Top 25 / Chemistry

The leading institutions for high-quality science in the United States, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are WFC for 2012, the change in WFC between 2012 and 2016, and the 2016 article count (AC). The top 10 states are ranked by summing the WFC for all institutions in each state. The top 10 institutions in each state are shown (see A guide to the Nature Index, page S26).

Rank Institution State WFC
2012
WFC
2016
Change in WFC
2012–2016
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Massachusetts 176.4 156.0
2 Stanford University California 149.0 142.0
3 Harvard University Massachusetts 171.3 123.5
4 Northwestern University (NU) Illinois 176.3 119.5
5 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) California 132.1 117.1
6 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) Texas 117.8 109.9
7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Illinois 108.0 107.0
8 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) California 89.2 88.5
9 University of Minnesota (UMN) Minnesota 62.1 78.4
10 University of Michigan (U-M) Michigan 95.7 78.0
11 University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Pennsylvania 62.1 76.3
12 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) California 111.0 75.1
13 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) Wisconsin 110.4 72.0
14 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) California 106.8 71.3
15 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) California 67.5 69.8
16 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) California 83.0 67.2
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) North Carolina 84.0 67.1
18 Yale University Connecticut 57.4 65.1
19 Texas A&M University (TAMU) Texas 62.9 58.9
20 University of California Irvine (UCI) California 53.6 58.6
21 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU) New York 68.3 58.3
22 Cornell University New York 69.2 58.1
23 Purdue University Indiana 73.3 56.4
24 University of Washington (UW) Washington 77.8 55.2
25 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) California 83.1 53.9