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Villanova University ranked 203rd in the United States and 658th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 85 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Villanova University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 13,077 publications and 293,830 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 183 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#658 of 14,131 In the World
#229 of 2,597 In North America
#203 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#118 of 1,052 For Law Enforcement
#129 of 1,254 For Law
#140 of 1,023 For Intellectual Property and Patent Law
#323 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#609 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 82 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Villanova University ranked 178th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 486th in the World with 3,942 publications made and 47,758 citations received. Main research topics: Law, Political Science, Sociology, Demography, Philosophy.

Rank Ranking
#178 of 1,262 In the United States
#204 of 1,341 In North America
#486 of 5,073 In the World

Villanova University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 9
1992 52 6
1993 22 4
1994 69 23
1995 38 15
1996 63 25
1997 56 26
1998 61 16
1999 55 36
2000 82 225
2001 44 23
2002 70 35
2003 74 93
2004 77 87
2005 88 78
2006 105 245
2007 94 95
2008 111 122
2009 148 162
2010 160 291
2011 139 209
2012 171 222
2013 159 386
2014 162 209
2015 147 191
2016 151 271
2017 128 369
2018 119 295
2019 135 141
2020 146 139
2021 164 408
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Law Enforcement 72 79 118
Law 70 78 129
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 76 84 140
Criminology and Criminal Justice 94 105 153
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 75 83 157
International Law 86 99 226
Philosophy 89 105 237
Political Science 133 153 355
Communications and Public Relations 147 170 357
Public Policy / Administration 145 166 381
Library and Information science 145 168 385
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 141 165 387
Art History 165 193 392
Gender Studies 181 208 424
Radio and Television broadcasting 172 195 447
Media Studies 173 203 457
Sociology 166 194 458
International Relations and Diplomacy 171 193 469
Human Rights Law 157 184 488
History 215 244 508
Military science 253 283 517
Genealogy 199 227 518
Political Economy 187 216 529
Broadcast Journalism 216 245 560
Classics and Ancient History 238 267 581
Journalism and Digital Media 194 220 605
Aesthetics 198 228 614
Publishing 218 247 637
Anthropology 278 310 650
Occupational Safety and Health 254 284 685
Education Majors 276 312 695
Archaeology 272 307 841
Social Work 365 404 846
Special Education 324 361 875
Demography 253 286 966

Engineering

Villanova University ranked 183rd for Engineering in the United States and 912th in the World with 2,164 publications made and 41,307 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering, Optical Engineering, Acoustical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#183 of 756 In the United States
#214 of 818 In North America
#912 of 4,624 In the World

Villanova University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 21 6
1992 10 3
1993 10 19
1994 15 11
1995 17 7
1996 29 8
1997 30 23
1998 30 12
1999 42 51
2000 39 73
2001 39 49
2002 50 95
2003 51 64
2004 70 84
2005 52 168
2006 85 164
2007 60 53
2008 82 315
2009 110 163
2010 104 176
2011 92 168
2012 111 219
2013 101 194
2014 119 197
2015 120 363
2016 88 241
2017 85 191
2018 92 203
2019 97 281
2020 87 122
2021 83 75
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Telecommunications 64 78 213
Mining Engineering 46 62 293
Acoustical Engineering 95 111 305
Remote Sensing 104 123 323
Firefighting and Fire Science 97 109 339
Engineering Management 126 142 384
Electronic Engineering 102 127 424
Petroleum Engineering 118 137 453
Construction Management 118 140 466
Automation and Control engineering 108 131 472
Operations Research 139 166 530
Product and Industrial Design 157 181 556
Reliability and Quality Engineering 140 166 573
Civil Engineering 110 133 582
Mechanical Engineering 141 165 611
Robotics 143 169 684
Systems Engineering 157 189 714
Electrical Engineering 163 193 730
Computer Engineering 173 200 745
Structural Engineering 164 189 756
Nuclear Engineering 145 171 770
Architectural Engineering 116 135 772
Automotive Engineering 143 171 775
Technical Drawing 177 203 809
Optical Engineering 189 216 837
Transportation Engineering 192 224 846
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 188 212 857
Computer Networking 182 214 866
Aerospace Engineering 246 279 882
Geotechnical Engineering 164 196 892
Aviation 235 269 924
Nanotechnology 234 263 1298
Materials Science 224 257 1392
Chemical Engineering 218 251 1566

Business

Villanova University ranked 148th for Business in the United States and 423rd in the World with 1,655 publications made and 57,817 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Advertising, Marketing, Public Policy / Administration.

