Syracuse University: Rankings

Syracuse University logo
EduRank.org best universities badge

Syracuse University ranked 118th in the United States, 311th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 29 research topics. Syracuse University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 43,759 publications and 1,635,916 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 609 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#311 of 14,131 In the World
#136 of 2,597 In North America
#118 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 221 In New York State
#1 of 4 In Syracuse
#45 of 1,000 For Journalism and Digital Media
#46 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
#54 of 1,023 For Intellectual Property and Patent Law
#60 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#573 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 26 other topics

Jump to topical rankings below

Acceptance rate and other statistics

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Syracuse University ranked 80th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 164th in the World with 9,072 publications made and 223,186 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Demography, Communications and Public Relations, Law.

Rank Ranking
#80 of 1,262 In the United States
#92 of 1,341 In North America
#164 of 5,073 In the World

Syracuse University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 78 81
1992 23 15
1993 49 75
1994 68 73
1995 40 20
1996 91 180
1997 132 212
1998 144 194
1999 129 298
2000 152 353
2001 138 277
2002 126 359
2003 186 397
2004 197 468
2005 222 515
2006 201 554
2007 234 738
2008 301 805
2009 357 562
2010 402 841
2011 391 1239
2012 470 983
2013 437 745
2014 405 673
2015 414 1199
2016 451 647
2017 318 793
2018 305 470
2019 349 1560
2020 393 880
2021 426 501

Engineering

Syracuse University ranked 90th for Engineering in the United States and 324th in the World with 7,374 publications made and 195,637 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#90 of 756 In the United States
#102 of 818 In North America
#324 of 4,624 In the World

Syracuse University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 162 149
1992 82 20
1993 112 83
1994 93 177
1995 81 108
1996 147 214
1997 133 202
1998 107 169
1999 103 339
2000 120 256
2001 100 136
2002 115 222
2003 135 426
2004 165 402
2005 219 465
2006 210 308
2007 194 258
2008 192 463
2009 276 523
2010 274 622
2011 299 773
2012 287 642
2013 269 650
2014 321 565
2015 253 327
2016 296 649
2017 230 687
2018 203 434
2019 190 402
2020 195 356
2021 190 142
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Acoustical Engineering 35 36 78
Technical Drawing 34 38 88
Electrical Engineering 39 42 96
Reliability and Quality Engineering 42 46 109
Mechanical Engineering 31 34 122
Product and Industrial Design 52 57 123
Computer Engineering 56 61 128
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 50 57 130
Telecommunications 51 60 135
Aviation 60 66 135
Structural Engineering 41 48 157
Computer Networking 67 75 164
Electronic Engineering 54 65 181
Marine Engineering 41 51 197
Architecture 65 76 241
Engineering Management 98 111 277
Human-Computer Interaction 83 101 290
Optical Engineering 89 101 313
Landscape Architecture 76 87 317
Remote Sensing 105 124 331
Industrial Engineering 91 109 338
Environmental Engineering 75 92 345
Petroleum Engineering 89 105 348
Architectural Engineering 64 78 361
Automotive Engineering 71 87 362
Aerospace Engineering 150 167 366
Construction Management 96 116 371
Systems Engineering 90 110 373
Firefighting and Fire Science 107 121 386
Operations Research 107 130 387
Nuclear Engineering 86 108 387
Renewable Energy Engineering 84 102 412
Geotechnical Engineering 93 119 441
Materials Science 103 118 450
Chemical Engineering 90 105 456
Automation and Control engineering 107 130 464
Mining Engineering 83 107 471
Nanotechnology 122 136 492
Metallurgical Engineering 95 116 572
Civil Engineering 108 130 574
Applied/Engineering Physics 140 159 587
Biomedical Engineering 168 190 623
Agricultural Engineering 92 107 727
Transportation Engineering 182 211 766
Robotics 159 189 810
Biochemical Engineering 164 192 943

Physics

Syracuse University ranked 89th for Physics in the United States and 327th in the World with 7,285 publications made and 382,559 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Theoretical Physics, Optical Engineering, Nuclear Physics.

