University of Nevada - Las Vegas: Rankings

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 149th in the United States, 450th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 127 research topics. The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 19,461 publications and 529,552 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 108 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#450 of 14,131 In the World
#170 of 2,597 In North America
#149 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 10 In Nevada
#1 of 3 In Las Vegas
#12 of 1,002 For Hospitality and Hotel Management
#43 of 1,011 For Advertising
#60 of 1,452 For Marketing
#429 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#316 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 124 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 127th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 311th in the World with 4,798 publications made and 100,910 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Law, Demography, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#127 of 1,262 In the United States
#147 of 1,341 In North America
#311 of 5,073 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 32 30
1992 13 3
1993 22 8
1994 25 34
1995 20 32
1996 51 40
1997 59 56
1998 44 33
1999 60 127
2000 73 107
2001 77 382
2002 67 126
2003 99 274
2004 130 210
2005 117 380
2006 127 299
2007 178 404
2008 225 505
2009 277 369
2010 287 634
2011 260 323
2012 236 223
2013 197 319
2014 222 300
2015 219 401
2016 265 454
2017 206 584
2018 214 463
2019 259 378
2020 279 259
2021 325 347
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Early Childhood Education 48 49 60
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 64 70 99
Special Education 59 65 101
Criminology and Criminal Justice 77 88 126
Law Enforcement 85 93 140
Broadcast Journalism 80 88 149
Law 82 90 156
Education Majors 73 85 163
Radio and Television broadcasting 87 99 169
Archaeology 73 81 188
Library and Information science 96 109 204
Communications and Public Relations 93 107 210
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 97 114 223
Military science 125 141 230
Social Work 109 123 231
Anthropology 107 125 243
Sociology 102 119 261
Public Policy / Administration 107 125 267
Journalism and Digital Media 108 125 271
Media Studies 111 129 280
Political Science 112 129 283
Aesthetics 112 133 318
Occupational Safety and Health 154 176 320
Gender Studies 139 164 341
Sports / Exercise science 123 143 353
Publishing 132 153 355
History 168 194 405
International Law 145 170 411
Genealogy 161 185 417
Political Economy 154 176 428
Art History 190 218 452
Human Rights Law 151 178 468
International Relations and Diplomacy 179 201 486
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 240 265 487
Philosophy 181 211 515
Demography 174 197 541
Classics and Ancient History 235 264 575
Linguistics 157 181 581
Urban and Regional planning 138 164 700
Forensic Science 184 213 831

Medicine

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 200th for Medicine in the United States and 751st in the World with 3,446 publications made and 76,929 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Clinical Psychology, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA).

Rank Ranking
#200 of 1,040 In the United States
#222 of 1,110 In North America
#751 of 4,739 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 12
1992 3 0
1993 14 12
1994 14 11
1995 12 40
1996 31 48
1997 24 24
1998 27 70
1999 34 86
2000 30 50
2001 40 92
2002 46 118
2003 63 202
2004 51 158
2005 64 169
2006 77 170
2007 109 355
2008 103 441
2009 131 301
2010 132 313
2011 151 371
2012 131 335
2013 128 302
2014 145 350
2015 166 311
2016 196 593
2017 193 420
2018 210 291
2019 269 449
2020 394 387
2021 404 656
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Work 109 123 231
Sports Medicine 98 117 264
Clinical Psychology 147 166 295
Nursing 117 136 310
Gerontology 140 160 333
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 146 162 335
Sports / Exercise science 123 143 353
Healthcare Management (MHA) 139 159 370
Physical Therapy 124 143 381
Psychiatry 164 182 396
Public Health 144 163 418
Health Science 163 182 439
Family medicine 163 184 468
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 174 195 508
Audiology 172 198 528
Medical Physics 168 190 553
Respiratory Therapy 155 173 573
Occupational Therapy 193 220 643
Plastic Surgery 162 176 663
Critical Care Nursing 194 213 721
Epidemiology 160 182 731
Dentistry 152 166 751
Anatomy and Physiology 211 236 795
Orthodontics 181 201 811
Forensic Science 184 213 831
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 192 212 869
Dermatology 182 200 880
Radiation Therapy 204 225 898
Cardiology 213 234 917
Biomedical Engineering 215 239 954
Oncology and Cancer research 216 239 958
Cosmetology 190 209 993
Pediatrics 208 229 995
Surgery 230 250 1006
Pathology 221 243 1053
Immunology 253 278 1261