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

Villanova University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 4
1992 7 0
1993 8 14
1994 17 16
1995 18 10
1996 17 12
1997 23 29
1998 31 28
1999 24 15
2000 39 380
2001 27 66
2002 30 21
2003 43 250
2004 37 77
2005 42 217
2006 51 197
2007 51 288
2008 66 313
2009 74 168
2010 100 374
2011 70 172
2012 90 294
2013 77 328
2014 67 123
2015 71 125
2016 84 192
2017 82 553
2018 64 125
2019 63 124
2020 72 125
2021 87 210
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Advertising 80 85 130
Finance 115 129 283
International Business 94 107 283
Accounting 118 134 299
Tax Law 129 148 316
Marketing 129 148 352
Investment Banking and Stock trading 128 146 370
Project Management 113 134 372
Public Policy / Administration 145 166 381
Engineering Management 126 142 384
Actuarial Science 156 175 392
Management 148 170 421
International Trade 123 147 428
Real Estate 162 182 437
Entrepreneurship 143 165 451
Construction Management 118 140 466
Operations Research 139 166 530
Entertainment Industry Business 182 207 544
Human Resource Management 182 208 584
Management Information Systems 172 197 606
Risk Management 178 206 660
Occupational Safety and Health 254 284 685
Supply Chain Management 175 204 799

Medicine

Villanova University ranked 272nd for Medicine in the United States and 1122nd in the World with 1,609 publications made and 33,968 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Healthcare Management (MHA), Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#272 of 1,040 In the United States
#305 of 1,110 In North America
#1122 of 4,739 In the World

Villanova University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 11
1992 11 3
1993 14 14
1994 9 4
1995 6 3
1996 18 13
1997 27 43
1998 21 16
1999 15 12
2000 17 28
2001 17 27
2002 25 21
2003 32 52
2004 20 31
2005 36 74
2006 48 187
2007 37 162
2008 48 155
2009 59 160
2010 52 204
2011 66 141
2012 49 73
2013 64 248
2014 69 145
2015 78 179
2016 97 209
2017 93 235
2018 73 205
2019 97 148
2020 137 353
2021 148 110
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nursing 143 165 397
Healthcare Management (MHA) 163 185 457
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 203 225 522
Gerontology 231 261 642
Clinical Psychology 287 319 708
Health Science 241 263 723
Public Health 219 246 730
Audiology 232 263 742
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 225 247 750
Occupational Therapy 223 257 800
Psychiatry 276 308 816
Family medicine 257 282 841
Critical Care Nursing 214 233 844
Social Work 365 404 846
Anatomy and Physiology 230 257 885
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 174 193 890
Dermatology 191 209 927
Cosmetology 191 210 996
Pharmacy 214 242 1024
Surgery 266 289 1180
Physical Therapy 321 359 1189
Oncology and Cancer research 267 294 1245

Physics

Villanova University ranked 209th for Physics in the United States and 1036th in the World with 1,606 publications made and 59,844 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Acoustical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#209 of 721 In the United States
#238 of 781 In North America
#1036 of 4,082 In the World

Villanova University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 3
1992 8 7
1993 11 6
1994 12 5
1995 15 14
1996 23 24
1997 48 76
1998 41 70
1999 26 59
2000 29 47
2001 41 52
2002 39 79
2003 47 126
2004 52 116
2005 34 124
2006 50 106
2007 36 95
2008 46 108
2009 64 95
2010 68 416
2011 87 479
2012 82 520
2013 76 316
2014 74 269
2015 66 153
2016 59 1244
2017 68 151
2018 74 535
2019 83 923
2020 71 202
2021 59 507
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 77 88 218
Astrobiology 102 115 238
Acoustical Engineering 95 111 305
Optical Engineering 189 216 837
Nanotechnology 234 263 1298
Materials Science 224 257 1392

