University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Rankings

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 21st in the United States and 26th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 24 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 193,300 publications and 11,720,943 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 744 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#26 of 14,160In the World
#22 of 2,624In North America
#21 of 2,523In the United States
#2 of 66In North Carolina
#4 of 1,658For Public Health
#4 of 1,112For Gerontology
#4 of 1,003For Dentistry
#48 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#37 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top10For 21 other topics

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Medicine

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 14th for Medicine in the United States and 15th in the World with 88,337 publications made and 4,945,096 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Surgery, Public Health, Immunology.

RankRanking
#14 of 1,086In the United States
#15 of 1,156In North America
#15 of 4,839In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19908041613
19918781716
19927911735
19938232082
19948942784
199510663052
199610914087
199711144610
199811784768
199912485700
200013846326
200113618208
200214409113
200316069593
2004189911528
2005194913867
2006224215186
2007242116982
2008251319725
2009281321637
2010304222036
2011318720234
2012360927348
2013401826999
2014462130524
2015471929046
2016500734691
2017544132088
2018457224882
2019496622410
2020582445080

Biology

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 20th for Biology in the United States and 24th in the World with 49,406 publications made and 3,817,769 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics.

RankRanking
#20 of 904In the United States
#21 of 970In North America
#24 of 4,578In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905441505
19915911667
19926101895
19936362444
19946622452
19957483259
19967433478
19977443790
19987644447
19997874129
20008275097
20018246271
20029937665
20039927109
200411327810
200512129011
2006131610631
2007136211434
2008151012997
2009157814355
2010176017084
2011183316647
2012210522673
2013222821048
2014245921726
2015238022173
2016255724086
2017254721104
2018202018310
2019214913716
2020235831240

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 12th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 15th in the World with 33,870 publications made and 1,658,233 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Occupational Safety and Health.

RankRanking
#12 of 1,311In the United States
#13 of 1,393In North America
#15 of 5,152In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990279585
1991282499
1992299542
1993266747
1994298993
1995350878
19963631463
19973851429
19984362159
19994541777
20004612776
20015232650
20025673042
20036104216
20046703406
20057744503
20068455224
20079685706
200810075901
200911456692
201012297725
201113036348
201213907129
201315508504
2014160710894
201516757924
2016173810867
201718067333
201815846912
201917766791
202020508453

Psychology

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 14th for Psychology in the United States and 19th in the World with 21,728 publications made and 1,644,551 citations received. Main research topics: Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuroscience.

RankRanking
#14 of 1,033In the United States
#16 of 1,099In North America
#19 of 3,753In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990218742
1991214557
1992212696
19932441020
1994203971
19952461049
19962311168
19972701591
19982881837
19993162588
20003062838
20012972209
20023832863
20033752996
20044444251
20055094759
20066215299
20076586552
20087456679
20097597415
20107997096
20118326588
20128416992
201310166992
201410716746
201511107237
201611788057
201713047106
20189996801
201910055876
202011464186

Chemistry

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 32nd for Chemistry in the United States and 65th in the World with 17,191 publications made and 1,109,241 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#32 of 744In the United States
#34 of 805In North America
#65 of 4,409In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990243471
1991286533
1992281700
1993317970
1994282856
19953091182
19963641165
19973281147
19983441436
19993591681
20003781949
20013932154
20024222545
20034212402
20044622482
20054432694
20064893168
20074813545
20084813120
20095103217
20105233573
20115934250
20125894347
20136023841
20146183733
20155794186
20165653432
20176334540
20184362900
20194513248
20204742109

Computer Science

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 32nd for Computer Science in the United States and 40th in the World with 16,600 publications made and 1,131,087 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science.

RankRanking
#32 of 897In the United States
#34 of 967In North America
#40 of 4,494In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990130569
1991115177
1992150526
1993137480
1994155437
1995154722
19961911082
1997204873
1998167528
1999200819
20001981346
20012231179
20022651552
20033262330
20043692933
20054382253
20064703354
20074683309
20085403743
20095263531
20106264507
20116185354
20127106652
20137807118
20148427934
201590217071
20169968992
20179757467
20189279012
201910357620
202011268255

Physics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 38th for Physics in the United States and 78th in the World with 12,498 publications made and 751,464 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biophysics, Nanotechnology, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Atomic and Molecular physics.

