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Union College ranked 359th in the United States, 1448th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 59 research topics. Union College ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 4,605 academic publications and 76,198 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 273 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#1448 of 14,131 In the World
#400 of 2,597 In North America
#359 of 2,496 In the United States
#37 of 221 In New York State
#205 of 1,027 For Bioethics/Medical Ethics
#671 of 1,063 For Intellectual Property and Patent Law
#697 of 1,133 For Political Economy
#522 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#1405 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 56 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Union College ranked 412th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 1726th in the World with 2,528 publications made and 38,440 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#412 of 1,689 In the United States
#460 of 1,780 In North America
#1726 of 6,939 In the World

Union College
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 31 249
1991 26 153
1992 25 161
1993 41 141
1994 38 153
1995 57 154
1996 27 172
1997 33 236
1998 31 211
1999 32 231
2000 37 273
2001 46 340
2002 49 356
2003 47 471
2004 43 523
2005 69 698
2006 60 726
2007 46 815
2008 57 1052
2009 76 1194
2010 68 1171
2011 78 1369
2012 86 1513
2013 66 1707
2014 67 1867
2015 59 1916
2016 68 1945
2017 89 2180
2018 82 2380
2019 83 2754
2020 79 3113
2021 74 3616
2022 82 3069

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

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 207 231 671
Political Economy 269 303 697
International Relations and Diplomacy 245 277 715
Gender Studies 326 361 729
Genealogy 333 368 828
Media Studies 357 398 831
Publishing 290 326 870
Public Policy / Administration 315 350 894
Art History 337 373 905
Criminology and Criminal Justice 448 492 972
Military science 401 435 983
Classics and Ancient History 380 415 1104
Aesthetics 340 381 1277
Library and Information science 460 498 1315
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 444 490 1351
Law 413 457 1396
Education Majors 478 527 1449
Sociology 427 475 1464
Political Science 401 447 1484
History 396 442 1603
Demography 389 434 1639
Communications and Public Relations 571 624 1763
Linguistics 417 464 1896
Anthropology 598 658 1931
Archaeology 415 465 1942
Philosophy 423 473 1962

Biology rankings

Union College ranked 449th for Biology in the United States and 2473rd in the World with 1,817 publications made and 44,407 citations received. Main research topics: Paleontology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Botany, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#449 of 1,528 In the United States
#500 of 1,613 In North America
#2473 of 6,663 In the World

Union College
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 34 238
1991 20 223
1992 14 218
1993 20 194
1994 13 249
1995 30 238
1996 25 248
1997 13 289
1998 26 328
1999 21 315
2000 32 357
2001 30 443
2002 43 498
2003 51 596
2004 28 646
2005 39 849
2006 33 752
2007 33 880
2008 50 948
2009 56 1227
2010 61 1210
2011 53 1440
2012 65 1680
2013 62 1807
2014 58 1904
2015 52 1981
2016 57 2086
2017 61 2452
2018 80 2432
2019 63 2771
2020 66 3004
2021 72 3552
2022 76 3057

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 97 110 205
Biophysics 304 339 1234
Zoology 314 356 1325
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 380 426 1720
Paleontology 336 384 1771
Evolutionary Biology 425 472 1859
Neuroscience 510 559 2034
Botany 399 447 2264
Genetics 444 491 2356
Horticulture 353 401 2460
Nanotechnology 359 404 2543
Biochemistry 460 509 2591
Agricultural Science 424 477 2704
Immunology 510 553 2752

Environmental Science rankings

Union College ranked 411th for Environmental Science in the United States and 2269th in the World with 1,813 publications made and 35,687 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#411 of 1,534 In the United States
#464 of 1,622 In North America
#2269 of 6,683 In the World

Union College
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 23 272
1991 14 212
1992 14 198
1993 19 188
1994 12 177
1995 40 210
1996 29 209
1997 21 248
1998 28 278
1999 23 269
2000 29 303
2001 38 392
2002 43 414
2003 52 547
2004 27 569
2005 41 754
2006 37 718
2007 44 798
2008 46 895
2009 52 1152
2010 47 1123
2011 65 1316
2012 66 1519
2013 55 1602
2014 53 1697
2015 46 1694
2016 52 1730
2017 68 1880
2018 76 1912
2019 62 2241
2020 59 2513
2021 63 3071
2022 58 2605

