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ENGINEERING & MEDICINE CITED IN 2015 U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS
Physics, Geometry, Earth Science, Computer Science, Biological Sciences and Chemistry all ranked as top grad programs
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Designated among the top programs were Stony Brook’s 4th-ranked Nuclear Physics program under the category of "Physics Specialty;"

STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 13, 2014 – Stony Brook University is home to 12 of the highest ranked programs in graduate education in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools".  Stony Brook’s School of Medicine increased in the ranking to 56th and the School of Engineering was ranked 69th overall. The top ranked graduate program for Stony Brook continues to be Physics, which was ranked 23rd. The annual rankings focus on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine, and reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs.

Designated among the top programs were Stony Brook’s 4th-ranked Nuclear Physics program under the category of "Physics Specialty;" and the 4th ranked Geometry program, categorized as a "Mathematics Specialty." Other rankings in the University’s graduate programs included Topology (Mathematics Specialty), ranked 11th; Computer Science rising four notches to 40th; Earth Science ranked 34th; Biological Sciences rising 13 places to 55th; and Chemistry ranked at 56th.
In addition, the following online programs were ranked in the top 100: Stony Brook’s Online Graduate Nursing Programs ranked 16th; Online Graduate Education Program coming in at 22nd and Online Business Program ranked 99th.

All the rankings will be included in the 2015 U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" publication.

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.

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