Stony Brook Matters
Spring campus fountain 2

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, Stony Brook University has placed among the top 100 in the world in several subject areas: 

  • #19 Mathematics
  • #46 Atmospheric Sciences
  • #66 Dentistry & Oral Sciences
  • #73 Psychology
  • #76 Political Sciences

ARWU, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, is one of the top three major publications of international rankings, along with the Times Higher Education and QS World Rankings. While ARWU has published overall university ranks since 2003, publication of subject-area rankings began in 2017.

The 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) includes more than 1,800 out of 4,000 universities across 93 countries and regions. The GRAS rankings use a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities in respective subjects, including research output, research influence, international collaboration, research quality and international academic awards. 

See the full methodology and view all subject rankings.

Related Posts


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Career Corner

Alumni Career Services offers a variety of lifetime career services, tools, and resources to help you in making lifelong career decisions. Whether you have recently graduated, are looking to enhance your skills and training, or are ready to make a career change, find help here on career exploration and growth, job hunting, networking and educational events, and ways to get involved. 

Learn More


  • IMG_0867
  • IMG_0865
  • IMG_0864
  • IMG_0862
  • IMG_0860
  • IMG_0858
  • IMG_0859
  • IMG_0857
  • IMG_0856