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.