Social Sciences Rankings

Harvard University is ranked No. 1 in the world for Social Science, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2011, followed by University of Chicago in 2nd place internationally and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 3rd place internationally.

Arizona State University (ASU) is ranked 23rd in the world when it comes to social sciences. ASU is flanked by Pennsylvania State University, at 22nd, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at 24th.

ARWU uses several indicators to rank world universities including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes in economics; number of highly cited researchers in the categories of social sciences in general, and in economics and business; number of articles indexed in the social science citation index; and the number of papers published in the top 20 % of journals covering the social sciences fields.

ARWU ranking of top universities in in Social Science - 2011:
1 Harvard University
2 University of Chicago
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 University of California, Berkeley
5 Columbia University
6 Stanford University
7 Princeton University
8 Yale University
9 University of Pennsylvania
10 New York University
11 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
12 Northwestern University
13 University of California, Los Angeles
14 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
15 London School of Economics and Political Science
16 University of Oxford
17 Carnegie Mellon University
18 The University of Texas at Austin
19 University of Cambridge
20 Duke University
21 University of Maryland, College Park
22 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
23 Arizona State University - Tempe
24 University of Wisconsin - Madison
25 University of California, San Diego
26 The Ohio State University - Columbus
26 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
28 University of Washington
29 Indiana University Bloomington
30 Cornell University

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