Stony Brook Often Cited in 2015 Edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools
Nuclear Physics and Geometry make top ten
STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 19, 2014 – Stony Brook University is home to many highly-ranked programs in graduate education according to the 2015 edition of US News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” publication. The annual rankings focus on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine, and reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs.
|Stony Brook Often Cited in 2015 Edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings|
Among those graduate programs reviewed for this year’s edition, Stony Brook’s Physics graduate program ranks 23rd under which the Nuclear Physics “specialty program” ranked 4th. The Mathematics program is ranked 25th with two Math “specialty programs” also ranking very high: Geometry, 4th and Topology, 11th. Earth Sciences ranked 34th; Computer Science rose from 44th to 40th; Biological Sciences jumped 13 places from 68th to 55th and Chemistry ranked 56th. Stony Brook University School of Medicine increased in the ranking to 56th and the School of Engineering was ranked 69th overall. In addition, the following online programs were ranked in the top 100: Stony Brook’s Online Graduate Nursing Programs ranked 16th; Online Graduate Education Program ranked 22nd; and the Online Business Program ranked 99th.
Stony Brook is ranked in the top 1 percent of the world’s higher education institutions by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 35 public universities as determined by U.S.News & World Report. It was recently ranked one of the 30 best values in public colleges and universities by Kiplinger and is one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4 percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.