Wake Forest University: Rankings

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Wake Forest University ranked 112th in the United States and 291st in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 18 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Wake Forest University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 43,001 publications and 2,332,158 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 234 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#291 of 14,131 In the World
#129 of 2,597 In North America
#112 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 65 In North Carolina
#1 of 6 In Winston-Salem
#8 of 1,025 For Cosmetology
#11 of 1,007 For Dermatology
#30 of 1,109 For Cardiology
#296 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#501 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 15 other topics

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Medicine

Wake Forest University ranked 58th for Medicine in the United States and 109th in the World with 24,942 publications made and 1,478,048 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Cardiology, Physical Therapy.

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

Wake Forest University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 323 835
1992 143 304
1993 170 308
1994 310 628
1995 183 661
1996 469 1658
1997 540 2006
1998 478 1690
1999 412 1503
2000 511 2207
2001 464 2153
2002 520 2994
2003 592 3610
2004 703 4545
2005 655 3848
2006 644 4352
2007 741 4320
2008 850 6153
2009 830 4993
2010 946 6989
2011 911 5754
2012 1044 9857
2013 968 5410
2014 1129 6776
2015 1054 6006
2016 1256 7865
2017 1099 4529
2018 1017 4312
2019 1178 3581
2020 1360 3920
2021 1546 2040
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Cosmetology 8 8 8
Dermatology 9 9 11
Cardiology 24 25 30
Plastic Surgery 29 30 35
Radiation Therapy 37 39 52
Gerontology 38 42 57
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 35 37 57
Anesthesiology 41 46 57
Sports / Exercise science 30 37 61
Physical Therapy 33 41 66
Sonography and Ultrasound 39 42 67
Critical Care Nursing 50 56 71
Surgery 44 49 74
Medical Physics 52 58 82
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 59 66 89
Biomedical Engineering 56 61 99
Health Science 57 67 100
Epidemiology 45 52 102
Anatomy and Physiology 60 66 106
Urology 50 58 113
Family medicine 62 73 114
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 63 75 120
Occupational Therapy 59 72 121
Pharmacology 60 66 124
Public Health 62 72 125
Pediatrics 56 67 128
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 49 54 132
Pathology 60 66 135
Sports Medicine 60 73 140
Respiratory Therapy 60 71 150
Healthcare Management (MHA) 72 84 151
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 57 69 155
Oncology and Cancer research 66 72 159
Psychiatry 83 96 174
Audiology 75 86 174
Optometry 61 72 179
Immunology 76 85 194
Clinical Psychology 119 134 212
Neurosurgery 61 69 237
Nursing 95 111 241
Ophthalmology 82 91 274
Orthodontics 84 96 292
Virology 109 122 306
Toxicology 124 142 497
Pharmacy 121 138 524
Social Work 271 306 584
Dentistry 127 141 623

Biology

Wake Forest University ranked 95th for Biology in the United States and 231st in the World with 11,072 publications made and 696,820 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, Genetics.

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

Wake Forest University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 141 448
1992 72 107
1993 70 170
1994 85 217
1995 107 391
1996 178 572
1997 227 845
1998 224 828
1999 222 750
2000 254 886
2001 244 1112
2002 271 1414
2003 288 1619
2004 330 1797
2005 321 1840
2006 311 1918
2007 357 2223
2008 396 2429
2009 371 1906
2010 475 3372
2011 461 3596
2012 507 4069
2013 440 2573
2014 515 3329
2015 469 2756
2016 459 4125
2017 450 2538
2018 381 2874
2019 458 1913
2020 463 2020
2021 461 1040
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Neuroscience 56 63 94
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 63 75 120
Pharmacology 60 66 124
Oncology and Cancer research 66 72 159
Biochemistry 83 94 179
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 86 93 189
Immunology 76 85 194
Molecular Biology 93 104 213
Genetics 99 113 258
Biophysics 108 119 270
Microbiology 103 116 293
Virology 109 122 306
Entomology 110 127 349
Evolutionary Biology 145 162 398
Zoology 129 151 422
Toxicology 124 142 497
Nanotechnology 128 143 513
Animal Science 132 158 575
Botany 117 139 674
Astrobiology 264 291 701
Forestry 123 154 730
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 196 235 760
Nutrition and Food Science 107 127 806
Agricultural Science 138 167 923

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Wake Forest University ranked 103rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 240th in the World with 6,143 publications made and 336,968 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Sports / Exercise science.

