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Featured campusStony Brook University placed #29 in overall rank and #13 in public rank in Forbes Best Value Colleges 2019 rankings, which highlights the top 300 schools in the country with the highest quality and best financial outcomes.

The University has been consistently rising in the Forbes rankings, from #83 in the overall rank in 2017 to #31 in 2018, and from #28 in the public rank in 2017 to #18 in 2018.

The Best Value Colleges ranking is “the definitive guide for those looking for an excellent return on one of the most important investments of their lives.”


Forbes compiled its annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges by comparing data on 645 colleges and universities across the country, scored in the following six areas:

  • Quality
  • Net price
  • Net debt
  • Alumni earnings
  • Timely graduation
  • Access for low-income students

The list evaluates both public and private institutions offering four-year degrees and does not include private for-profit schools.

For more on the methodology used, visit the Forbes website.

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