Binghamton University ranked among Top 50 public universities in U.S.News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges


    For the eleventh consecutive year, Binghamton University is ranked among the nation’s top universities, according to the 2008 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report.

    According to the latest edition of magazine, which hits newsstands Monday, August 20, Binghamton University ranks 37th among public universities and colleges and 82nd among all public and private universities.

    “I am very proud that Binghamton University has once again being recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of America’s best universities,” said Lois B. DeFleur, president of Binghamton University.

    “Binghamton consistently ranks among the elite public institutions due to its excellent reputation among peer institutions and the quality of its students, faculty and staff. We work very hard to be an exceptional university and these rankings validate those efforts.”

    Using a proprietary methodology, the annual U.S.News & World Report rankings represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, and help consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects the magazine's judgment about how much a measure matters. In its methodology, U.S. News considers academic reputation, retention, student-to-faculty ratios, student selectivity and alumni giving rate, among other factors.

    In addition to the magazine, some of the results will also be available at

Last Updated: 9/17/13