How Long Island colleges stack up

As the number of rankings that compare postsecondary institutions nationwide has grown exponentially, here’s how Long Island’s public and private 4-year colleges rank in recent lists in some of the publications.

This list reflects a snapshot of the rankings on the market. Publications have various categories and lists in addition to a main, national list. Not all of the Long Island colleges are represented in each of the lists.

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U.S. News & World Report, 2018

National Universities

#97 Stony Brook University

#132 Hofstra University

#151 Adelphi University

Regional Universities (North)

#41 Molloy College

#47 New York Institute of Technology

#71 St. Joseph’s College

#102 LIU Post

Regional Colleges (North)

#3 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

#15 Farmingdale State College

SUNY Old Westbury (unranked, listed within schools #146-187 in this category)

Top Public Colleges

#41 Stony Brook University

MONEY, 2017-18

Overall Best Colleges for Your Money

#54 Stony Brook University

#96 Molloy College

#303 Adelphi University
#374 St. Joseph’s College

50 Best Public Colleges

#32 Stony Brook University

50 Best Colleges where more than half the applicants get in

#29 Molloy College

Value-Added All Stars

#3 Molloy College

College Factual

Top Quality Overall (of 1,387 colleges nationally)

#219 Stony Brook University
#272 Adelphi University
#285 Hofstra University
#507 New York Institute of Technology
#519 St. Joseph’s College
#866 LIU Post
#984 Farmingdale State College
#1013 SUNY Old Westbury

Forbes, 2017

Top Colleges

#187 Stony Brook University
#323 Hofstra University
#332 Adelphi University
#385 St. Joseph’s College
#446 Farmingdale State College

Niche.com

Top Colleges, New York (out of 237)

#26 Stony Brook University
#28 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
#35 Adelphi University
#36 Molloy College
#43 Hofstra University

#51 St. Joseph’s College

#67 New York Institute of Technology