QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012 - Sociology

Discover the world’s top universities for sociology, compare universities on three key indicators, and create your own personalized ranking based on the criteria that matter most to you.

Rankings
My Rank QS Rank QS Rank School Name Country QS Stars Rating Overall
Academic Reputation
The Academic Reputation Index is the centrepiece of the QS World University Rankings® carrying a weighting of 40%. It is an approach to international university evaluation that QS pioneered in 2004 and is the component that attracts the greatest interest and scrutiny. In concert with the Employer Reputation Index it is the aspect which sets this ranking most clearly apart from any other.
Employer Reputation
The QS Global Employer Survey has seen a dramatic increase in response in 2012 from 17,000 in 2011 to over 25,500 in 2012. Growth has been seen worldwide but nowhere more profoundly than in Latin America, where a campaign conducted in Spanish met with great success. Responses are closely scrutinized and weighted to eliminate biases that may result from disproportionate response levels.
Citations Per Paper
Citations per Paper focuses on the performance of the papers an institution produces that are actually indexed in Scopus – ignoring efforts undertaken resulting in publication in local language journals that may not be covered by Scopus. A publication threshold of 100 papers is applied to eliminate anomalous low numbers of papers from overly benefiting small institutions.
1 1
United States
99.70
100 100 96.6
2 2
United States
92.00
93.3 83.6 90.4
3 3
United Kingdom
91.70
93.4 93.3 76.2
4 4
United Kingdom
89.80
92.6 87.7 69.2
5 5
United States
89.60
91.6 81.7 81.7
6 6
United States
88.80
89.8 82.6 87.2
7 7
United Kingdom
87.80
90.3 95 60.1
8 8
United States
87.20
87.6 85.7 85.8
9 9
United States
87.00
86.2 86.8 94
10 10
United States
86.40
86.5 79.8 92.4
11 11
United States
86.30
89.3 70.3 77.9
12 12
United States
85.00
84.6 84 88.9
13 13
Singapore
84.10
86.7 86.8 60.2
14 14=
Australia
83.50
84.6 95.7 62.9
15 15
United States
83.50
81.8 88.8 91.3
16 16
Canada
80.40
82.8 66.8 74.6
17 17
United States
79.60
79.7 84.6 73.3
18 18
United States
77.80
76.8 76.4 87.6
19 19
Hong Kong
76.60
78.4 83.9 55.1
20 20=
United Kingdom
76.20
75.1 78.6 82.1
21 20=
United States
76.20
76.4 78.9 71.4
22 22
75.80
74.3 87.5 75.6
23 23
United States
75.60
77.4 55.5 81
24 24
United States
75.30
73.7 80.3 82.9
25 25
United States
74.70
72.4 78.1 89.2
26 26
Australia
74.40
76.1 81.9 53
27 27
South Korea
74.20
80.2 61.1 39.5
28 28
United Kingdom
74.10
75.3 76.7 61.7
29 29
Netherlands
74.00
75.6 63 71.9
30 30
Hong Kong
73.20
73.6 80.8 62.3
31 31
United States
72.90
72.5 70.5 78.6
32 32
United States
72.70
70.4 77 86.4
33 33=
Canada
72.40
71.9 77 71.5
34 33=
Mexico
72.40
74.9 69 56.1
35 35
United Kingdom
72.10
71.2 85.1 66.1
36 36
United States
71.80
70.1 74.3 82.8
37 37
China
70.90
68.9 92.2 65.4
38 38
Australia
70.80
72.2 83.8 46.9
39 39
United States
70.20
69.4 64.9 81.9
40 40
Canada
70.00
68.4 75.4 77.1
41 41
Netherlands
69.70
71.5 58.9 66.1
42 42
United States
69.60
69.3 69 72.4
43 43
Germany
69.50
74.4 65.1 34.3
44 44
United Kingdom
69.40
73 42.9 67.2
45 45
Canada
69.00
71.2 66.2 54.4
45 45
Canada
69.00
71.2 66.2 54.4
46 46
United Kingdom
68.30
68.5 67.4 67.4
47 47
United Kingdom
68.00
68.7 61.6 68.9
48 48
United States
67.80
65.1 70.3 87.1
49 49
Sweden
67.70
