1422
2005 363 1681
2006 441 1683
2007 363 1314
2008 383 1400
2009 422 1788
2010 456 2045
2011 481 3877
2012 576 5996
2013 597 5349
2014 618 4779
2015 623 5481
2016 630 4948
2017 542 3384
2018 600 3555
2019 620 3637
2020 701 8954
2021 664 1099
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nuclear Physics 8 8 12
Theoretical Physics 15 15 25
Quantum and Particle physics 18 18 28
Astrobiology 42 45 78
Biophysics 65 70 118
Astrophysics and Astronomy 44 50 122
Atomic and Molecular physics 50 52 127
Condensed Matter Physics 54 59 153
Medical Physics 92 103 197
Optical Engineering 68 77 229
Materials Science 72 79 244
Nanotechnology 80 87 272
Applied/Engineering Physics 91 98 302
Acoustical Engineering 158 185 600

Biology

Stony Brook University ranked 83rd for Biology in the United States and 184th in the World with 11,617 publications made and 816,865 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Oncology and Cancer research, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#83 of 867 In the United States
#92 of 932 In North America
#184 of 4,496 In the World

Stony Brook University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 139 351
1992 78 257
1993 121 523
1994 166 498
1995 129 390
1996 268 1081
1997 250 1103
1998 230 1681
1999 281 1266
2000 229 1495
2001 239 1200
2002 208 986
2003 291 1910
2004 309 2050
2005 288 1643
2006 285 1828
2007 302 1755
2008 348 2344
2009 387 2106
2010 418 2492
2011 405 2496
2012 481 2869
2013 505 2692
2014 517 2660
2015 526 2494
2016 606 3078
2017 495 2310
2018 404 2824
2019 485 1394
2020 504 1442
2021 503 411
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Evolutionary Biology 37 40 55
Zoology 34 40 77
Astrobiology 42 45 78
Neuroscience 58 66 106
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 42 53 118
Biophysics 65 70 118
Molecular Biology 66 70 118
Biochemistry 69 74 129
Paleontology 44 52 133
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 80 93 162
Genetics 79 86 166
Virology 80 88 180
Oncology and Cancer research 77 86 205
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 91 100 222
Immunology 84 94 224
Microbiology 83 93 230
Pharmacology 88 100 243
Entomology 88 99 267
Nanotechnology 80 87 272
Toxicology 142 162 595
Animal Science 138 165 606
Botany 112 133 644

Chemistry

Stony Brook University ranked 79th for Chemistry in the United States and 233rd in the World with 8,439 publications made and 417,875 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#79 of 717 In the United States
#88 of 778 In North America
#233 of 4,317 In the World

Stony Brook University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 106 194
1992 68 80
1993 92 382
1994 132 238
1995 87 133
1996 176 372
1997 159 490
1998 198 531
1999 201 769
2000 228 1041
2001 206 778
2002 153 531
2003 217 905
2004 230 858
2005 233 976
2006 288 1321
2007 219 958
2008 226 900
2009 245 963
2010 296 1139
2011 272 1144
2012 297 1262
2013 322 1253
2014 363 1428
2015 351 1659
2016 366 1495
2017 342 1428
2018 356 1147
2019 326 1038
2020 394 839
2021 388 237
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 38 47 112
Biochemistry 69 74 129
Computational Chemistry 70 77 206
Chemical Engineering 54 62 231
Materials Science 72 79 244
Inorganic Chemistry 66 75 270
Nanotechnology 80 87 272
Physical chemistry 82 95 315
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 95 109 368
Biochemical Engineering 85 99 401
Environmental Chemistry 110 135 476
Pharmacy 117 133 517
Organic Chemistry 114 131 536
Radiochemistry 103 122 741

Engineering

Stony Brook University ranked 87th for Engineering in the United States and 297th in the World with 8,299 publications made and 277,916 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Networking, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#87 of 756 In the United States
#98 of 818 In North America
#297 of 4,624 In the World

Stony Brook University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 72 52
1992 58 57
1993 65 58
1994 81 101
1995 68 47
1996 127 199
1997 142 204
1998 141 219
1999 117 252
2000 177 378
2001 148 368
2002 148 439
2003 187 649
2004 234 722
2005 216 832
2006 303 987
2007 253 836
2008 244 862
2009 230 701
2010 291 887
2011 277 826
2012 299 1056
2013 358 1428
2014 400 1313
2015 399 1717
2016 415 1574
2017 390 1141
2018 446 1410
2019 430 1210
2020 514 1097
2021 468 287

Computer Science

Stony Brook University ranked 66th for Computer Science in the United States and 158th in the World with 6,794 publications made and 325,620 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Blockchain and Cryptography, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