Rank Ranking
#89 of 721 In the United States
#101 of 781 In North America
#327 of 4,082 In the World

Syracuse University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 148 112
1992 84 95
1993 110 85
1994 121 162
1995 101 240
1996 160 906
1997 161 258
1998 130 189
1999 108 328
2000 136 400
2001 115 258
2002 114 263
2003 114 394
2004 150 473
2005 178 379
2006 181 393
2007 163 426
2008 154 508
2009 232 860
2010 195 1323
2011 225 785
2012 256 2215
2013 296 1958
2014 313 3040
2015 260 1703
2016 264 3985
2017 248 4208
2018 205 1687
2019 193 1189
2020 197 1579
2021 186 416
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Acoustical Engineering 35 36 78
Theoretical Physics 34 38 83
Quantum and Particle physics 51 55 144
Astrobiology 71 78 164
Nuclear Physics 65 74 212
Biophysics 106 117 262
Astrophysics and Astronomy 102 115 283
Optical Engineering 89 101 313
Atomic and Molecular physics 102 120 360
Medical Physics 135 153 384
Condensed Matter Physics 93 105 396
Materials Science 103 118 450
Nanotechnology 122 136 492
Applied/Engineering Physics 140 159 587

Medicine

Syracuse University ranked 135th for Medicine in the United States and 432nd in the World with 6,209 publications made and 223,360 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Clinical Psychology, Surgery, Public Health, Psychiatry.

Rank Ranking
#135 of 1,040 In the United States
#151 of 1,110 In North America
#432 of 4,739 In the World

Syracuse University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 134 151
1992 43 58
1993 69 76
1994 87 157
1995 50 96
1996 153 261
1997 165 339
1998 141 397
1999 147 288
2000 137 423
2001 104 340
2002 97 320
2003 116 480
2004 105 317
2005 115 328
2006 120 583
2007 133 579
2008 121 547
2009 135 398
2010 150 483
2011 140 362
2012 149 365
2013 154 395
2014 216 674
2015 213 511
2016 219 667
2017 185 394
2018 188 434
2019 261 457
2020 268 439
2021 301 273
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Audiology 65 75 137
Clinical Psychology 86 100 152
Social Work 77 86 153
Psychiatry 90 103 183
Gerontology 104 121 219
Public Health 97 115 229
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 111 125 239
Anatomy and Physiology 100 116 254
Healthcare Management (MHA) 119 137 289
Sports / Exercise science 111 130 295
Health Science 124 139 311
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 136 153 349
Family medicine 143 161 380
Medical Physics 135 153 384
Occupational Therapy 132 152 411
Nursing 147 169 412
Cardiology 120 133 425
Pharmacy 104 119 450
Forensic Science 118 138 459
Orthodontics 116 131 465
Anesthesiology 128 144 472
Radiation Therapy 128 142 478
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 123 137 484
Physical Therapy 151 172 490
Sports Medicine 150 178 495
Pediatrics 128 145 512
Critical Care Nursing 160 178 520
Surgery 133 147 520
Respiratory Therapy 145 163 549
Pathology 136 151 559
Urology 145 160 585
Biomedical Engineering 168 190 623
Toxicology 149 170 637
Dentistry 130 144 639
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 144 161 654
Epidemiology 151 171 655
Oncology and Cancer research 164 180 689
Optometry 170 190 699
Sonography and Ultrasound 164 189 700
Ophthalmology 160 177 706
Dermatology 161 176 722
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 146 163 741
Plastic Surgery 179 194 759
Virology 193 216 794
Pharmacology 184 202 849
Immunology 201 219 869
Neurosurgery 192 215 1020

Chemistry

Syracuse University ranked 115th for Chemistry in the United States and 500th in the World with 4,768 publications made and 155,545 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#115 of 717 In the United States
#131 of 778 In North America
#500 of 4,317 In the World

