UB Remains Best Public University in New York City in Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings – UB Now: News and Views for UB Faculty and Staff


UB is once again the No.1 public university in New York State and one of the top 40 public universities in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings released yesterday.

The 2022 ranking includes nearly 800 universities.

UB is ranked n ° 31 among public universities in the United States, while retaining its position as New York State’s No.1 public university. UB ranks 124th among all public and private universities nationwide.

WSJ / THE rankings are based on 15 key metrics that rate colleges and universities on four pillars:

  • Student results (40%), including salaries and graduate debt.
  • Academic resources (30%), including how much the college spends on teaching.
  • Student engagement (20%), including whether students feel ready to use their education in the real world.
  • Learning environment (10%), including diversity of student body and academic staff.

The rankings include results from the U.S. Student Survey, which examines a range of key questions including student engagement in their studies, their interaction with their teachers, and their satisfaction with their experience.

The full methodology is explained in more detail on the Times Higher Education ranking site.

Norma A. Roth