Swarthmore College: Rankings

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Swarthmore College ranked 235th in the United States and 825th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 38 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Swarthmore College is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 4,711 publications and 210,122 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 184 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#825 of 14,160In the World
#264 of 2,624In North America
#235 of 2,523In the United States
#10 of 155In Pennsylvania
#134 of 1,127For Philosophy
#216 of 1,013For Aesthetics
#270 of 1,004For Classics and Ancient History
#270 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#441 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 35 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Swarthmore College ranked 223rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 615th in the World with 1,502 publications made and 55,050 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Demography.

RankRanking
#223 of 1,311In the United States
#251 of 1,393In North America
#615 of 5,152In the World

Swarthmore College
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901864
199118314
19921832
19931810
199421246
19951726
19961734
19972814
19982914
19992927
20002870
20013198
20022465
20033642
200429102
200532101
200637155
20074978
20084193
200945115
20105330
201153134
201249105
20133520
201459117
201554168
201653134
20174762
20184069
20195955
20205196
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Philosophy5969134
Aesthetics7993216
Classics and Ancient History119134270
History153176328
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies184204354
Media Studies148173371
Linguistics122143379
International Relations and Diplomacy152171400
Military science221246427
Sociology174202456
Art History200229458
Gender Studies215244491
Political Economy245275649
Law272303655
Radio and Television broadcasting230261668
Anthropology297330678
Criminology and Criminal Justice375414718
Genealogy272306731
Publishing265299787
Political Science277309800
Demography3033391197

Physics

Swarthmore College ranked 301st for Physics in the United States and 1752nd in the World with 664 publications made and 18,960 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Atomic and Molecular physics, Applied/Engineering Physics.

RankRanking
#301 of 746In the United States
#345 of 807In North America
#1752 of 4,160In the World

Swarthmore College
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199031
199131
199265
199365
199451
1995746
199656
19971325
19981250
19991120
20001323
20012475
20021113
20031424
20041216
20051436
20061535
20071818
20082266
20091433
20102483
20112259
20121654
201324135
201429172
20152577
201629135
201728171
20182697
201940462
202033170
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy119134376
Atomic and Molecular physics181208759
Applied/Engineering Physics185208826
Astrobiology330365909
Optical Engineering2302641033
Materials Science3844322685

Psychology

Swarthmore College ranked 245th for Psychology in the United States and 615th in the World with 648 publications made and 85,131 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Sexology.

RankRanking
#245 of 1,033In the United States
#276 of 1,099In North America
#615 of 3,753In the World

Swarthmore College
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990616
199147
19921139
1993717
19947233
1995946
1996724
19977142
1998932
1999530
20009151
20011454
200214189
20031143
200413230
200511137
200619398
20071243
20081990
200919691
20102499
201120163
201225266
201320117
201421104
201536264
20162853
20172869
20182147
20192756
20201810
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Social Psychology184209361
Cognitive Science151175378
Child Psychology261293573
Sexology393431890

Computer Science

Swarthmore College ranked 285th for Computer Science in the United States and 1192nd in the World with 579 publications made and 31,511 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Computer Vision, Computational Linguistics, Robotics.

RankRanking
#285 of 897In the United States
#322 of 967In North America
#1192 of 4,494In the World

Swarthmore College
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199047
199135
1992326
1993616
199424
1995848
1996710
199745
1998926
1999620
20001141
20011525
20021135
20031534
20041532
20052680
200612284
20072052
20081770
20091635
20102880
20111442
20121748
20131931
20142335
20152043
20162349
20172645
20182458
201929216
20202738
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Cognitive Science151175378
Robotics134161606
Computational Linguistics163194725
Computer Vision2042321021
Artificial Intelligence (AI)2272601127

Biology

Swarthmore College ranked 361st for Biology in the United States and 1941st in the World with 440 publications made and 19,954 citations received. Main research topics: Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, Paleontology, Astrobiology.

