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The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 3rd in the United States, 3rd in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 1-3 across 53 research topics. The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 371,773 academic publications and 14,335,587 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 2,506 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#3 of 14,131 In the World
#3 of 2,597 In North America
#3 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 62 In Michigan
#1 of 2 In Ann Arbor
#1 of 6,450 For Political Science
#1 of 6,338 For Law
#1 of 3,739 For Anthropology
#10 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#16 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3 For 50 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 3rd for Biology in the United States and 3rd in the World with 212,340 publications made and 9,408,126 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Paleontology, Immunology.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 2206 31426
1991 2204 35992
1992 2273 39635
1993 2288 41481
1994 2342 44805
1995 2363 50465
1996 2762 54853
1997 2697 62772
1998 2826 72369
1999 2819 78903
2000 2931 87909
2001 3129 96893
2002 3319 109189
2003 3682 121577
2004 4156 135750
2005 4317 153813
2006 4902 174629
2007 5086 199257
2008 5387 221298
2009 5995 253770
2010 6131 280132
2011 6426 311802
2012 6847 352420
2013 7584 387692
2014 7716 416625
2015 8057 448832
2016 8496 464923
2017 9357 502788
2018 8955 502316
2019 10025 572603
2020 11425 663389
2021 12324 842973
2022 10378 784028

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Microbiology 3 3 3
Oncology and Cancer research 5 5 5
Pharmacology 4 5 5
Paleontology 5 5 5
Biochemistry 6 6 6
Evolutionary Biology 5 5 7
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 6 7
Astrobiology 7 7 7
Genetics 7 7 7
Biotechnology 6 7 7
Immunology 9 9 9
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 9 9 10
Zoology 7 7 11
Molecular Biology 9 9 12
Neuroscience 10 11 12
Botany 11 12 14
Nanotechnology 9 9 19
Biophysics 16 17 20
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 14 16 23
Virology 19 20 23
Toxicology 24 26 37
Agricultural Science 26 31 45
Forestry 30 36 70
Animal Science 32 38 70
Entomology 38 42 77
Horticulture 32 37 81
Nutrition and Food Science 28 36 94

Medicine rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 3rd for Medicine in the United States and 3rd in the World with 195,406 publications made and 8,131,425 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology and Nuclear medicine, Immunology.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 1852 24950
1991 1913 27706
1992 1852 30814
1993 1941 32579
1994 1972 35685
1995 2043 40694
1996 2312 45078
1997 2270 51682
1998 2278 58563
1999 2348 64829
2000 2484 73285
2001 2605 79647
2002 2699 89585
2003 3009 100738
2004 3466 112127
2005 3649 128108
2006 4257 145866
2007 4424 166412
2008 4730 188383
2009 5217 213706
2010 5479 236562
2011 5752 264000
2012 6472 300281
2013 7115 330750
2014 7455 360416
2015 7605 389590
2016 8276 404042
2017 9330 442775
2018 8898 433983
2019 10097 497531
2020 11662 590164
2021 12789 762640
2022 10882 726524

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Medicine.

Chemistry rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 4th for Chemistry in the United States and 5th in the World with 169,059 publications made and 7,426,760 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#4 of 1,357 In the United States
#4 of 1,436 In North America
#5 of 6,327 In the World

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 1935 25735
1991 2061 30169
1992 2099 33453
1993 2136 34842
1994 2150 38309
1995 2213 42305
1996 2602 46813
1997 2436 53125
1998 2692 61631
1999 2586 67103
2000 2635 73397
2001 2795 80193
2002 2989 89000
2003 3203 96970
2004 3511 109090
2005 3628 123638
2006 4114 139494
2007 4213 157746
2008 4437 173051
2009 4792 197200
2010 4972 218673
2011 5064 243550
2012 5259 273029
2013 5896 300645
2014 5876 321023
2015 6155 345159
2016 6463 360390
2017 6933 387897
2018 6753 392192
2019 7311 443390
2020 7858 499424
2021 8202 623934
2022 6975 581858

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Chemistry.

Engineering rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 5th for Engineering in the United States and 6th in the World with 147,568 publications made and 5,444,633 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 1610 16787
1991 1787 19639
1992 1774 22232
1993 1833 22906
1994 1943 25305
1995 2074 28033
1996 2235 31409
1997 2162 34308
1998 2394 38587
1999 2236 42180
2000 2395 47533
2001 2388 52247
2002 2595 58769
2003 2796 66141
2004 3070 77447
2005 3304 90773
2006 3636 102709
2007 3748 117767
2008 3840 132893
2009 4154 150777
2010 4306 166092
2011 4512 188138
2012 4747 208143
2013 5139 231236
2014 5218 248216
2015 5498 263247
2016 5653 274227
2017 6101 294115
2018 5888 305096
2019 6233 345183
2020 6896 390755
2021 7203 484818
2022 5680 433511

