University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign: Rankings

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The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 16th in the United States and 21st in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 59 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 202,516 publications and 10,582,493 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 653 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#21 of 14,134 In the World
#17 of 2,597 In North America
#16 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 100 In Illinois
#3 of 1,513 For Nutrition and Food Science
#4 of 1,306 For Blockchain and Cryptography
#4 of 1,001 For Data Science
#68 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#39 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top10 For 56 other topics

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Engineering

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 5th for Engineering in the United States and 6th in the World with 48,035 publications made and 2,011,174 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 756 In the United States
#5 of 818 In North America
#6 of 4,626 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 625 873
1992 447 413
1993 487 782
1994 575 838
1995 497 710
1996 859 2081
1997 905 2304
1998 876 1922
1999 947 2295
2000 1032 3322
2001 977 3275
2002 1102 3844
2003 1247 4579
2004 1422 5441
2005 1502 6737
2006 1530 5937
2007 1573 6031
2008 1766 6159
2009 1638 5517
2010 1908 7924
2011 1772 6332
2012 1791 7159
2013 1948 7706
2014 1856 8121
2015 1663 6529
2016 1757 7038
2017 1647 6583
2018 1590 6257
2019 1566 5735
2020 1558 5070
2021 1497 1684

Physics

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 8th for Physics in the United States and 11th in the World with 44,370 publications made and 2,343,193 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Quantum and Particle physics.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 721 In the United States
#8 of 781 In North America
#11 of 4,083 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 569 910
1992 389 516
1993 468 762
1994 601 870
1995 476 977
1996 861 2651
1997 941 2058
1998 904 2136
1999 889 2493
2000 971 2564
2001 923 3408
2002 939 2508
2003 1042 3738
2004 1253 4802
2005 1257 5299
2006 1326 5180
2007 1325 5434
2008 1502 5820
2009 1414 6084
2010 1494 8029
2011 1487 8961
2012 1663 12225
2013 1744 10039
2014 1637 17036
2015 1524 10435
2016 1599 11505
2017 1453 10875
2018 1418 8981
2019 1447 9011
2020 1419 16769
2021 1278 2974
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Condensed Matter Physics 3 3 7
Nanotechnology 6 6 8
Atomic and Molecular physics 6 6 8
Applied/Engineering Physics 5 5 8
Acoustical Engineering 7 7 9
Materials Science 5 5 11
Quantum and Particle physics 10 10 15
Optical Engineering 11 11 16
Biophysics 17 17 20
Nuclear Physics 13 13 29
Astrophysics and Astronomy 24 25 38
Theoretical Physics 22 22 46
Astrobiology 46 49 86
Medical Physics 74 83 141

Chemistry

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 6th for Chemistry in the United States and 9th in the World with 39,386 publications made and 1,908,495 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Nutrition and Food Science, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 717 In the United States
#6 of 778 In North America
#9 of 4,319 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 556 945
1992 339 495
1993 431 710
1994 480 840
1995 390 690
1996 759 2126
1997 734 1854
1998 757 1974
1999 723 2231
2000 753 2458
2001 730 2641
2002 754 2860
2003 912 4185
2004 990 4569
2005 1049 4337
2006 1103 4695
2007 1235 5518
2008 1330 6010
2009 1243 5592
2010 1360 7259
2011 1287 6229
2012 1406 6777
2013 1571 6900
2014 1452 7883
2015 1280 6499
2016 1322 6132
2017 1293 6296
2018 1095 4615
2019 1105 3736
2020 1109 3735
2021 1065 1237

Biology

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 27th for Biology in the United States and 33rd in the World with 36,385 publications made and 2,208,083 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Genetics, Agricultural Science, Botany.

Rank Ranking
#27 of 867 In the United States
#28 of 932 In North America
#33 of 4,497 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 381 705
1992 217 666
1993 253 649
1994 279 1013
1995 235 635
1996 501 1858
1997 534 2467
1998 579 3019
1999 561 2544
2000 601 2794
2001 576 3288
2002 600 3486
2003 790 4478
2004 836 4952
2005 847 5768
2006 890 5667
2007 999 6069
2008 1174 8513
2009 1238 7219
2010 1351 8358
2011 1321 6931
2012 1450 7731
2013 1584 8096
2014 1472 10163
2015 1441 8995
2016 1545 8283
2017 1387 8067
2018 1207 5743
2019 1156 4665
2020 1304 4345
2021 1386 2453
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 3 3 3
Entomology 4 4 4
Animal Science 3 3 5
Botany 6 6 7
Nanotechnology 6 6 8
Biotechnology 8 8 11
Agricultural Science 9 9 13
Zoology 9 9 14
Biophysics 17 17 20
Biochemistry 20 20 24
Toxicology 16 17 26
Evolutionary Biology 20 22 29
Microbiology 21 22 30
Horticulture 15 16 31
Genetics 30 32 38
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 33 35 44
Forestry 23 25 46
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 27 32 59
Molecular Biology 48 51 69
Neuroscience 48 53 70
Astrobiology 46 49 86
Paleontology 37 41 107
Virology 66 71 132
Pharmacology 66 72 147
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 85 98 175
Immunology 75 84 192
Oncology and Cancer research 78 87 210

