UB is the No. 1 public university in New York State, according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking.
The WSJ/THE rankings differ from other ratings in that their methodology incorporates student success and learning by including the results of the THE US Student Survey. The survey examines a range of key issues, including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with their teachers and their satisfaction with their experience.
The overall methodology explores four key areas: resources, which represents 30 percent of the overall ranking; engagement (20 percent); outcomes (40 percent); and environment (10 percent).
UB saw significant improvement in its student engagement rank, moving up to No. 283 in the new rankings from 449th in last year’s rankings among nearly 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.