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The University of Pennsylvania ranked 11th in the United States, 14th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 10 across 69 research topics. The University of Pennsylvania ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 280,087 academic publications and 11,878,311 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,403 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#14 of 14,131 In the World
#12 of 2,597 In North America
#11 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#1 of 19 In Philadelphia
#1 of 1,038 For Cosmetology
#2 of 1,027 For Bioethics/Medical Ethics
#3 of 1,669 For Biophysics
#25 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#19 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top10 For 66 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 8th for Biology in the United States and 9th in the World with 182,000 publications made and 8,750,410 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, Oncology and Cancer research.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 1479 26005
1991 1581 28678
1992 1617 31705
1993 1705 33331
1994 1770 37177
1995 1807 41194
1996 2087 45641
1997 2195 53045
1998 2448 62780
1999 2554 70575
2000 2718 79318
2001 2954 88995
2002 3070 101103
2003 3279 113395
2004 3612 125958
2005 3963 145703
2006 4296 166391
2007 4153 181883
2008 4486 202123
2009 4655 224266
2010 5151 251535
2011 5430 279390
2012 5882 316345
2013 6343 342422
2014 6821 369982
2015 7042 401555
2016 7400 417514
2017 7790 460244
2018 8049 461725
2019 8865 527409
2020 10137 621980
2021 11394 796165
2022 9562 748846

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 2 2
Biophysics 3 3 3
Immunology 4 4 4
Virology 5 5 5
Genetics 6 6 6
Molecular Biology 5 5 6
Oncology and Cancer research 7 7 7
Biochemistry 7 7 7
Neuroscience 6 7 7
Pharmacology 7 8 8
Biotechnology 7 8 8
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 10 10 11
Microbiology 11 13 13
Evolutionary Biology 11 12 15
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 11 13 18
Paleontology 19 21 24
Botany 23 25 34
Zoology 24 29 51
Astrobiology 35 37 52
Nanotechnology 20 21 56
Animal Science 31 37 69
Agricultural Science 49 57 129
Nutrition and Food Science 38 47 140
Toxicology 58 67 163
Horticulture 47 55 168
Forestry 69 80 202
Entomology 78 92 217

Medicine rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 7th for Medicine in the United States and 8th in the World with 180,089 publications made and 7,803,918 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Immunology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 1376 20327
1991 1393 22774
1992 1409 24854
1993 1532 25780
1994 1559 29364
1995 1634 33228
1996 1870 37213
1997 2008 43274
1998 2153 50838
1999 2310 57752
2000 2423 64550
2001 2672 72110
2002 2719 82489
2003 3035 93325
2004 3386 104199
2005 3691 122425
2006 4123 139418
2007 3981 153975
2008 4332 174212
2009 4575 193523
2010 5093 218105
2011 5364 244610
2012 5941 279437
2013 6425 305392
2014 7024 335469
2015 7271 367994
2016 7596 381872
2017 8340 427295
2018 8452 423134
2019 9291 488281
2020 11078 583705
2021 12725 761229
2022 10582 728601

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Medicine.

Chemistry rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 9th for Chemistry in the United States and 13th in the World with 130,119 publications made and 6,795,682 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#9 of 1,357 In the United States
#10 of 1,436 In North America
#13 of 6,327 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 1292 24177
1991 1345 26382
1992 1386 29468
1993 1382 30368
1994 1540 33898
1995 1557 36421
1996 1772 40356
1997 1834 46522
1998 2034 54894
1999 2046 61131
2000 2169 67624
2001 2380 75461
2002 2408 85086
2003 2488 93933
2004 2738 103908
2005 2931 119082
2006 3194 133593
2007 3033 144346
2008 3235 157620
2009 3419 174869
2010 3581 194143
2011 3816 214675
2012 4011 240972
2013 4326 260034
2014 4518 277908
2015 4539 299685
2016 4738 311026
2017 4918 339178
2018 5113 340246
2019 5506 382373
2020 6205 439940
2021 6901 556810
2022 5676 521377

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biochemistry 7 7 7
Organic Chemistry 13 14 22
Materials Science 19 20 37
Inorganic Chemistry 14 14 40
Computational Chemistry 27 29 46
Nanotechnology 20 21 56
Pharmacy 18 20 59
Physical chemistry 23 26 65
Chemical Engineering 21 22 67
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 30 35 85
Petrology and Geochemistry 38 43 99
Biochemical Engineering 36 41 105
Nutrition and Food Science 38 47 140
Environmental Chemistry 53 61 157
Radiochemistry 42 48 229

