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September 30, 2010

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Chemistry

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Chemistry
31 86 19 87 35 132 57 115 27 71
Auburn U.
Chemistry
91 151 112 168 7 102 8 21 136 174
Baylor U.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
98 160 131 175 2 11 32 81 83 167
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Chemistry
76 136 93 159 51 153 44 98 80 133
Boston College
Chemistry
28 83 17 69 62 159 134 169 20 58
Boston U.
Chemistry
113 159 117 164 92 165 62 121 65 124
Bowling Green State U.
Photochemical Sciences
91 146 130 169 3 36 37 96 118 172
Brandeis U.
Chemistry
13 46 11 46 16 98 8 26 31 86
Brigham Young U.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
62 119 75 148 3 53 130 168 66 144
Brown U.
Chemistry
34 101 39 128 15 94 51 112 33 84
California Institute of Technology
Chemistry
2 5 1 5 8 73 118 164 2 9
Carnegie Mellon U.
Chemistry
18 58 21 75 7 69 46 105 38 85
Case Western Reserve U.
Chemistry
27 75 45 123 33 119 48 100 52 120
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Chemistry
101 155 104 160 99 164 4 10 108 170
Clark U.
Chemistry
93 147 153 175 42 146 5 13 150 178
Clemson U.
Chemistry
52 128 32 116 17 101 60 114 47 112
Cleveland State U.
Bio-analytical Chemistry
101 165 58 137 170 176 64 118 114 170
Colorado State U.
Chemistry
67 141 24 101 67 151 92 150 91 153
Columbia U.
Chemistry
4 13 4 17 7 74 87 141 7 30
Cornell U.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
15 52 15 75 8 73 82 140 12 41
Dartmouth College
Chemistry
68 133 78 155 4 69 93 150 65 131
Drexel U.
Chemistry
105 158 110 159 65 164 60 119 104 154
Duke U.
Chemistry
18 59 19 78 6 62 58 123 21 59
Duquesne U.
Chemistry
85 152 107 167 2 88 34 99 92 169
Emory U.
Chemistry
20 62 15 57 13 96 51 110 27 79
Florida Atlantic U.
Chemistry
80 153 103 172 12 86 14 42 104 173
Florida Institute of Technology
Chemistry
103 160 98 159 36 168 1 4 142 175
Florida Inter-
national U.

Chemistry
15 61 31 116 1 1 5 15 67 161
Florida State U.
Chemistry
72 138 45 121 70 161 63 119 53 104
George Washing-
ton U.

Chemistry
81 160 31 127 86 159 90 151 75 137
Georgetown U.
Chemistry
86 148 91 157 115 170 8 25 76 143
Georgia Institute of Technology
Chemistry
9 29 8 32 32 122 38 88 11 38
Georgia State U.
Chemistry
37 89 46 130 4 52 7 20 82 136
Harvard U.
Chemical Physics
1 2 1 3 2 35 158 173 2 26
Harvard U.
Chemistry
2 4 2 8 8 76 155 172 2 8
Howard U.
Chemistry
106 166 91 159 98 168 1 2 105 178
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chemistry
60 132 73 155 95 172 5 14 140 177
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Chemistry
69 129 67 129 38 133 136 168 29 68
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Chemistry
107 158 131 172 7 105 164 174 124 168
Iowa State U.
Analytical Chemistry
14 44 15 66 6 75 22 66 30 91
Iowa State U.
Chemistry
54 126 62 145 45 145 23 60 66 132
Iowa State U.
Inorganic Chemistry
35 88 45 112 4 101 148 173 43 111
Iowa State U.
Organic Chemistry
21 76 17 82 19 107 84 132 40 104
Iowa State U.
Physical Chemistry
39 109 34 111 3 68 104 155 51 109
Johns Hopkins U.
Chemistry
18 64 25 96 28 114 104 158 48 119
Kansas State U.
Chemistry
52 117 44 123 92 168 108 158 55 115
Kent State U. Main Campus
Chemistry
139 170 109 161 126 171 31 98 103 156
Lehigh U.
Chemistry
173 178 153 176 160 175 31 93 118 172
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Chemistry
58 129 50 134 133 172 7 22 47 122
Loyola U. Chicago
Chemistry
155 175 162 177 7 70 30 86 102 164
Marquette U.
Chemistry
60 145 26 114 101 166 132 168 67 145
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Chemistry
6 16 5 19 49 137 102 151 3 13
Miami U. (Ohio)
Chemistry
141 172 128 171 60 147 86 152 111 162
Michigan State U.
Chemistry
16 50 24 84 21 111 35 89 21 59
Michigan Technological U.
Chemistry
69 131 76 144 95 164 17 50 92 152
Mississippi State U.
Chemistry
121 169 79 153 146 173 94 147 101 164
Montana State U. at Bozeman
Chemistry
116 168 32 109 176 178 176 178 141 177
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Chemistry
135 169 151 175 70 133 4 15 146 176
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Chemistry and Biochemistry
128 169 112 167 150 176 16 39 130 172
New York U.
Chemistry
25 70 19 81 48 137 57 117 32 80
North Carolina State U.
Chemistry
42 108 20 80 68 148 58 117 30 84
North Carolina State U.
Fiber and Polymer Science
87 157 102 171 14 89 17 46 82 159
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Chemistry
97 166 47 135 166 176 160 174 104 165
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Coatings & Polymeric Materials
80 156 71 165 29 139 169 176 79 148
North-
eastern U.

