STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 7, 2006—Stony Brook University is cited nine times as being among the best in the nation in the current rankings of professional schools in US News & World Report’s 2007 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The annual rankings by the publication focus on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine, and reflect data from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and over 9,600 academicians and professionals conducted last year.
Stony Brook’s Physics program was ranked in a tie for 22nd with Johns Hopkins, and ahead of such universities as Rice, Rutgers, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Northwestern, NYU, and Virginia. The University’s Mathematics program ranked 26th, tying with Rice and Purdue, and ahead of Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State, North Carolina, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Indiana. Stony Brook's Geosciences program ranked 28th. In addition, the Geometry program (categorized as a Mathematics specialty) was ranked No. 7, just behind Columbia and ahead of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and NYU.
Stony Brook’s programs in Biological Sciences ranked 40th, tying with Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Virginia, and Purdue, among others, and ahead of Rice, Michigan State, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Arizona State. The School of Medicine—the only medical school in the region—was 50th in the US News rankings, tying with Tulane, Florida, and Utah.
Also cited among the Top 50 nationwide were Geology/Earth Science (28), Computer Science (34), Materials Engineering (34), Biomedical Engineering (36), and Computer Engineering (49).
“These rankings reflect the quality of our faculty, our students, and their commitment to excellence,” said Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny.
In the last year, Stony Brook has been ranked as the 136th best university in the world—out of more than 8,300—by the London Times Higher Education Supplement, in the top 50 in North America, and 10th among U.S. public universities; and ranked tied for 97th in the US News & World Report’s ranking of national universities and was tied for 45th in the ranking of public universities. It was also one of only 36 nationwide cited by the US News for the integration of research into undergraduate education.
The University was also ranked among the top 152 universities in the world by the Institute for Higher Education in Shanghai. In addition, Stony Brook was ranked among the top 100 universities in North and Latin America, with the Institute grouping it in the category of number 58-77. Joining Stony Brook in that grouping were such institutions as Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Virginia.