Â ALBANY â€” The State University of New York lauded about two dozen of its schools Wednesday for their high rankings in U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s 2009 edition of â€œAmericaâ€™s Best Colleges.â€
â€œThese national rankings reflect the quality, accessibility, affordability and diversity of a SUNY education,â€ Interim Chancellor John Clark said in a statement.
These are some of the highlights from the list, which was released last week:
— Binghamton University ranks 77th in the best national universities category and 34th in the top 50 best public national universities.
— Cornell University, a private school with four statutory SUNY campuses (Agriculture and Life Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; Human Ecology and Industrial and Labor Relations) was No. 14 on the list of best national universities. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesâ€™ program in Applied Economics and Management was the 11th best undergraduate business program.
— Binghamton and Cornell were among the schools with the most international undergraduate students. Both have 8 percent international undergraduates.
— Binghamton is on the list of national universities where students graduate with the least debt.
— Geneseo is 2nd on the list of top public masterâ€™s universities. New Paltz is 8th and Oneonta is 11th.
— Geneseo is 11th best masterâ€™s university nationwide and the 7th most â€œup and comingâ€ masterâ€™s university in the north.
— Geneseo is the 11th best masterâ€™s university in the north. SUNY New Paltz is 40th, SUNY Oneonta is 49th, SUNY Cortland is 73rd; and SUNY Brockport is 81st.
— Purchase College in Westchester County is ranked as a fourth-tier school on the list of best liberal arts colleges.
(Source: Cara Matthews/Gannett News Service.)Â