US University Rankings by Department

US News University Rankings by Department (2009):

Algebra/Number Theory
1 Princeton  2 Harvard  3 UCB  4 UMichigan  5 UChicago

Anthropology
1 UChicago  1 U Michigan  3 UC Berkeley  4 Harvard  5 U Arizona  6 UPenn  7 Stanford  8 Yale  9 UCLA  10 UC San Diego  11 U Florida  12 U Texas  13 NYU

Art History
1 NYU  2 Columbia  3 UC Berkeley  4 Harvard  5 Yale  6 Princeton  7 Johns Hopkins  8 Northwestern  9 UPenn  10 UChicago  11 U Michigan  12 CUNY  13 UCLA

Atomic Physics
1 U of Colorado Boulder  2 MIT  3 Harvard  4 Stanford  5 U of Maryland

Astrophysics
1 Caltech  2 Princeton  3 UC Berkeley  4 Harvard  5 UChicago  6 UC Santa Cruz  7 U Arizona  8 MIT  9 Cornell  10 U Texas  11 U Hawaii Manoa  12 U Colorado  13 U Illinois

Biology
1 Stanford  2 MIT  3 UC Berkeley  4 Caltech  4 Harvard  6 Johns Hopkins  7 Rockefeller University  7 Scripps Research Institute  7 UC San Francisco  7 Washington University in St Louis  7 Yale  12 Cornell  12 Duke  12 Princeton

Biological Chemistry
1 UC San Francisco  2 Stanford  3 MIT  4 UC Berkeley  5 Harvard  6 Yale  7 Caltech  8 Wisconsin  9 UC San Diego  10 Johns Hopkins  11 Columbia  12 U Colorado  13 Washington St. Louis

Chemistry
1 Caltech  1 MIT  1 Stanford  1 UC Berkeley  5 Harvard  5 Scripps Research Institute  7 U of Illinois Urbana Champaign  7 U of Wisconsin Madison  9 Cornell  9 Northwestern  11 Columbia  12 UCLA  12 UChicago  12 UT Austin  13 Yale

Classics
1 Harvard  2 UC Berkeley  3 U Michigan  4 Princeton  5 Yale  6 Brown  7 UChicago  8 U Texas  9 UCLA  10 Columbia  11 UNC  12 Cornell  13 UPenn

Computer Science
1 MIT  1 Stanford  1 UC Berkeley  4 CMU  5 U of Illinois Urbana Champaign  6 Cornell  6 Princeton  6 U of Washington  9 Georgia Tech  9 UT Austin  11 Caltech  11 U of Wisconsin Madison  13 UCLA  13 U of Maryland College Park  13 U Michigan

Cosmology
1 Caltech  2 Princeton  3 UChicago  4 UCB  5 Stanford

Earth Sciences
1 Caltech  2 MIT  2 Stanford  4 UCB  5 Columbia  5 UMichigan  7 Penn State  8 U of Arizona  9 Harvard  9 UT Austin  11 Princeton  11 UCLA  11 U of Washington  11 Yale  15 Cornell  15 UCSD  15 UChicago  15 U of Wisconsin Madison  19 Brown  19 UCSC  21 Johns Hopkins  21 UCD  21 UCSB  21 U of Minnesota Twin Cities  25 Rice  25 U of Colorado Boulder  25 Washington University St Louis

Economics
1 MIT  1 UChicago  3 Harvard  3 Princeton  3 Stanford  3 UC Berkeley  7 Yale  8 Northwestern  9 UPenn  10 UC San Diego

English
1 Harvard  1 UC Berkeley  1 Yale  4 Princeton  4 Stanford  6 Cornell  6 UChicago  8 Columbia  8 Johns Hopkins  10 UCLA  10 UPenn  12 Duke  12 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  12 UVA

French
1 Yale  2 Princeton  3 Duke  4 Columbia  5 UPenn  6 Stanford  7 UC Berkeley  8 Cornell  9 UMichigan  10 UC Irvine  11 U Wisconsin  12 NYU  13 UVA

Geography
1 Penn State  2 U Wisconsin  3 U Minnesota  4 UC Santa Barbara  5 Ohio State  6 Syracuse  7 UC Berkeley  8 UCLA  9 Clark University  10 U Washington  11 SUNY Buffalo  12 U Colorado  13 Rutgers

Geology
1 Caltech  2 MIT  2 Stanford  4 UC Berkeley  5 Columbia  5 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  7 Penn State  8 U of Arizona  9 Harvard  9 UT Austin  11 Princeton  11 UCLA  11 U of Washington  11 Yale

German
1 UC Berkeley  2 Princeton  3 Cornell  4 Harvard  5 Yale  6 Stanford  7 Washington St. Louis  8 UVA  9 Johns Hopkins  10 U Wisconsin  11 U Minnesota  12 U Washington  13 U Texas

History
1 Harvard  2 Stanford  3 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  4 Princeton  5 UC Berkeley  5 Yale  7 UC San Diego  8 Duke  8 UChicago  10 Columbia  10 MIT  10 UCLA  11 Cornell  11 U of Wisconsin Madison  13 UNC Chapel Hill  13 UPenn

