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UB ranked No. 36 best public college by U.S. News & World Report

UB also ranked No. 76 in national institutions, No. 31 in nursing programs

<p>Graphic by Rachel Galet | The Spectrum</p>

Graphic by Rachel Galet | The Spectrum

UB ranked No. 76 in national universities and No. 36 in public universities in the U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of colleges and universities in the United States this week. UB rose 13 spots in the national rankings from last year.

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate hundreds of colleges and universities on criteria such as degree programs and graduate outcomes. This year’s rankings emphasized social mobility, favoring schools that enroll and graduate students receiving Pell Grants, according to

UB ranked below only two other public New York schools in the national universities rankings: Stony Brook (No. 58) and Binghamton (No. 73). SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the University at Albany rounded out the top five SUNY schools.

“Quality and affordable higher education can transform lives, and this milestone shows our incredible progress in building the best public education institution in the country,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a SUNY press release.

UB also ranked No. 31 nationally in best nursing programs, up 36 spots from last year to lead all SUNYs.

“This unprecedented rise in rankings is a reflection of not only the excellent classroom and clinical education provided by our outstanding expert faculty, but of the growing recognition of sustained performance by our students,” Annette Wysocki, dean of the UB School of Nursing, said in a statement.

Other notable rankings for UB included No. 71 in best value public schools, No. 62 in best undergraduate business programs and No. 47 in social mobility.

Ryan Tantalo is the managing editor and can be reached at


Ryan Tantalo is the managing editor of The Spectrum. He previously served as senior sports editor. Outside of the newsroom, Ryan spends his time announcing college hockey games, golfing, skiing and reading.



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