Swarthmore College: Rankings

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Swarthmore College ranked 237th in the United States, 859th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 33 research topics. Swarthmore College ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 4,103 publications and 183,138 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 202 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#859 of 14,131 In the World
#268 of 2,597 In North America
#237 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#308 of 1,002 For Classics and Ancient History
#386 of 1,216 For History
#402 of 1,003 For Linguistics
#275 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#454 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 30 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Swarthmore College ranked 245th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 726th in the World with 1,254 publications made and 45,238 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Demography.

Rank Ranking
#245 of 1,262 In the United States
#276 of 1,341 In North America
#726 of 5,073 In the World

Swarthmore College
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 8
1992 7 30
1993 6 7
1994 15 246
1995 8 4
1996 16 34
1997 28 18
1998 20 10
1999 25 28
2000 23 58
2001 25 92
2002 14 13
2003 36 39
2004 25 89
2005 25 92
2006 31 104
2007 41 66
2008 33 61
2009 40 108
2010 50 23
2011 51 149
2012 44 103
2013 33 25
2014 47 100
2015 43 273
2016 46 112
2017 33 43
2018 33 16
2019 53 37
2020 39 32
2021 41 13
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Classics and Ancient History 130 146 308
History 161 186 386
Linguistics 125 144 402
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 201 223 409
International Relations and Diplomacy 153 174 429
Military science 225 252 435
Media Studies 166 196 446
Sociology 175 204 478
Philosophy 168 195 483
Gender Studies 209 236 496
Early Childhood Education 247 268 502
Art History 213 242 513
Aesthetics 172 200 519
Political Economy 253 283 691
Law 273 305 709
Criminology and Criminal Justice 366 404 716
Anthropology 318 353 747
Genealogy 303 342 871
Political Science 295 330 887
Demography 304 341 1260

Physics

Swarthmore College ranked 299th for Physics in the United States and 1776th in the World with 624 publications made and 19,683 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Atomic and Molecular physics, Nuclear Physics.

Rank Ranking
#299 of 721 In the United States
#344 of 781 In North America
#1776 of 4,082 In the World

Swarthmore College
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 0 0
1993 3 1
1994 4 0
1995 3 39
1996 4 5
1997 16 27
1998 12 48
1999 10 15
2000 12 11
2001 24 70
2002 9 13
2003 13 21
2004 12 15
2005 13 32
2006 15 64
2007 17 17
2008 22 59
2009 11 29
2010 25 72
2011 19 40
2012 17 47
2013 23 120
2014 31 149
2015 24 49
2016 28 106
2017 24 95
2018 22 54
2019 41 311
2020 30 108
2021 34 80
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 120 135 387
Atomic and Molecular physics 181 208 767
Nuclear Physics 194 219 849
Astrobiology 315 349 865
Optical Engineering 230 263 1049
Materials Science 373 421 2604

Psychology

Swarthmore College ranked 255th for Psychology in the United States and 656th in the World with 554 publications made and 75,509 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Sexology.

Rank Ranking
#255 of 981 In the United States
#286 of 1,047 In North America
#656 of 3,654 In the World

Swarthmore College
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 7
1992 9 12
1993 2 1
1994 4 219
1995 3 0
1996 7 31
1997 6 103
1998 9 31
1999 5 30
2000 6 105
2001 11 47
2002 13 187
2003 10 29
2004 11 188
2005 11 129
2006 17 370
2007 10 28
2008 16 61
2009 18 634
2010 22 87
2011 17 161
2012 25 235
2013 22 83
2014 17 88
2015 33 283
2016 20 29
2017 20 34
2018 17 46
2019 21 35
2020 14 7
2021 32 25
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Psychology 184 209 375
Cognitive Science 154 178 398
Sexology 339 374 747
Child Psychology 316 355 755

Computer Science

Swarthmore College ranked 287th for Computer Science in the United States and 1243rd in the World with 538 publications made and 29,975 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Computer Vision, Computational Linguistics, Robotics.

Rank Ranking
#287 of 858 In the United States
#324 of 927 In North America
#1243 of 4,392 In the World

Swarthmore College
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 5
1992 1 0
1993 3 9
1994 1 0
1995 3 8
1996 7 9
1997 5 4
1998 8 24
1999 6 19
2000 8 26
2001 13 21
2002 9 32
2003 13 30
2004 15 29
2005 24 62
2006 10 271
2007 17 37
2008 16 46
2009 17 30
2010 26 66
2011 12 32
2012 16 41
2013 17 26
2014 20 30
2015 19 36
2016 20 39
2017 22 72
2018 22 48
2019 28 145
2020 26 30
2021 45 20
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Cognitive Science 154 178 398
Robotics 136 161 609
Computational Linguistics 159 190 731
Computer Vision 213 243 1106
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 230 263 1152

Biology

Swarthmore College ranked 363rd for Biology in the United States and 2021st in the World with 380 publications made and 17,635 citations received. Main research topics: Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, Astrobiology.

