STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 27, 2008—Stony Brook University has been ranked among the top 100 national universities in America and among the top 50 public national universities in the country in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey released today. The survey marks the seventh time in four years that Stony Brook has received either worldwide or national recognition in such a poll.
The University is ranked tied for 96th in the U.S. News rating of “best national universities,” which the magazine defines as universities that “offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees, many strongly emphasize research.” Stony Brook ranked tied for 45th in the category of top public national universities.
Stony Brook is the only university or college on Long Island that made the list of the Top 100. The survey, which appears in the current edition of U.S. News, is based on 15 indicators of academic quality gathered from each institution.
“Stony Brook University is an extraordinary place,” said Shirley Strum Kenny, President of Stony Brook University. “Our internationally known faculty enrich the lives of students from all over the globe and our researchers pioneer discoveries that improve the lives of people throughout the world. The rankings—all of them—are a tribute to the terrific work our people do, and to the quality of faculty and students we attract.”
Stony Brook’s engineering program was also selected as one of the nation’s best, ranking in a tie for 61st for universities whose highest degree offered is a doctorate.
Within the last four years, Stony Brook has also been ranked the 136th best university in the world by the London Times Higher Education Supplement, and in the top 50 in North America; ranked 10th among U.S. public universities by the Times; and ranked among the top 150 universities in the world by the Institute for Higher Education in Shanghai.