University of Illinois at Chicago: Rankings

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The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 62nd in the United States and 103rd in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 85 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Illinois at Chicago is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 96,408 publications and 4,220,779 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 106 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#103 of 14,134 In the World
#66 of 2,597 In North America
#62 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 100 In Illinois
#2 of 38 In Chicago
#13 of 1,021 For Ophthalmology
#27 of 1,027 For Gerontology
#27 of 1,036 For Plastic Surgery
#626 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#109 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 82 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 40th for Medicine in the United States and 61st in the World with 40,076 publications made and 1,678,406 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#40 of 1,040 In the United States
#44 of 1,110 In North America
#61 of 4,740 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 476 928
1992 165 323
1993 310 561
1994 376 708
1995 276 699
1996 633 1694
1997 757 1928
1998 767 2276
1999 725 2494
2000 668 2392
2001 654 2500
2002 678 2838
2003 767 3228
2004 915 3483
2005 940 4122
2006 966 3962
2007 1061 5177
2008 1112 5101
2009 1249 6348
2010 1407 7828
2011 1371 8634
2012 1523 6140
2013 1512 6750
2014 1675 8177
2015 1704 6203
2016 2019 6616
2017 1859 6968
2018 1686 5157
2019 1936 5648
2020 2247 5372
2021 2621 6519
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Ophthalmology 11 11 13
Gerontology 21 22 27
Plastic Surgery 23 24 27
Public Health 17 19 28
Occupational Therapy 18 23 33
Social Work 24 27 33
Pharmacology 25 27 35
Psychiatry 26 28 38
Clinical Psychology 28 30 38
Orthodontics 19 21 39
Nursing 19 24 41
Health Science 29 35 43
Family medicine 28 32 43
Sports Medicine 23 32 43
Optometry 27 29 47
Healthcare Management (MHA) 27 33 50
Sports / Exercise science 27 34 51
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 29 38 53
Dermatology 34 36 54
Physical Therapy 27 35 55
Anesthesiology 43 48 59
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 43 49 60
Pharmacy 20 24 61
Cosmetology 33 37 61
Dentistry 25 26 62
Critical Care Nursing 48 54 66
Surgery 43 48 71
Oncology and Cancer research 40 43 71
Anatomy and Physiology 43 49 74
Neurosurgery 27 30 82
Biomedical Engineering 49 53 84
Epidemiology 40 46 85
Cardiology 48 56 89
Pediatrics 45 51 91
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 41 46 91
Immunology 51 57 98
Medical Physics 58 66 98
Pathology 48 51 100
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 50 53 105
Radiation Therapy 57 62 105
Respiratory Therapy 52 63 115
Urology 53 61 116
Audiology 60 70 116
Virology 67 73 137
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 53 59 143
Toxicology 56 64 156
Sonography and Ultrasound 75 85 192
Forensic Science 92 106 328
Veterinary 119 136 721

Biology

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 56th for Biology in the United States and 93rd in the World with 20,988 publications made and 1,222,210 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology.

Rank Ranking
#56 of 867 In the United States
#60 of 932 In North America
#93 of 4,497 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 338 822
1992 162 438
1993 209 747
1994 296 786
1995 191 754
1996 378 1338
1997 458 1867
1998 443 1588
1999 445 2074
2000 428 1817
2001 477 2431
2002 468 2450
2003 519 2545
2004 560 2705
2005 556 2927
2006 587 2733
2007 623 3419
2008 627 3257
2009 711 3920
2010 800 4096
2011 807 4192
2012 885 4944
2013 844 4005
2014 803 4877
2015 789 4149
2016 900 4490
2017 794 4559
2018 656 3045
2019 731 3525
2020 803 3057
2021 850 1819
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Pharmacology 25 27 35
Molecular Biology 36 38 48
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 29 38 53
Biochemistry 42 46 63
Oncology and Cancer research 40 43 71
Biophysics 50 55 75
Neuroscience 55 62 91
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 58 62 96
Immunology 51 57 98
Genetics 67 70 116
Evolutionary Biology 63 70 116
Astrobiology 57 63 116
Microbiology 57 66 124
Virology 67 73 137
Toxicology 56 64 156
Biotechnology 55 65 186
Nanotechnology 73 79 221
Paleontology 78 93 261
Zoology 98 117 284
Entomology 113 130 374
Animal Science 98 120 414
Botany 86 105 419
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 142 169 527
Nutrition and Food Science 75 88 548
Agricultural Science 106 125 607
Forestry 129 161 794

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 46th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 83rd in the World with 12,527 publications made and 532,629 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Occupational Safety and Health.