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 7th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 10th in the World with 105,924 publications made and 3,914,504 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, History.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 812 9774
1991 842 10712
1992 844 11938
1993 917 12727
1994 938 14047
1995 957 15467
1996 1060 17196
1997 1183 18537
1998 1150 21162
1999 1255 24234
2000 1274 28272
2001 1513 33056
2002 1602 39775
2003 1734 45366
2004 1924 52277
2005 2222 61546
2006 2440 71588
2007 2409 82525
2008 2636 94552
2009 2776 106644
2010 3114 119063
2011 3211 134155
2012 3556 150431
2013 3783 166222
2014 4032 182779
2015 4222 194621
2016 4382 196538
2017 4736 214743
2018 4782 213636
2019 5223 250028
2020 6247 297022
2021 7463 394954
2022 5740 351371

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Computer Science rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 12th for Computer Science in the United States and 15th in the World with 103,000 publications made and 4,643,562 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Machine Learning, Cognitive Science.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 749 12615
1991 806 13584
1992 866 15593
1993 898 16640
1994 940 18120
1995 947 20676
1996 1097 22397
1997 1195 25438
1998 1204 29235
1999 1308 33051
2000 1387 38073
2001 1577 42922
2002 1590 50882
2003 1670 56732
2004 1929 63426
2005 2116 74348
2006 2336 86524
2007 2307 96804
2008 2563 108941
2009 2620 121770
2010 3008 138376
2011 3112 154276
2012 3321 174804
2013 3572 190548
2014 3865 208753
2015 4058 225699
2016 4316 234080
2017 4747 256915
2018 5083 264528
2019 5534 309211
2020 6324 367471
2021 7288 473991
2022 5539 429925

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Computer Science.

Psychology rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 7th for Psychology in the United States and 8th in the World with 88,933 publications made and 3,932,469 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 681 10804
1991 684 11894
1992 738 13359
1993 801 14280
1994 785 15736
1995 800 18094
1996 967 19641
1997 1000 22758
1998 998 25778
1999 1113 29100
2000 1146 32784
2001 1310 36534
2002 1360 42271
2003 1447 47401
2004 1644 51919
2005 1820 61227
2006 1983 70056
2007 1972 78826
2008 2159 89337
2009 2291 99191
2010 2643 112025
2011 2680 125971
2012 3007 145232
2013 3248 157996
2014 3478 175520
2015 3630 191672
2016 3789 197659
2017 4188 219121
2018 4431 219206
2019 4692 253931
2020 5451 302259
2021 6366 393794
2022 5096 369226

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Neuroscience 6 7 7
Psychiatry 8 9 9
Clinical Psychology 8 9 10
Social Psychology 10 11 11
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 12 14 16
Child Psychology 14 15 16
Cognitive Science 12 13 16
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 11 12 17
Education Majors 15 17 21
Sexology 29 31 35
Occupational Therapy 17 23 35
Social Work 22 24 38
Special Education 54 60 96

Engineering rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 21st for Engineering in the United States and 35th in the World with 84,646 publications made and 3,760,685 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 883 15461
1991 961 16451
1992 951 18989
1993 948 19322
1994 994 20402
1995 974 21242
1996 1119 23184
1997 1166 25476
1998 1180 28619
1999 1171 30934
2000 1247 34175
2001 1418 38828
2002 1428 43669
2003 1476 48573
2004 1669 55510
2005 1810 64522
2006 1956 73083
2007 1966 81457
2008 2045 90558
2009 2158 100988
2010 2334 112437
2011 2500 126453
2012 2586 139932
2013 2743 153909
2014 2906 164795
2015 3003 173925
2016 3160 180910
2017 3227 194433
2018 3318 199385
2019 3614 223234
2020 4120 258833
2021 4531 325968
2022 3474 291652