Chemistry & Chemical Biology
66 129 42 125 33 135 111 165 37 89
Northern Illinois U.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
116 160 125 168 10 83 92 145 102 154
North-
western U.

Chemistry
3 9 2 9 6 61 134 168 2 17
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Chemistry
43 101 27 98 71 156 57 113 21 54
Ohio U. Main Campus
Chemistry and Biochemistry
153 173 152 174 66 151 16 47 161 177
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Chemistry
156 175 126 172 171 177 62 133 169 178
Oregon State U.
Chemistry
84 155 66 157 84 157 57 109 72 131
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Chemistry
10 32 8 33 33 122 103 158 4 17
Princeton U.
Chemistry
8 25 11 48 4 47 109 162 14 41
Purdue U. Main Campus
Chemistry
20 59 24 89 88 158 19 49 10 32
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Chemistry
56 110 64 143 70 155 15 42 95 154
Rice U.
Chemistry
9 32 7 37 31 117 43 92 22 70
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
69 139 41 115 87 161 46 98 63 128
San Diego State U. and U. of California at San Diego
Chemistry
124 170 101 167 76 165 50 111 132 169
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Chemistry
105 168 90 164 76 174 10 30 126 172
Stanford U.
Chemistry
5 13 4 15 78 158 128 167 4 14
State U. of New York at Albany
Chemistry
75 147 54 148 141 174 2 5 110 175
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Chemistry
20 68 24 92 13 88 24 68 27 82
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Chemistry
77 147 58 134 62 148 27 74 62 126
Temple U.
Chemistry
81 143 81 147 139 174 24 63 84 141
Tennessee Technological U.
Environmental Sciences
168 177 159 177 37 133 113 159 173 178
Texas A&M U.
Chemistry
41 97 30 106 99 163 53 108 26 68
Texas Christian U.
Chemistry
138 172 125 173 39 139 37 103 136 173
Texas Tech U.
Chemistry
102 159 110 168 99 160 72 136 81 150
Tufts U.
Chemistry
80 149 60 138 96 162 32 86 49 110
Tulane U.
Chemistry
106 163 82 159 55 146 20 61 111 159
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Chemistry
93 151 62 138 59 145 83 139 55 103
U. of Akron
Chemistry
79 149 64 147 57 153 30 75 121 165
U. of Akron
Polymer Science
25 84 24 106 10 113 87 142 70 146
U. of Alabama
Chemistry
43 104 26 98 12 88 72 129 46 105
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Chemistry
176 178 176 178 143 173 139 169 97 167
U. of Arizona
Chemistry
27 76 25 99 133 172 54 112 24 67
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Chemistry
73 152 53 142 67 163 89 144 78 138
U. of California at Berkeley
Chemistry
3 8 2 10 17 89 122 163 1 2
U. of California at Davis
Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry
31 90 24 102 11 83 34 91 35 86
U. of California at Davis
Chemistry
30 88 23 97 76 156 52 106 16 59
U. of California at Irvine
Chemistry
15 55 15 70 10 81 98 149 13 45
U. of California at Los Angeles
Chemistry
8 28 5 25 85 160 69 124 11 33
U. of California at Riverside
Chemistry
51 113 39 109 119 169 46 97 52 111
U. of California at San Diego
Chemistry and Biochemistry
12 35 10 37 13 94 78 138 10 31
U. of California at San Francisco
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
6 20 6 24 8 141 103 152 14 65
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Chemistry
14 48 12 48 11 91 115 160 17 50
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Chemistry and Biochemistry
79 151 40 125 129 170 19 65 91 151
U. of Chicago
Chemistry
14 41 16 55 16 92 114 157 12 39
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Chemistry
85 148 72 148 9 82 45 101 80 133
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Chemistry and Biochemistry
19 67 13 63 69 150 98 153 12 36
U. of Connec-
ticut