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 219 260 1121
Earth science and Geophysics 255 299 1397
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 380 426 1720
Paleontology 336 384 1771
Geology 352 404 1946
Geotechnical Engineering 326 372 2046
Oceanography 371 424 2055
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 336 381 2084
Geography and Cartography 436 487 2316
Ecology 429 482 2341
Environmental Chemistry 368 418 2430
Agricultural Science 424 477 2704
Environmental Management 423 478 2829

Physics rankings

Union College ranked 392nd for Physics in the United States and 2346th in the World with 1,802 publications made and 35,060 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

Physics ranking Location
#392 of 1,426 In the United States
#440 of 1,508 In North America
#2346 of 6,484 In the World

Union College
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 33 337
1991 26 316
1992 21 241
1993 14 176
1994 21 171
1995 43 195
1996 27 200
1997 19 217
1998 28 228
1999 21 221
2000 27 237
2001 28 284
2002 42 302
2003 39 371
2004 41 438
2005 41 585
2006 48 576
2007 37 662
2008 50 705
2009 46 970
2010 47 929
2011 50 1054
2012 61 1257
2013 40 1284
2014 43 1369
2015 40 1466
2016 47 1491
2017 80 1634
2018 71 1587
2019 53 1791
2020 46 2008
2021 58 2459
2022 49 2198

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biophysics 304 339 1234
Astrophysics and Astronomy 346 390 1610
Atomic and Molecular physics 326 370 1669
Theoretical Physics 321 364 1711
Nuclear Physics 324 369 1803
Acoustical Engineering 396 443 2121
Quantum and Particle physics 383 430 2276
Optical Engineering 387 434 2393
Nanotechnology 359 404 2543
Materials Science 379 427 2598
Condensed Matter Physics 393 439 2701

Engineering rankings

Union College ranked 423rd for Engineering in the United States and 2641st in the World with 1,734 publications made and 27,335 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#423 of 1,447 In the United States
#475 of 1,531 In North America
#2641 of 6,555 In the World

Union College
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 27 249
1991 24 229
1992 15 203
1993 15 141
1994 23 158
1995 34 154
1996 30 181
1997 23 209
1998 26 219
1999 23 191
2000 28 242
2001 27 269
2002 40 271
2003 39 372
2004 42 427
2005 42 509
2006 40 500
2007 42 600
2008 45 627
2009 53 889
2010 47 872
2011 54 989
2012 50 1130
2013 43 1102
2014 38 1302
2015 36 1315
2016 43 1386
2017 69 1506
2018 70 1565
2019 55 1754
2020 43 2138
2021 60 2451
2022 44 2177

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Geotechnical Engineering 326 372 2046
Acoustical Engineering 396 443 2121
Aerospace Engineering 386 434 2175
Civil Engineering 379 429 2232
Structural Engineering 372 419 2283
Systems Engineering 412 461 2287
Optical Engineering 387 434 2393
Mechanical Engineering 422 470 2452
Electronic Engineering 348 397 2455
Computer Networking 436 488 2493
Chemical Engineering 335 380 2508
Nanotechnology 359 404 2543
Materials Science 379 427 2598
Electrical Engineering 410 461 2746
Telecommunications 451 503 2769
Metallurgical Engineering 417 468 2811

Computer Science rankings

Union College ranked 437th for Computer Science in the United States and 2261st in the World with 1,494 publications made and 29,809 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Library and Information science.

Computer Science ranking Location
#437 of 1,496 In the United States
#486 of 1,581 In North America
#2261 of 6,597 In the World

Union College
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 28 135
1991 21 132
1992 14 130
1993 15 104
1994 24 130
1995 30 131
1996 17 151
1997 15 144
1998 22 155
1999 15 158
2000 29 190
2001 20 183
2002 22 228
2003 31 328
2004 28 341
2005 45 442
2006 34 431
2007 32 484
2008 39 557
2009 49 795
2010 52 773
2011 53 923
2012 48 1114
2013 43 1217
2014 37 1415
2015 39 1504
2016 42 1542
2017 62 1828
2018 58 1942
2019 49 2231
2020 34 2623
2021 46 2964
2022 48 2538