Rank Ranking
#66 of 858 In the United States
#78 of 927 In North America
#158 of 4,392 In the World

Stony Brook University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 36 70
1992 20 17
1993 42 73
1994 53 210
1995 39 125
1996 67 339
1997 85 225
1998 63 142
1999 85 281
2000 78 167
2001 82 310
2002 100 337
2003 132 550
2004 174 793
2005 175 1084
2006 199 894
2007 207 1366
2008 190 1242
2009 241 762
2010 238 814
2011 229 1004
2012 277 1457
2013 302 1325
2014 323 2060
2015 342 1312
2016 393 1462
2017 377 1662
2018 366 2261
2019 407 1197
2020 538 1362
2021 521 427
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Computer Graphics 19 21 26
Web Design and Development 35 41 83
Cyber Security 45 48 93
Database Administration 53 59 102
Neuroscience 58 66 106
Animation 47 54 109
Computer Networking 51 57 112
Computer Vision 46 51 113
Blockchain and Cryptography 55 60 115
Cognitive Science 67 78 126
Computer Engineering 64 69 153
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 57 66 156
Machine Learning 70 80 181
Computational Linguistics 58 69 182
UX/UI Desgin 67 80 190
Library and Information science 95 108 203
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 91 100 222
Data Science 114 132 316
Multimedia 113 132 339
Human-Computer Interaction 101 121 349
Software Engineering 104 122 357
Game Design and Development 118 141 411
Robotics 101 123 436
Telecommunications 117 140 450
Management Information Systems 240 272 884

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Stony Brook University ranked 87th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 194th in the World with 5,520 publications made and 315,647 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, History, Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#87 of 1,262 In the United States
#102 of 1,341 In North America
#194 of 5,073 In the World

Stony Brook University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 49
1992 21 94
1993 24 39
1994 52 93
1995 34 140
1996 79 247
1997 74 225
1998 75 903
1999 82 277
2000 95 130
2001 91 412
2002 102 378
2003 106 424
2004 104 453
2005 110 507
2006 116 238
2007 137 1016
2008 171 974
2009 186 724
2010 227 1214
2011 193 1216
2012 199 651
2013 208 582
2014 250 1161
2015 273 942
2016 299 1650
2017 269 754
2018 312 974
2019 316 706
2020 357 701
2021 363 419
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Archaeology 29 33 76
Genealogy 54 60 114
Military science 81 88 125
Linguistics 59 67 134
Occupational Safety and Health 85 97 155
History 75 86 168
Anthropology 77 91 170
Classics and Ancient History 76 85 172
Radio and Television broadcasting 92 104 180
Demography 87 100 187
Aesthetics 67 80 193
Sociology 77 91 193
Broadcast Journalism 97 109 195
Library and Information science 95 108 203
Gender Studies 91 107 217
Social Work 106 120 221
Publishing 83 100 224
Journalism and Digital Media 96 111 228
Human Rights Law 79 95 230
Criminology and Criminal Justice 133 146 237
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 124 136 254
Political Economy 103 119 277
Political Science 110 127 281
International Relations and Diplomacy 109 126 287
Special Education 135 152 292
Philosophy 112 131 302
Art History 127 150 304
Law 145 162 333
International Law 118 141 337
Law Enforcement 168 186 339
Early Childhood Education 183 199 340
Public Policy / Administration 139 159 366
Communications and Public Relations 157 182 389
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 160 183 411
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 161 187 445
Media Studies 167 197 448
Sports / Exercise science 188 218 608
Education Majors 282 318 719
Forensic Science 173 202 724

Psychology

Stony Brook University ranked 72nd for Psychology in the United States and 122nd in the World with 5,203 publications made and 449,745 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#72 of 981 In the United States
#83 of 1,047 In North America
#122 of 3,654 In the World

Stony Brook University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 58 183
1992 29 41
1993 35 211
1994 52 357
1995 52 216
1996 95 518
1997 109 441
1998 80 987
1999 100 594
2000 97 655
2001 97 604
2002 74 622
2003 116 933
2004 100 887
2005 115 713
2006 102 779
2007 124 1037
2008 138 1025
2009 156 1277
2010 185 1538
2011 180 1157
2012 198 1395
2013 216 1154
2014 216 1439
2015 224 1008
2016 273 1561
2017 279 1580
2018 224 1182
2019 206 610
2020 275 624
2021 288 197
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Clinical Psychology 56 60 75
Child Psychology 58 64 84
Sexology 66 74 99
Psychiatry 53 62 99
Neuroscience 58 66 106
Cognitive Science 67 78 126
Social Psychology 91 103 152
Social Work 106 120 221
Occupational Therapy 102 118 263
Special Education 135 152 292
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 161 187 445
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 212 241 524
Education Majors 282 318 719

Environmental Science

Stony Brook University ranked 78th for Environmental Science in the United States and 225th in the World with 4,040 publications made and 258,420 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Oceanography.