Computer Science

Villanova University ranked 189th for Computer Science in the United States and 736th in the World with 1,486 publications made and 43,330 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Cognitive Science, Management Information Systems, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#189 of 858 In the United States
#219 of 927 In North America
#736 of 4,392 In the World

Villanova University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 2
1992 4 5
1993 10 8
1994 14 16
1995 6 1
1996 17 6
1997 18 14
1998 20 75
1999 26 44
2000 28 52
2001 33 50
2002 30 41
2003 32 179
2004 31 80
2005 46 145
2006 40 77
2007 53 125
2008 62 146
2009 76 86
2010 73 158
2011 57 93
2012 73 154
2013 67 401
2014 84 195
2015 87 216
2016 76 1007
2017 45 154
2018 67 322
2019 68 323
2020 76 86
2021 82 123
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Telecommunications 64 78 213
Library and Information science 145 168 385
Computer Vision 106 129 424
Cognitive Science 194 222 499
Computational Linguistics 125 151 526
Software Engineering 145 167 549
Information Technology 179 204 552
Management Information Systems 172 197 606
Multimedia 186 210 634
Data Science 182 209 651
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 151 180 660
Robotics 143 169 684
Game Design and Development 183 215 690
Cyber Security 191 216 727
Computer Engineering 173 200 745
Database Administration 200 229 802
Computer Networking 182 214 866
Machine Learning 204 237 1110

Psychology

Villanova University ranked 243rd for Psychology in the United States and 623rd in the World with 1,101 publications made and 42,593 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#243 of 981 In the United States
#274 of 1,047 In North America
#623 of 3,654 In the World

Villanova University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 14
1992 7 7
1993 8 10
1994 13 5
1995 6 3
1996 7 6
1997 16 34
1998 13 43
1999 12 20
2000 10 28
2001 13 33
2002 20 53
2003 16 74
2004 18 110
2005 20 89
2006 29 136
2007 34 97
2008 30 121
2009 50 502
2010 46 423
2011 38 150
2012 45 172
2013 58 252
2014 58 117
2015 59 150
2016 59 147
2017 66 248
2018 48 251
2019 46 111
2020 60 66
2021 61 92
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 141 165 387
Social Psychology 204 231 450
Cognitive Science 194 222 499
Child Psychology 238 267 523
Sexology 266 297 546
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 231 262 598
Education Majors 276 312 695
Clinical Psychology 287 319 708
Occupational Therapy 223 257 800
Psychiatry 276 308 816
Social Work 365 404 846
Special Education 324 361 875

Chemistry

Villanova University ranked 268th for Chemistry in the United States and 1568th in the World with 990 publications made and 19,757 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#268 of 717 In the United States
#307 of 778 In North America
#1568 of 4,317 In the World

Villanova University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 5
1992 4 1
1993 5 6
1994 6 1
1995 7 1
1996 18 10
1997 15 17
1998 13 8
1999 15 35
2000 19 11
2001 20 33
2002 20 16
2003 19 24
2004 23 49
2005 19 17
2006 26 51
2007 19 60
2008 30 60
2009 36 44
2010 40 110
2011 51 195
2012 49 107
2013 60 168
2014 55 161
2015 53 131
2016 53 113
2017 39 67
2018 41 60
2019 49 137
2020 39 83
2021 42 44
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Environmental Chemistry 165 198 819
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 188 212 857
Pharmacy 214 242 1024
Nanotechnology 234 263 1298
Organic Chemistry 231 266 1333
Inorganic Chemistry 222 255 1344
Materials Science 224 257 1392
Chemical Engineering 218 251 1566
Biochemistry 341 383 1825

Economics

Villanova University ranked 175th for Economics in the United States and 568th in the World with 855 publications made and 12,645 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Political Economy.

