It's college rankings seasons, which means a weekly barrage from organizations that track broad indicators of academic quality down to specific issues, such as good campuses for military veterans.
In the latest prominent ranking, the University at Buffalo comes out looking good.
UB ranked 302nd in the QS World University Rankings poll of the world's top 800 universities, a step up from its 313th ranking in fall 2012 and 337th in fall 2011.
QS World University analyzes more than 2,000 institutions, collecting 90,000 survey responses to formulate the rankings. Eight thousand universities applied for inclusion into the rankings.
UB received notable scores in academic citations of research conducted by UB faculty (57), international students (181), arts and humanities (291), life sciences and medicine (280), academic reputation (431) and international faculty (320).
UB's overall ranking came in ahead of other SUNY research centers, such as Stony Brook University (338), the University of Albany (601-650) and Binghamton University (701).
Other notable colleges and universities on the list include Cornell University (15th), the University of Rochester (151) and Syracuse University (601-650). Beyond the top 599, colleges are grouped in sets of 50.
Read here for recent coverage of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" list, and here for coverage of the "Military Friendly Schools List."