Syracuse University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 119 125
1992 58 33
1993 75 67
1994 86 111
1995 61 170
1996 117 253
1997 92 174
1998 83 171
1999 69 328
2000 72 221
2001 73 198
2002 68 156
2003 75 240
2004 89 201
2005 81 152
2006 102 230
2007 110 236
2008 115 303
2009 140 466
2010 142 351
2011 139 403
2012 137 326
2013 160 613
2014 157 392
2015 138 291
2016 138 377
2017 115 371
2018 109 283
2019 129 335
2020 147 269
2021 140 110
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 50 57 130
Petrology and Geochemistry 71 93 238
Environmental Chemistry 80 96 277
Inorganic Chemistry 73 83 288
Computational Chemistry 88 100 303
Pharmacy 104 119 450
Materials Science 103 118 450
Chemical Engineering 90 105 456
Nanotechnology 122 136 492
Organic Chemistry 106 122 510
Biochemistry 159 180 560
Physical chemistry 137 159 695
Biochemical Engineering 164 192 943
Nutrition and Food Science 142 164 1101
Radiochemistry 152 176 1198

Computer Science

Syracuse University ranked 96th for Computer Science in the United States and 254th in the World with 4,736 publications made and 161,959 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Cognitive Science, Computer Networking, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#96 of 858 In the United States
#111 of 927 In North America
#254 of 4,392 In the World

Syracuse University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 65 103
1992 49 35
1993 66 86
1994 54 93
1995 42 55
1996 80 261
1997 104 116
1998 81 173
1999 75 191
2000 86 160
2001 61 223
2002 99 251
2003 120 453
2004 126 446
2005 177 646
2006 132 469
2007 127 359
2008 145 461
2009 160 273
2010 175 253
2011 167 491
2012 192 649
2013 173 448
2014 226 509
2015 184 288
2016 224 342
2017 190 800
2018 187 726
2019 195 1393
2020 199 362
2021 162 76
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Library and Information science 33 39 57
Information Technology 32 35 59
Web Design and Development 38 44 88
Management Information Systems 36 40 90
Cyber Security 49 52 98
UX/UI Desgin 52 58 121
Computer Engineering 56 61 128
Database Administration 63 69 132
Telecommunications 51 60 135
Animation 60 68 152
Multimedia 59 68 152
Computer Networking 67 75 164
Computational Linguistics 57 68 181
Blockchain and Cryptography 74 82 188
Data Science 80 92 197
Software Engineering 75 91 252
Cognitive Science 110 127 266
Human-Computer Interaction 83 101 290
Machine Learning 94 110 302
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 91 107 305
Computer Graphics 104 119 341
Game Design and Development 104 125 348
Neuroscience 135 154 374
Computer Vision 111 134 442
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 195 218 767
Robotics 159 189 810

Psychology

Syracuse University ranked 94th for Psychology in the United States and 177th in the World with 4,502 publications made and 245,688 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry.

Rank Ranking
#94 of 981 In the United States
#108 of 1,047 In North America
#177 of 3,654 In the World

Syracuse University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 56 120
1992 26 48
1993 36 75
1994 51 95
1995 31 66
1996 70 463
1997 90 238
1998 87 346
1999 90 325
2000 95 395
2001 71 286
2002 69 329
2003 84 513
2004 84 414
2005 103 387
2006 104 658
2007 118 737
2008 145 712
2009 154 565
2010 161 970
2011 169 693
2012 164 842
2013 150 471
2014 194 635
2015 161 714
2016 223 512
2017 152 320
2018 118 180
2019 149 289
2020 171 238
2021 200 228
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sexology 50 56 69
Special Education 46 49 77
Education Majors 51 57 111
Child Psychology 76 85 119
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 53 64 123
Social Psychology 81 92 132
Clinical Psychology 86 100 152
Social Work 77 86 153
Psychiatry 90 103 183
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 115 127 211
Cognitive Science 110 127 266
Neuroscience 135 154 374
Occupational Therapy 132 152 411

Business

Syracuse University ranked 69th for Business in the United States and 135th in the World with 3,888 publications made and 168,723 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#69 of 834 In the United States
#78 of 900 In North America
#135 of 4,001 In the World

