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The University of Pennsylvania ranked 10th in the United States and 12th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 1-3 in 13 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Pennsylvania is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 232,058 publications and 14,755,232 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,319 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#12 of 14,131 In the World
#10 of 2,597 In North America
#10 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#1 of 19 In Philadelphia
#1 of 1,025 For Cosmetology
#2 of 1,086 For Biophysics
#3 of 1,003 For Bioethics/Medical Ethics
#25 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#18 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3 For 10 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 7th for Medicine in the United States and 7th in the World with 97,154 publications made and 5,949,012 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Surgery, Immunology, Pathology.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 759 2139
1992 366 956
1993 512 1541
1994 649 2071
1995 482 1329
1996 1201 3984
1997 1443 5360
1998 1470 5513
1999 1564 6511
2000 1670 7906
2001 1766 9067
2002 1740 10758
2003 2069 11442
2004 2334 13472
2005 2419 16427
2006 2461 16019
2007 2740 18422
2008 3016 20376
2009 2970 23475
2010 3606 25960
2011 3666 25559
2012 3985 31130
2013 3974 26902
2014 4584 31237
2015 4188 29484
2016 5053 35534
2017 4537 30675
2018 4469 28503
2019 5088 23871
2020 6111 33541
2021 7219 14173

Biology

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 8th for Biology in the United States and 8th in the World with 59,725 publications made and 4,834,713 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 581 1814
1992 320 1208
1993 383 1762
1994 559 2107
1995 437 1544
1996 880 4391
1997 995 5299
1998 1121 6063
1999 1147 6469
2000 1194 6845
2001 1319 8228
2002 1319 10036
2003 1437 9617
2004 1526 10579
2005 1640 12332
2006 1661 11501
2007 1708 14045
2008 1874 14809
2009 1863 16153
2010 2137 21808
2011 2151 19851
2012 2325 21580
2013 2471 20486
2014 2655 23738
2015 2413 19863
2016 2776 24301
2017 2543 22925
2018 2171 18369
2019 2495 15948
2020 2772 17139
2021 2964 16530
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biophysics 2 2 2
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 3 3 3
Virology 5 5 5
Immunology 6 6 6
Molecular Biology 5 5 7
Oncology and Cancer research 8 8 8
Pharmacology 7 7 8
Biochemistry 10 10 11
Neuroscience 9 9 12
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 11 11 12
Microbiology 12 13 16
Genetics 16 16 18
Nanotechnology 18 19 36
Evolutionary Biology 25 28 36
Zoology 42 48 104
Animal Science 43 52 130
Toxicology 52 60 136
Biotechnology 50 60 160
Entomology 81 92 240
Paleontology 76 90 247
Astrobiology 115 128 273
Botany 75 88 355
Agricultural Science 81 94 357
Forestry 93 113 430
Nutrition and Food Science 68 80 500
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 134 161 501

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 8th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 11th in the World with 31,866 publications made and 1,504,828 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 1,262 In the United States
#9 of 1,341 In North America
#11 of 5,073 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 222 407
1992 122 199
1993 163 740
1994 187 462
1995 174 290
1996 363 1404
1997 406 1801
1998 400 1109
1999 445 1586
2000 461 1466
2001 528 2346
2002 505 1782
2003 602 2477
2004 672 3890
2005 795 3699
2006 847 4142
2007 856 4398
2008 1039 4719
2009 1240 6404
2010 1302 8406
2011 1230 5613
2012 1356 9072
2013 1447 6254
2014 1429 6794
2015 1370 6731
2016 1676 10430
2017 1339 7201
2018 1372 5910
2019 1590 6883
2020 1801 5799
2021 2022 10380