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

Villanova University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 1
1992 5 0
1993 3 1
1994 22 2
1995 6 2
1996 15 11
1997 10 2
1998 13 44
1999 19 26
2000 22 24
2001 13 21
2002 15 6
2003 22 18
2004 12 5
2005 13 9
2006 21 7
2007 29 33
2008 25 72
2009 44 49
2010 44 203
2011 39 37
2012 50 50
2013 43 62
2014 37 65
2015 36 96
2016 35 44
2017 44 116
2018 25 70
2019 22 22
2020 28 47
2021 46 148
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Finance 115 129 283
Investment Banking and Stock trading 128 146 370
Actuarial Science 156 175 392
International Trade 123 147 428
International Relations and Diplomacy 171 193 469
International Economics 134 154 479
Political Economy 187 216 529
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 188 215 697
Development Studies 230 264 855

Environmental Science

Villanova University ranked 204th for Environmental Science in the United States and 940th in the World with 844 publications made and 32,851 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography, Hydrology and Water resources management, Environmental Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#204 of 750 In the United States
#243 of 818 In North America
#940 of 4,023 In the World

Villanova University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 3
1992 9 1
1993 6 6
1994 12 3
1995 4 11
1996 4 2
1997 8 13
1998 7 9
1999 13 20
2000 5 2
2001 4 6
2002 16 47
2003 20 84
2004 25 142
2005 23 65
2006 40 249
2007 20 117
2008 30 60
2009 50 299
2010 38 222
2011 32 105
2012 46 189
2013 39 249
2014 43 209
2015 44 92
2016 56 215
2017 40 145
2018 26 81
2019 34 163
2020 38 98
2021 53 49
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Mining Engineering 46 62 293
Ecology 171 202 583
Hydrology and Water resources management 139 168 595
Environmental Management 150 185 725
Geography and Cartography 182 215 809
Environmental Chemistry 165 198 819
Geotechnical Engineering 164 196 892
Geology 290 335 1283

Mathematics

Villanova University ranked 200th for Mathematics in the United States and 780th in the World with 530 publications made and 13,493 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Math Teachers, Operations Research.

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

Villanova University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 7 0
1993 4 13
1994 10 14
1995 6 1
1996 10 6
1997 4 136
1998 11 54
1999 15 15
2000 12 17
2001 8 7
2002 6 7
2003 9 9
2004 11 3
2005 7 7
2006 16 41
2007 18 19
2008 13 61
2009 25 50
2010 27 44
2011 17 16
2012 31 36
2013 26 61
2014 32 42
2015 23 106
2016 23 92
2017 23 38
2018 17 41
2019 17 49
2020 23 25
2021 23 10
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Actuarial Science 156 175 392
Operations Research 139 166 530
Statistics 168 194 557
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 188 215 697
Math Teachers 323 353 871

Art & Design

Villanova University ranked 205th for Art & Design in the United States and 707th in the World with 430 publications made and 3,929 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, 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
#205 of 685 In the United States
#236 of 750 In North America
#707 of 2,700 In the World

Villanova University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 0
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 6 2
1995 0 0
1996 5 1
1997 7 1
1998 9 2
1999 8 7
2000 7 24
2001 6 5
2002 5 4
2003 8 1
2004 2 0
2005 16 7
2006 10 15
2007 15 31
2008 10 25
2009 21 11
2010 17 32
2011 29 3
2012 23 44
2013 17 6
2014 19 3
2015 24 18
2016 25 26
2017 16 24
2018 26 7
2019 17 9
2020 27 8
2021 19 9
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Art History 165 193 392
Fashion Design 143 167 418
Literature 157 181 424
Illustration and Concept Art 114 131 439
Cinematography 158 181 502
Entertainment Industry Business 182 207 544
Creative Writing 199 231 572
Photography 170 203 603
Aesthetics 198 228 614
Multimedia 186 210 634
Game Design and Development 183 215 690
Performing arts 256 293 729
Sculpture 185 214 736
Painting and Drawing 185 214 736

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Villanova University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Zoology 130 152 425
Evolutionary Biology 198 222 601
Microbiology 238 265 1316
Botany 230 270 1465
Biology 295 334 1573