Computer Science

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 7th for Computer Science in the United States and 8th in the World with 25,886 publications made and 1,776,896 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cryptography, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 858 In the United States
#8 of 927 In North America
#8 of 4,394 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 236 436
1992 167 576
1993 197 455
1994 235 2182
1995 203 600
1996 377 3070
1997 360 1280
1998 410 1415
1999 464 1807
2000 514 5526
2001 471 2466
2002 516 3643
2003 655 3344
2004 800 3925
2005 897 5480
2006 907 5262
2007 923 4806
2008 941 4700
2009 939 5527
2010 1201 6378
2011 1053 7348
2012 986 5598
2013 943 5210
2014 1035 6531
2015 1005 5560
2016 1106 5402
2017 1055 6653
2018 1120 8589
2019 1235 6866
2020 1303 4591
2021 1400 3954

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 20th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 28th in the World with 22,195 publications made and 916,499 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, History.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 1,262 In the United States
#22 of 1,341 In North America
#28 of 5,074 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 216 370
1992 91 195
1993 142 509
1994 147 368
1995 111 177
1996 297 809
1997 294 989
1998 300 1002
1999 302 1159
2000 361 1566
2001 371 1224
2002 372 1920
2003 411 2356
2004 480 2391
2005 521 2976
2006 577 2462
2007 653 2608
2008 765 3237
2009 812 3379
2010 928 2893
2011 818 3954
2012 839 2893
2013 824 2789
2014 953 3688
2015 884 2947
2016 1074 3124
2017 927 3443
2018 880 3414
2019 902 2521
2020 922 2769
2021 1016 1619

Medicine

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 62nd for Medicine in the United States and 122nd in the World with 21,286 publications made and 915,577 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#62 of 1,040 In the United States
#71 of 1,110 In North America
#122 of 4,740 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 226 346
1992 101 273
1993 131 460
1994 182 425
1995 115 217
1996 248 559
1997 269 782
1998 271 908
1999 285 997
2000 323 972
2001 320 1135
2002 330 1638
2003 384 2272
2004 395 1840
2005 379 2220
2006 410 2104
2007 526 2653
2008 565 3557
2009 612 3156
2010 741 2956
2011 736 3499
2012 759 2817
2013 792 3550
2014 854 4282
2015 829 3870
2016 1014 4425
2017 893 3784
2018 869 3107
2019 979 3153
2020 1063 3449
2021 1292 1952
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sports / Exercise science 1 1 1
Pharmacy 10 11 25
Toxicology 16 17 26
Social Work 22 24 29
Veterinary 11 12 30
Biomedical Engineering 26 27 33
Sonography and Ultrasound 24 25 33
Sports Medicine 19 28 38
Audiology 26 31 49
Clinical Psychology 39 42 55
Occupational Therapy 35 43 66
Gerontology 45 50 68
Forensic Science 23 28 69
Anatomy and Physiology 44 50 76
Cosmetology 43 47 76
Physical Therapy 42 53 86
Public Health 58 66 117
Urology 55 63 120
Virology 66 71 132
Medical Physics 74 83 141
Respiratory Therapy 58 69 143
Pharmacology 66 72 147
Ophthalmology 59 65 149
Health Science 79 91 157
Healthcare Management (MHA) 80 92 165
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 85 98 175
Psychiatry 87 100 179
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 92 104 187
Immunology 75 84 192
Oncology and Cancer research 78 87 210
Anesthesiology 90 103 225
Family medicine 97 110 227
Nursing 91 107 227
Critical Care Nursing 107 119 249
Optometry 86 100 251
Epidemiology 85 98 254
Orthodontics 81 93 266
Pathology 84 94 273
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 90 100 273
Surgery 102 115 314
Pediatrics 104 118 318
Cardiology 104 117 324
Plastic Surgery 105 117 331
Dentistry 75 83 351
Radiation Therapy 109 122 360
Dermatology 108 120 372
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 105 119 376
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 89 101 381
Neurosurgery 105 119 475

Environmental Science

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 18th for Environmental Science in the United States and 24th in the World with 16,006 publications made and 814,898 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Rank Ranking
#18 of 750 In the United States
#19 of 818 In North America
#24 of 4,025 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 152 267
1992 70 109
1993 81 135
1994 95 408
1995 65 118
1996 179 437
1997 195 1927
1998 220 850
1999 233 755
2000 278 1275
2001 264 1378
2002 258 1383
2003 341 1452
2004 380 1585
2005 408 2216
2006 425 2041
2007 439 2518
2008 513 2511
2009 556 2423
2010 646 3348
2011 543 2803
2012 575 2428
2013 644 3765
2014 771 3588
2015 750 3873
2016 806 4257
2017 787 3514
2018 657 3352
2019 641 2511
2020 685 2350
2021 752 1301