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Library and Information science 460 498 1315
Computational Linguistics 304 342 1515
Cognitive Science 416 465 1812
Computer Vision 339 385 2029
Neuroscience 510 559 2034
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 360 408 2066
Computer Networking 436 488 2493
Telecommunications 451 503 2769
Machine Learning 489 542 2890
Cyber Security 634 695 3400

Chemistry rankings

Union College ranked 437th for Chemistry in the United States and 2693rd in the World with 1,440 publications made and 31,522 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Petrology and Geochemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#437 of 1,357 In the United States
#487 of 1,436 In North America
#2693 of 6,327 In the World

Union College
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 25 288
1991 16 229
1992 10 223
1993 15 172
1994 16 196
1995 27 192
1996 21 227
1997 10 242
1998 25 263
1999 19 268
2000 21 255
2001 28 322
2002 32 323
2003 47 414
2004 31 433
2005 28 556
2006 32 482
2007 33 579
2008 39 570
2009 38 826
2010 36 835
2011 40 918
2012 49 1105
2013 39 1155
2014 40 1208
2015 36 1259
2016 33 1358
2017 46 1615
2018 62 1542
2019 46 1771
2020 42 1905
2021 50 2308
2022 49 2014

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 219 260 1121
Environmental Chemistry 368 418 2430
Inorganic Chemistry 361 408 2437
Chemical Engineering 335 380 2508
Nanotechnology 359 404 2543
Biochemistry 460 509 2591
Materials Science 379 427 2598
Organic Chemistry 427 477 2746
Physical chemistry 458 511 2974

Medicine rankings

Union College ranked 512th for Medicine in the United States and 2377th in the World with 1,180 publications made and 26,612 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Public Health, Anatomy and Physiology, Surgery.

Medicine ranking Location
#512 of 1,495 In the United States
#561 of 1,578 In North America
#2377 of 6,552 In the World

Union College
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 18 101
1991 14 113
1992 14 135
1993 17 96
1994 14 154
1995 26 140
1996 12 168
1997 11 188
1998 11 198
1999 15 216
2000 12 214
2001 25 237
2002 23 254
2003 17 308
2004 17 351
2005 13 435
2006 26 430
2007 22 478
2008 28 517
2009 32 594
2010 42 602
2011 36 726
2012 32 883
2013 41 960
2014 38 1056
2015 32 1145
2016 35 1223
2017 37 1459
2018 32 1556
2019 42 1648
2020 40 1897
2021 50 2185
2022 61 1991

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 97 110 205
Gerontology 423 468 1329
Orthodontics 316 347 1380
Healthcare Management (MHA) 445 490 1555
Dentistry 335 367 1584
Clinical Psychology 560 611 1716
Psychiatry 520 570 2022
Anatomy and Physiology 425 467 2023
Public Health 474 523 2030
Nursing 614 668 2153
Health Science 704 759 2180
Physical Therapy 566 618 2335
Surgery 532 578 2403
Pathology 504 553 2601
Immunology 510 553 2752
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 582 632 2949

Psychology rankings

Union College ranked 471st for Psychology in the United States and 1751st in the World with 863 publications made and 21,481 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Education Majors.

Psychology ranking Location
#471 of 1,455 In the United States
#519 of 1,538 In North America
#1751 of 6,353 In the World

Union College
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 12 74
1991 11 66
1992 6 77
1993 8 61
1994 14 114
1995 19 87
1996 12 102
1997 10 126
1998 8 122
1999 9 131
2000 9 127
2001 15 153
2002 14 164
2003 15 209
2004 17 276
2005 12 261
2006 16 295
2007 12 341
2008 20 418
2009 26 441
2010 32 497
2011 35 612
2012 33 694
2013 36 846
2014 22 976
2015 31 1033
2016 18 1154
2017 32 1296
2018 34 1452
2019 32 1641
2020 41 1916
2021 37 2163
2022 43 1890

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Social Psychology 376 419 1129
Child Psychology 486 536 1366
Education Majors 478 527 1449
Clinical Psychology 560 611 1716
Cognitive Science 416 465 1812
Psychiatry 520 570 2022
Neuroscience 510 559 2034

Mathematics rankings

Union College ranked 362nd for Mathematics in the United States and 1764th in the World with 811 publications made and 20,692 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers.