Physics

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 21st for Physics in the United States and 37th in the World with 24,361 publications made and 1,713,596 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biophysics, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Rank Ranking
#21 of 721 In the United States
#22 of 781 In North America
#37 of 4,082 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 343 638
1992 227 512
1993 224 408
1994 272 650
1995 241 865
1996 401 1134
1997 489 1571
1998 477 1857
1999 452 1961
2000 487 2443
2001 474 2046
2002 497 2198
2003 527 2196
2004 628 3339
2005 639 6059
2006 675 4239
2007 683 4596
2008 643 3653
2009 735 4123
2010 821 6471
2011 819 6074
2012 911 9616
2013 892 8053
2014 859 6982
2015 837 8646
2016 895 7330
2017 748 6112
2018 864 7952
2019 797 5638
2020 864 5641
2021 787 2237
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biophysics 2 2 2
Medical Physics 11 11 11
Theoretical Physics 12 12 17
Condensed Matter Physics 15 15 23
Quantum and Particle physics 17 17 27
Nanotechnology 18 19 36
Optical Engineering 25 26 46
Atomic and Molecular physics 26 27 46
Astrophysics and Astronomy 31 34 65
Nuclear Physics 29 30 71
Materials Science 26 27 72
Applied/Engineering Physics 41 43 89
Acoustical Engineering 50 54 133
Astrobiology 115 128 273

Computer Science

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 12th for Computer Science in the United States and 17th in the World with 23,690 publications made and 1,601,233 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 858 In the United States
#13 of 927 In North America
#17 of 4,392 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 178 266
1992 149 1005
1993 146 791
1994 195 444
1995 165 456
1996 289 1239
1997 283 1614
1998 315 1282
1999 371 1966
2000 408 2259
2001 373 1877
2002 434 3505
2003 468 2920
2004 552 3649
2005 598 4166
2006 604 4256
2007 660 5325
2008 753 5055
2009 717 4649
2010 915 9236
2011 808 5372
2012 962 7745
2013 960 6500
2014 1067 7669
2015 1059 6853
2016 1218 8743
2017 1171 8637
2018 1352 9836
2019 1477 9743
2020 1651 8204
2021 1677 11801

Chemistry

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 19th for Chemistry in the United States and 37th in the World with 21,732 publications made and 1,459,758 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#19 of 717 In the United States
#20 of 778 In North America
#37 of 4,317 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 331 809
1992 234 391
1993 223 700
1994 302 694
1995 225 699
1996 433 1681
1997 446 2165
1998 429 1586
1999 413 1963
2000 403 2153
2001 425 2053
2002 441 2676
2003 466 2733
2004 507 2589
2005 562 3995
2006 576 3590
2007 573 3477
2008 572 3384
2009 612 4702
2010 644 4834
2011 641 4238
2012 669 3953
2013 703 4822
2014 720 4239
2015 686 3908
2016 679 4722
2017 594 3460
2018 495 2507
2019 513 2124
2020 562 3136
2021 546 1219
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biochemistry 10 10 11
Nanotechnology 18 19 36
Physical chemistry 21 21 38
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 18 19 40
Pharmacy 18 21 44
Organic Chemistry 27 29 68
Inorganic Chemistry 20 20 70
Materials Science 26 27 72
Computational Chemistry 35 36 80
Chemical Engineering 24 28 109
Biochemical Engineering 55 64 199
Radiochemistry 50 59 331
Nutrition and Food Science 68 80 500
Petrology and Geochemistry 138 170 553
Environmental Chemistry 130 157 586

Psychology

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 8th for Psychology in the United States and 9th in the World with 21,689 publications made and 1,888,093 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 981 In the United States
#8 of 1,047 In North America
#9 of 3,654 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 153 640
1992 79 240
1993 126 513
1994 147 651
1995 101 292
1996 276 1219
1997 320 2019
1998 317 1761
1999 356 2540
2000 371 2791
2001 378 2647
2002 394 3369
2003 483 3443
2004 541 4972
2005 659 7188
2006 640 4899
2007 677 7572
2008 770 5958
2009 790 6921
2010 976 8793
2011 904 8622
2012 982 8799
2013 1000 6897
2014 1081 8616
2015 1024 6945
2016 1134 7180
2017 1034 7225
2018 989 6917
2019 1009 4937
2020 1099 4431
2021 1237 2159
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Psychiatry 7 7 8
Clinical Psychology 8 8 8
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 8 8 8
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 9 9 9
Neuroscience 9 9 12
Cognitive Science 11 12 15
Social Work 15 16 18
Social Psychology 17 19 19
Child Psychology 18 20 22
Sexology 23 25 27
Education Majors 19 22 35
Occupational Therapy 23 29 41
Special Education 33 35 46

