Top Social Sciences and Humanities Universities

The university ranking for Social Sciences and Humanities was developed by Research.com, one of the prominent platforms for computer science research maintaining reliable data on scientific contributions since 2014, with the aim of answering the question of what is the best Social Sciences and Humanities university.

The ranking of universities is based on the h-index and bibliometric indicators compiled by December 6th, 2021. The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 987 institutions and affiliations were analyzed. Show more

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-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 H-Index
1 World 1 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 96 11,820 Σ H-Index 4,432
2 World 2 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 83 8,243 Σ H-Index 3,660
3 World 3 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 74 7,528 Σ H-Index 3,159
4 World 1 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 76 9,243 Σ H-Index 3,147
5 World 4 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 70 7,604 Σ H-Index 3,146
6 World 5 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 64 8,124 Σ H-Index 2,842
7 World 6 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 59 6,856 Σ H-Index 2,694
8 World 1 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 56 6,526 Σ H-Index 2,534
9 World 7 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 53 5,703 Σ H-Index 2,398
10 World 2 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 52 7,445 Σ H-Index 2,307
11 World 8 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 51 5,075 Σ H-Index 2,261
12 World 1 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia
Scholars 48 6,676 Σ H-Index 2,063
13 World 3 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 48 6,234 Σ H-Index 2,050
14 World 9 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 45 4,691 Σ H-Index 1,971
15 World 10 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 47 4,636 Σ H-Index 1,959
16 World 11 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 44 5,200 Σ H-Index 1,778
17 World 12 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 41 4,369 Σ H-Index 1,768
18 World 2 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 43 4,772 Σ H-Index 1,734
19 World 13 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 43 3,476 Σ H-Index 1,693
20 World 2 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 42 5,653 Σ H-Index 1,689
21 World 14 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 38 4,101 Σ H-Index 1,618
22 World 15 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 38 4,078 Σ H-Index 1,596
23 World 4 National London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

United Kingdom
Scholars 33 4,789 Σ H-Index 1,536
24 World 16 National University of California, San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco

United States
Scholars 34 3,945 Σ H-Index 1,502
25 World 17 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 35 3,438 Σ H-Index 1,491
26 World 1 National Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Netherlands
Scholars 36 4,221 Σ H-Index 1,487
27 World 18 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 37 3,176 Σ H-Index 1,468
28 World 19 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 35 3,833 Σ H-Index 1,462
29 World 2 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 33 3,760 Σ H-Index 1,420
30 World 20 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 35 3,580 Σ H-Index 1,414
31 World 5 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 29 3,674 Σ H-Index 1,350
32 World 21 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 34 3,302 Σ H-Index 1,341
33 World 3 National University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 30 4,416 Σ H-Index 1,333
34 World 22 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 32 3,062 Σ H-Index 1,322
35 World 23 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 30 3,146 Σ H-Index 1,299
36 World 24 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 23 3,428 Σ H-Index 1,293
37 World 25 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 29 2,812 Σ H-Index 1,281
38 World 3 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 29 3,474 Σ H-Index 1,183
39 World 26 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 30 3,237 Σ H-Index 1,178
40 World 6 National King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 28 3,648 Σ H-Index 1,136
41 World 27 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 30 2,413 Σ H-Index 1,135
42 World 3 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 24 3,252 Σ H-Index 1,106
43 World 28 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 22 2,734 Σ H-Index 1,105
44 World 7 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 26 3,106 Σ H-Index 1,083
45 World 8 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 26 3,023 Σ H-Index 1,058
46 World 4 National McMaster University

McMaster University

Canada
Scholars 22 2,955 Σ H-Index 1,033
47 World 29 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 25 2,286 Σ H-Index 1,025
48 World 4 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 24 3,385 Σ H-Index 1,011
49 World 30 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 21 2,378 Σ H-Index 1,001
50 World 9 National University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 3,112 Σ H-Index 993
51 World 10 National Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 22 2,665 Σ H-Index 991
52 World 31 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 23 2,685 Σ H-Index 981
53 World 32 National Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

United States
Scholars 14 2,542 Σ H-Index 947
54 World 33 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 24 2,336 Σ H-Index 940
55 World 34 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 23 2,260 Σ H-Index 931
56 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 23 3,079 Σ H-Index 924
57 World 11 National University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 23 2,509 Σ H-Index 894
58 World 35 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 22 2,142 Σ H-Index 891
59 World 12 National University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 2,607 Σ H-Index 891
60 World 5 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 21 2,948 Σ H-Index 888
61 World 13 National University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 21 2,221 Σ H-Index 888
62 World 36 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 23 2,089 Σ H-Index 886
63 World 14 National University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 2,677 Σ H-Index 861
64 World 15 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 17 2,125 Σ H-Index 836
65 World 2 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 20 2,903 Σ H-Index 833
66 World 16 National Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 19 2,439 Σ H-Index 825
67 World 4 National Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands
Scholars 20 2,532 Σ H-Index 822
68 World 37 National University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 19 1,834 Σ H-Index 821
69 World 38 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 20 2,022 Σ H-Index 792
70 World 39 National Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 20 1,903 Σ H-Index 789
71 World 5 National University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Netherlands
Scholars 17 1,814 Σ H-Index 759
72 World 17 National University of Surrey

University of Surrey

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 2,013 Σ H-Index 743
73 World 40 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 18 1,676 Σ H-Index 740
74 World 41 National Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 19 1,984 Σ H-Index 739
75 World 18 National Newcastle University

Newcastle University

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 2,153 Σ H-Index 729
76 World 1 National University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Finland
Scholars 15 1,875 Σ H-Index 728
77 World 19 National Loughborough University

Loughborough University

United Kingdom
Scholars 19 1,899 Σ H-Index 721
78 World 6 National Australian National University

Australian National University

Australia
Scholars 16 2,469 Σ H-Index 721
79 World 42 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 18 1,950 Σ H-Index 713
80 World 7 National Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Australia
Scholars 16 2,747 Σ H-Index 698
81 World 43 National Boston College

Boston College

United States
Scholars 14 1,866 Σ H-Index 698
82 World 20 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,727 Σ H-Index 694
83 World 21 National University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 17 1,974 Σ H-Index 671
84 World 5 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 16 1,944 Σ H-Index 660
85 World 44 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 15 1,537 Σ H-Index 655
86 World 6 National Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 17 1,678 Σ H-Index 654
87 World 45 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 16 1,652 Σ H-Index 654
88 World 22 National The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 2,101 Σ H-Index 651
89 World 8 National University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

Australia
Scholars 14 2,165 Σ H-Index 644
90 World 23 National Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,699 Σ H-Index 635
91 World 46 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 16 1,701 Σ H-Index 627
92 World 47 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 16 1,413 Σ H-Index 627
93 World 9 National Deakin University

Deakin University

Australia
Scholars 16 2,064 Σ H-Index 626
94 World 48 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 16 1,902 Σ H-Index 615
95 World 49 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 14 1,418 Σ H-Index 603
96 World 50 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 15 1,609 Σ H-Index 595
97 World 6 National University of Montreal

University of Montreal

Canada
Scholars 14 1,570 Σ H-Index 575
98 World 7 National Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Canada
Scholars 16 1,696 Σ H-Index 573
99 World 10 National Curtin University

Curtin University

Australia
Scholars 11 1,936 Σ H-Index 572
100 World 51 National University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 14 1,486 Σ H-Index 569

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