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Engineering.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 4th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 4th in the World with 145,797 publications made and 5,399,632 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 1268 14341
1991 1261 15839
1992 1320 18183
1993 1385 19168
1994 1449 20374
1995 1461 23224
1996 1632 25419
1997 1592 27378
1998 1745 31799
1999 1708 35043
2000 1880 40973
2001 1956 45871
2002 2034 55774
2003 2248 63661
2004 2556 72552
2005 2776 83606
2006 3218 95865
2007 3345 112328
2008 3446 130072
2009 3818 149164
2010 4072 164604
2011 4298 185022
2012 4626 208103
2013 5058 230247
2014 5335 251687
2015 5498 265413
2016 5809 271799
2017 6502 294546
2018 6366 296035
2019 7016 346719
2020 8264 404805
2021 9215 522967
2022 7527 463663

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Computer Science rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 5th for Computer Science in the United States and 5th in the World with 143,987 publications made and 5,951,153 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 1453 17037
1991 1478 19614
1992 1510 22140
1993 1569 23185
1994 1691 25017
1995 1695 28175
1996 1837 30756
1997 1797 34158
1998 1935 38334
1999 1940 42019
2000 1965 47477
2001 1996 52838
2002 2222 62554
2003 2398 70007
2004 2668 79590
2005 2922 92331
2006 3275 105880
2007 3412 120766
2008 3593 136475
2009 3805 156217
2010 4170 172689
2011 4398 194052
2012 4781 219042
2013 5044 241762
2014 5135 264069
2015 5410 280294
2016 5914 292162
2017 6530 317439
2018 6518 327541
2019 7109 378593
2020 8031 439577
2021 8939 560083
2022 7215 499473

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Physics rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 5th for Physics in the United States and 6th in the World with 142,674 publications made and 5,311,817 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 1583 17411
1991 1723 19829
1992 1749 22170
1993 1804 22568
1994 1842 24899
1995 1973 27576
1996 2127 30927
1997 2129 33396
1998 2368 38207
1999 2111 41639
2000 2399 46733
2001 2389 51594
2002 2505 57676
2003 2784 64270
2004 3052 74250
2005 3201 86800
2006 3522 98058
2007 3618 113201
2008 3700 127390
2009 4040 144198
2010 4158 157843
2011 4305 178336
2012 4485 198159
2013 4987 220114
2014 4994 235288
2015 5285 252856
2016 5415 262708
2017 5830 280294
2018 5595 291269
2019 5767 326635
2020 6253 370677
2021 6799 457121
2022 5260 405819

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Acoustical Engineering 3 3 3
Optical Engineering 5 5 6
Quantum and Particle physics 4 4 7
Astrobiology 7 7 7
Medical Physics 7 8 8
Astrophysics and Astronomy 7 7 9
Materials Science 5 5 9
Applied/Engineering Physics 6 6 12
Nuclear Physics 9 9 13
Nanotechnology 9 9 19
Biophysics 16 17 20
Theoretical Physics 16 17 22
Atomic and Molecular physics 14 14 22
Condensed Matter Physics 19 19 35

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 5th for Environmental Science in the United States and 5th in the World with 110,819 publications made and 4,261,287 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 1102 14206
1991 1095 15968
1992 1145 17540
1993 1150 17872
1994 1257 19451
1995 1313 21993
1996 1426 23634
1997 1365 25840
1998 1531 29476
1999 1459 31985
2000 1602 36851
2001 1709 40532
2002 1805 46803
2003 2024 53414
2004 2211 61396
2005 2247 70371
2006 2562 80341
2007 2665 92975
2008 2705 103526
2009 3029 119972
2010 3194 131303
2011 3404 147622
2012 3472 167385
2013 3881 186889
2014 4029 201435
2015 4264 216258
2016 4311 222131
2017 4706 239306
2018 4335 243662
2019 4834 282796
2020 5539 323341
2021 5944 413463
2022 4849 371480

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Environmental Science.

Psychology rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 2nd for Psychology in the United States and 3rd in the World with 101,234 publications made and 4,467,268 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#2 of 1,455 In the United States
#3 of 1,538 In North America
#3 of 6,353 In the World

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 1052 14992
1991 1010 16845
1992 1020 18877
1993 1073 19897
1994 1091 20514
1995 1093 23666
1996 1198 25285
1997 1186 28478
1998 1186 31511
1999 1227 34810
2000 1314 39404
2001 1309 42538
2002 1415 49649
2003 1566 55863
2004 1687 60867
2005 1925 70255
2006 2145 80089
2007 2222 91208
2008 2421 105167
2009 2613 118751
2010 2740 129971
2011 3013 147074
2012 3297 167284
2013 3638 184145
2014 3675 202511
2015 3831 217116
2016 4217 223207
2017 4871 244404
2018 4580 242208
2019 5240 280621
2020 5901 332302
2021 6884 428440
2022 5615 392788

