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UB remains at No. 38 in U.S. News Top Public Colleges & Universities ranking

This is the university’s 5th consecutive year in the top 40

UB ranks at No. 38 for the second year in a row in U.S. News and World Report’s public university ranking.
UB ranks at No. 38 for the second year in a row in U.S. News and World Report’s public university ranking.

UB remains in the top 40 public universities for the fifth consecutive year, according to the U.S. News and World Report ranking released Monday.

The university ranks at No. 38 for the second year in a row but UB remains below its 2020-21 ranking of No. 34. 

“It’s great to see UB recognized again for the excellent academic opportunities we offer to our students and the positive impact we make on our local and global communities,” Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Scott Weber said. “We are proud of our faculty and the outstanding research, educational and clinical programs we offer.”

UB went up four spots in the Best Colleges ranking, rising from 93rd in 2021-22 to 89th this year. This is the first time in two years that UB’s ranking has risen since reaching 79th in 2019-20. 2022-2023 Best Colleges | College Rankings and Data | US News Education

Other lists include Top Performers on Social Mobility, where UB moved down 14 spots and is ranked at No. 69. The Best Value Schools category also saw a drop of 16 spots, from No. 172 in 2021-22 to No. 188 in 2022-23. 

However, the undergraduate computer science program and undergraduate nursing program list saw increases of 17 and nine respectively, with UB ranked at No. 65 and No. 67, respectively. 

The U.S. News and World Report ranking, currently in its 38th year, are decided through major weighted factors such as graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation rate performance, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources and graduate indebtedness, among others. 

Jasmin Yeung is an assistant news/features editor and can be reached at jasmin.yeung@ubspectrum.com

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