Syracuse University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 32 50
1992 12 3
1993 21 12
1994 33 22
1995 18 16
1996 40 317
1997 58 65
1998 74 148
1999 74 331
2000 90 219
2001 64 205
2002 84 577
2003 128 383
2004 111 341
2005 125 455
2006 105 619
2007 110 439
2008 156 421
2009 168 656
2010 191 748
2011 219 969
2012 180 635
2013 182 562
2014 183 480
2015 205 871
2016 175 330
2017 132 410
2018 92 325
2019 123 187
2020 137 285
2021 128 209
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Entrepreneurship 17 17 30
Real Estate 28 30 41
Tax Law 40 42 59
Advertising 49 51 71
Public Policy / Administration 43 46 77
Management Information Systems 36 40 90
Actuarial Science 66 73 117
Entertainment Industry Business 63 70 125
International Trade 50 59 131
International Business 57 66 139
Human Resource Management 65 75 143
Finance 82 89 155
Marketing 76 84 174
Project Management 62 73 175
Investment Banking and Stock trading 85 94 192
Occupational Safety and Health 120 138 231
Management 95 109 239
Risk Management 86 102 255
Accounting 104 117 255
Engineering Management 98 111 277
Construction Management 96 116 371
Operations Research 107 130 387
Supply Chain Management 130 152 484
Hospitality and Hotel Management 106 130 614

Biology

Syracuse University ranked 161st for Biology in the United States and 603rd in the World with 3,784 publications made and 168,216 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, Neuroscience, Oncology and Cancer research.

Rank Ranking
#161 of 867 In the United States
#181 of 932 In North America
#603 of 4,496 In the World

Syracuse University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 65 119
1992 37 54
1993 32 37
1994 57 94
1995 43 155
1996 67 157
1997 69 132
1998 87 312
1999 68 204
2000 71 262
2001 55 307
2002 43 185
2003 59 257
2004 50 158
2005 41 139
2006 70 187
2007 71 433
2008 84 268
2009 87 506
2010 104 363
2011 89 291
2012 103 338
2013 116 437
2014 147 341
2015 122 429
2016 128 476
2017 105 544
2018 114 332
2019 101 198
2020 127 210
2021 106 73
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrobiology 71 78 164
Paleontology 60 71 197
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 111 125 239
Biophysics 106 117 262
Evolutionary Biology 113 128 297
Zoology 119 138 373
Neuroscience 135 154 374
Agricultural Science 94 109 421
Forestry 92 112 428
Animal Science 103 125 436
Genetics 152 172 465
Nanotechnology 122 136 492
Entomology 141 164 507
Biochemistry 159 180 560
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 154 184 581
Botany 105 126 592
Molecular Biology 172 191 599
Toxicology 149 170 637
Oncology and Cancer research 164 180 689
Microbiology 177 197 760
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 195 218 767
Virology 193 216 794
Pharmacology 184 202 849
Immunology 201 219 869
Nutrition and Food Science 142 164 1101

Environmental Science

Syracuse University ranked 98th for Environmental Science in the United States and 318th in the World with 3,405 publications made and 147,085 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Hydrology and Water resources management, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#98 of 750 In the United States
#119 of 818 In North America
#318 of 4,023 In the World

Syracuse University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 31 42
1992 17 28
1993 25 29
1994 27 66
1995 23 72
1996 50 193
1997 41 116
1998 80 216
1999 55 196
2000 50 144
2001 73 361
2002 63 365
2003 77 411
2004 75 308
2005 86 261
2006 83 308
2007 89 385
2008 99 336
2009 118 357
2010 116 369
2011 124 423
2012 137 435
2013 130 510
2014 177 491
2015 168 540
2016 171 553
2017 105 258
2018 119 384
2019 107 244
2020 141 261
2021 126 73
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Hydrology and Water resources management 41 49 103
Paleontology 60 71 197
Petrology and Geochemistry 71 93 238
Environmental Chemistry 80 96 277
Geology 87 107 284
Ecology 103 126 290
Oceanography 92 112 315
Earth science and Geophysics 100 120 316
Geography and Cartography 106 129 342
Environmental Engineering 75 92 345
Environmental Management 96 116 350
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 113 134 380
Urban and Regional planning 87 104 392
Agricultural Science 94 109 421
Forestry 92 112 428
Geotechnical Engineering 93 119 441
Mining Engineering 83 107 471
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 154 184 581

