The University of Buffalo emerged as New York State's top-rated public university according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking.  This comes two weeks after U.S. News & World Report released its rankings and it showed that UB had climbed eight spots to No. 89 nationally and up three spots to No. 38 among public universities.

The methodology of the WSJ/THE rankings are based on four key areas:  resources, representing 30 percent of the overall ranking; engagement (20 percent); outcomes (40 percent); and environment (10 percent) from among nearly 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

Among the other highlights, the University of Buffalo was:

  • No. 28 among all public universities in the U.S.
  • No. 13 among all colleges in New York State.
  • No. 56 among all colleges in the Northeast.

UB ranked ahead of such well-respected universities as:

  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Iowa
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Rutgers
  • University of Oregon

Following UB, Stony Brook was the second-highest ranked public university in New York State.  Binghamton was third.

Among all universities on the list Harvard again was No. 1, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale.