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The University of Virginia ranked 40th in the United States and 50th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 122 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Virginia is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 103,343 publications and 5,239,889 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,133 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#50 of 14,131 In the World
#43 of 2,597 In North America
#40 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 63 In Virginia
#24 of 1,004 For Sonography and Ultrasound
#29 of 1,003 For Bioethics/Medical Ethics
#35 of 1,071 For Neurosurgery
#42 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#52 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 119 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Virginia ranked 43rd for Medicine in the United States and 74th in the World with 31,042 publications made and 1,576,544 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Pathology.

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

University of Virginia
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 365 642
1992 169 285
1993 239 610
1994 301 827
1995 251 681
1996 603 1651
1997 667 1870
1998 601 2064
1999 586 2357
2000 571 2492
2001 582 2728
2002 585 2868
2003 624 3682
2004 644 3612
2005 683 2933
2006 745 4049
2007 823 4720
2008 996 5608
2009 904 5056
2010 1118 5711
2011 1044 4628
2012 1157 6220
2013 1194 6281
2014 1422 7195
2015 1344 8433
2016 1555 7816
2017 1476 7907
2018 1337 6883
2019 1433 5795
2020 1736 7254
2021 2018 2831
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sonography and Ultrasound 18 19 24
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 21 25 29
Neurosurgery 13 15 35
Biomedical Engineering 29 30 36
Respiratory Therapy 26 29 37
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 26 27 38
Medical Physics 30 32 40
Sports Medicine 25 34 46
Cardiology 34 36 49
Anesthesiology 35 39 50
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 40 43 51
Critical Care Nursing 39 43 52
Anatomy and Physiology 36 39 55
Pathology 35 37 56
Forensic Science 20 24 60
Surgery 39 42 61
Immunology 39 41 61
Plastic Surgery 39 42 63
Orthodontics 34 38 76
Physical Therapy 40 50 79
Radiation Therapy 48 50 79
Health Science 49 58 84
Virology 53 56 90
Occupational Therapy 46 57 91
Healthcare Management (MHA) 49 58 92
Sports / Exercise science 44 55 92
Oncology and Cancer research 52 55 103
Clinical Psychology 70 79 103
Pediatrics 48 57 108
Family medicine 60 71 111
Urology 51 59 114
Nursing 51 63 120
Pharmacology 59 65 123
Dermatology 63 66 123
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 46 51 126
Psychiatry 71 82 138
Epidemiology 60 71 143
Gerontology 79 91 151
Public Health 69 81 152
Pharmacy 50 58 172
Audiology 84 97 211
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 71 84 220
Social Work 105 119 220
Optometry 79 93 227
Ophthalmology 72 80 232
Cosmetology 85 95 234
Toxicology 97 110 351
Dentistry 76 84 361
Veterinary 72 83 404

Biology

The University of Virginia ranked 53rd for Biology in the United States and 86th in the World with 18,782 publications made and 1,368,487 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics.

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

University of Virginia
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 253 711
1992 140 359
1993 170 503
1994 224 758
1995 188 785
1996 353 1316
1997 414 1826
1998 399 1701
1999 417 2334
2000 433 3158
2001 449 3335
2002 397 2529
2003 466 3368
2004 466 3450
2005 504 2860
2006 497 3469
2007 548 4102
2008 585 4164
2009 613 3623
2010 699 4445
2011 605 3677
2012 679 5021
2013 670 5121
2014 730 4713
2015 743 4864
2016 803 5574
2017 821 4682
2018 675 5806
2019 704 4057
2020 835 2906
2021 893 1705
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 21 25 29
Astrobiology 23 23 36
Biophysics 33 35 43
Immunology 39 41 61
Molecular Biology 45 47 62
Neuroscience 45 49 62
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 49 52 74
Biochemistry 52 56 79
Genetics 57 60 83
Virology 53 56 90
Oncology and Cancer research 52 55 103
Pharmacology 59 65 123
Microbiology 61 70 133
Evolutionary Biology 79 89 161
Nanotechnology 67 72 196
Forestry 65 74 224
Agricultural Science 68 78 279
Zoology 100 119 287
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 96 119 325
Entomology 103 119 331
Toxicology 97 110 351
Biotechnology 98 115 460
Botany 98 119 511
Animal Science 124 149 522
Paleontology 164 193 581

Physics

The University of Virginia ranked 50th for Physics in the United States and 124th in the World with 16,798 publications made and 763,285 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#50 of 721 In the United States
#54 of 781 In North America
#124 of 4,082 In the World

University of Virginia
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 216 247
1992 147 128
1993 162 247
1994 195 311
1995 139 310
1996 271 503
1997 290 543
1998 312 692
1999 362 876
2000 353 957
2001 388 1054
2002 413 1016
2003 446 2296
2004 451 1739
2005 483 2008
2006 509 2971
2007 573 2526
2008 594 2558
2009 583 2100
2010 681 3736
2011 692 3192
2012 643 2557
2013 615 2883
2014 635 4935
2015 656 3178
2016 637 3217
2017 634 3205
2018 659 4772
2019 691 3629
2020 606 2725
2021 560 1242
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrobiology 23 23 36
Astrophysics and Astronomy 23 24 37
Medical Physics 30 32 40
Biophysics 33 35 43
Atomic and Molecular physics 39 41 90
Condensed Matter Physics 49 52 134
Applied/Engineering Physics 51 53 135
Nuclear Physics 48 50 139
Materials Science 54 60 164
Acoustical Engineering 70 77 181
Quantum and Particle physics 59 64 187
Optical Engineering 60 68 187
Nanotechnology 67 72 196
Theoretical Physics 59 66 227

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Virginia ranked 42nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 73rd in the World with 14,536 publications made and 538,627 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#42 of 1,262 In the United States
#46 of 1,341 In North America
#73 of 5,073 In the World

University of Virginia
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 118 148
1992 57 145
1993 88 150
1994 113 334
1995 69 191
1996 180 251
1997 213 692
1998 219 739
1999 250 594
2000 243 1577
2001 245 691
2002 239 785
2003 293 1208
2004 288 1196
2005 372 1093
2006 328 1040
2007 369 1451
2008 754 1792
2009 572 1954
2010 591 2823
2011 548 1947
2012 626 2412
2013 565 2502
2014 628 2626
2015 600 2846
2016 741 3395
2017 747 2932
2018 695 1915
2019 684 2530
2020 796 3541
2021 813 967

Engineering

The University of Virginia ranked 49th for Engineering in the United States and 143rd in the World with 13,688 publications made and 474,875 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#49 of 756 In the United States
#54 of 818 In North America
#143 of 4,624 In the World

University of Virginia
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 193 172
1992 107 78
1993 155 173
1994 170 310
1995 139 224
1996 268 500
1997 302 625
1998 289 582
1999 278 538
2000 283 557
2001 283 745
2002 335 1009
2003 395 1656
2004 410 1601
2005 375 1196
2006 426 1388
2007 495 1943
2008 583 1943
2009 447 1140
2010 513 2255
2011 465 1256
2012 434 1513
2013 498 1465
2014 470 1195
2015 547 1698
2016 581 2081
2017 550 1554
2018 529 1941
2019 560 2114
2020 548 1553
2021 515 675
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Computer Engineering 19 20 33
Biomedical Engineering 29 30 36
Transportation Engineering 19 21 43
Engineering Management 30 30 48
Aerospace Engineering 31 31 51
Reliability and Quality Engineering 26 30 68
Aviation 36 38 72
Operations Research 33 39 83
Architecture 34 38 84
Metallurgical Engineering 13 16 87
Automation and Control engineering 30 36 89
Computer Networking 42 47 89
Telecommunications 35 40 92
Systems Engineering 25 29 98
Electronic Engineering 38 46 111
Product and Industrial Design 47 51 113
Human-Computer Interaction 48 56 114
Electrical Engineering 46 53 130
Applied/Engineering Physics 51 53 135
Automotive Engineering 34 40 149
Structural Engineering 42 49 158
Materials Science 54 60 164
Acoustical Engineering 70 77 181
Mechanical Engineering 47 52 181
Optical Engineering 60 68 187
Nanotechnology 67 72 196
Industrial Engineering 60 73 211
Technical Drawing 73 80 219
Environmental Engineering 59 70 228
Remote Sensing 79 90 229
Construction Management 61 74 230
Architectural Engineering 53 60 271
Marine Engineering 70 85 287
Robotics 85 103 329
Renewable Energy Engineering 76 92 350
Civil Engineering 72 86 360
Petroleum Engineering 96 112 368
Geotechnical Engineering 90 114 397
Chemical Engineering 89 104 439
Landscape Architecture 100 116 449
Biotechnology 98 115 460
Biochemical Engineering 99 116 481
Agricultural Engineering 68 80 484
Nuclear Engineering 115 137 543
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 168 190 765
Mining Engineering 157 188 921
Firefighting and Fire Science 199 232 965