Rank Ranking
#78 of 750 In the United States
#93 of 818 In North America
#225 of 4,023 In the World

Stony Brook University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 75
1992 7 22
1993 25 129
1994 24 41
1995 17 66
1996 44 149
1997 55 200
1998 49 177
1999 37 185
2000 58 260
2001 61 484
2002 53 210
2003 62 248
2004 122 854
2005 88 605
2006 103 650
2007 104 478
2008 149 1140
2009 195 1081
2010 197 1269
2011 170 1434
2012 159 1256
2013 213 1231
2014 207 1245
2015 230 865
2016 230 1068
2017 215 748
2018 179 694
2019 210 608
2020 202 467
2021 236 162
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 38 47 112
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 42 53 118
Oceanography 51 60 122
Ecology 57 67 126
Paleontology 44 52 133
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 61 70 154
Geology 59 68 160
Earth science and Geophysics 70 83 221
Geography and Cartography 80 97 237
Mining Engineering 75 98 427
Environmental Chemistry 110 135 476
Environmental Management 121 147 492
Geotechnical Engineering 103 130 495
Hydrology and Water resources management 157 187 719

Mathematics

Stony Brook University ranked 93rd for Mathematics in the United States and 225th in the World with 1,859 publications made and 71,539 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#93 of 684 In the United States
#108 of 744 In North America
#225 of 3,376 In the World

Stony Brook University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 19 15
1992 17 16
1993 12 18
1994 11 10
1995 6 3
1996 26 44
1997 29 60
1998 19 60
1999 29 85
2000 35 89
2001 30 94
2002 24 52
2003 47 142
2004 49 215
2005 51 146
2006 55 153
2007 54 218
2008 60 369
2009 67 358
2010 69 185
2011 51 140
2012 97 259
2013 80 190
2014 83 226
2015 94 108
2016 107 251
2017 92 109
2018 58 140
2019 98 474
2020 104 156
2021 107 45
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 55 60 115
Statistics 98 117 216
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 95 109 233
Actuarial Science 104 118 234
Applied Mathematics 87 103 339
Operations Research 115 141 415
Math Teachers 190 210 465

Art & Design

Stony Brook University ranked 75th for Art & Design in the United States and 178th in the World with 1,058 publications made and 23,347 citations received. Main research topics: Computer Graphics, Art History, Creative Writing, Multimedia, Literature.

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

Rank Ranking
#75 of 685 In the United States
#87 of 750 In North America
#178 of 2,700 In the World

Stony Brook University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 23
1992 4 1
1993 10 3
1994 13 10
1995 12 16
1996 18 62
1997 19 36
1998 10 26
1999 20 40
2000 27 17
2001 24 65
2002 24 24
2003 27 38
2004 32 49
2005 30 42
2006 24 48
2007 28 53
2008 35 125
2009 50 45
2010 51 46
2011 32 73
2012 45 168
2013 42 59
2014 44 30
2015 54 42
2016 45 46
2017 49 103
2018 46 94
2019 62 23
2020 44 19
2021 41 40
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Computer Graphics 19 21 26
Animation 47 54 109
Painting and Drawing 49 54 145
Sculpture 49 54 145
Illustration and Concept Art 55 62 173
UX/UI Desgin 67 80 190
Aesthetics 67 80 193
Creative Writing 83 96 203
Entertainment Industry Business 95 107 216
Literature 105 120 270
Art History 127 150 304
Multimedia 113 132 339
Graphic Design 116 135 343
Performing arts 137 164 388
Fashion Design 139 160 392
Game Design and Development 118 141 411
Music 165 190 449
Cinematography 157 180 501
Singing and Vocal Performance 172 198 508
Architecture 116 135 546
Interior Design 117 131 550
Photography 161 190 567
Landscape Architecture 146 169 748

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Stony Brook University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Tax Law 122 139 293
Economics 121 140 349
International Economics 109 123 354
Investment Banking and Stock trading 143 163 433
Development Studies 138 159 446
Risk Management 131 154 459
Finance 167 190 496
Business 166 191 498
Project Management 148 173 515
Human Resource Management 172 198 535
International Business 158 184 555
Management 188 216 562
Real Estate 190 213 577
Advertising 241 272 704
Environmental Economics 139 169 866
Accounting 271 300 953
Marketing 328 364 1214