Stony Brook Recognized For Academic Excellence By 3 Top-Tier Publications
STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 25, 2016 – Stony Brook University has been recognized in three recent college rankings for its academic excellence: the new Washington Post composite ranking , ranks the University #69 nationally and #35 among public institutions; the US News & World Report Best Global Universities ranking, ranks Stony Brook as #131 worldwide; and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking , places Stony Brook at #30 among public universities.
Using a composite of six prominent higher education rankings, the Washington Post found that Stony Brook ranks 69th among national universities (#35 among publics). The six publications included are: US News & World Report , Washington Monthly, WSJ/Times Higher Education US rankings, Times Higher Education Global Rankings , Money and Forbes . The new ranking seeks to include several factors most important to incoming students, including selectivity, research prowess, strong academics, social mobility, affordability and post-graduation outcomes.
The US News & World Report rankings, based on schools’ academic research and reputation, encompasses the top 1,000 institutions spread across 65 countries and is intended to allow students to compare universities around the world. The list reflects a focus specifically on schools’ academic research and reputation overall.
The WSJ/Times Higher Education ranking is based on four broad “pillars” that focus primarily on what the institutions offer students: resources, outcomes, environment and quality of interactions between students and faculty/staff. Stony Brook ranked particularly strong in the area of environment, which includes proportion of international students, as well as staff and student diversity.
Stony Brook also ranked #32 out of 484 four-year public institutions by The Business Journals ; and ranked #42 among top four-year public colleges and universities in the U.S. News & World Report “ Top Public Schools Rankings ” for 2015. It has also been named as one of the best value universities by The Princeton Review and named the 35th best value in public colleges for in-state students (29th for out-of-state students) by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance .
About Stony Brook University
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 25,000 students and 2,500 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. A global ranking by U.S. News & World Report places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of institutions worldwide. It 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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