Rank Ranking
#103 of 1,262 In the United States
#121 of 1,341 In North America
#240 of 5,073 In the World

Wake Forest University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 52 156
1992 25 61
1993 31 96
1994 43 91
1995 34 114
1996 69 204
1997 106 394
1998 105 386
1999 76 477
2000 126 598
2001 123 566
2002 104 495
2003 140 788
2004 149 812
2005 157 819
2006 154 656
2007 188 1148
2008 220 1126
2009 266 1295
2010 254 1906
2011 285 1317
2012 307 4505
2013 273 1153
2014 343 1464
2015 301 1539
2016 391 1783
2017 267 1056
2018 254 1040
2019 278 630
2020 325 845
2021 400 528
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sports / Exercise science 30 37 61
Occupational Safety and Health 60 69 101
Demography 75 88 151
International Law 87 100 228
Law Enforcement 128 141 232
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 115 127 236
Law 114 129 251
Publishing 102 120 274
Human Rights Law 96 113 287
Art History 125 148 301
Military science 163 184 308
Classics and Ancient History 136 153 321
Media Studies 127 148 322
Broadcast Journalism 147 169 342
Criminology and Criminal Justice 193 215 349
Philosophy 135 157 366
Radio and Television broadcasting 155 176 377
Public Policy / Administration 146 168 386
History 164 189 394
Library and Information science 149 172 396
Gender Studies 172 197 404
Anthropology 178 204 404
Aesthetics 143 167 406
Political Economy 148 169 406
Political Science 148 171 420
Special Education 199 221 446
International Relations and Diplomacy 163 185 447
Communications and Public Relations 190 217 476
Sociology 185 215 496
Linguistics 146 168 504
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 174 201 505
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 187 211 538
Social Work 271 306 584
Archaeology 200 230 590
Genealogy 229 260 608
Education Majors 268 304 661
Journalism and Digital Media 206 236 672

Psychology

Wake Forest University ranked 97th for Psychology in the United States and 180th in the World with 4,027 publications made and 280,571 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#97 of 981 In the United States
#111 of 1,047 In North America
#180 of 3,654 In the World

Wake Forest University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 47 302
1992 17 23
1993 22 49
1994 34 88
1995 35 284
1996 55 250
1997 81 335
1998 76 382
1999 60 239
2000 82 814
2001 84 582
2002 73 663
2003 120 798
2004 131 1072
2005 97 862
2006 115 849
2007 140 1087
2008 129 836
2009 161 736
2010 169 1038
2011 147 799
2012 185 1009
2013 176 815
2014 190 787
2015 208 1032
2016 238 960
2017 163 725
2018 130 593
2019 150 513
2020 183 309
2021 223 345
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Neuroscience 56 63 94
Occupational Therapy 59 72 121
Sexology 99 114 173
Psychiatry 83 96 174
Child Psychology 104 124 190
Clinical Psychology 119 134 212
Social Psychology 126 145 225
Cognitive Science 104 119 249
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 160 182 349
Special Education 199 221 446
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 174 201 505
Social Work 271 306 584
Education Majors 268 304 661

Computer Science

Wake Forest University ranked 115th for Computer Science in the United States and 347th in the World with 3,185 publications made and 193,910 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#115 of 858 In the United States
#135 of 927 In North America
#347 of 4,392 In the World