Engineering

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 29th for Engineering in the United States and 64th in the World with 18,806 publications made and 964,660 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 756 In the United States
#31 of 818 In North America
#64 of 4,624 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 261 440
1992 210 228
1993 191 324
1994 240 426
1995 173 295
1996 288 859
1997 334 1238
1998 332 974
1999 293 1037
2000 324 1388
2001 312 1091
2002 355 1269
2003 384 2212
2004 436 1892
2005 490 2722
2006 489 2327
2007 553 2996
2008 522 2721
2009 611 2749
2010 680 4649
2011 624 3878
2012 678 3574
2013 720 4164
2014 764 3746
2015 725 3778
2016 789 4023
2017 645 3200
2018 656 3103
2019 613 2909
2020 766 4265
2021 657 1452
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biomedical Engineering 7 7 7
Robotics 7 7 8
Product and Industrial Design 11 11 17
Operations Research 18 20 32
Nanotechnology 18 19 36
Engineering Management 28 28 39
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 18 19 40
Architecture 21 22 42
Optical Engineering 25 26 46
Human-Computer Interaction 26 30 52
Computer Engineering 34 36 61
Landscape Architecture 18 20 63
Materials Science 26 27 72
Automation and Control engineering 22 27 72
Industrial Engineering 27 31 75
Applied/Engineering Physics 41 43 89
Aviation 43 47 93
Transportation Engineering 39 45 96
Aerospace Engineering 55 57 103
Technical Drawing 38 44 108
Chemical Engineering 24 28 109
Construction Management 28 34 115
Telecommunications 42 49 116
Firefighting and Fire Science 46 49 119
Acoustical Engineering 50 54 133
Computer Networking 59 67 138
Systems Engineering 38 47 153
Biotechnology 50 60 160
Mechanical Engineering 46 51 180
Metallurgical Engineering 41 48 186
Biochemical Engineering 55 64 199
Electrical Engineering 66 76 216
Reliability and Quality Engineering 71 85 226
Architectural Engineering 46 53 235
Civil Engineering 52 60 241
Electronic Engineering 68 84 256
Structural Engineering 71 83 266
Automotive Engineering 58 68 274
Nuclear Engineering 69 86 288
Mining Engineering 57 75 344
Remote Sensing 112 133 366
Marine Engineering 94 111 379
Petroleum Engineering 103 119 406
Renewable Energy Engineering 94 113 440
Agricultural Engineering 74 86 516
Environmental Engineering 116 143 588
Geotechnical Engineering 126 155 609

Business

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 3rd for Business in the United States and 4th in the World with 13,299 publications made and 1,151,053 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Actuarial Science, Marketing, Public Policy / Administration.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 105 718
1992 63 848
1993 76 346
1994 109 441
1995 81 271
1996 190 1643
1997 222 2134
1998 214 1930
1999 265 1807
2000 253 2433
2001 286 2838
2002 287 2336
2003 387 3285
2004 389 2375
2005 440 2388
2006 397 2775
2007 425 3003
2008 494 3091
2009 636 3308
2010 614 3237
2011 526 3690
2012 607 2391
2013 644 2573
2014 625 3384
2015 566 2323
2016 638 2710
2017 547 1934
2018 425 1709
2019 466 1493
2020 561 2951
2021 552 8080

Economics

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 3rd for Economics in the United States and 3rd in the World with 10,091 publications made and 742,749 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Actuarial Science, Development Studies.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 90 541
1992 35 120
1993 59 243
1994 78 266
1995 74 302
1996 122 660
1997 198 1777
1998 182 1195
1999 215 1377
2000 213 1734
2001 222 1502
2002 237 1359
2003 270 1466
2004 303 1807
2005 336 2492
2006 311 2250
2007 309 2119
2008 397 2217
2009 435 1918
2010 430 2579
2011 419 3233
2012 443 1645
2013 479 1739
2014 447 1792
2015 405 1499
2016 473 1812
2017 419 1603
2018 289 1784
2019 333 742
2020 412 1296
2021 416 7510

Mathematics

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 14th for Mathematics in the United States and 14th in the World with 7,797 publications made and 556,560 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers.

