UB No. 27 On Money Magazine's National "Best Buys"

By Arthur Page

Release Date: August 26, 1994 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo has been ranked 27th in Money magazine's annual ranking of the Top 100 college and university best buys in the United States.

UB, which moved up four positions in the national rankings this year, is listed sixth in a separate listing of best buys in the northeast U.S.

Among large comprehensive universities, UB ranks among the top 10 nationwide on Money's list of the 100 schools that deliver the highest-quality education for the tuition they charge. The magazine cautions that the listing should not be interpreted as indicating that the schools included are in the same league academically.

"We're proud to see UB place among the top 30 institutions that Money considers to be best buys for undergraduate education, and proud to see four other SUNY schools high on the list as well," said UB President William R. Greiner. "The rankings say a lot about SUNY value and quality.

Noting that the rankings actually "fold together a lot of different kinds of institutions," Greiner said it's important to look at the annual compilation in terms of how UB, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system, compares in the ranking with other major public universities.

"Among all of SUNY's campuses, only UB is considered nationally to be a peer of institutions like Rutgers, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina," he added. "So when you consider UB's place in that company, the Money list shows us as being among the top 10 of our peer universities in terms of the value we deliver. In other words, Western New York's major research university not only maintains the classic traditions of American education established by places like Michigan and UNC and Berkeley, it also happens to be a great bargain.

"That's the kind of deal we think you can't beat. UB takes a lot of pride in being that kind of resource and value for our community."

Money's annual listing, based on 16 measures of education quality, is designed to provide a guide for students and families looking to get their money's worth when it comes to higher education. The magazine notes that "to earn a high score in our value-oriented analysis, a school must charge less in tuition and fees than institutions that offer educations of similar quality."