Stony Brook University is once again ranked within the top 100 among US colleges and universities, improving to No. 88 nationwide, and ranks as No. 34 among public universities — a jump of five places — according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges.
The University was ranked No. 29 overall in social mobility and No. 69 for student excellence. Stony Brook’s average six-year graduation rate of 76 percent outperformed the predicted graduation rate by 9 percentage points.
In overall rankings Stony Brook finished in a six-way tie with Binghamton University, Colorado School of Mines, University at Buffalo, UC Riverside and University of Iowa.
U.S. News Best Colleges evaluates more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality. The data used in the 2021 Best Colleges rankings pertains to student and faculty cohorts that predate the pandemic.