UB No. 15 In U.S. News & World Report "Best-Value" Ranking

By Arthur Page

Release Date: September 19, 1995 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the second year in a row, the University at Buffalo has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top national universities in the country offering the best value -- a quality education at a reasonable cost.

UB is ranked No. 15 among national universities in the magazine's ranking of institutions in that category that provide the best value in terms of "sticker price," which includes tuition plus room, board and fees.

The university moved up one spot on this year's list, having ranked No. 16 when U.S. News & World Report last year published its first ranking of schools that provide the best value. The best-value ranking will be published in a special section on financing college in the magazine's Sept. 25 issue.

"We are glad to see UB move up a notch," said President William R. Greiner. "We think UB should move up a notch. We are working harder than ever to give our students more for their money, and that's a trend that will continue. Even with the state's budget constraints, we are managing to preserve very high quality academic offerings at UB."

He added: "As this ranking indicates, we are in the company of some of the nation's 'powerhouse publics,' like UCLA and Illinois and Rutgers. We do the same kind of sophisticated undergraduate education; we do it very well.

"We do it with a broader range of academic opportunities than other SUNY institutions, yet we do it in a setting that's smaller than most comparable universities -- we don't have 30,000 or 40,000 students, we have about 20,000. And we do all that at a low cost by comparison with many of those institutions, and certainly at a low cost in comparison to similar private institutions here in New York."

With a sticker price of $12,324, UB ranks in the U.S. News & World Report list ahead of such national public research institutions as Pennsylvania State University, the University of Virginia, the University of California at Berkeley and University of Michigan.