RankRanking
#361 of 904In the United States
#409 of 970In North America
#1941 of 4,578In the World

Swarthmore College
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199045
199178
199247
199334
1994310
199539
1996336
1997537
1998718
1999626
2000954
20011416
2002930
20031762
2004850
2005748
2006745
2007727
2008671
20091336
20101429
20111661
201216188
20131273
201418119
201521114
20161654
20171797
20182393
20192777
20202893
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Evolutionary Biology148168408
Paleontology239275821
Zoology222259833
Astrobiology330365909

Medicine

Swarthmore College ranked 502nd for Medicine in the United States and 2085th in the World with 370 publications made and 11,554 citations received. Main research topic: Sonography and Ultrasound.

RankRanking
#502 of 1,086In the United States
#549 of 1,156In North America
#2085 of 4,839In the World

Swarthmore College
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199023
199122
1992621
199334
199426
199522
199620
199715
1998815
199928
2000312
2001839
200253
20031424
2004410
2005417
2006851
200788
2008957
200913121
2010710
2011959
20121122
201313118
20142574
201523128
20161843
20171722
20181734
20193290
20202124
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Sonography and Ultrasound188214878

Engineering

Swarthmore College ranked 370th for Engineering in the United States and 2391st in the World with 357 publications made and 9,344 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Robotics, Applied/Engineering Physics.

RankRanking
#370 of 781In the United States
#420 of 846In North America
#2391 of 4,716In the World

Swarthmore College
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199131
199254
199362
199421
1995948
1996811
199798
1998918
1999612
2000832
2001815
200284
2003922
200493
2005926
2006710
2007114
2008717
2009913
20101246
2011724
20121113
20131130
20141867
2015629
20161311
20171340
201818135
20191966
202086
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Robotics134161606
Applied/Engineering Physics185208826
Optical Engineering2302641033
Materials Science3844322685

Art & Design

Swarthmore College ranked 146th for Art & Design in the United States and 454th in the World with 309 publications made and 23,499 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 therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#146 of 731In the United States
#170 of 796In North America
#454 of 2,801In the World

Swarthmore College
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199020
19914305
199220
199357
19942212
199510
199670
1997749
1998143
199975
200050
200151
200241
20031015
200481
20051027
200679
2007410
200881
200912226
2010118
20111211
201280
201360
20141423
2015107
20161530
2017128
20181617
2019115
202090
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Aesthetics7993216
Creative Writing96113236
Performing arts116138300
Literature145165360
Art History200229458
Cinematography176203553
Fashion Design221252590
Singing and Vocal Performance252285796
Sculpture214242819
Painting and Drawing214242819

Economics

Swarthmore College ranked 255th for Economics in the United States and 916th in the World with 294 publications made and 12,316 citations received. Main research topics: Political Economy, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, International Trade, International Economics.

RankRanking
#255 of 690In the United States
#288 of 753In North America
#916 of 3,117In the World

Swarthmore College
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199065
199131
199265
199327
199441
199520
199610
199768
199871
1999623
200041
200171
2002623
200320
200467
2005566
200689
20071264
200882
200912294
2010115
20111424
20129119
2013514
2014920
20151011
201615103
20171137
201844
20191127
202098
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
International Relations and Diplomacy152171400
International Trade140165466
International Economics144167484
Political Economy245275649
Development Studies214248759
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics2653001014

Mathematics

Swarthmore College ranked 303rd for Mathematics in the United States and 1234th in the World with 214 publications made and 12,595 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

RankRanking
#303 of 720In the United States
#343 of 781In North America
#1234 of 3,475In the World

Swarthmore College
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199122
1992111
199300
199420
199510
199610
199796
199850
199900
200058
200134
2002423
200343
2004696
2005765
200631
2007758
200869
200911292
2010915
2011921
201285
2013515
2014918
201586
20161393
2017816
2018720
20191138
202077
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Math Teachers262287645
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics2653001014

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Swarthmore College

SpecialityUnited StatesNorth AmericaWorld Rank
International Business184211613
Ecology228271820
Business3934361400
Geography and Cartography3163611440
Environmental Science3183701551
Chemistry4304822751