Physics

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 171st for Physics in the United States and 786th in the World with 3,017 publications made and 92,759 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Atomic and Molecular physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#171 of 721 In the United States
#195 of 781 In North America
#786 of 4,082 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 3
1992 6 1
1993 13 17
1994 16 8
1995 11 5
1996 23 22
1997 27 35
1998 26 40
1999 23 29
2000 31 79
2001 50 77
2002 46 53
2003 54 83
2004 98 122
2005 133 307
2006 134 339
2007 128 416
2008 130 260
2009 126 375
2010 121 482
2011 128 508
2012 132 395
2013 142 605
2014 134 601
2015 188 732
2016 193 765
2017 163 577
2018 191 1084
2019 199 507
2020 181 630
2021 136 161
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 57 64 157
Astrobiology 94 103 217
Atomic and Molecular physics 127 148 466
Nuclear Physics 133 150 492
Medical Physics 168 190 553
Condensed Matter Physics 133 149 618
Applied/Engineering Physics 153 174 655
Nanotechnology 174 196 821
Biophysics 231 259 928
Theoretical Physics 177 207 975
Quantum and Particle physics 203 234 1042
Materials Science 184 211 1049
Optical Engineering 253 287 1213

Engineering

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 181st for Engineering in the United States and 866th in the World with 2,750 publications made and 60,221 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Networking, Metallurgical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#181 of 756 In the United States
#212 of 818 In North America
#866 of 4,624 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 12
1992 9 1
1993 14 4
1994 19 12
1995 18 10
1996 28 12
1997 22 16
1998 23 8
1999 41 281
2000 33 40
2001 45 53
2002 43 34
2003 56 84
2004 103 157
2005 125 102
2006 89 127
2007 121 227
2008 140 217
2009 135 213
2010 124 234
2011 140 429
2012 125 291
2013 116 287
2014 132 330
2015 162 451
2016 138 327
2017 135 389
2018 158 341
2019 142 216
2020 140 365
2021 114 101
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Civil Engineering 15 16 93
Transportation Engineering 98 110 306
Engineering Management 105 118 306
Aerospace Engineering 136 149 321
Aviation 127 141 339
Operations Research 109 132 397
Nuclear Engineering 103 125 459
Architectural Engineering 79 96 461
Petroleum Engineering 133 153 561
Architecture 119 138 570
Environmental Engineering 112 139 573
Landscape Architecture 120 141 591
Mining Engineering 112 138 596
Automation and Control engineering 137 164 624
Human-Computer Interaction 163 188 640
Telecommunications 150 177 655
Applied/Engineering Physics 153 174 655
Renewable Energy Engineering 124 153 665
Electrical Engineering 154 184 671
Construction Management 154 182 687
Biochemical Engineering 136 158 699
Mechanical Engineering 159 185 712
Computer Engineering 172 199 739
Systems Engineering 163 195 743
Geotechnical Engineering 153 183 745
Robotics 155 185 779
Metallurgical Engineering 134 157 785
Computer Networking 171 203 802
Nanotechnology 174 196 821
Firefighting and Fire Science 182 214 892
Marine Engineering 183 215 916
Electronic Engineering 181 213 918
Structural Engineering 194 224 945
Biomedical Engineering 215 239 954
Materials Science 184 211 1049
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 225 256 1055
Optical Engineering 253 287 1213
Chemical Engineering 206 239 1454

Psychology

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 145th for Psychology in the United States and 308th in the World with 2,728 publications made and 114,973 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#145 of 981 In the United States
#166 of 1,047 In North America
#308 of 3,654 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 18 18
1992 7 3
1993 12 11
1994 14 50
1995 16 61
1996 28 63
1997 34 45
1998 31 98
1999 41 100
2000 44 90
2001 42 177
2002 51 213
2003 54 309
2004 69 318
2005 61 378
2006 79 348
2007 118 607
2008 121 702
2009 156 496
2010 166 584
2011 139 423
2012 143 434
2013 137 469
2014 123 325
2015 143 573
2016 135 663
2017 120 330
2018 108 347
2019 130 219
2020 164 216
2021 165 87
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Special Education 59 65 101
Education Majors 73 85 163
Sexology 101 116 176
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 97 114 223
Social Work 109 123 231
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 127 142 241
Social Psychology 137 158 253
Cognitive Science 106 122 254
Child Psychology 143 165 268
Clinical Psychology 147 166 295
Psychiatry 164 182 396
Occupational Therapy 193 220 643
Neuroscience 209 235 703

