Kiplinger’s Ranks UB as One of the “Best Values” in Public Higher Education

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo provides a quality education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has placed UB on the magazine’s 2011 list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

Kiplinger’s ranked UB No. 46, selecting the school from a pool of more than 500 four-year colleges and universities.

The magazine evaluates schools based on criteria including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios and 4- and 6-year graduation rates, as well as cost, financial aid and student debt at graduation. Measures of academic quality carry more weight than measures of affordability. More methodology specifics — as well as sortable rankings and other interactive features — are available at

“We’re always pleased to be recognized for providing a quality education at an affordable price,” said UB President John B. Simpson. “As we continue to build UB into a great research university, we have remained aware that research and education go hand-in-hand at the nation’s best institutions of higher education. As a public university of the State of New York, affordability is one of our core values.”

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