Psychology

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 16th for Psychology in the United States and 21st in the World with 13,453 publications made and 1,346,422 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 981 In the United States
#18 of 1,047 In North America
#21 of 3,654 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 145 674
1992 78 386
1993 104 691
1994 126 759
1995 73 494
1996 223 1815
1997 224 1354
1998 215 1585
1999 231 3218
2000 240 2683
2001 222 2106
2002 230 2605
2003 322 4895
2004 316 3359
2005 349 3452
2006 339 2933
2007 383 3522
2008 481 3830
2009 537 4968
2010 546 3941
2011 494 4569
2012 480 2856
2013 528 3497
2014 546 3326
2015 493 2870
2016 631 2678
2017 552 2451
2018 423 1633
2019 423 1373
2020 436 1069
2021 558 613
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Psychology 4 4 4
Child Psychology 8 8 8
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 10 10 10
Cognitive Science 8 9 12
Education Majors 12 13 18
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 15 17 19
Social Work 22 24 29
Special Education 23 25 34
Sexology 29 31 38
Clinical Psychology 39 42 55
Occupational Therapy 35 43 66
Neuroscience 48 53 70
Psychiatry 87 100 179

Mathematics

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 7th for Mathematics in the United States and 7th in the World with 10,031 publications made and 575,783 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Math Teachers.

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

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 124 160
1992 95 175
1993 107 610
1994 109 280
1995 73 112
1996 183 480
1997 147 449
1998 182 444
1999 189 750
2000 206 900
2001 240 1153
2002 211 960
2003 238 1421
2004 308 1237
2005 367 1468
2006 340 1198
2007 324 1233
2008 311 1296
2009 359 1856
2010 423 1351
2011 389 1492
2012 368 1549
2013 311 801
2014 347 1223
2015 355 1178
2016 353 1018
2017 291 719
2018 309 1341
2019 335 1304
2020 348 564
2021 388 1595
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 4 4 4
Applied Mathematics 4 4 4
Operations Research 9 10 15
Math Teachers 19 19 21
Statistics 20 22 22
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 20 20 23
Actuarial Science 19 20 24

Business

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 16th for Business in the United States and 18th in the World with 9,491 publications made and 517,486 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Project Management.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 834 In the United States
#17 of 900 In North America
#18 of 4,004 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 81 231
1992 34 131
1993 46 522
1994 74 207
1995 62 200
1996 141 883
1997 141 614
1998 167 717
1999 170 898
2000 218 1177
2001 201 1102
2002 222 1240
2003 226 1181
2004 291 1965
2005 304 1210
2006 306 1408
2007 322 1627
2008 357 1705
2009 402 1728
2010 423 1662
2011 382 1958
2012 370 1366
2013 377 1161
2014 404 1244
2015 425 1382
2016 452 1396
2017 362 965
2018 286 1103
2019 321 1244
2020 361 1013
2021 372 316

Economics

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 20th for Economics in the United States and 24th in the World with 6,508 publications made and 307,546 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Development Studies, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 654 In the United States
#21 of 717 In North America
#24 of 3,039 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 71 116
1992 35 151
1993 38 414
1994 52 167
1995 30 65
1996 101 410
1997 90 263
1998 104 335
1999 126 383
2000 131 454
2001 148 805
2002 140 796
2003 140 793
2004 182 1201
2005 193 863
2006 191 719
2007 174 825
2008 199 746
2009 286 976
2010 273 1065
2011 264 738
2012 272 1153
2013 235 479
2014 264 923
2015 243 481
2016 277 544
2017 262 787
2018 192 533
2019 201 536
2020 234 649
2021 302 348

Art & Design

The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked 6th for Art & Design in the United States and 7th in the World with 4,526 publications made and 205,055 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Art History, Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Literature.

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
#6 of 685 In the United States
#6 of 750 In North America
#7 of 2,699 In the World

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 47
1992 22 10
1993 36 57
1994 36 168
1995 45 93
1996 82 1731
1997 77 247
1998 84 189
1999 85 188
2000 96 378
2001 94 230
2002 94 540
2003 117 408
2004 144 492
2005 153 392
2006 166 277
2007 170 692
2008 173 687
2009 192 603
2010 188 854
2011 203 914
2012 193 548
2013 174 336
2014 213 448
2015 180 274
2016 174 374
2017 186 472
2018 169 337
2019 148 408
2020 140 526
2021 152 98
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Music 3 4 4
Computer Graphics 5 5 5
UX/UI Desgin 6 6 6
Graphic Design 6 6 6
Multimedia 7 7 7
Fashion Design 4 5 7
Performing arts 1 3 7
Singing and Vocal Performance 3 4 8
Entertainment Industry Business 10 10 11
Aesthetics 4 6 12
Game Design and Development 10 10 12
Animation 10 12 15
Creative Writing 9 12 16
Architecture 11 11 16
Cinematography 15 16 25
Landscape Architecture 11 12 29
Art History 21 23 33
Literature 19 21 35
Photography 24 25 37
Interior Design 20 22 40
Illustration and Concept Art 23 25 49
Sculpture 26 26 69
Painting and Drawing 26 26 69