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biomedical Engineering 6 6 7
Biotechnology 7 8 8
Robotics 8 8 12
Operations Research 12 14 23
Systems Engineering 16 17 29
Optical Engineering 21 22 34
Landscape Architecture 13 14 37
Materials Science 19 20 37
Metallurgical Engineering 17 18 38
Product and Industrial Design 16 17 40
Mechanical Engineering 23 25 43
Acoustical Engineering 24 27 45
Firefighting and Fire Science 12 13 47
Nanotechnology 20 21 56
Aerospace Engineering 33 35 61
Chemical Engineering 21 22 67
Civil Engineering 30 34 68
Computer Networking 36 39 70
Applied/Engineering Physics 32 33 71
Human-Computer Interaction 33 38 72
Structural Engineering 27 31 74
Electrical Engineering 31 34 75
Architecture 32 36 83
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 30 35 85
Automation and Control engineering 25 30 86
Architectural Engineering 26 30 90
Telecommunications 37 43 94
Aviation 36 39 97
Transportation Engineering 38 45 98
Electronic Engineering 39 46 102
Biochemical Engineering 36 41 105
Automotive Engineering 27 31 110
Computer Engineering 47 52 118
Petroleum Engineering 47 55 139
Industrial Engineering 40 49 154
Construction Management 35 43 157
Engineering Management 72 80 172
Geotechnical Engineering 57 67 179
Reliability and Quality Engineering 62 75 187
Technical Drawing 48 58 191
Environmental Engineering 50 61 193
Remote Sensing 89 103 263
Nuclear Engineering 57 71 265
Marine Engineering 87 102 340
Agricultural Engineering 65 76 474
Renewable Energy Engineering 108 135 663
Mining Engineering 115 145 666

Physics rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 19th for Physics in the United States and 29th in the World with 83,022 publications made and 3,695,163 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 906 16437
1991 985 17515
1992 971 19881
1993 973 20271
1994 1019 21557
1995 1022 22371
1996 1155 24688
1997 1190 26204
1998 1224 29717
1999 1186 31998
2000 1213 35306
2001 1425 39834
2002 1460 44870
2003 1495 49162
2004 1666 55249
2005 1777 63897
2006 1892 71780
2007 1834 78885
2008 1961 88384
2009 2081 97559
2010 2254 107802
2011 2334 120901
2012 2402 133692
2013 2724 146191
2014 2786 155830
2015 2765 164401
2016 2924 170171
2017 3006 181837
2018 3164 186976
2019 3364 207414
2020 3807 241932
2021 4148 302240
2022 3099 268180

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Biophysics 3 3 3
Medical Physics 8 9 9
Theoretical Physics 14 15 20
Condensed Matter Physics 13 13 24
Nuclear Physics 20 20 31
Astrophysics and Astronomy 26 27 32
Optical Engineering 21 22 34
Materials Science 19 20 37
Quantum and Particle physics 24 25 41
Atomic and Molecular physics 26 27 42
Acoustical Engineering 24 27 45
Astrobiology 35 37 52
Nanotechnology 20 21 56
Applied/Engineering Physics 32 33 71

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 24th for Environmental Science in the United States and 33rd in the World with 66,450 publications made and 2,654,371 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 597 9647
1991 644 11056
1992 653 11823
1993 675 12379
1994 652 13557
1995 707 14295
1996 778 16024
1997 802 17132
1998 845 19940
1999 907 21834
2000 914 24525
2001 1072 27760
2002 1062 32340
2003 1176 36447
2004 1265 41241
2005 1358 47802
2006 1519 54287
2007 1509 60380
2008 1627 67720
2009 1761 76085
2010 1865 83857
2011 2027 93911
2012 2159 105555
2013 2234 115655
2014 2341 125119
2015 2410 133989
2016 2564 136131
2017 2684 149263
2018 2621 148735
2019 2882 170950
2020 3435 198989
2021 3891 258356
2022 3056 232992

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 11 13 18
Paleontology 19 21 24
Geography and Cartography 25 27 35
Urban and Regional planning 8 10 38
Geology 26 29 39
Ecology 35 40 64
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 44 49 91
Petrology and Geochemistry 38 43 99
Agricultural Science 49 57 129
Oceanography 59 66 146
Environmental Chemistry 53 61 157
Geotechnical Engineering 57 67 179
Environmental Engineering 50 61 193
Forestry 69 80 202
Earth science and Geophysics 68 80 212
Environmental Management 72 89 291
Hydrology and Water resources management 96 112 471
Mining Engineering 115 145 666