Rank Ranking
#46 of 1,262 In the United States
#50 of 1,341 In North America
#83 of 5,074 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 116 171
1992 32 59
1993 84 176
1994 99 166
1995 62 163
1996 161 410
1997 199 497
1998 202 530
1999 262 1058
2000 211 668
2001 213 1020
2002 230 1184
2003 251 907
2004 297 1405
2005 282 1466
2006 356 1512
2007 371 1747
2008 427 1805
2009 443 2261
2010 529 2395
2011 452 1864
2012 478 2403
2013 541 2024
2014 577 2845
2015 556 2342
2016 647 2227
2017 578 2103
2018 566 1446
2019 615 1418
2020 686 2838
2021 798 911

Chemistry

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 57th for Chemistry in the United States and 165th in the World with 11,088 publications made and 507,200 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

Rank Ranking
#57 of 717 In the United States
#63 of 778 In North America
#165 of 4,319 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 228 325
1992 108 188
1993 115 267
1994 161 338
1995 135 292
1996 233 652
1997 276 835
1998 246 605
1999 236 808
2000 236 709
2001 261 948
2002 259 869
2003 309 1026
2004 281 1302
2005 277 1047
2006 296 940
2007 342 1476
2008 369 2039
2009 346 1196
2010 402 1544
2011 356 1585
2012 414 1414
2013 383 1344
2014 374 2014
2015 337 1487
2016 380 2159
2017 381 2196
2018 319 1366
2019 307 1243
2020 383 1546
2021 399 542
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Pharmacy 20 24 61
Biochemistry 42 46 63
Organic Chemistry 40 46 123
Biochemical Engineering 44 51 137
Computational Chemistry 67 73 198
Nanotechnology 73 79 221
Environmental Chemistry 73 85 242
Physical chemistry 67 78 246
Materials Science 80 88 290
Chemical Engineering 83 95 377
Petrology and Geochemistry 110 138 410
Inorganic Chemistry 104 119 474
Radiochemistry 80 95 530
Nutrition and Food Science 75 88 548
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 135 153 549

Psychology

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 43rd for Psychology in the United States and 59th in the World with 10,184 publications made and 737,017 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Child Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#43 of 981 In the United States
#47 of 1,047 In North America
#59 of 3,654 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 102 230
1992 44 117
1993 58 264
1994 91 236
1995 65 280
1996 168 605
1997 177 1102
1998 172 788
1999 199 1055
2000 157 1602
2001 179 1524
2002 184 988
2003 222 1613
2004 276 1597
2005 323 2753
2006 295 1606
2007 333 2759
2008 342 2096
2009 408 2556
2010 446 3016
2011 361 5082
2012 406 3055
2013 473 3066
2014 466 2710
2015 442 2130
2016 557 2476
2017 472 1735
2018 394 1653
2019 378 1339
2020 403 924
2021 539 580
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sexology 13 15 15
Occupational Therapy 18 23 33
Social Work 24 27 33
Psychiatry 26 28 38
Clinical Psychology 28 30 38
Special Education 29 31 41
Social Psychology 43 46 52
Child Psychology 46 50 57
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 38 44 57
Education Majors 42 47 84
Neuroscience 55 62 91
Cognitive Science 62 72 113
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 72 88 169

Engineering

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 76th for Engineering in the United States and 258th in the World with 9,898 publications made and 290,640 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#76 of 756 In the United States
#87 of 818 In North America
#258 of 4,626 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 122 69
1992 70 57
1993 81 56
1994 123 265
1995 84 112
1996 162 267
1997 183 204
1998 159 267
1999 183 397
2000 199 403
2001 187 406
2002 210 534
2003 233 612
2004 257 548
2005 271 800
2006 300 706
2007 339 886
2008 408 1521
2009 324 838
2010 377 889
2011 351 913
2012 370 996
2013 333 917
2014 421 1532
2015 389 1367
2016 429 1656
2017 422 1552
2018 417 1439
2019 397 1414
2020 469 1600
2021 484 630
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Transportation Engineering 30 35 66
Biomedical Engineering 49 53 84
Human-Computer Interaction 53 63 126
Product and Industrial Design 55 61 128
Telecommunications 50 59 134
Biochemical Engineering 44 51 137
Technical Drawing 51 57 139
Operations Research 55 65 164
Biotechnology 55 65 186
Mechanical Engineering 49 54 189
Reliability and Quality Engineering 61 74 195
Environmental Engineering 51 61 203
Civil Engineering 40 47 204
Acoustical Engineering 76 85 208
Petroleum Engineering 59 69 213
Engineering Management 77 87 214
Aviation 84 91 217
Nanotechnology 73 79 221
Industrial Engineering 66 79 230
Optical Engineering 70 79 234
Construction Management 64 77 240
Architecture 66 77 245
Computer Networking 85 99 246
Structural Engineering 69 80 251
Computer Engineering 90 105 276
Automation and Control engineering 75 93 281
Applied/Engineering Physics 88 94 288
Materials Science 80 88 290
Systems Engineering 73 89 296
Landscape Architecture 75 86 311
Electrical Engineering 92 107 334
Automotive Engineering 66 82 338
Robotics 88 106 339
Architectural Engineering 65 79 362
Geotechnical Engineering 84 106 363
Electronic Engineering 94 115 365
Chemical Engineering 83 95 377
Remote Sensing 137 161 435
Firefighting and Fire Science 120 135 461
Aerospace Engineering 187 208 538
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 135 153 549
Marine Engineering 133 159 552
Mining Engineering 102 128 553
Renewable Energy Engineering 112 137 580
Metallurgical Engineering 103 124 620
Nuclear Engineering 143 169 731

