UNC ranks 2nd in the world and 2nd in the U.S. for pharmacology and toxicology, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings.
UNC earned the following worldwide rankings in these subject areas:
- Biology and biochemistry: 38th (25th in the U.S.)
- Chemistry: 40th (16th in the U.S.)
- Clinical medicine: 21st (15th in the U.S.)
- Immunology: 22nd (16th in the U.S.)
- Microbiology: 14th (13th in the U.S.)
- Molecular biology and genetics: 26th (18th in the U.S.)
- Psychiatry/psychology: tied for 24th (17th in the U.S.)
The new ranking builds on U.S. News and World Report’s widely cited Best Colleges rankings, which have rated U.S. universities and colleges over the past 30 years. The Best Global Universities ranking provides a global context for U.S. research schools, evaluating worldwide institutions using twelve indicators that measure reputation, research, academic collaboration and doctoral degrees awarded.
UNC-Chapel Hill is tied with Boston University and the University of Colorado–Boulder for 32nd among world institutions. Among U.S. research universities included on the list, UNC placed 26th overall and 11th among public campuses.
Harvard University tops the magazine’s list, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; and California Institute of Technology.