Best Neuroscience Universities in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Neuroscience 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 30 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 Neuroscience, over 9,233 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 937 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 147 21,720 Σ H-Index 8,915
3 World 2 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 56 8,145 Σ H-Index 3,714
5 World 3 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 66 7,998 Σ H-Index 3,640
6 World 4 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 53 8,105 Σ H-Index 3,514
7 World 5 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 60 7,498 Σ H-Index 3,272
8 World 6 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 45 6,696 Σ H-Index 2,890
9 World 7 National University of California, San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco

United States
Scholars 48 6,183 Σ H-Index 2,836
10 World 8 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 48 7,465 Σ H-Index 2,797
11 World 9 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 44 6,911 Σ H-Index 2,714
13 World 10 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 49 5,269 Σ H-Index 2,593
17 World 11 National University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 39 4,586 Σ H-Index 2,118
18 World 12 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 37 5,092 Σ H-Index 2,112
19 World 13 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 38 4,219 Σ H-Index 2,054
20 World 14 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 36 4,382 Σ H-Index 1,986
21 World 15 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 29 4,388 Σ H-Index 1,965
23 World 16 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 37 4,130 Σ H-Index 1,864
24 World 17 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 32 4,048 Σ H-Index 1,811
27 World 18 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 27 3,739 Σ H-Index 1,629
28 World 19 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 25 3,640 Σ H-Index 1,614
34 World 20 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 19 3,937 Σ H-Index 1,362
35 World 21 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 23 3,093 Σ H-Index 1,353
36 World 22 National Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 25 2,984 Σ H-Index 1,335
37 World 23 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 24 3,026 Σ H-Index 1,328
38 World 24 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 25 3,061 Σ H-Index 1,316
41 World 25 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 27 2,717 Σ H-Index 1,306
43 World 26 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 24 3,037 Σ H-Index 1,238
45 World 27 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 23 2,826 Σ H-Index 1,225
49 World 28 National Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 23 2,583 Σ H-Index 1,143
51 World 29 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 20 2,303 Σ H-Index 1,113
52 World 30 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 23 2,511 Σ H-Index 1,102
54 World 31 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 21 2,746 Σ H-Index 1,086
62 World 32 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 18 1,858 Σ H-Index 927
66 World 33 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 17 1,904 Σ H-Index 848
70 World 34 National Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University

United States
Scholars 20 1,767 Σ H-Index 820
72 World 35 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 12 1,540 Σ H-Index 794
82 World 36 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 15 1,528 Σ H-Index 729
88 World 37 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 14 1,492 Σ H-Index 698
90 World 38 National University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland, Baltimore

United States
Scholars 15 1,449 Σ H-Index 677
93 World 39 National Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

United States
Scholars 11 1,499 Σ H-Index 647
95 World 40 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 9 1,414 Σ H-Index 634
97 World 41 National Rockefeller University

Rockefeller University

United States
Scholars 7 1,761 Σ H-Index 610
99 World 42 National University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 14 1,229 Σ H-Index 609
100 World 43 National Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

United States
Scholars 12 1,349 Σ H-Index 604
104 World 44 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 12 1,280 Σ H-Index 583
105 World 45 National University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 12 1,403 Σ H-Index 575
110 World 46 National University of Rochester

University of Rochester

United States
Scholars 12 1,402 Σ H-Index 561
118 World 47 National Brandeis University

Brandeis University

United States
Scholars 10 1,148 Σ H-Index 535
119 World 48 National University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

United States
Scholars 11 1,243 Σ H-Index 532
121 World 49 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 10 1,171 Σ H-Index 525
122 World 50 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 10 1,214 Σ H-Index 523
125 World 51 National California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 7 1,055 Σ H-Index 517
128 World 52 National University of Oregon

University of Oregon

United States
Scholars 8 960 Σ H-Index 507
129 World 53 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 10 1,198 Σ H-Index 505
130 World 54 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 11 986 Σ H-Index 503
132 World 55 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 12 1,022 Σ H-Index 495
135 World 56 National Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

United States
Scholars 11 1,162 Σ H-Index 475
138 World 57 National The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

United States
Scholars 10 1,017 Σ H-Index 463
142 World 58 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 8 901 Σ H-Index 452
144 World 59 National The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

United States
Scholars 9 1,056 Σ H-Index 443
145 World 60 National University of South Florida

University of South Florida

United States
Scholars 8 943 Σ H-Index 439
147 World 61 National Georgia State University

Georgia State University

United States
Scholars 7 1,849 Σ H-Index 430
154 World 62 National University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 8 934 Σ H-Index 393
163 World 63 National Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 7 975 Σ H-Index 366
164 World 64 National Wayne State University

Wayne State University

United States
Scholars 8 901 Σ H-Index 364
165 World 65 National University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 6 998 Σ H-Index 364
168 World 66 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 9 722 Σ H-Index 355
171 World 67 National Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin

United States
Scholars 7 831 Σ H-Index 349
175 World 68 National The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

United States
Scholars 7 593 Σ H-Index 338
176 World 69 National Drexel University

Drexel University

United States
Scholars 8 737 Σ H-Index 337
180 World 70 National Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

United States
Scholars 5 695 Σ H-Index 330
185 World 71 National Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

United States
Scholars 7 900 Σ H-Index 322
187 World 72 National The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

United States
Scholars 6 585 Σ H-Index 317
202 World 73 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 7 686 Σ H-Index 295
205 World 74 National University at Buffalo, State University of New York

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

United States
Scholars 5 749 Σ H-Index 282
206 World 75 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 5 582 Σ H-Index 279
207 World 76 National University of Tennessee Health Science Center

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

United States
Scholars 6 597 Σ H-Index 277
209 World 77 National Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 4 860 Σ H-Index 274
211 World 78 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 5 536 Σ H-Index 267
225 World 79 National University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver

United States
Scholars 4 584 Σ H-Index 244
229 World 80 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 3 613 Σ H-Index 239
236 World 81 National Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 6 442 Σ H-Index 234
241 World 82 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 6 458 Σ H-Index 226
260 World 83 National George Washington University

George Washington University

United States
Scholars 4 630 Σ H-Index 200
261 World 84 National Washington State University

Washington State University

United States
Scholars 4 533 Σ H-Index 200
263 World 85 National The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

United States
Scholars 2 546 Σ H-Index 198
264 World 86 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 4 630 Σ H-Index 193
267 World 87 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 4 343 Σ H-Index 191
269 World 88 National University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States
Scholars 5 350 Σ H-Index 188
273 World 89 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 4 479 Σ H-Index 182
281 World 90 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 4 449 Σ H-Index 170
282 World 91 National University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

United States
Scholars 4 359 Σ H-Index 170
285 World 92 National University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

United States
Scholars 3 418 Σ H-Index 161
288 World 93 National San Diego State University

San Diego State University

United States
Scholars 3 401 Σ H-Index 158
289 World 94 National University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School

United States
Scholars 3 321 Σ H-Index 158
294 World 95 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 4 317 Σ H-Index 152
295 World 96 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 4 303 Σ H-Index 152
297 World 97 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 4 362 Σ H-Index 150
299 World 98 National New York Medical College

New York Medical College

United States
Scholars 4 320 Σ H-Index 149
312 World 99 National Bethel University

Bethel University

United States
Scholars 3 298 Σ H-Index 131
313 World 100 National University of Vermont

University of Vermont

United States
Scholars 2 409 Σ H-Index 129

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