UB Again Ranked Among Top Universities by U.S. News and World Report

September 13, 2011 Updated Sep 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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UB Again Ranked Among Top Universities by U.S. News and World Report

September 13, 2011 Updated Sep 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The University at Buffalo is one of the best universities in the country, according to the annual "Best Colleges" rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

UB is ranked No. 54 among all public universities in the U.S. and is No. 111 among both public and private universities in the country.
With the ranking, UB again earns the distinction as one of the nation's
"Best National Universities," according to U.S. News and World Report.

UB moved up nine spots among all universities and four spots among public universities, compared to last year's report. More than 1,500 of the country's four-year colleges and universities were considered by U.S. News for the rankings in a handful of categories.

Also earning a top ranking was UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which rose eight spots to No. 57 among the nation's best undergraduate engineering programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. UB's School of Management earned a best business school ranking: No. 81 among all undergraduate business programs nationwide and higher than any other SUNY business school.

"We're very pleased that the educational opportunities and experiences we provide our students are recognized as among the best nationwide," said Harvey G. Stenger Jr., UB's interim provost. "We strive to provide our students with great teaching, access to world-class educational resources and opportunities to perform research alongside renowned scholars."

UB's national ranking was boosted by its academic reputation score,
according to U.S. News. Academic reputation is heavily weighted in
the rankings, and is based on national surveys of presidents, provosts and admissions directors, as well as high school counselors. The university also scored well in student selectivity, and student retention and graduation rates.

The rankings are available at www.usnews.com.