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Stony Brook University Ranks 4th in Kiplinger’s New Best College Values Regional Edition

STONY BROOK, NY, March 7, 2014 - Stony Brook University has been named to Kiplinger’s list of 30 Best College Values in the Mid-Atlantic region, ranking 4th in the “public colleges and universities” category. These rankings are part of Kiplinger’s new College Finder tool, which complements Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s annual Best Values in Public Colleges; taking into consideration measures of academic quality and affordability -- among them, low student-faculty ratios, high graduation rates, reasonable price tags and rich financial aid, including need-based aid (grants, not loans) for students who qualify.

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Stony Brook University has been named to Kiplinger’s list of 30 Best College Values in the Mid-Atlantic region, ranking 4th in the “public colleges and universities” category. 

Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 24,000 students and 2,200 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 29th best value in public colleges for in-state students and 20th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories.

Stony Brook is ranked in the top 1 percent of the world's higher education institutions by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 35 public universities as determined by U.S.News & World Report. It was recently ranked one of the 30 best values in public colleges and universities by Kiplinger and is one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4 percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.

About Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

For nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1920 by W.M. Kiplinger, the company developed one of the nation’s first successful newsletters in modern times, The Kiplinger Letter. Launched in 1923, The Kiplinger Letter remains the longest continuously published newsletter in the United States. In 1947, Kiplinger created the nation’s first personal finance magazine. Kiplinger.com is the fastest growing website in the personal finance space. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, Kiplinger editors remain dedicated to delivering sound, unbiased advice for your family and your business in clear concise language.