Best Law and Political Science Universities in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Law and Political Science universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 20 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 406 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1 World 1 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 54 5,611 Σ H-Index 2,051
2 World 2 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 36 3,201 Σ H-Index 1,256
4 World 3 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 29 2,322 Σ H-Index 912
6 World 4 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 26 1,959 Σ H-Index 728
7 World 5 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 22 2,233 Σ H-Index 712
8 World 6 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 19 1,882 Σ H-Index 646
9 World 7 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 23 1,916 Σ H-Index 645
10 World 8 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 19 1,676 Σ H-Index 574
11 World 9 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 16 1,484 Σ H-Index 554
12 World 10 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 19 1,475 Σ H-Index 527
13 World 11 National George Washington University

George Washington University

United States
Scholars 17 1,490 Σ H-Index 499
15 World 12 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 16 1,059 Σ H-Index 450
17 World 13 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 13 1,157 Σ H-Index 399
18 World 14 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 14 1,104 Σ H-Index 398
19 World 15 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 12 1,001 Σ H-Index 393
20 World 16 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 14 947 Σ H-Index 389
21 World 17 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 15 1,077 Σ H-Index 382
22 World 18 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 14 1,008 Σ H-Index 364
23 World 19 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 12 905 Σ H-Index 346
24 World 20 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 13 905 Σ H-Index 344
26 World 21 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 10 776 Σ H-Index 342
29 World 22 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 10 696 Σ H-Index 335
31 World 23 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 10 789 Σ H-Index 316
32 World 24 National American University

American University

United States
Scholars 10 863 Σ H-Index 314
33 World 25 National George Mason University

George Mason University

United States
Scholars 10 996 Σ H-Index 304
35 World 26 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 11 977 Σ H-Index 297
37 World 27 National Georgetown University

Georgetown University

United States
Scholars 8 1,190 Σ H-Index 296
39 World 28 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 9 774 Σ H-Index 277
40 World 29 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 9 707 Σ H-Index 267
41 World 30 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 8 675 Σ H-Index 267
42 World 31 National Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 8 820 Σ H-Index 261
45 World 32 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 8 685 Σ H-Index 254
46 World 33 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 9 571 Σ H-Index 252
47 World 34 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 8 600 Σ H-Index 250
49 World 35 National The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

United States
Scholars 6 754 Σ H-Index 242
50 World 36 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 8 599 Σ H-Index 239
51 World 37 National University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 8 680 Σ H-Index 235
52 World 38 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 9 541 Σ H-Index 225
53 World 39 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 8 689 Σ H-Index 222
62 World 40 National University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 7 422 Σ H-Index 190
64 World 41 National Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 7 433 Σ H-Index 184
65 World 42 National University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

United States
Scholars 7 361 Σ H-Index 184
67 World 43 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 5 353 Σ H-Index 184
71 World 44 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 7 490 Σ H-Index 180
73 World 45 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 7 495 Σ H-Index 179
80 World 46 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 5 300 Σ H-Index 158
81 World 47 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 6 405 Σ H-Index 157
85 World 48 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 6 517 Σ H-Index 139
90 World 49 National University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 4 391 Σ H-Index 133
101 World 50 National Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 3 489 Σ H-Index 122
104 World 51 National Rice University

Rice University

United States
Scholars 5 216 Σ H-Index 120
111 World 52 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 3 338 Σ H-Index 112
113 World 53 National University of Nebraska–Lincoln

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

United States
Scholars 4 309 Σ H-Index 108
114 World 54 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 4 263 Σ H-Index 107
115 World 55 National University of Rochester

University of Rochester

United States
Scholars 3 260 Σ H-Index 107
117 World 56 National Temple University

Temple University

United States
Scholars 3 316 Σ H-Index 103
118 World 57 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 4 267 Σ H-Index 102
122 World 58 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 4 305 Σ H-Index 97
124 World 59 National Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 3 200 Σ H-Index 96
126 World 60 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 4 260 Σ H-Index 95
129 World 61 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 3 291 Σ H-Index 89
130 World 62 National University of Louisville

University of Louisville

United States
Scholars 3 241 Σ H-Index 89
131 World 63 National University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 3 213 Σ H-Index 88
134 World 64 National Georgia State University

Georgia State University

United States
Scholars 3 314 Σ H-Index 85
140 World 65 National University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver

United States
Scholars 3 215 Σ H-Index 78
143 World 66 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 3 162 Σ H-Index 77
152 World 67 National East Carolina University

East Carolina University

United States
Scholars 3 151 Σ H-Index 72
153 World 68 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 3 213 Σ H-Index 71
156 World 69 National Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

United States
Scholars 3 173 Σ H-Index 70
159 World 70 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 3 164 Σ H-Index 69
160 World 71 National Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

United States
Scholars 3 152 Σ H-Index 69
161 World 72 National University of North Texas

University of North Texas

United States
Scholars 3 231 Σ H-Index 68
165 World 73 National University at Buffalo, State University of New York

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

United States
Scholars 3 184 Σ H-Index 66
167 World 74 National University at Albany, State University of New York

University at Albany, State University of New York

United States
Scholars 3 245 Σ H-Index 65
168 World 75 National University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States
Scholars 3 133 Σ H-Index 65
169 World 76 National Amherst College

Amherst College

United States
Scholars 2 208 Σ H-Index 64
171 World 77 National Florida International University

Florida International University

United States
Scholars 3 125 Σ H-Index 62
173 World 78 National California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 2 178 Σ H-Index 60
178 World 79 National West Virginia University

West Virginia University

United States
Scholars 2 179 Σ H-Index 54
184 World 80 National Washington State University

Washington State University

United States
Scholars 2 175 Σ H-Index 49
186 World 81 National University of Alabama

University of Alabama

United States
Scholars 2 195 Σ H-Index 48
187 World 82 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 2 192 Σ H-Index 48
188 World 83 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 2 122 Σ H-Index 48
189 World 84 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 2 168 Σ H-Index 47
193 World 85 National University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska at Omaha

United States
Scholars 2 101 Σ H-Index 47
194 World 86 National Binghamton University

Binghamton University

United States
Scholars 2 188 Σ H-Index 46
195 World 87 National University of South Florida

University of South Florida

United States
Scholars 2 136 Σ H-Index 46
196 World 88 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 2 138 Σ H-Index 45
200 World 89 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 2 98 Σ H-Index 44
208 World 90 National Fordham University

Fordham University

United States
Scholars 2 113 Σ H-Index 41
209 World 91 National University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Boston

United States
Scholars 2 106 Σ H-Index 41
210 World 92 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 2 80 Σ H-Index 40
211 World 93 National University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington

United States
Scholars 1 115 Σ H-Index 39
218 World 94 National Western Washington University

Western Washington University

United States
Scholars 1 103 Σ H-Index 32
221 World 95 National Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

United States
Scholars 1 75 Σ H-Index 31
222 World 96 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 1 51 Σ H-Index 31
223 World 97 National Naval War College

Naval War College

United States
Scholars 1 174 Σ H-Index 30
228 World 98 National University of Houston

University of Houston

United States
Scholars 1 59 Σ H-Index 29
229 World 99 National Boston College

Boston College

United States
Scholars 1 55 Σ H-Index 29
233 World 100 National University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

United States
Scholars 1 73 Σ H-Index 28

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