Business

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 96th for Business in the United States and 232nd in the World with 2,479 publications made and 95,690 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Advertising, Public Policy / Administration, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#96 of 834 In the United States
#110 of 900 In North America
#232 of 4,001 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 1
1992 5 14
1993 8 2
1994 12 2
1995 14 8
1996 36 33
1997 25 54
1998 25 108
1999 37 357
2000 39 79
2001 52 403
2002 54 227
2003 78 268
2004 74 172
2005 76 199
2006 69 257
2007 97 259
2008 120 505
2009 169 458
2010 172 733
2011 165 345
2012 132 201
2013 102 274
2014 121 206
2015 128 258
2016 121 485
2017 94 330
2018 85 229
2019 90 153
2020 112 164
2021 117 143
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 3 4 12
Advertising 35 35 43
Marketing 37 38 60
Real Estate 39 41 71
Entertainment Industry Business 68 75 131
Human Resource Management 84 97 194
Supply Chain Management 57 69 205
Tax Law 113 128 264
Public Policy / Administration 107 125 267
Actuarial Science 117 134 280
Management 106 123 282
Engineering Management 105 118 306
Accounting 124 140 309
Finance 123 140 316
Occupational Safety and Health 154 176 320
Operations Research 109 132 397
Management Information Systems 126 148 424
Investment Banking and Stock trading 154 175 467
Project Management 138 162 470
Risk Management 137 161 475
International Business 185 212 678
Construction Management 154 182 687
Entrepreneurship 200 229 691

Environmental Science

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 132nd for Environmental Science in the United States and 511th in the World with 2,093 publications made and 75,299 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Hydrology and Water resources management.

Rank Ranking
#132 of 750 In the United States
#157 of 818 In North America
#511 of 4,023 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 11
1992 7 6
1993 15 27
1994 13 7
1995 15 18
1996 22 73
1997 29 154
1998 20 73
1999 22 82
2000 41 131
2001 33 110
2002 29 59
2003 45 171
2004 65 400
2005 61 99
2006 70 157
2007 62 213
2008 100 227
2009 99 268
2010 105 241
2011 131 363
2012 121 390
2013 108 360
2014 129 478
2015 107 298
2016 89 328
2017 98 316
2018 71 205
2019 92 207
2020 103 233
2021 91 70
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 78 101 279
Hydrology and Water resources management 93 111 295
Paleontology 96 115 315
Earth science and Geophysics 114 136 379
Ecology 122 146 392
Geology 122 146 426
Geography and Cartography 126 149 433
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 128 153 446
Forestry 106 132 542
Environmental Engineering 112 139 573
Oceanography 164 194 583
Mining Engineering 112 138 596
Environmental Management 132 164 610
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 163 195 617
Environmental Chemistry 143 171 652
Urban and Regional planning 138 164 700
Geotechnical Engineering 153 183 745
Agricultural Science 149 179 962

Chemistry

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 212th for Chemistry in the United States and 1113th in the World with 2,001 publications made and 53,704 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Petrology and Geochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Environmental Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#212 of 717 In the United States
#240 of 778 In North America
#1113 of 4,317 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 4
1992 4 1
1993 8 10
1994 12 11
1995 8 2
1996 26 44
1997 14 23
1998 11 9
1999 18 48
2000 21 57
2001 33 66
2002 27 48
2003 26 55
2004 54 93
2005 66 99
2006 61 138
2007 67 186
2008 92 176
2009 84 186
2010 95 240
2011 79 297
2012 90 337
2013 114 379
2014 105 421
2015 115 463
2016 125 349
2017 111 378
2018 132 344
2019 135 251
2020 115 364
2021 124 101
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 78 101 279
Environmental Chemistry 143 171 652
Biochemical Engineering 136 158 699
Physical chemistry 148 173 774
Nanotechnology 174 196 821
Inorganic Chemistry 168 197 1031
Materials Science 184 211 1049
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 225 256 1055
Radiochemistry 158 182 1289
Biochemistry 280 314 1350
Chemical Engineering 206 239 1454
Organic Chemistry 250 288 1509

Computer Science

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 171st for Computer Science in the United States and 637th in the World with 1,808 publications made and 58,738 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Networking, Multimedia.

Rank Ranking
#171 of 858 In the United States
#198 of 927 In North America
#637 of 4,392 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 2
1992 7 2
1993 4 1
1994 7 5
1995 18 34
1996 14 27
1997 16 6
1998 17 78
1999 36 80
2000 30 28
2001 24 78
2002 22 68
2003 43 108
2004 56 207
2005 54 71
2006 54 211
2007 92 380
2008 86 217
2009 82 243
2010 85 503
2011 78 157
2012 67 103
2013 89 333
2014 80 113
2015 109 366
2016 100 393
2017 91 227
2018 103 446
2019 106 160
2020 111 173
2021 94 66
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Library and Information science 96 109 204
Cognitive Science 106 122 254
Animation 103 120 351
Information Technology 134 152 357
Multimedia 130 151 406
Management Information Systems 126 148 424
Cyber Security 131 150 431
Game Design and Development 134 160 495
Database Administration 151 175 543
UX/UI Desgin 164 190 627
Human-Computer Interaction 163 188 640
Web Design and Development 153 180 648
Telecommunications 150 177 655
Data Science 185 212 678
Neuroscience 209 235 703
Computer Engineering 172 199 739
Robotics 155 185 779
Computer Networking 171 203 802
Blockchain and Cryptography 172 203 863
Machine Learning 182 214 885
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 224 256 1096
Computer Vision 212 242 1103
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 244 270 1113

Biology

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 226th for Biology in the United States and 1057th in the World with 1,757 publications made and 65,640 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Nanotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Paleontology.

