Academic rankings have repeatedly confirmed JMU’s strong national and international performance.
- In the overall results of the 2020 ARWU/Shanghai-Ranking, JMU is ranked 203rd globally and 11th in Germany.
- The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking currently ranks JMU 140th globally and 13th nationally.
- The most recent release of the Nature Index underlines JMU's particular research strength in the natural and life sciences: In 2020, JMU is ranked 133rd place globally and 3rd place in Germany.
- The CWTS Leiden Ranking compares the research excellence of universities on the basis of publication and citation figures, gives top marks to the JMU. Between 2015 and 2018, almost every sixth article published with the participation of JMU researchers finds itself among the top ten percent of the most frequently cited papers in its field and year of publication. This places the University of Würzburg 3rd in Germany and 133rd worldwide.