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Multiple SUNY Schools Named to Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges for 2016

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The ninth annual version of Forbes’ rankings of the best colleges and universities has been released, and it features the best 660 schools across the country in many categories for 2016. SUNY is once again well-represented as nine campuses have been placed onto the list.

The methodology of Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list may vary slightly from other competitor versions. Instead of focusing on the metrics that get students accepted into college, like high school class rank and SAT scores, Forbes focuses on the ROI of the college experience. The rankings are compiled by reviewing post-graduate success, student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success. In other words, the aim is to measure what students get from their college experiences.

SUNY’s efforts to help students find success in and after college is continuously growing. For example, every SUNY student has an opportunity to engage in an applied learning experience while enrolled. With our SmartTrack program, students have access to the resources that they and their families need to understand college costs and develop a financial plan for the future. And Seamless Transfer allows all students the ability to transfer all completed general education requirements and courses toward their major to and from any SUNY campus.

The SUNY campuses named to Forbes’ list are:

Along with these, all 64 SUNY campuses offer students the opportunity to access a quality higher education experience, complete their degrees on time and efficiently, and find success after graduation thanks to the knowledge and resources gained as a student.

You can view the entire Forbes 2016 Top Colleges list at their website.

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    Written by Taras Kufel

    Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.




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  • I am a freshman at Stony Brook University and I am proud to hear that my university gets a place in that Forbes list. I feel like the luckiest student in the whole world, my experience with this awesome university is really good so far, I am enjoying my time here – of course sometimes it is pretty difficult and challenging but that is why I am here for. Thank you for posting this list here!

  • Eve Jones says:

    Glad to find your campuses listed in Forbes. Keep up with great work.

  • neal patel says:

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  • GoMovies says:

    SUNY’s efforts to help students find success in and after college is continuously growing!!!

  • Len Burnet says:

    Oh and how funny is this “. For example, every SUNY student has an opportunity to engage in an applied learning experience while enrolled.” WTK does that mean?

  • Len Burnet says:

    lol My opinion follows. Binghamton University is in the top 200. I think about 175. The SUNY system likes to promote Binghamton as if it were like a “public Ivy”. It is a best buy like Red Roof Inn. Red Roof Inn isn’t Four Seasons. Binghamton University isn’t Public Ivy anything. They could not possibly stuff more students into that university while also not adding any resources. There are no seats in classes, no seats in the library, no way to get advising, no way to get into counseling center, no parking on campus. Do you get it? Talk about the stereotype of the large impersonal public institution where students are numbers and where the administration could not care less about the college students. That describes Binghamton University to a “T”. Why would any one want their child there? I’d not send my dog. The administration could not be more lousy, detached and, yes, corrupt.

    • Dana robbins says:

      Thank you for your unsolicited and obviously uneducated comments. I am proud to have gotten my degree from Binghamton and went on to get two masters degrees. I received a great education and foundation for becoming a successful educator.

      • Battista says:

        Actually, I have heard the exact same feedback about Binghamton University self-promotion and insufficient student-faculty ratio. I, myself went to Geneseo for education. At the time it was a very nice small campus. Unfortunately, it has grown quite a bit and lost the personal feel.

      • This is a public website–comments don’t have to be solicited Da-na

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