Chemistry Ph.D.
77 142 66 149 40 133 37 86 76 134
U. of Delaware
Chemistry and Biochemistry
87 155 64 145 68 150 81 138 56 111
U. of Florida
Chemistry
30 77 31 96 10 82 39 93 17 56
U. of Georgia
Chemistry
29 80 27 94 19 106 98 148 20 56
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Chemistry
150 174 135 175 78 158 131 166 146 175
U. of Houston main campus
Chemistry
55 119 45 121 53 137 22 61 65 128
U. of Idaho
Chemistry
112 161 128 170 23 115 144 171 111 161
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Chemistry
56 121 41 117 130 172 70 128 39 92
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Chemistry
5 15 5 18 13 91 149 172 2 8
U. of Iowa
Chemistry
41 104 39 123 61 142 32 77 37 92
U. of Kansas
Chemistry
43 105 48 137 18 106 20 67 47 115
U. of Kansas
Medicinal Chemistry
18 65 29 120 15 121 28 73 71 167
U. of Kansas
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
37 102 23 106 6 83 89 139 58 116
U. of Kentucky
Chemistry
31 88 31 106 3 51 89 140 29 82
U. of Louisville
Chemistry
74 136 122 172 5 86 17 49 87 164
U. of Maryland at Baltimore and Baltimore County
Biochemistry
51 118 45 126 4 48 12 44 88 154
U. of Maryland at College Park
Chemistry
30 85 21 89 21 101 44 103 30 78
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Chemistry
116 166 95 159 98 168 7 25 98 155
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Chemistry
30 85 29 100 31 122 20 58 37 87
U. of Memphis
Chemistry
171 176 173 178 69 149 92 153 145 173
U. of Miami
Chemistry
47 95 48 109 73 159 143 170 35 119
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Chemistry
18 59 25 96 18 105 26 75 11 38
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Chemistry
19 58 15 56 65 151 124 165 16 45
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Medicinal Chemistry
68 145 52 145 32 127 19 62 72 134
U. of Mississippi
Chemistry
129 168 128 172 21 127 14 42 108 160
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Chemistry
92 150 80 150 93 164 45 95 89 151
U. of Missouri at Kansas City
Chemistry
115 164 111 166 66 166 174 178 105 161
U. of Missouri at Rolla
Chemistry
78 146 92 164 18 97 33 80 124 170
U. of Missouri at Saint Louis
Chemistry
95 156 87 160 92 164 2 5 126 169
U. of Montana at Missoula
Chemistry
79 152 102 170 2 63 157 173 73 169
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Chemistry
109 162 104 163 93 162 124 165 63 115
U. of Nevada at Reno
Chemical Physics
165 178 137 171 176 178 172 176 147 177
U. of Nevada at Reno
Chemistry
111 165 93 159 22 150 53 114 81 140
U. of New Hampshire
Chemistry
122 168 110 167 98 166 176 178 85 145
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Chemistry
50 129 72 157 5 129 18 49 73 155
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chemistry
8 23 8 33 49 133 85 145 4 14
U. of North Dakota Main Campus
Chemistry
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
U. of North Texas
Chemistry
144 175 106 171 116 169 48 114 125 171
U. of Notre Dame
Chemistry
54 123 34 109 54 150 112 159 42 92
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Chemistry
56 116 80 149 45 134 44 99 53 108
U. of Oregon
Chemistry
68 135 51 128 109 171 111 159 56 109
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Chemistry
20 59 18 67 36 123 91 155 12 39
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Chemistry
38 89 27 88 60 146 106 157 22 60
U. of Rhode Island
Chemistry
163 176 164 178 68 153 138 166 133 171
U. of Rochester
Chemistry
69 120 55 122 46 141 68 128 69 116
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Chemistry
25 81 15 64 25 113 38 95 26 70
U. of South Florida
Chemistry
30 94 19 90 21 98 7 26 51 116
U. of Southern California
Chemistry
47 109 33 111 90 162 88 141 32 81
U. of Southern Mississippi
Chemistry
56 141 52 145 39 127 11 33 77 157
U. of Tennessee
Chemistry
80 139 74 140 29 116 117 161 48 116
U. of Texas at Austin
Chemistry
16 59 9 36 26 111 155 173 9 35
U. of Texas at Dallas
Chemistry
102 161 80 157 111 167 19 58 88 151
U. of Toledo
Chemistry
119 165 133 174 15 121 26 82 112 166
U. of Utah
Chemistry
18 61 21 88 15 94 64 129 18 55
U. of Vermont
Chemistry
137 173 111 165 78 163 161 174 77 135
U. of Virginia
Chemistry
53 102 39 100 32 120 94 155 41 91
U. of Washing-
ton

Chemistry
28 74 27 95 47 131 89 152 11 32
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Chemistry
16 50 20 77 15 94 73 138 8 37
U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Chemistry
136 171 104 164 132 172 131 170 67 130
Utah State U.
Chemistry, Bio Chemistry (SCI)
91 152 97 166 2 56 51 115 130 174
Vanderbilt U.
Chemistry
28 87 30 118 7 80 116 165 32 79
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Chemistry
147 173 112 165 106 167 17 45 117 172
Virginia Tech
Chemistry
60 128 87 160 33 114 93 144 66 132
Virginia Tech
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Wake Forest U.
Chemistry
163 174 170 177 110 170 19 55 129 169
Washing-
ton State U.

Chemistry
75 147 63 145 43 137 41 108 51 113
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Chemistry
27 78 40 120 5 68 66 128 25 79
Wayne State U.
Chemistry
32 87 31 101 8 73 40 94 35 96
Western Michigan U.
Chemistry
54 137 52 130 2 126 121 165 49 134
Yale U.
Chemistry
5 15 4 15 48 136 83 146 6 24
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.