Rank Ranking
#363 of 867 In the United States
#410 of 932 In North America
#2021 of 4,496 In the World

Swarthmore College
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 7
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 1 1
1995 2 1
1996 3 34
1997 5 34
1998 6 16
1999 5 20
2000 9 50
2001 13 12
2002 8 27
2003 15 57
2004 8 46
2005 7 41
2006 6 16
2007 7 24
2008 6 66
2009 8 15
2010 13 25
2011 14 50
2012 15 150
2013 10 31
2014 17 102
2015 17 54
2016 14 37
2017 11 66
2018 16 30
2019 22 36
2020 23 29
2021 22 21
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Evolutionary Biology 157 179 457
Astrobiology 315 349 865
Zoology 231 268 900

Medicine

Swarthmore College ranked 502nd for Medicine in the United States and 2131st in the World with 325 publications made and 10,607 citations received. Main research topic: Sonography and Ultrasound.

Rank Ranking
#502 of 1,040 In the United States
#550 of 1,110 In North America
#2131 of 4,739 In the World

Swarthmore College
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 2
1992 4 20
1993 1 3
1994 0 0
1995 1 2
1996 2 0
1997 1 5
1998 6 12
1999 2 7
2000 1 1
2001 7 24
2002 5 3
2003 13 22
2004 2 2
2005 4 19
2006 7 39
2007 8 9
2008 9 51
2009 17 110
2010 7 9
2011 9 53
2012 12 21
2013 10 41
2014 17 57
2015 21 92
2016 12 30
2017 14 11
2018 14 27
2019 31 50
2020 17 15
2021 16 12
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sonography and Ultrasound 193 219 934

Engineering

Swarthmore College ranked 367th for Engineering in the United States and 2388th in the World with 321 publications made and 9,567 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Robotics, Aerospace Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#367 of 756 In the United States
#415 of 818 In North America
#2388 of 4,624 In the World

Swarthmore College
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 1 1
1993 4 1
1994 1 0
1995 4 41
1996 7 11
1997 10 7
1998 6 13
1999 5 8
2000 7 20
2001 8 15
2002 4 3
2003 8 20
2004 9 3
2005 9 24
2006 5 38
2007 10 4
2008 7 15
2009 7 12
2010 12 40
2011 8 22
2012 11 12
2013 11 30
2014 16 61
2015 7 28
2016 12 9
2017 12 31
2018 18 93
2019 19 48
2020 7 5
2021 8 4
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Robotics 136 161 609
Aerospace Engineering 279 313 1007
Optical Engineering 230 263 1049
Materials Science 373 421 2604

Art & Design

Swarthmore College ranked 173rd for Art & Design in the United States and 570th in the World with 268 publications made and 14,150 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Art History, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Fashion Design.

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
#173 of 685 In the United States
#201 of 750 In North America
#570 of 2,700 In the World

Swarthmore College
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 2 0
1993 4 6
1994 2 205
1995 1 0
1996 6 0
1997 6 0
1998 8 1
1999 6 4
2000 5 0
2001 4 1
2002 2 0
2003 10 14
2004 7 1
2005 9 13
2006 7 9
2007 3 6
2008 7 1
2009 9 207
2010 15 7
2011 11 11
2012 8 0
2013 4 0
2014 11 18
2015 7 3
2016 15 25
2017 11 7
2018 14 12
2019 13 4
2020 7 0
2021 8 3
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Creative Writing 99 116 267
Literature 161 185 432
Art History 213 242 513
Aesthetics 172 200 519
Cinematography 189 215 603
Fashion Design 252 285 704
Singing and Vocal Performance 240 274 798

Economics

Swarthmore College ranked 268th for Economics in the United States and 1037th in the World with 239 publications made and 11,370 citations received. Main research topics: Political Economy, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Trade, International Economics.

Rank Ranking
#268 of 654 In the United States
#307 of 717 In North America
#1037 of 3,039 In the World

Swarthmore College
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 2 5
1993 1 7
1994 2 0
1995 1 0
1996 1 0
1997 6 6
1998 4 1
1999 4 18
2000 4 1
2001 7 0
2002 5 12
2003 2 0
2004 4 5
2005 4 57
2006 6 7
2007 12 53
2008 6 1
2009 15 269
2010 11 5
2011 13 20
2012 7 103
2013 4 12
2014 8 17
2015 7 9
2016 13 100
2017 9 25
2018 4 4
2019 9 20
2020 6 3
2021 4 2
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
International Relations and Diplomacy 153 174 429
International Economics 140 162 521
International Trade 148 173 543
Political Economy 253 283 691

Mathematics

Swarthmore College ranked 308th for Mathematics in the United States and 1303rd in the World with 181 publications made and 11,335 citations received. Main research topic: Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#308 of 684 In the United States
#345 of 744 In North America
#1303 of 3,376 In the World

Swarthmore College
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 10
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 1 0
1996 1 0
1997 9 4
1998 4 0
1999 0 0
2000 3 1
2001 3 3
2002 3 21
2003 4 3
2004 6 102
2005 6 58
2006 2 0
2007 6 47
2008 6 8
2009 14 267
2010 7 11
2011 8 18
2012 7 2
2013 5 13
2014 9 16
2015 7 5
2016 10 83
2017 4 11
2018 7 16
2019 8 21
2020 7 4
2021 4 2
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 250 276 653

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Swarthmore College

Speciality United States North America World Rank
International Business 191 220 716
Ecology 224 267 823
Geography and Cartography 311 358 1526
Business 417 463 1548
Environmental Science 323 375 1628
Chemistry 386 435 2514