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Child Psychology 1 1 1
Social Psychology 1 1 1
Education Majors 1 1 1
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 2 2 2
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 2 2 2
Sexology 2 2 2
Social Work 1 2 2
Psychiatry 4 5 5
Clinical Psychology 5 6 7
Cognitive Science 7 8 10
Occupational Therapy 5 7 11
Neuroscience 10 11 12
Special Education 24 26 42

Mathematics rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 3rd for Mathematics in the United States and 3rd in the World with 72,027 publications made and 3,003,709 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 565 5588
1991 559 6695
1992 592 7485
1993 626 7994
1994 731 9162
1995 719 9754
1996 761 11400
1997 763 12537
1998 826 14130
1999 809 15422
2000 925 17797
2001 901 20116
2002 994 24304
2003 1085 27534
2004 1302 32059
2005 1435 38155
2006 1668 44233
2007 1714 52060
2008 1752 60904
2009 1967 69198
2010 2079 77695
2011 2167 88143
2012 2498 99700
2013 2685 111709
2014 2870 124541
2015 2872 133505
2016 3186 137919
2017 3499 148080
2018 3431 151232
2019 3948 178948
2020 4263 201705
2021 5224 278237
2022 4103 252985

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Math Teachers 1 1 1
Statistics 3 3 3
Applied Mathematics 4 4 4
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 6 6 6
Actuarial Science 9 9 9
Operations Research 7 7 10
Blockchain and Cryptography 13 14 16

Business rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 2nd for Business in the United States and 2nd in the World with 48,721 publications made and 1,821,487 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Advertising.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 441 4320
1991 422 4903
1992 445 5724
1993 511 6099
1994 581 7084
1995 576 7848
1996 616 8840
1997 621 9677
1998 659 10802
1999 692 12432
2000 714 14316
2001 729 16309
2002 794 19432
2003 865 22933
2004 950 26830
2005 1042 30596
2006 1175 35373
2007 1255 41981
2008 1251 48304
2009 1465 55926
2010 1478 62126
2011 1588 69818
2012 1691 76407
2013 1826 85988
2014 1836 93418
2015 1939 96946
2016 1933 95816
2017 2206 102417
2018 2090 101717
2019 2342 118901
2020 2712 136873
2021 2895 181751
2022 2222 150772

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 2nd for Economics in the United States and 2nd in the World with 41,617 publications made and 1,573,681 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Actuarial Science.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 327 3067
1991 282 3492
1992 331 3932
1993 378 4153
1994 397 4807
1995 421 5252
1996 443 6086
1997 433 6496
1998 481 7516
1999 512 8788
2000 588 10538
2001 554 12215
2002 615 14852
2003 676 17352
2004 763 20215
2005 840 22571
2006 935 25740
2007 1010 31068
2008 1044 36776
2009 1227 42160
2010 1261 46993
2011 1363 52729
2012 1448 59066
2013 1595 66198
2014 1663 72700
2015 1724 75785
2016 1720 75873
2017 1919 80946
2018 1872 80521
2019 2099 93306
2020 2446 110793
2021 2789 148798
2022 2281 127378

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked 4th for Art & Design in the United States and 6th in the World with 21,025 publications made and 609,042 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Computer Graphics.

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
#4 of 1,236 In the United States
#5 of 1,317 In North America
#6 of 5,426 In the World

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 200 2095
1991 214 2358
1992 223 2731
1993 265 2722
1994 231 2869
1995 260 3464
1996 273 3530
1997 281 3788
1998 297 4253
1999 274 4844
2000 306 5405
2001 305 6059
2002 326 7550
2003 348 8410
2004 381 9645
2005 435 11365
2006 546 12846
2007 514 14760
2008 494 16988
2009 566 19758
2010 564 21537
2011 655 24972
2012 671 27649
2013 722 30161
2014 722 33153
2015 744 33722
2016 773 34380
2017 787 36364
2018 804 36647
2019 859 42683
2020 995 50237
2021 1112 64160
2022 894 54667

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 4 4 5
Multimedia 5 5 5
Creative Writing 3 4 6
Literature 3 4 6
Interior Design 4 4 6
Fashion Design 5 6 6
Aesthetics 4 5 7
Architecture 7 7 8
Art History 6 7 9
Landscape Architecture 4 4 10
Cinematography 5 5 10
Music 7 9 11
Computer Graphics 11 12 13
Singing and Vocal Performance 7 10 14
Performing arts 11 13 16
Photography 12 13 18
Animation 10 12 19
Illustration and Concept Art 11 11 27
Game Design and Development 17 20 28
Graphic Design 20 23 32
UX/UI Desgin 18 21 33
Painting and Drawing 16 16 43
Sculpture 16 16 43