Stony Brook University gained national recognition this week when it was named one of the top 100 universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s latest survey.
The university was ranked No. 92 by the publication, which included colleges that are large institutions that focus on research, grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Stony Brook was the lone Long Island college to land in the top 100.
It was also recognized as one of the top public colleges, ranking 40th in the category of top public schools among national universities.
“Stony Brook strives to provide a world class education at an affordable price in fields that offer strong career opportunities for our students, and in a way, this quantifies our efforts which is gratifying,” said Stony Brook President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedicated efforts of our faculty and staff and I applaud them for this achievement.”
Also landing on the list, but failing to reach top 100 status, was Hofstra University (No. 134) and Adelphi University (No. 155).
Ranked No. 3 in the category of Regional Colleges in the North was United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Park. Landing in the top 50 of Regional Universities in the North was Molloy College in Rockville Centre, which was tied with seven other schools at No. 47. Long Island University C.W. Post was ranked No. 112 in the same category.
Stony Brook also grabbed a spot in the list of top 50 national universities that leaves students with the least amount of debt, a category that may be on the minds of parents of students heading off to college in a few years.
Harvard and Princeton University tied for the coveted No. 1 spot of top universities in the nation.