Physics

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 79th for Physics in the United States and 253rd in the World with 9,652 publications made and 358,032 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biophysics, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#79 of 721 In the United States
#86 of 781 In North America
#253 of 4,083 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 132 140
1992 85 101
1993 85 146
1994 122 209
1995 104 175
1996 195 471
1997 216 328
1998 164 324
1999 185 498
2000 200 407
2001 232 608
2002 215 365
2003 218 548
2004 247 616
2005 249 867
2006 248 866
2007 320 1080
2008 340 1580
2009 304 1256
2010 348 1205
2011 334 1327
2012 358 1234
2013 331 1017
2014 375 2297
2015 336 1571
2016 360 1682
2017 363 1712
2018 390 2272
2019 400 1950
2020 426 1741
2021 457 764
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biophysics 50 55 75
Medical Physics 58 66 98
Astrobiology 57 63 116
Acoustical Engineering 76 85 208
Nuclear Physics 63 72 210
Nanotechnology 73 79 221
Atomic and Molecular physics 74 83 231
Theoretical Physics 60 67 231
Quantum and Particle physics 72 79 233
Optical Engineering 70 79 234
Condensed Matter Physics 72 80 256
Applied/Engineering Physics 88 94 288
Materials Science 80 88 290
Astrophysics and Astronomy 203 228 694

Computer Science

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 57th for Computer Science in the United States and 112th in the World with 8,894 publications made and 422,281 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning.

Rank Ranking
#57 of 858 In the United States
#66 of 927 In North America
#112 of 4,394 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 81 188
1992 43 49
1993 43 78
1994 58 81
1995 53 105
1996 108 224
1997 87 491
1998 104 238
1999 137 478
2000 147 433
2001 157 712
2002 131 650
2003 216 1219
2004 225 1361
2005 284 1439
2006 303 1123
2007 280 1413
2008 312 1161
2009 345 1561
2010 380 1922
2011 309 1257
2012 336 3147
2013 362 2021
2014 424 2195
2015 415 1640
2016 467 2143
2017 421 2194
2018 425 2433
2019 520 2596
2020 538 1505
2021 547 1410

Business

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 60th for Business in the United States and 114th in the World with 4,328 publications made and 207,949 citations received. Main research topics: Occupational Safety and Health, Public Policy / Administration, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#60 of 834 In the United States
#68 of 900 In North America
#114 of 4,004 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 34 38
1992 9 15
1993 25 54
1994 25 40
1995 23 56
1996 53 64
1997 59 265
1998 79 261
1999 85 352
2000 73 352
2001 85 750
2002 110 609
2003 133 706
2004 136 514
2005 123 739
2006 156 906
2007 129 570
2008 163 584
2009 172 764
2010 217 824
2011 184 776
2012 178 609
2013 189 876
2014 218 1193
2015 225 538
2016 249 919
2017 198 529
2018 158 276
2019 150 313
2020 191 437
2021 210 145
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Occupational Safety and Health 15 17 23
Real Estate 22 24 33
Tax Law 35 37 53
Entertainment Industry Business 45 49 77
Public Policy / Administration 45 49 83
Actuarial Science 56 62 96
Human Resource Management 45 54 98
Advertising 72 76 117
Entrepreneurship 52 59 127
Investment Banking and Stock trading 71 78 143
Finance 78 85 147
Project Management 57 67 161
Operations Research 55 65 164
Marketing 75 82 169
Management 71 81 170
Management Information Systems 60 72 180
Accounting 90 102 209
Risk Management 76 90 209
Engineering Management 77 87 214
Construction Management 64 77 240
International Business 92 105 274
International Trade 117 137 395
Supply Chain Management 142 167 580

Mathematics

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 58th for Mathematics in the United States and 117th in the World with 2,936 publications made and 122,264 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

