Kiplinger's Personal Finance this week rated Stony Brook among the top values in public four-year universities, saying it has "outstanding education with economic value."
Stony Brook ranks No. 35 on Kiplinger's list of the top 100 best values and No. 29 on the publication's list of best values for out-of-state students in its February 2012 issue.
Kiplinger's criteria for its rankings include cost, availability of financial aid, and average debt upon graduation. The publication revamped its criteria this year to include more weight on academic quality.
"This year’s top 100 public colleges and universities deliver strong academics at reasonable prices," Jane Bennett Clark, Kiplinger's senior editor, said in a statement. "We applaud them for tightening their belts without compromising quality."
Stony Brook is also ranked No. 114 in the Times Higher Education's 2012 Top 400 World University list, and No. 111 out of more than 1,500 four-year institutions in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 National University Rankings.