BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo provides a quality
education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger's Personal
Finance, which has placed UB on the magazine's 2011 list of the 100
Best Values in Public Colleges.
Kiplinger's ranked UB No. 46, selecting the school from a pool
of more than 500 four-year colleges and universities.
The magazine evaluates schools based on criteria including SAT
or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty
ratios and 4- and 6-year graduation rates, as well as cost,
financial aid and student debt at graduation. Measures of academic
quality carry more weight than measures of affordability. More
methodology specifics -- as well as sortable rankings and other
interactive features -- are available at http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/colleges.
"We're always pleased to be recognized for providing a quality
education at an affordable price," said UB President John B.
Simpson. "As we continue to build UB into a great research
university, we have remained aware that research and education go
hand-in-hand at the nation's best institutions of higher education.
As a public university of the State of New York, affordability is
one of our core values."
UB's No. 46 ranking was for in-state students, whose tuition and
fees for the 2010-11 academic year total about $7,136. The
university ranked 18th for value for out-of-state students, who pay
an annual total of about $15,546 in tuition and fees.
This fall, UB's freshman class of about 3,150 students included
more than 900 merit scholarship recipients and more than 320 honors
students. This year's honors class, the largest in the history of
the Honors College, entered UB with an average combined math and
reading SAT score of 1382 and average high school grades of about
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive
public university, a flagship institution in the State University
of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus.
UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests
through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional
degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a
member of the Association of American Universities.