Economics

Syracuse University ranked 54th for Economics in the United States and 101st in the World with 2,483 publications made and 109,293 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Political Economy, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#54 of 654 In the United States
#60 of 717 In North America
#101 of 3,039 In the World

Syracuse University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 12
1992 7 3
1993 10 18
1994 10 4
1995 9 11
1996 26 41
1997 33 55
1998 44 136
1999 47 287
2000 52 320
2001 51 204
2002 44 264
2003 76 249
2004 80 264
2005 81 265
2006 91 284
2007 90 316
2008 90 346
2009 97 428
2010 118 261
2011 124 381
2012 135 250
2013 100 153
2014 122 254
2015 129 170
2016 102 238
2017 84 192
2018 56 98
2019 69 52
2020 89 118
2021 92 52
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
International Relations and Diplomacy 42 48 90
Political Economy 47 51 97
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 54 61 100
Development Studies 44 50 106
Actuarial Science 66 73 117
International Trade 50 59 131
Finance 82 89 155
International Economics 60 66 165
Investment Banking and Stock trading 85 94 192
Environmental Economics 61 76 275
Agricultural Economics 87 102 286

Mathematics

Syracuse University ranked 70th for Mathematics in the United States and 148th in the World with 2,305 publications made and 102,405 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

Rank Ranking
#70 of 684 In the United States
#81 of 744 In North America
#148 of 3,376 In the World

Syracuse University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 31
1992 24 49
1993 35 25
1994 31 24
1995 16 16
1996 32 41
1997 53 71
1998 55 136
1999 54 343
2000 58 283
2001 41 154
2002 38 100
2003 72 355
2004 66 338
2005 75 119
2006 76 271
2007 69 201
2008 80 286
2009 61 106
2010 68 103
2011 87 251
2012 67 175
2013 90 137
2014 93 198
2015 85 140
2016 98 122
2017 50 144
2018 58 190
2019 67 95
2020 71 72
2021 66 27
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 54 61 100
Actuarial Science 66 73 117
Math Teachers 68 74 126
Statistics 67 79 129
Blockchain and Cryptography 74 82 188
Operations Research 107 130 387
Applied Mathematics 102 121 404

Art & Design

Syracuse University ranked 67th for Art & Design in the United States and 141st in the World with 1,496 publications made and 24,826 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Creative Writing, Multimedia, Literature, Aesthetics.

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
#67 of 685 In the United States
#77 of 750 In North America
#141 of 2,700 In the World

Syracuse University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 7
1992 10 4
1993 15 8
1994 12 1
1995 11 9
1996 16 16
1997 34 37
1998 27 31
1999 32 69
2000 30 72
2001 20 34
2002 29 11
2003 30 31
2004 28 40
2005 43 48
2006 32 108
2007 34 30
2008 42 59
2009 61 97
2010 62 51
2011 65 159
2012 71 43
2013 89 77
2014 58 77
2015 77 87
2016 72 27
2017 51 72
2018 48 28
2019 65 41
2020 50 45
2021 60 5
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Graphic Design 55 62 108
Performing arts 46 54 119
UX/UI Desgin 52 58 121
Entertainment Industry Business 63 70 125
Aesthetics 50 61 143
Literature 60 69 148
Animation 60 68 152
Multimedia 59 68 152
Singing and Vocal Performance 69 81 157
Fashion Design 64 75 159
Creative Writing 73 84 168
Music 78 90 175
Art History 86 100 186
Interior Design 63 69 226
Architecture 65 76 241
Landscape Architecture 76 87 317
Computer Graphics 104 119 341
Game Design and Development 104 125 348
Cinematography 145 167 452
Painting and Drawing 144 169 564
Sculpture 144 169 564
Illustration and Concept Art 153 178 581
Photography 193 229 687