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U.S. News & World Report Ranks SBU in Top 100 American Universities

University also ranked within top 40 public universities in the U.S.

According to recent rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, Stony Brook University is the No. 92 best university in the nation, and the No. 40 best public university in the nation.

Stony Brook is the only Long Island school to make the publication's top 100.

The university also received top 100 rankings in a few other categories:

  • No. 39 in ethnic diversity;
  • No. 47 in a category ranking schools whose graduates have the least amount of debt;
  • Tied for No. 75 best engineering program in the category of universities whose highest degree offered is a doctorate;
  • No. 79 in freshman retention rate.

Stony Brook president Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in a statement that the results are gratifying. "It is a testament to the hard work and dedicated efforts of our faculty and staff and I applaud them for this achievement," he said.

In January, Kiplinger's on its list of the "best value" public four-year universities in the U.S.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct Kiplinger's ranking.

Milan Moravec September 15, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Elete University of California Berkeley ranking continues to decend. The public’s UC Berkeley harvests money, taxes, family savings from Californians. Cal. is nationally ranked #1 public university total academic cost (resident) with the Provost and Chancellor’s goal to ‘charge Californians higher tuition’. UC Berkeley tuition is rising faster than costs at other universities. Cal ranked # 2 in faculty earning potential. Believe it: Harvard College less costly. University of California negates the promise of equality of opportunity: university access, affordability is farther and farther out of reach. Self-absorbed Chancellor Birgeneau, Provost Breslauer are outspoken for Cal. ‘charging Californians much higher’ tuition. Birgeneau ($450,000) Breslauer ($306,000) like to blame the politicians, since they stopped giving them their demanded funding. The ‘charge Californians higher tuition’ skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011-12 academic years. If Chancellor Provost had allowed fees to rise at the same rate of inflation over the past 10 years they would still be in reach of most middle income students. Breslauer Bergeneau increase disparities in higher education and defeat the promise of equality of opportunity.

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