Mathematics ranking Location
#362 of 1,305 In the United States
#404 of 1,383 In North America
#1764 of 6,132 In the World

Union College
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 10 73
1991 11 80
1992 11 76
1993 14 59
1994 13 61
1995 23 83
1996 14 90
1997 15 116
1998 8 92
1999 14 120
2000 10 125
2001 13 102
2002 18 127
2003 15 196
2004 11 217
2005 17 249
2006 14 267
2007 14 340
2008 20 327
2009 26 453
2010 23 466
2011 24 493
2012 18 573
2013 31 572
2014 16 726
2015 20 727
2016 24 770
2017 25 842
2018 18 939
2019 28 1069
2020 17 1198
2021 24 1606
2022 29 1299

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 166 193 588
Math Teachers 388 422 1038
Statistics 357 402 1859

Economics rankings

Union College ranked 334th for Economics in the United States and 1287th in the World with 733 publications made and 13,739 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#334 of 1,255 In the United States
#374 of 1,334 In North America
#1287 of 5,789 In the World

Union College
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 6 46
1991 8 36
1992 6 44
1993 14 51
1994 13 39
1995 18 38
1996 12 62
1997 11 89
1998 9 82
1999 14 90
2000 7 103
2001 12 113
2002 21 112
2003 15 151
2004 14 179
2005 23 231
2006 22 247
2007 18 284
2008 22 319
2009 25 407
2010 18 431
2011 17 470
2012 29 490
2013 25 534
2014 20 643
2015 23 653
2016 18 640
2017 26 633
2018 20 639
2019 27 842
2020 20 847
2021 25 1185
2022 16 896

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 166 193 588
Political Economy 269 303 697
International Relations and Diplomacy 245 277 715
International Trade 250 285 1247
Development Studies 466 511 1667
Finance 424 469 1815

Business rankings

Union College ranked 470th for Business in the United States and 2050th in the World with 732 publications made and 15,468 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#470 of 1,267 In the United States
#518 of 1,346 In North America
#2050 of 6,002 In the World

Union College
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 12 46
1991 8 50
1992 9 53
1993 12 55
1994 12 55
1995 11 60
1996 10 65
1997 11 78
1998 8 91
1999 16 81
2000 12 97
2001 19 123
2002 15 108
2003 12 163
2004 22 198
2005 17 214
2006 23 263
2007 18 280
2008 22 328
2009 26 434
2010 16 428
2011 22 478
2012 28 574
2013 22 599
2014 22 669
2015 21 729
2016 18 679
2017 34 726
2018 16 796
2019 26 961
2020 16 1157
2021 26 1412
2022 20 1134

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Business.

Business subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Public Policy / Administration 315 350 894
International Trade 250 285 1247
International Business 275 310 1259
Advertising 420 459 1361
Accounting 427 468 1531
Finance 424 469 1815
Marketing 495 545 2187
Management 482 533 2310

Art & Design rankings

Union College ranked 408th for Art & Design in the United States and 1611th in the World with 543 publications made and 5,377 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Art History, Aesthetics, Fashion Design, Creative Writing.

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

Art & Design ranking Location
#408 of 1,236 In the United States
#455 of 1,317 In North America
#1611 of 5,426 In the World

Union College
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 3 40
1991 6 22
1992 6 18
1993 10 19
1994 7 11
1995 15 29
1996 7 17
1997 8 41
1998 6 30
1999 10 38
2000 13 51
2001 9 52
2002 10 58
2003 8 58
2004 7 67
2005 17 99
2006 15 101
2007 10 117
2008 15 120
2009 15 175
2010 9 167
2011 24 201
2012 21 203
2013 14 237
2014 14 274
2015 18 247
2016 17 305
2017 21 350
2018 25 325
2019 18 387
2020 22 482
2021 13 546
2022 9 477

The following table provides academic rankings for Union College in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Creative Writing 287 324 819
Art History 337 373 905
Aesthetics 340 381 1277
Literature 368 409 1324
Fashion Design 501 553 2222