Wake Forest University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 28 187
1992 13 24
1993 14 33
1994 30 28
1995 28 232
1996 57 185
1997 50 123
1998 51 229
1999 53 250
2000 64 187
2001 68 324
2002 52 280
2003 92 716
2004 105 562
2005 75 355
2006 94 644
2007 97 512
2008 105 567
2009 112 522
2010 145 819
2011 153 850
2012 145 746
2013 154 609
2014 168 724
2015 147 465
2016 146 2040
2017 148 1322
2018 119 847
2019 154 821
2020 170 878
2021 188 976
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Neuroscience 56 63 94
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 86 93 189
Cognitive Science 104 119 249
Computer Graphics 93 108 293
Computer Vision 96 113 343
Library and Information science 149 172 396
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 127 152 494
Machine Learning 134 159 505
Game Design and Development 140 166 509
Multimedia 176 198 575
Data Science 176 202 622
Management Information Systems 217 249 808
Database Administration 203 232 823

Chemistry

Wake Forest University ranked 125th for Chemistry in the United States and 549th in the World with 3,165 publications made and 173,807 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

Rank Ranking
#125 of 717 In the United States
#144 of 778 In North America
#549 of 4,317 In the World

Wake Forest University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 55 151
1992 36 41
1993 33 75
1994 38 89
1995 41 82
1996 73 171
1997 75 247
1998 87 238
1999 77 242
2000 93 280
2001 86 516
2002 78 250
2003 84 484
2004 78 387
2005 94 481
2006 92 339
2007 110 604
2008 113 535
2009 83 430
2010 120 484
2011 126 592
2012 134 542
2013 117 482
2014 125 576
2015 108 678
2016 131 1022
2017 100 542
2018 64 364
2019 67 210
2020 76 376
2021 72 38
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biochemistry 83 94 179
Nanotechnology 128 143 513
Pharmacy 121 138 524
Organic Chemistry 143 165 730
Computational Chemistry 169 193 742
Physical chemistry 149 174 775
Nutrition and Food Science 107 127 806
Materials Science 172 198 919
Chemical Engineering 164 194 1086
Inorganic Chemistry 179 210 1109
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 246 279 1163
Radiochemistry 161 185 1326

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Non-core subjects for Wake Forest University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Statistics 97 114 213
Entrepreneurship 88 105 256
Singing and Vocal Performance 102 121 264
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 105 119 271
Creative Writing 123 144 329
Literature 126 144 329
Tax Law 141 160 343
Economics 123 142 356
Actuarial Science 144 163 357
Music 130 149 361
Accounting 157 177 441
Investment Banking and Stock trading 149 170 453
Performing arts 164 193 455
Ecology 138 168 482
Mathematics 145 169 500
Business 167 192 501
Human Resource Management 164 190 509
Management 171 197 510
Art & Design 157 183 514
Fashion Design 184 213 520
Math Teachers 210 232 532
Entertainment Industry Business 181 206 543
Finance 187 212 554
Applied/Engineering Physics 135 153 558
Development Studies 164 187 559
Advertising 213 240 603
Atomic and Molecular physics 153 178 625
International Business 173 199 634
Painting and Drawing 164 191 645
Sculpture 164 191 645
Geography and Cartography 159 187 661
Marketing 221 251 680
Theoretical Physics 130 154 693
Quantum and Particle physics 147 172 705
Physics 159 182 719
Risk Management 191 220 734
Illustration and Concept Art 190 218 742
International Economics 184 212 767
Project Management 214 246 830
Real Estate 248 274 843
Optical Engineering 198 228 869
Aerospace Engineering 247 280 883
Cinematography 278 311 952
Condensed Matter Physics 179 204 966
Engineering 193 224 982
Environmental Science 215 255 1002
Structural Engineering 204 235 1023
Photography 277 319 1052
Environmental Management 209 250 1069
Agricultural Engineering 119 139 1083