Published: July 23, 2020
Guggenheim Building with "Ranked #1" overlaid

The Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 has rated the University of Colorado at Boulder's Geography Department #1 in the U.S. and #13 in the world.

"The University of Colorado Boulder is the major research university in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. CU Boulder has a proud academic tradition, with five Nobel laureates in the sciences, nine MacArthur “genius grant” recipients, more than 100 Fulbright scholars since 1982, and approximately 80 combined members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. Several CU Boulder research faculty from the National Snow and Ice data center shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore for their contributions to the international report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The university has historically ranked as one of the top five sources of Peace Corps volunteers among U.S. colleges and universities and is the home of the founding chapter of Engineers Without Borders."  -- ShanghaiRanking Overview

The U.S. Geography Ranking List:

Nat’l Rank

University

World Rank

1

University of Colorado at Boulder

13

2

University of Wisconsin - Madison

18

3

University of Washington

20

4

Arizona State University

24

5

Stanford University

27

6

The Ohio State University - Columbus

29

7

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

36

8

University of California, Berkeley

38

9

Columbia University

41

10

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

45

11

University of Arizona

49

12-17

Harvard University

51-75

12-17

The University of Texas at Austin

51-75

12-17

University of California, Los Angeles

51-75

12-17

University of California, Santa Barbara

51-75

12-17

University of Maryland, College Park

51-75

12-17

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

51-75

18-25

Cornell University

76-100

18-25

Dartmouth College

76-100

18-25

Michigan State University

76-100

18-25

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

76-100

18-25

Purdue University - West Lafayette

76-100

18-25

The University of Georgia

76-100

18-25

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

76-100

18-25

University of Utah

76-100

26-41

Brown University

101-150

26-41

Colorado State University

101-150

26-41

Duke University

101-150

26-41

Indiana University Bloomington

101-150

26-41

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

101-150

26-41

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick

101-150

26-41

Texas A&M University

101-150

26-41

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

101-150