70.8 49.1 61.8
49 49
Sweden
67.70
70.8 49.1 61.8
50 50
Australia
67.00
68.3 82.5 41
51 51- 100
United States
0.00
64.2 59.8 79.5
52 51- 100
United States
0.00
58.4 63.6 100
53 51- 100
United States
0.00
55.5 66 66.2
54 51- 100
United States
0.00
56.2 76.5 66.2
55 51- 100
Hong Kong
0.00
65.4 70.2 44.3
56 51- 100
United States
0.00
71.2 37.4 60.1
57 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
59.6 72.3 67
58 51- 100
United States
0.00
57.4 70.6 70.3
59 51 - 100
United Kingdom
63.1 36.1 52.4
60 51 - 100
Germany
73 42.3 34.9
61 51- 100
United States
0.00
63.9 72.9 67.1
62 51 - 100
Belgium
58.8 67.6 63.2
63 51- 100
Australia
0.00
67.8 66.6 45.3
64 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
65.3 57.5 73
65 51- 100
Germany
0.00
59.9 62.4 83
66 51 - 100
Sweden
65.8 69.7 46.6
67 51- 100
United States
0.00
58.6 73.6 76.6
68 51- 100
Taiwan
0.00
64.8 72.3 40.4
69 51- 100
United States
0.00
60.5 71.6 84.2
70 51 - 100
United States
54 73 75.3
71 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
53.1 60 55.9
72 51- 100
United States
0.00
53.1 43.3 68.5
73 51- 100
France
0.00
69.6 54.2 45.7
74 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
59.2 63.9 32.7
75 51 - 100
New Zealand
53.9 74.6 48.8
76 51- 100
Australia
0.00
60.3 92.6 59.9
77 51 - 100
United Kingdom
58.9 67.4 45.9
78 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
60.1 59.9 68.9
79 51- 100
Ireland
0.00
61.5 58.9 61.5
80 51 - 100
Brazil
70.6 67.6
81 51- 100
Brazil
0.00
62.9 53 4
82 51- 100
Germany
0.00
65.7 44.6 55.6
83 51- 100
Spain
0.00
59.6 61.3 46
84 51- 100
Germany
0.00
57.8 60.3 61.1
85 51- 100
Austria
0.00
62.4 57.4 53.3
87 51- 100
Canada
0.00
58.2 60.2 60.8
88 51- 100
United States
0.00
54.5 54.2 68.1
89 51- 100
United States
0.00
62.5 9.4 82.2
90 51- 100
South Africa
0.00
54.3 61.1 56.7
91 51- 100
Denmark
0.00
65.2 72.4 55.4
92 51 - 100
Netherlands
61.1 56.6 80
93 51 - 100
Finland
56.5 63 45.9
94 51- 100
United States
0.00
58 57.1 72.8
95 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
51.3 69.6 56.7
96 51- 100
United States
0.00
60.7 50.5 73.7
97 51- 100
Norway
0.00
65.6 25.6 58.7
98 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
64.1 57.1 57.1
99 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
57.4 69 67.1
100 51- 100
Sweden
0.00
63.8 56.4 50.8
101 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
53 64.6 64.7
102 101 - 150
United States
49 42.1 47.3
103 101- 150
Hungary
0.00
46.2 63.6 69
104 101- 150
Czech Republic
0.00
51.8 57 44.8
105 101- 150
United States
0.00
45.5 54.1 59
106 101- 150
United States
0.00
49.4 61.6 65.5
107 101- 150
Australia
0.00
44.3 70 49.9
108 101 - 150
United Kingdom
41.6 72.5 76.7
109 101- 150
Australia
0.00
51.1 57.6 48.4
110 101- 150
United States
0.00
41.3 48.5 89
111 101- 150
Germany
0.00
51.9 55.9
112 101- 150
United States
0.00
47.3 66.1 72.6
113 101- 150
United States
0.00
45.6 58 83.8
114 101- 150
United States
0.00
47.8 65.8 65.6
115 101 - 150
Canada
45 68.1 49.4
116 101 - 150
United States
44.2 74.8 63.3
117 101 - 150
United Kingdom
51.1 71 42.6
118 101- 150
Germany
0.00
53.9 58.6 31.4
119 101- 150
Israel
0.00
46.1 48.3 78.1
120 101 - 150
United Kingdom
51.4 53.4 65.4
121 101- 150
Australia
0.00
49.1 63.7 49.2
122 101- 150
Australia
0.00
49.1 70.5 35.8
123 101- 150
Canada
0.00
44.7 65.3 70
124 101- 150
Germany
0.00
59.3 44.1
125 101- 150
Germany
0.00
51.7 50.7 45.8
126 101- 150
Belgium
0.00
49 60.5 53.5
127 101- 150
Canada
0.00
51.6 50.6 45.4