Immunology
1 Harvard  2 Stanford  3 UC San Francisco  4 Yale  5 Johns Hopkins  5 Washington University St. Louis  7 Rockefeller University  7 UPenn  9 Duke  9 U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas

Linguistics
1 MIT  2 Stanford  3 UCLA  4 U Massachusetts  5 UPenn  6 UChicago  7 UC Berkeley  8 Ohio State  9 Cornell  10 UC Santa Cruz  11 U Texas  12 USC  13 U Arizona

Mathematics
1 Princeton  2 Harvard  2 MIT  2 Stanford  2 UC Berkeley  6 UChicago  7 Caltech  7 Yale  9 Columbia  9 NYU  9 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  12 UCLA  13 Cornell

Molecular Biology
1 Harvard  2 MIT  3 Stanford  4 UCSF  5 UCB  6 Caltech  6 Rockefeller University  8 Johns Hopkins  8 Princeton  8 Yale

Music
1 Harvard  1 UChicago  3 UC Berkeley  4 CUNY  5 Yale  6 Princeton  7 UPenn  8 Rochester  9 U Michigan  10 U Illinois  11 Cornell  12 Columbia  13 Brandeis

Neuroscience
1 UC San Diego  2 Yale  3 Harvard  4 UC San Francisco  5 Stanford  6 Columbia  7 Johns Hopkins  8 Washington St. Louis  9 UC Berkeley  10 UPenn  11 Caltech  12 U Washington  13 Rockefeller Institute

Nuclear Physics
1 MIT  2 Michigan State  3 U of Washington  4 SUNY Stony Brook  5 Yale

Paleontology
1 UChicago  2 Harvard  3 UMichigan  3 Yale  5 UCB  6 U of Kansas  7 U of Cincinnati  8 U of Iowa  9 UT Austin  10 Ohio State

Philosophy
1 Princeton  2 U Pittsburgh  3 Harvard  4 UC Berkeley  5 UCLA  6 Stanford  7 U MIchigan  8 Cornell
9 MIT  10 U Arizona  11 UChicago  12 Rutgers  13 Brown

Plasma Physics
1 Princeton  2 MIT  2 U of Maryland  2 U of Wisconsin  5 UT Austin  6 UCLA  7 UCB  7 UCSD  9 U of Iowa  10 U of Colorado

Political Science
1 Harvard  2 Stanford  3 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  4 Princeton  5 UC Berkeley  5 Yale  7 UC San Diego  8 Duke  8 UChicago  10 Columbia  10 MIT  10 UCLA  13 Ohio State  13 UNC Chapel Hill  13 Rochester

Political Theory
1 Harvard  2 Princeton  3 UChicago  4 Yale  5 UCB

Psychology
1 Stanford  2 UC Berkeley  3 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  4 Yale  5 Harvard  5 Princeton  5 UCLA  5 U of Illinois Urbana Champaign  9 CMU  9 Harvard  9 U of Wisconsin Madison  12 MIT  12 Stanford  12 UT Austin  12 U of Minnesota Twin Cities

Physics
1 MIT  1 Stanford  3 Caltech  3 Harvard  3 Princeton  3 UC Berkeley  7 Cornell  8 UChicago  8 U of Illinois Urbana Champaign  10 UC Santa Barbara  11 Columbia  11 Yale  13 U of Maryland College Park  13 U of Michigan Ann Arbor  13 UPenn

Quantum Physics
1 MIT  2 Harvard  3 Caltech  4 Princeton  4 Stanford  4 U of Colorado

Religion
1 Chicago  2 Harvard  3 Princeton  4 Duke  5 Emory  6 UVA  7 Vanderbilt  8 Princeton  9 UC Santa Barbara  10 UPenn  11 Jewish Theological Seminary  12 Notre Dame  13 Hebrew Union

Sociology
1 UChicago  2 U Wisconsin  3 UC Berkeley  4 U Michigan  5 UCLA  6 UNC  7 Harvard  8 Stanford  9 Northwestern  10 U Washington  11 UPenn  12 IU  13 Princeton

Spanish
1 Columbia  2 Duke  3 Brown  4 Princeton  5 UVA  6 UPenn  7 U Wisconsin  8 Cornell  9 UC Berkeley  10 Harvard  11 U Kansas  12 U Texas  13 U Michigan

Statistics
1 Stanford  2 UC Berkeley  3 Cornell  4 UChicago  5 U Washington  6 Harvard  7 U Wisconsin  8 Purdue  9 UNC  10 UCLA  11 U Minnesota  12 Iowa State  13 Texas A&M

String Theory/Elementary Particles
1 Caltech  1 MIT  3 Harvard  4 Princeton  5 UCB  6 Stanford  7 UCSB  7 UChicago  9 Cornell  10 Columbia

Topology
1 UCB  2 Princeton  3 Harvard  4 UChicago  5 MIT

Source: US News 2009

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