Rank Ranking
#226 of 867 In the United States
#255 of 932 In North America
#1057 of 4,496 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 6
1992 4 5
1993 9 9
1994 4 4
1995 5 18
1996 12 34
1997 19 40
1998 14 30
1999 21 48
2000 28 136
2001 26 64
2002 28 50
2003 38 97
2004 50 155
2005 48 148
2006 50 164
2007 72 262
2008 74 224
2009 67 156
2010 74 218
2011 79 331
2012 78 317
2013 96 511
2014 85 513
2015 118 561
2016 99 455
2017 90 366
2018 73 452
2019 103 157
2020 120 252
2021 119 89
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrobiology 94 103 217
Paleontology 96 115 315
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 146 162 335
Entomology 121 139 417
Evolutionary Biology 154 176 451
Zoology 147 172 516
Forestry 106 132 542
Animal Science 139 166 609
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 163 195 617
Neuroscience 209 235 703
Botany 125 148 758
Nanotechnology 174 196 821
Genetics 215 239 832
Microbiology 193 214 839
Biophysics 231 259 928
Oncology and Cancer research 216 239 958
Agricultural Science 149 179 962
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 244 270 1113
Molecular Biology 256 285 1218
Immunology 253 278 1261
Biochemistry 280 314 1350

Mathematics

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 139th for Mathematics in the United States and 448th in the World with 1,206 publications made and 34,064 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Blockchain and Cryptography.

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

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 1
1992 9 3
1993 7 1
1994 7 3
1995 11 2
1996 17 20
1997 16 20
1998 17 13
1999 16 236
2000 17 25
2001 21 29
2002 24 68
2003 28 86
2004 24 25
2005 43 74
2006 32 53
2007 52 83
2008 61 224
2009 61 90
2010 55 70
2011 59 65
2012 53 106
2013 49 57
2014 50 60
2015 62 870
2016 54 99
2017 61 73
2018 56 157
2019 51 38
2020 86 68
2021 65 18
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 83 90 163
Actuarial Science 117 134 280
Operations Research 109 132 397
Statistics 155 179 469
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 173 200 603
Applied Mathematics 169 199 840
Blockchain and Cryptography 172 203 863

Economics

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 156th for Economics in the United States and 495th in the World with 952 publications made and 16,054 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Actuarial Science, Development Studies.

Rank Ranking
#156 of 654 In the United States
#181 of 717 In North America
#495 of 3,039 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 7
1992 2 1
1993 3 1
1994 7 2
1995 6 1
1996 12 21
1997 13 4
1998 10 13
1999 14 12
2000 16 16
2001 14 7
2002 22 103
2003 27 47
2004 24 26
2005 20 42
2006 27 49
2007 44 69
2008 38 98
2009 53 108
2010 65 49
2011 58 34
2012 64 68
2013 30 25
2014 47 33
2015 44 39
2016 48 130
2017 39 37
2018 35 84
2019 37 22
2020 48 52
2021 51 13
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Actuarial Science 117 134 280
Finance 123 140 316
Political Economy 154 176 428
Investment Banking and Stock trading 154 175 467
International Relations and Diplomacy 179 201 486
Development Studies 162 185 549
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 173 200 603
Environmental Economics 127 156 753
Agricultural Economics 164 190 856

Art & Design

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked 124th for Art & Design in the United States and 387th in the World with 670 publications made and 14,040 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, 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
#124 of 685 In the United States
#144 of 750 In North America
#387 of 2,700 In the World

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 2 9
1995 2 2
1996 9 7
1997 5 5
1998 10 2
1999 7 1
2000 7 5
2001 8 46
2002 8 25
2003 10 15
2004 14 65
2005 14 28
2006 12 56
2007 30 50
2008 40 102
2009 49 41
2010 61 190
2011 33 75
2012 43 31
2013 35 26
2014 37 19
2015 34 80
2016 30 9
2017 27 26
2018 22 12
2019 39 20
2020 24 10
2021 35 218
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 68 75 131
Performing arts 68 79 176
Music 87 101 202
Fashion Design 88 101 225
Interior Design 65 72 235
Aesthetics 112 133 318
Animation 103 120 351
Graphic Design 120 139 369
Creative Writing 148 172 394
Multimedia 130 151 406
Literature 162 186 433
Art History 190 218 452
Game Design and Development 134 160 495
Architecture 119 138 570
Landscape Architecture 120 141 591
UX/UI Desgin 164 190 627
Painting and Drawing 195 224 776
Sculpture 195 224 776
Photography 227 265 833
Illustration and Concept Art 218 247 859