STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 9, 2007—Stony Brook University has again been named one of the nation’s best values among public universities in the annual survey conducted by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Stony Brook was ranked 34th among the country’s public institutions for in-state students—up one spot from 2006—and 13th for out-of-state students. The results appear in the February issue of Kiplinger's and online at www.kiplinger.com
Schools were rated on academic quality, cost, and financial aid. According to Kiplinger's, costs for in-state students at Stony Brook, including tuition and room-and-board, are $14,955; the cost was only $9,632 after including financial aid. For out-of-state students, the cost was $21,215, and only $15,892 after including financial aid.
“This is an independent confirmation of what our students have known for a long time—that Stony Brook is an outstanding institution which provides a great education at a terrific value,” said Peter Baigent, Vice President/Student Affairs. “This survey is very much in line with the increasing national and international recognition we have received.”
Stony Brook has experienced explosive growth in applications. New freshman applications are tracking at an all-time high of over 19,000—compared to 13,000 at the same time a year ago. In addition, out-of-state applicants are more than 21,000 an increase of nearly 62 per cent over the same time last year. Enrollment for Fall, 2006 was 22,524—an increase of 4,903, or 28 per cent, Stony Brook’s highest enrollment ever.
In addition, Stony Brook’s stature among its peers continues to grow. The University’s ranking in the US News & World Report has improved steadily from 117 in 2003 to 98 in 2006. In November 2004, the London Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Stony Brook among the best 50 universities in North America, among the world’s best 200 universities (out of more than 8,300) and calculated its research impact as the 33rd most significant internationally by measuring citations per faculty member.
Just this week, The Chronicle for Higher Education reported a new methodology for ranking doctoral programs overall at more than 166 institutions nationwide. Stony Brook ranked 19th, and was sixth nationwide among public universities.