Mathematics rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 8th for Mathematics in the United States and 10th in the World with 50,986 publications made and 2,174,914 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 299 3816
1991 307 4438
1992 304 4772
1993 366 5579
1994 356 5913
1995 381 6870
1996 390 7286
1997 465 7880
1998 465 8835
1999 515 10106
2000 553 11578
2001 724 14124
2002 650 16756
2003 771 18665
2004 865 22417
2005 986 26980
2006 1074 31248
2007 1139 36651
2008 1251 41803
2009 1350 48549
2010 1459 54064
2011 1550 61114
2012 1805 68578
2013 1934 76803
2014 2113 85475
2015 2182 94205
2016 2403 96226
2017 2569 105481
2018 2626 106314
2019 2959 127813
2020 3420 148656
2021 4321 210786
2022 3182 193129

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Actuarial Science 1 1 1
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 5 5 5
Statistics 8 9 10
Operations Research 12 14 23
Math Teachers 28 31 41
Blockchain and Cryptography 39 41 82
Applied Mathematics 41 46 95

Business rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 5th for Business in the United States and 6th in the World with 33,463 publications made and 1,443,469 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Advertising.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 235 2967
1991 295 3415
1992 262 3951
1993 303 4432
1994 325 4927
1995 332 5627
1996 377 6217
1997 403 6425
1998 386 7472
1999 435 8677
2000 477 10129
2001 550 12358
2002 600 15258
2003 645 18168
2004 671 21310
2005 806 24910
2006 857 28975
2007 847 34348
2008 915 39843
2009 1051 44815
2010 1029 49410
2011 1136 55161
2012 1162 59539
2013 1217 65915
2014 1325 71695
2015 1281 73463
2016 1392 71728
2017 1530 75160
2018 1446 72078
2019 1558 84607
2020 1928 98212
2021 2232 132778
2022 1502 105814

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 5th for Economics in the United States and 5th in the World with 33,152 publications made and 1,268,886 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 220 2536
1991 255 2935
1992 249 3347
1993 262 3628
1994 287 4044
1995 309 4475
1996 342 5123
1997 388 5270
1998 367 6058
1999 411 7333
2000 458 8522
2001 496 10233
2002 525 12624
2003 610 14879
2004 650 17482
2005 768 20465
2006 768 23376
2007 810 27444
2008 865 31855
2009 988 35958
2010 1026 39950
2011 1086 44675
2012 1199 49050
2013 1288 54457
2014 1341 59682
2015 1348 61807
2016 1453 60465
2017 1552 63594
2018 1484 60739
2019 1619 71411
2020 2054 85490
2021 2475 119294
2022 1743 98798

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 17th for Art & Design in the United States and 21st in the World with 13,723 publications made and 412,971 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
#17 of 1,236 In the United States
#19 of 1,317 In North America
#21 of 5,426 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 129 1495
1991 132 1687
1992 138 1916
1993 143 1903
1994 136 1879
1995 146 2174
1996 169 2316
1997 203 2513
1998 156 2984
1999 161 3243
2000 203 3657
2001 231 4374
2002 209 5083
2003 236 5898
2004 277 6720
2005 321 7743
2006 375 8707
2007 329 10194
2008 373 11384
2009 375 12777
2010 407 13917
2011 401 16030
2012 420 17581
2013 460 18871
2014 455 21258
2015 502 21816
2016 521 22141
2017 540 23530
2018 519 23238
2019 546 27146
2020 670 34001
2021 782 42899
2022 550 35589

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Pennsylvania in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Cinematography 3 3 6
Entertainment Industry Business 7 7 8
Aesthetics 11 12 15
Fashion Design 14 15 17
Literature 17 18 20
Animation 11 13 20
Creative Writing 13 16 22
Art History 17 19 24
Music 18 21 28
Illustration and Concept Art 14 14 36
Performing arts 22 25 36
Landscape Architecture 13 14 37
Interior Design 15 16 39
Painting and Drawing 14 14 40
Sculpture 14 14 40
Graphic Design 32 35 52
Computer Graphics 34 37 55
Singing and Vocal Performance 29 32 55
Photography 30 33 59
UX/UI Desgin 30 37 71
Architecture 32 36 83
Multimedia 46 54 90
Game Design and Development 44 53 106