Rank Ranking
#58 of 684 In the United States
#66 of 744 In North America
#117 of 3,376 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 29 65
1992 13 18
1993 24 24
1994 36 36
1995 17 88
1996 46 190
1997 57 119
1998 49 203
1999 57 168
2000 53 131
2001 49 104
2002 67 296
2003 67 423
2004 80 188
2005 101 357
2006 120 366
2007 93 238
2008 136 520
2009 107 228
2010 124 322
2011 114 335
2012 112 387
2013 113 418
2014 127 341
2015 118 1185
2016 142 281
2017 113 292
2018 106 231
2019 103 133
2020 99 234
2021 115 114
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Statistics 48 56 82
Math Teachers 54 59 95
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 53 58 96
Actuarial Science 56 62 96
Applied Mathematics 51 57 139
Operations Research 55 65 164
Blockchain and Cryptography 80 89 206

Environmental Science

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 103rd for Environmental Science in the United States and 341st in the World with 2,751 publications made and 134,340 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#103 of 750 In the United States
#124 of 818 In North America
#341 of 4,025 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 28 60
1992 6 54
1993 16 26
1994 26 74
1995 15 24
1996 37 126
1997 53 81
1998 47 137
1999 59 434
2000 44 152
2001 57 227
2002 48 297
2003 77 369
2004 72 294
2005 56 233
2006 75 422
2007 74 410
2008 107 429
2009 106 516
2010 112 383
2011 104 562
2012 125 372
2013 110 412
2014 139 838
2015 126 520
2016 155 520
2017 123 714
2018 114 248
2019 86 247
2020 116 371
2021 120 323
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Urban and Regional planning 23 25 69
Environmental Engineering 51 61 203
Environmental Chemistry 73 85 242
Paleontology 78 93 261
Geography and Cartography 87 105 267
Earth science and Geophysics 91 109 292
Ecology 105 128 297
Geology 98 120 342
Oceanography 102 123 346
Geotechnical Engineering 84 106 363
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 120 142 409
Petrology and Geochemistry 110 138 410
Environmental Management 114 138 451
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 142 169 527
Mining Engineering 102 128 553
Hydrology and Water resources management 133 161 558
Agricultural Science 106 125 607
Forestry 129 161 794

Economics

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 59th for Economics in the United States and 120th in the World with 2,442 publications made and 90,372 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#59 of 654 In the United States
#67 of 717 In North America
#120 of 3,039 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 31
1992 4 0
1993 18 20
1994 13 21
1995 6 31
1996 24 103
1997 39 55
1998 40 151
1999 45 104
2000 45 167
2001 49 158
2002 46 428
2003 70 449
2004 70 196
2005 86 214
2006 78 439
2007 84 206
2008 104 406
2009 86 179
2010 102 323
2011 114 308
2012 105 325
2013 109 257
2014 123 445
2015 114 155
2016 127 438
2017 109 240
2018 84 173
2019 89 152
2020 112 162
2021 113 111
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 53 58 96
Actuarial Science 56 62 96
Development Studies 45 51 110
Political Economy 60 70 142
Investment Banking and Stock trading 71 78 143
Finance 78 85 147
International Relations and Diplomacy 90 102 224
Agricultural Economics 81 93 245
Environmental Economics 58 71 260
International Trade 117 137 395
International Economics 122 140 416

Art & Design

The University of Illinois at Chicago ranked 61st for Art & Design in the United States and 115th in the World with 1,577 publications made and 42,423 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Game Design and Development, Art History, UX/UI Desgin.

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
#61 of 685 In the United States
#69 of 750 In North America
#115 of 2,699 In the World

University of Illinois at Chicago
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 17
1992 5 0
1993 6 0
1994 8 13
1995 14 16
1996 17 11
1997 27 42
1998 30 42
1999 48 82
2000 40 69
2001 38 169
2002 29 138
2003 45 190
2004 41 65
2005 41 75
2006 59 159
2007 33 75
2008 61 112
2009 61 183
2010 65 130
2011 41 112
2012 70 183
2013 55 235
2014 67 101
2015 78 320
2016 80 148
2017 67 157
2018 95 138
2019 80 87
2020 80 73
2021 58 36
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Game Design and Development 18 21 29
Entertainment Industry Business 45 49 77
Computer Graphics 47 52 92
Creative Writing 50 58 106
Art History 53 60 107
Multimedia 43 51 109
UX/UI Desgin 51 57 120
Fashion Design 61 71 154
Photography 64 73 171
Singing and Vocal Performance 79 94 188
Aesthetics 79 94 227
Animation 78 89 227
Literature 90 103 233
Cinematography 82 95 236
Graphic Design 96 109 239
Illustration and Concept Art 75 85 243
Architecture 66 77 245
Music 104 120 267
Interior Design 74 84 290
Performing arts 107 129 293
Landscape Architecture 75 86 311
Sculpture 87 102 325
Painting and Drawing 87 102 325