Chemistry

The University of Virginia ranked 54th for Chemistry in the United States and 147th in the World with 11,033 publications made and 533,002 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#54 of 717 In the United States
#59 of 778 In North America
#147 of 4,317 In the World

University of Virginia
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 218 395
1992 116 222
1993 141 305
1994 173 491
1995 131 268
1996 264 573
1997 281 798
1998 305 678
1999 290 937
2000 279 949
2001 260 1046
2002 272 928
2003 312 1429
2004 299 1306
2005 320 1517
2006 316 1235
2007 376 1786
2008 316 1353
2009 299 1038
2010 344 1395
2011 338 1196
2012 279 1225
2013 359 1627
2014 325 1110
2015 382 1585
2016 365 1337
2017 398 1575
2018 344 1586
2019 355 1316
2020 340 1078
2021 335 478
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Physical chemistry 14 14 21
Biochemistry 52 56 79
Materials Science 54 60 164
Computational Chemistry 60 65 170
Pharmacy 50 58 172
Nanotechnology 67 72 196
Inorganic Chemistry 53 61 214
Organic Chemistry 68 78 243
Environmental Chemistry 78 94 272
Chemical Engineering 89 104 439
Biochemical Engineering 99 116 481
Petrology and Geochemistry 165 198 684
Radiochemistry 99 117 722
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 168 190 765

Computer Science

The University of Virginia ranked 49th for Computer Science in the United States and 81st in the World with 9,627 publications made and 589,226 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#49 of 858 In the United States
#55 of 927 In North America
#81 of 4,392 In the World

University of Virginia
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 107 174
1992 61 56
1993 85 166
1994 101 322
1995 73 133
1996 145 335
1997 170 532
1998 157 584
1999 162 496
2000 173 918
2001 182 1529
2002 160 1034
2003 254 3578
2004 261 1814
2005 287 1556
2006 284 1089
2007 292 1810
2008 367 2093
2009 297 1426
2010 374 1775
2011 324 1634
2012 306 1551
2013 313 2332
2014 359 2669
2015 383 2187
2016 406 1762
2017 453 2169
2018 457 5274
2019 501 2586
2020 677 2221
2021 720 3085

Psychology

The University of Virginia ranked 45th for Psychology in the United States and 62nd in the World with 8,782 publications made and 715,483 citations received. Main research topics: Child Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#45 of 981 In the United States
#49 of 1,047 In North America
#62 of 3,654 In the World

University of Virginia
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 97 178
1992 49 159
1993 70 233
1994 61 513
1995 47 83
1996 143 712
1997 180 593
1998 157 1052
1999 151 686
2000 154 1754
2001 174 1168
2002 133 1075
2003 204 1679
2004 186 1391
2005 218 1773
2006 238 1636
2007 268 1924
2008 451 2722
2009 378 3047
2010 392 3213
2011 321 2263
2012 358 2508
2013 344 3507
2014 392 2769
2015 366 2546
2016 472 2772
2017 391 1624
2018 341 3257
2019 324 1343
2020 351 859
2021 424 1091
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Special Education 21 23 32
Child Psychology 28 30 36
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 24 28 42
Social Psychology 39 42 47
Education Majors 32 36 60
Sexology 46 50 60
Neuroscience 45 49 62
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 42 49 65
Occupational Therapy 46 57 91
Cognitive Science 57 66 96
Clinical Psychology 70 79 103
Psychiatry 71 82 138
Social Work 105 119 220

Business

The University of Virginia ranked 32nd for Business in the United States and 45th in the World with 6,936 publications made and 399,343 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Management, Marketing, Public Policy / Administration.

