Stony Brook University ranks 89th among the world’s top 100 institutions according to the 2013 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The CWUR publishes the only global university performance tables that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty and quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.
“This world ranking and methodology highlights the quality of our faculty, our students, and the depth and breadth of research and scholarship taking place at Stony Brook University,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “We have much to be proud of at Stony Brook, and these new rankings help to put a fine point on our accomplishments.”
The CWUR uses seven indicators to rank the world’s top 100 universities: quality of faculty members, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals; publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable international journals; influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly influential journals; citations, measured by the number of highly cited research papers; patents, measured by the number of international patent filings; alumni employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world’s top 2,000 public companies relative to the university’s size; and quality of education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university’s size.
In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, the CWUR aims to provide the most comprehensive university rankings available, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators and government officials from around the world.
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 24,000 students and 2,200 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 22nd best value in public colleges for in-state students and 9th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.