University of Southern California: Rankings

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The University of Southern California ranked 22nd in the United States and 27th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 16 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Southern California is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 175,705 publications and 9,068,015 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,153 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#27 of 14,160In the World
#23 of 2,624In North America
#22 of 2,523In the United States
#4 of 251In California
#2 of 32In Los Angeles
#4 of 1,000For Ophthalmology
#12 of 1,069For Social Work
#12 of 1,030For Optometry
#14 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#40 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top10For 13 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Southern California ranked 23rd for Medicine in the United States and 29th in the World with 65,481 publications made and 3,257,850 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Pathology, Immunology.

RankRanking
#23 of 1,086In the United States
#25 of 1,156In North America
#29 of 4,839In the World

University of Southern California
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19908441773
19918312218
19927661719
19938252212
19948272217
19958112635
19969343082
19978993312
19988863317
19999083738
20009884778
20019214541
200210295240
200312496817
200413797007
200515047749
200615779334
200716099651
2008171810188
2009181410049
2010212811435
2011214412624
2012251217276
2013261115870
2014295515735
2015333019667
2016337917644
2017339420001
2018316916999
2019340313193
2020414215684

Biology

The University of Southern California ranked 39th for Biology in the United States and 54th in the World with 34,220 publications made and 2,420,193 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry.

RankRanking
#39 of 904In the United States
#42 of 970In North America
#54 of 4,578In the World

University of Southern California
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904231073
19914371244
19923921252
19934111423
19944791611
19954371789
19964761730
19975402873
19985162857
19995433131
20006063278
20015893451
20026364293
20037305371
20047614889
20058445310
20068906017
20078996812
200810217998
200910938429
201011909619
201112729816
2012149814455
2013151114328
2014158013362
2015171315001
2016174413223
2017159813014
2018140712135
201914299022
202016668230

Computer Science

The University of Southern California ranked 11th for Computer Science in the United States and 14th in the World with 25,523 publications made and 1,586,726 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computational Linguistics.

RankRanking
#11 of 897In the United States
#12 of 967In North America
#14 of 4,494In the World

University of Southern California
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990196337
1991259640
1992220984
1993257658
1994237739
19952571102
19962741011
19973471877
19983612423
19993511729
20004111868
20014443015
20025423510
20036163890
20046663696
20057824368
20068454999
20078724721
20087803942
20098964708
201011025793
201111196335
201211026845
201311479340
201411737786
201512147990
201612789509
2017129014656
2018132810021
201914338981
2020156045389

Engineering

The University of Southern California ranked 25th for Engineering in the United States and 48th in the World with 24,896 publications made and 1,065,019 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Networking.

RankRanking
#25 of 781In the United States
#26 of 846In North America
#48 of 4,716In the World

University of Southern California
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990299344
1991353442
1992345470
1993349585
1994428665
19954031045
1996384918
19974161097
19983971549
19994181294
20004561873
20014812061
20025712748
20036062642
20047252621
20058043435
20067973495
20078162926
20088322952
20099103223
20108733689
20118943517
20129624467
20139814828
201410614703
20159724221
20169914185
20179264399
20189703862
20199283514
20209152134

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Southern California ranked 28th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 39th in the World with 21,689 publications made and 1,000,179 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Public Policy / Administration.

RankRanking
#28 of 1,311In the United States
#30 of 1,393In North America
#39 of 5,152In the World

University of Southern California
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990189423
1991183511
1992208382
1993236663
1994231661
1995191640
1996248885
19972491013
19982631576
19993111114
20002811090
20013111271
20023102702
20033592042
20044692333
20054952466
20065403212
20076423384
20086253261
20096963601
20107553370
20118243731
20129334694
20139164553
201410854956
201511135335
201611115646
201711096454
201810945067
201911874293
202014135804

Physics

The University of Southern California ranked 41st for Physics in the United States and 87th in the World with 16,861 publications made and 753,904 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Atomic and Molecular physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics.

RankRanking
#41 of 746In the United States
#43 of 807In North America
#87 of 4,160In the World

University of Southern California
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990236270
1991243249
1992245246
1993238250
1994294337
1995264705
1996279696
1997232528
19982581126
1999274748
2000315955
20013161378
20023201092
20033651389
20044191145
20054681631
20064862088
20074891871
20085652283
20096422454
20105672375
20115822166
20126032640
20136333232
20146817340
20156313904
20166308189
20175783408
20186132846
20195932374
20206412127

Psychology

The University of Southern California ranked 31st for Psychology in the United States and 37th in the World with 16,348 publications made and 1,097,070 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry.

