UB named number one public university in New York State

University climbs ranking in 2019 WSJ report


UB is the number one public university in New York State, according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking.

The rankings examined 28 public schools in NYS and 1,000 public and private universities nationwide, and measuring four key areas –– resources, engagement, outcomes and environment –– to determine schools’ scores.

The rankings are unlike other university ratings because it factors in students’ success and the results of the organization’s U.S. Student Survey. The survey asked students to discuss several topics, including engagement with their studies, interactions with professors and satisfaction with their education. 

Additionally, UB jumped to No. 120 among public and private universities nationwide, up from 147 in 2016, the first year the Wall Street Journal rankings were published. UB is No. 28 among public universities in the U.S., 13th among all colleges in New York State and 56th among all colleges in the Northeast.

Stony Brook University took the title of second best public university in the state, followed by Binghamton University.

The 2019 rankings place UB ahead of many of its fellow Association of American Universities peers, including Rutgers University, University of Oregon, University of Arizona and University of Colorado Boulder. 

UB’s accolade comes shortly after U.S. News & World Report released its college rankings, which placed UB at 89th nationally and 38th among public universities.

Max Kalnitz is the senior news editor and can be reached at max.kalnitz@ubspectrum.com

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