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Binghamton again ranks among U.S. News elite
September 9, 2015Tweet
For the 18th consecutive year, Binghamton University has placed among the top 50 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s annual rankings this year place Binghamton as the 37th best public in the country, up from 38th last year, and 89th overall.
“Colleges and universities across the country frequently benchmark themselves against their peers, just as we do,” said President Harvey Stenger. “Even though national rankings such as U.S. News & World Report can’t tell the total story of what we achieve here at Binghamton, it is gratifying to know that prospective students and their families who use rankings as a tool in their college searches will again see Binghamton University in good company.”
“The attention paid to these rankings also reflects well on all that we have accomplished in recent years,” said Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman. “We’ve grown significantly while maintaining, and in fact, improving quality, as shown by our strong incoming class.”
The U.S. News rankings are based on a set of criteria established by the magazine’s editorial staff. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects the magazine’s judgment about how much a measure matters. In its methodology, U.S. News considers academic reputation among peers and high school guidance counselors, retention, student-to-faculty ratios, financial resources, student selectivity and alumni giving rate, among other factors.