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

University of Pennsylvania
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 65 217
1992 36 205
1993 53 176
1994 66 320
1995 60 235
1996 88 493
1997 148 1092
1998 123 665
1999 160 861
2000 156 873
2001 173 862
2002 157 742
2003 200 1091
2004 201 1767
2005 261 1868
2006 234 1220
2007 243 1450
2008 313 1269
2009 285 1466
2010 296 1940
2011 301 1983
2012 341 1381
2013 331 1208
2014 326 1244
2015 292 1999
2016 356 1655
2017 345 1260
2018 299 1797
2019 301 722
2020 343 824
2021 331 7279
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Actuarial Science 2 2 2
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 4 4
Statistics 19 21 21
Operations Research 18 20 32
Math Teachers 35 37 53
Blockchain and Cryptography 35 37 62
Applied Mathematics 41 47 88

Environmental Science

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 81st for Environmental Science in the United States and 233rd in the World with 4,438 publications made and 193,411 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Geology, Environmental Management, Agricultural Science.

Rank Ranking
#81 of 750 In the United States
#96 of 818 In North America
#233 of 4,023 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 38 83
1992 22 28
1993 27 66
1994 29 50
1995 21 45
1996 55 139
1997 55 155
1998 66 119
1999 67 242
2000 45 121
2001 78 294
2002 40 111
2003 88 317
2004 68 409
2005 104 361
2006 107 343
2007 99 362
2008 137 593
2009 164 773
2010 139 708
2011 175 1018
2012 171 799
2013 205 895
2014 208 811
2015 189 711
2016 230 844
2017 186 1181
2018 159 990
2019 171 498
2020 204 858
2021 212 6569
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Urban and Regional planning 5 6 15
Geography and Cartography 35 39 80
Ecology 81 94 196
Environmental Management 55 70 201
Paleontology 76 90 247
Geology 96 117 327
Oceanography 99 120 339
Mining Engineering 57 75 344
Agricultural Science 81 94 357
Earth science and Geophysics 121 143 416
Forestry 93 113 430
Hydrology and Water resources management 119 145 453
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 133 159 479
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 134 161 501
Petrology and Geochemistry 138 170 553
Environmental Chemistry 130 157 586
Environmental Engineering 116 143 588
Geotechnical Engineering 126 155 609

Art & Design

The University of Pennsylvania ranked 23rd for Art & Design in the United States and 30th in the World with 3,473 publications made and 89,635 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Creative Writing, Literature, Multimedia, 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
#23 of 685 In the United States
#25 of 750 In North America
#30 of 2,700 In the World

University of Pennsylvania
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 42
1992 20 14
1993 25 54
1994 41 40
1995 32 32
1996 63 122
1997 53 124
1998 55 64
1999 47 46
2000 59 85
2001 63 80
2002 64 60
2003 63 120
2004 70 317
2005 84 143
2006 106 251
2007 103 280
2008 129 447
2009 171 640
2010 141 926
2011 134 211
2012 116 267
2013 168 336
2014 159 390
2015 125 368
2016 159 469
2017 137 266
2018 116 154
2019 114 164
2020 154 284
2021 149 138
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Animation 4 5 6
Entertainment Industry Business 7 7 7
Literature 10 11 18
Aesthetics 6 8 18
Cinematography 13 13 19
Creative Writing 14 17 29
Art History 18 20 30
Fashion Design 18 21 31
Interior Design 15 16 31
Computer Graphics 22 24 32
Architecture 21 22 42
Sculpture 20 20 50
Painting and Drawing 20 20 50
Game Design and Development 31 37 51
Performing arts 23 27 53
Singing and Vocal Performance 31 35 55
Illustration and Concept Art 27 29 61
Landscape Architecture 18 20 63
Multimedia 37 44 78
UX/UI Desgin 38 44 82
Graphic Design 54 61 100
Photography 45 51 106
Music 48 56 107