RankRanking
#38 of 746In the United States
#39 of 807In North America
#78 of 4,160In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990156257
1991148207
1992171358
1993193452
1994192364
1995197351
1996207786
1997220769
1998225757
1999250843
20002801145
2001259976
20023181382
20032631025
20042961028
20053431275
20063391316
20073662277
20083441665
20093851912
20104172374
20114442687
20124222265
20134582205
20144852281
20154943149
20164922620
20175544155
20184803628
20195093818
20205322995

Engineering

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 55th for Engineering in the United States and 176th in the World with 10,386 publications made and 551,918 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.

RankRanking
#55 of 781In the United States
#62 of 846In North America
#176 of 4,716In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990113236
199111591
1992114202
1993131245
1994127292
1995131795
1996155333
1997159517
1998167625
1999192765
20002121562
20012141021
20022191194
2003223957
20042791097
20052961051
20063001357
20073012570
20083181963
20093601988
20103841922
20114052897
20124082484
20134342066
20144711908
20154772870
20164482561
20175263559
20183942508
20194393371
20204961948

Business

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 22nd for Business in the United States and 24th in the World with 10,261 publications made and 720,494 citations received. Main research topics: Occupational Safety and Health, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Public Policy / Administration, Finance, Marketing.

RankRanking
#22 of 866In the United States
#23 of 932In North America
#24 of 4,080In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199095216
1991102187
199281199
199375176
199491499
1995116500
1996122629
1997129846
1998152876
19991731162
20001992056
20012271810
20022031500
20032512011
20042651823
20052862219
20063222560
20072992106
20083051953
20093862899
20103992395
20114342280
20124462723
20135023179
20144772276
20155582665
20165272140
20175782404
20184181822
20194522817
20204912051

Environmental Science

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 39th for Environmental Science in the United States and 78th in the World with 8,548 publications made and 525,361 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Chemistry.

RankRanking
#39 of 789In the United States
#44 of 857In North America
#78 of 4,129In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199079180
199187217
199282159
199380188
199481269
199594345
1996118631
199797398
1998112467
1999126580
2000113549
20011551357
2002152992
20031701372
20041961134
2005193941
20062171507
20072611750
20082952332
20092531954
20102932844
20113252603
20123452690
20134022975
20144632412
20154262359
20164312979
20174312361
20183651662
20194121788
20204211344

Mathematics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 21st for Mathematics in the United States and 23rd in the World with 7,260 publications made and 736,008 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#21 of 720In the United States
#22 of 781In North America
#23 of 3,475In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199076229
199193367
199277261
199375216
199488174
199580937
199688398
199799320
1998101521
1999130476
20001331149
2001132779
2002143585
20031681161
20041912206
20052203938
20062321354
20072371700
20082241300
20092521753
20102691256
20112861155
20123061227
20133191330
20143001015
20153311233
20163031355
20172991011
20182371064
2019244671
2020267589
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Statistics666
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics202023
Actuarial Science212226
Math Teachers303037
Applied Mathematics283041
Operations Research252747
Blockchain and Cryptography5156106

Economics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 20th for Economics in the United States and 24th in the World with 7,069 publications made and 445,926 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#20 of 690In the United States
#21 of 753In North America
#24 of 3,117In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199045172
199176312
199237153
199355147
199457315
199583212
199674499
199790382
1998104660
1999122560
2000126723
20011531005
2002144837
20031591392
20041932337
20052001232
20062121212
20071941440
20082011144
20092892690
20103101496
20113101390
20123211394
20133231501
20143241374
20152951088
20163511744
20173681316
20182371324
2019218391
20202891655

Art & Design

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 16th for Art & Design in the United States and 20th in the World with 3,568 publications made and 132,395 citations received. Main research topics: Computer Graphics, Art History, Multimedia, Creative Writing, Literature.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#16 of 731In the United States
#17 of 796In North America
#20 of 2,801In the World

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199041167
19913474
199246201
19933871
19944849
199558322
19964579
199758203
199842186
199962337
200064255
200178234
200297253
200396290
2004102365
2005113328
2006128473
2007127411
2008133411
2009127172
2010147406
2011136514
2012132262
2013129311
2014150457
2015142348
2016150234
2017164599
2018126276
2019110175
2020156260