RankRanking
#31 of 1,033In the United States
#33 of 1,099In North America
#37 of 3,753In the World

University of Southern California
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990155452
1991176593
1992145513
1993195584
1994174898
19951731256
19961901356
19972441555
19982181312
19991891017
20002271219
20012371441
20022272178
20032702054
20043092172
20053522813
20064174130
20074393282
20084072589
20094573924
20106044533
20116555068
20126324787
20137144773
20147965545
20159426243
20169015900
20179515825
20187765430
20198352817
20209952791

Chemistry

The University of Southern California ranked 40th for Chemistry in the United States and 97th in the World with 16,229 publications made and 815,637 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#40 of 744In the United States
#44 of 805In North America
#97 of 4,409In the World

University of Southern California
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990234376
1991247413
1992260397
1993230404
1994303456
1995251606
1996274789
1997247955
19982901696
19992871119
20002921389
20013031670
20023741644
20033681881
20044041611
20054792287
20064452803
20074181983
20085242651
20095352615
20104902515
20115442210
20125782632
20135743105
20145952923
20155873204
20165472843
20175162693
20185052078
20194941810
20205201548

Business

The University of Southern California ranked 18th for Business in the United States and 20th in the World with 9,525 publications made and 656,104 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Public Policy / Administration, Marketing.

RankRanking
#18 of 866In the United States
#19 of 932In North America
#20 of 4,080In the World

University of Southern California
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199087166
1991101494
1992102343
199384352
1994111645
199592732
1996119930
19971241118
1998139998
19991771087
20001811068
20011741104
20022041726
20031991430
20042181651
20053012021
20063002195
20073352066
20083111535
20093591701
20103552358
20113762222
20124302052
20134122291
20144782330
20155381958
20164631583
20174452680
20183581296
20193722288
20204531228

Environmental Science

The University of Southern California ranked 50th for Environmental Science in the United States and 114th in the World with 7,901 publications made and 405,633 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Earth science and Geophysics, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Oceanography.

RankRanking
#50 of 789In the United States
#58 of 857In North America
#114 of 4,129In the World

University of Southern California
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199074163
199186225
199271166
199368187
199488222
199590340
199675322
199797243
199892357
199988345
200090368
2001116539
2002128707
2003168782
20042071665
20051731143
20062141367
20072561478
20082251236
20092831529
20102361021
20112871840
20123062356
20133391985
20143931842
20154241726
20163731962
20173962326
20183691719
20193801787
20204202011

Mathematics

The University of Southern California ranked 23rd for Mathematics in the United States and 25th in the World with 7,642 publications made and 447,283 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

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

University of Southern California
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199080119
199191184
1992100195
199380190
1994103425
199569429
199695685
199798394
19981211009
199998596
2000130447
2001138520
20021771594
20032081473
20042321361
20052851543
20062441293
20072481115
20082331254
2009256969
20102871187
20112841256
2012272995
20132991350
20143251431
20153351937
20162851054
20173071090
20183011728
2019276712
2020319914

Economics

The University of Southern California ranked 27th for Economics in the United States and 35th in the World with 5,658 publications made and 312,973 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Development Studies, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#27 of 690In the United States
#29 of 753In North America
#35 of 3,117In the World

University of Southern California
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199050100
199161167
19925174
199342187
199464274
199544238
199659507
199771427
199898447
1999102575
200094507
2001108507
2002117857
2003125762
2004110779
2005181808
2006138641
20071821314
2008164719
20092391049
20102211144
20112641203
2012246761
2013258942
2014288915
2015320772
2016285898
2017271974
20182161292
2019194347
20202821048

Art & Design

The University of Southern California ranked 14th for Art & Design in the United States and 17th in the World with 3,987 publications made and 148,199 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Game Design and Development, Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Art History.

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

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

University of Southern California
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902845
19913373
19922450
19933622
19943131
199532181
199638101
19975568
199857255
199961103
200085286
200175303
200288236
2003103380
2004102270
2005148606
20061781128
2007146561
2008148322
2009165567
2010169647
2011160669
2012182523
2013169654
2014194537
2015173493
2016180525
2017193536
2018187464
2019199453
2020167469