SUNY schools rank high in list of best public schools

Posted on February 24th, 2016

Being based in Western New York, we write a lot about the affordability and quality of schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The SUNY system has been acclaimed for its high bang for the buck for both in-state and out-of-state students.

And a new list of rankings released by Business First backs up the assertion that SUNY colleges are among the best public colleges in the U.S.

Five SUNY schools make top 50

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SUNY Binghamton was the highest ranked New York state college in Business First’s Best Public Colleges rankings. [Image credit: Claire H. from New York City, USA (Bridges of the Science Wings) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons]

Binghamton University, which holds 20th place in the nationwide list, was New York state’s top-rated public college.

Stony Brook University in 27th place, Baruch College in 39th, the University of Buffalo at 41st and SUNY Geneseo at 46th rounded out New York state colleges in the top 50. Another 21 New York state schools made the top 250.

According to Buffalo Business First, the ranking criteria focused on colleges with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, prestigious reputations, generous resources, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

Top public colleges in the U.S.

Overall, the University of North Carolina ranked as the top public university, followed by the University of Michigan, University of Virginia, University of California-Los Angeles and University of California-Berkeley.

If cost is a consideration, you should definitely consider public colleges during your college search. Particularly for students who don’t qualify for much financial aid, choosing a public school can save you thousands compared to some private schools.

We help students and families find affordable colleges and figure out how to pay for it. If you’d like to learn how we can help you, give us a call at 1-888-234-3907 or send us a message and we’ll get back to you right away.

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