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

University of Virginia
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 57
1992 11 8
1993 20 31
1994 37 285
1995 18 39
1996 51 154
1997 77 604
1998 86 427
1999 97 346
2000 114 1476
2001 124 822
2002 104 558
2003 131 2730
2004 170 1185
2005 166 847
2006 164 555
2007 169 737
2008 977 835
2009 571 888
2010 410 1975
2011 245 861
2012 284 1605
2013 221 764
2014 249 1072
2015 220 752
2016 259 745
2017 532 829
2018 242 612
2019 234 956
2020 309 525
2021 239 867

Environmental Science

The University of Virginia ranked 76th for Environmental Science in the United States and 220th in the World with 4,291 publications made and 271,362 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#76 of 750 In the United States
#91 of 818 In North America
#220 of 4,023 In the World

University of Virginia
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 151
1992 31 183
1993 25 72
1994 36 77
1995 18 25
1996 47 123
1997 57 222
1998 60 273
1999 60 162
2000 70 514
2001 73 402
2002 98 851
2003 144 866
2004 124 798
2005 103 558
2006 102 776
2007 137 948
2008 160 1430
2009 155 820
2010 186 1401
2011 170 1045
2012 179 936
2013 192 1198
2014 186 975
2015 166 699
2016 192 761
2017 181 938
2018 167 1227
2019 165 677
2020 212 729
2021 207 280

Mathematics

The University of Virginia ranked 41st for Mathematics in the United States and 56th in the World with 4,156 publications made and 214,427 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Actuarial Science.

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

University of Virginia
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 52 19
1992 37 41
1993 25 22
1994 57 106
1995 41 118
1996 51 263
1997 75 206
1998 96 196
1999 84 230
2000 90 434
2001 91 450
2002 75 443
2003 104 940
2004 117 473
2005 111 277
2006 124 547
2007 123 857
2008 309 911
2009 233 793
2010 177 618
2011 172 809
2012 157 605
2013 130 1049
2014 160 536
2015 153 1354
2016 170 633
2017 178 333
2018 140 1095
2019 148 231
2020 150 224
2021 144 1298
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 24 24 29
Blockchain and Cryptography 27 29 44
Actuarial Science 35 38 51
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 43 45 68
Operations Research 33 39 83
Statistics 52 63 92
Applied Mathematics 60 68 170

Economics

The University of Virginia ranked 37th for Economics in the United States and 56th in the World with 4,134 publications made and 160,523 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Political Economy.

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

University of Virginia
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 19 9
1992 12 73
1993 18 53
1994 24 46
1995 18 95
1996 32 250
1997 44 437
1998 76 267
1999 71 235
2000 60 242
2001 80 464
2002 57 322
2003 86 408
2004 99 344
2005 96 215
2006 99 264
2007 106 400
2008 421 358
2009 327 592
2010 222 623
2011 172 449
2012 187 1187
2013 154 509
2014 179 679
2015 131 348
2016 173 517
2017 251 240
2018 135 712
2019 127 125
2020 180 418
2021 173 179
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Finance 19 19 22
Investment Banking and Stock trading 23 24 27
Actuarial Science 35 38 51
International Economics 31 34 62
International Relations and Diplomacy 32 37 65
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 43 45 68
Political Economy 46 50 96
Development Studies 51 59 126
International Trade 57 66 147
Agricultural Economics 62 69 151
Environmental Economics 50 59 209

Art & Design

The University of Virginia ranked 44th for Art & Design in the United States and 77th in the World with 2,060 publications made and 49,127 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Literature, Creative Writing, Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin.

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
#44 of 685 In the United States
#50 of 750 In North America
#77 of 2,700 In the World

University of Virginia
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 27
1992 13 8
1993 11 1
1994 28 55
1995 18 16
1996 49 51
1997 38 65
1998 36 39
1999 45 93
2000 36 24
2001 40 95
2002 50 45
2003 60 163
2004 58 83
2005 58 69
2006 63 62
2007 55 79
2008 120 543
2009 82 264
2010 98 343
2011 94 176
2012 96 102
2013 65 82
2014 80 182
2015 72 185
2016 101 192
2017 107 183
2018 72 51
2019 86 80
2020 80 159
2021 76 12
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Literature 21 23 42
Computer Graphics 34 37 56
Sculpture 24 24 59
Painting and Drawing 24 24 59
UX/UI Desgin 30 36 65
Art History 39 42 70
Illustration and Concept Art 32 35 72
Creative Writing 38 45 82
Architecture 34 38 84
Aesthetics 33 39 87
Photography 42 46 89
Graphic Design 51 58 93
Performing arts 42 49 104
Animation 55 63 140
Multimedia 54 63 141
Entertainment Industry Business 73 81 152
Fashion Design 66 77 162
Game Design and Development 59 74 163
Cinematography 60 71 181
Music 101 117 256
Interior Design 73 83 289
Singing and Vocal Performance 127 149 358
Landscape Architecture 100 116 449