128 101- 150
Ireland
0.00
49.9 71.4 43.4
129 101- 150
Belgium
0.00
46.3 51.9 50.5
130 101- 150
United States
0.00
50.3 46.4 78.2
131 101- 150
Norway
0.00
48.8 62.4 51.5
132 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
49.3 74.9 63.5
133 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
48.3 76.8 65.7
134 101- 150
United States
0.00
44.8 49.9 81.6
135 101 - 150
Switzerland
50 48 65
136 101- 150
Belgium
0.00
45.7 67.2 49.5
137 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
46.6 71.9 57.7
138 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
53.8 47.4 54.4
139 101- 150
United States
0.00
50.9 49.9 65.9
140 101- 150
United States
0.00
47.1 45.3 60.5
141 101 - 150
United States
44.7 37.5 75.2
142 101 - 150
United States
41.5 74 78.3
143 101- 150
New Zealand
0.00
46.7 66.2 69.3
144 101 - 150
United States
44 66.6 70
145 101- 150
United States
0.00
48.8 64.5 69.7
146 101- 150
Canada
0.00
42.5 60.8 71.3
147 101- 150
Switzerland
0.00
52.4 49.4 65
148 101- 150
New Zealand
0.00
49 70.3 33.7
149 101 - 150
United States
44.7 52.4 66.4
150 101- 150
Canada
0.00
50.3 72.9 50.2
151 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
42.2 48.1
152 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
41.7 61.2 70.4
153 151 - 200
Canada
37.5 1.4 46.2
154 151- 200
Canada
0.00
45.8 56.8
155 151- 200
Canada
0.00
36.1 59.2 42.6
156 151 - 200
United States
44.4 63.1
157 151- 200
Australia
0.00
38.3 68.2 46.9
158 151- 200
Israel
0.00
43.5 50.1 54.2
159 151 - 200
United Kingdom
49.1 55
160 151- 200
Canada
0.00
37.3 59.2
161 151- 200
Sweden
0.00
43.5 25.4
162 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
37.4 62.2 46.5
163 151- 200
New Zealand
0.00
32.8 68.6 49
164 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
30.8 57.1 69.5
165 151- 200
United States
0.00
43.5 61.5
166 151- 200
Australia
0.00
37.1 68 49.1
167 151- 200
United States
0.00
50.6 61.2
168 151 - 200
United States
38.7 71.5 57.9
168 151- 200
Canada
0.00
38.7 71.5 57.9
169 151 - 200
South Africa
45.2 49.7 55.2
170 151- 200
United States
0.00
31.9 63.1 74.1
171 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
33.1 76.3 54.3
172 151 - 200
Sweden
46.6 45.6
173 151 - 200
Brazil
48.7 47 11.6
174 151- 200
Brazil
0.00
51.2 34.3
175 151- 200
Brazil
0.00
55.2 2.4
176 151 - 200
Brazil
46.6 26.5 8.2
177 151- 200
Spain
0.00
49.6 16 45.7
178 151- 200
Germany
0.00
37.5 33 21.8
179 151- 200
Germany
0.00
49.1 52.1
180 151 - 200
United States
43.3 44.1 62.1
181 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
42.3 63.9 60.2
182 151- 200
Canada
0.00
37.9 64.8 44.5
183 151 - 200
United States
36 52.6 46.3
184 151- 200
New Zealand
0.00
38.8 56.5 60.5
185 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
26.4 63.3 73.8
186 151- 200
Sweden
0.00
46 50.2
187 151- 200
United States
0.00
31.9 61.1 72.2
188 151 - 200
Switzerland
37.2 48.4 28
189 151 - 200
United Kingdom
38.8 60 56.8
190 151- 200
United States
0.00
41.9 48.8
191 151- 200
Canada
0.00
43.4 49.1
192 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
47.2 62.1
193 151 - 200
United Kingdom
36 62.9 72.5
194 151- 200
United States
0.00
42.5 71.2
195 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
43.1 41.4
196 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
39.6 55.5 52.4
197 151- 200
Australia
0.00
44.5 56.5 40.2
198 151 - 200
Netherlands
38.1 58.1
199 151- 200
Canada
0.00
41 55.7
200 151 - 200
United States
48.3 58.8
201 151- 200
United States
0.00
37.9 48.6