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Stony Brook is ranked No. 2 among all public universities in the Northeastern U.S., according to an article based on the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings for 2020.

Three schools are tied for No. 2 among public schools in the Northeast — the University of Connecticut, Pennsylvania State University and Stony Brook University, all ranked No. 105 among all schools in the country.

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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is a ranking of universities and colleges designed to emphasize graduate success and student learning.

Developed in partnership with U.S. experts and universities, the ranking adopts a balanced scorecard approach, using 15 individual performance metrics, grouped into four pillars representing Resources (30%), Engagement (20%), Outcomes (40%) and Environment (10%). The 15 performance indicators were selected in order to answer the questions that matter the most to prospective students when choosing a university.

Data sources include the Times Higher Education (THE) U.S. Student Survey, and THE Academic Reputation Survey, along with public data from IPEDS, the College Scorecard and Federal Student Aid on areas including completion rates and graduate employment. The THE Student Survey polled 170,00 current students on their college experience, focusing on motivation, engagement with learning, career impact, and satisfaction and value.

The full methodology can be found on the THE’s website.

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