Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

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Ranked among the “top 100 universities in the nation” and the “top 35 public universities” by U.S. News & World Report (2020), Stony Brook University is the smart choice for your higher education. A degree from Stony Brook—an institution with award-winning faculty, accomplished students, innovative academic programs, and a proven track record of successful alumni—will take you far beyond your expectations, opening doors to countless career possibilities.

A member of the elite Association of American Universities, Stony Brook offers undergraduates more than 200 majors, minors, and combined-degree programs. Stony Brook faculty are educators and award-winning scholars and researchers. We’re committed to putting our best educators into our undergraduate classes. We also have many unique semester, academic year, and winter and summer study abroad programs on six continents in 25 different countries. Our diverse and prestigious programs allow students to have once-in-a-lifetime experiences in places like Madagascar and Stony Brook’s Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya.

Our diverse campus attracts more than 26,700 students from nearly all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Each spring, the University pays tribute to students’ accomplishments in the arts and sciences with a day of exhibition and performance. Stony Brook also has more than 400 clubs and organizations for students and offers an extensive intramurals program.

Our Student Activities Center features a food court, student lounges, an art gallery, and a Wellness Center for exercise classes and workshops. Across campus, the Sports Complex includes courts for basketball and squash, a running track, a dance studio, and weight rooms. Next to it, the 85,000-sq. ft., three-floor Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center houses a three-court gymnasium, a multipurpose indoor arena, fitness studios, and workout space devoted entirely to the health and well-being of Stony Brook students, faculty, and staff. Each residential quad also has its own fully equipped fitness center that’s open 24/7. And the Division I Seawolves compete in a 12,300-seat stadium as well as a new 4,000-seat arena.

Visit and discover what led Forbes to rank Stony Brook as one of the “15 best value public colleges.”



Ranked among the “Top 15 Best Value Public Colleges” | Forbes, 2019


Ranked among the “Top 25 Public Universities” | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, 2020

Campus Profile
• 1,040 acres
• 60 miles east of New York City
• 10 miles of bike paths
• 4-season climate
• 3 miles from the beach
• 1 railroad stop on campus

Student Profile
• 3,322 full-time freshmen
• 1,596 fall transfers
• 16,586 full-time undergraduates
• 26,782 total students
• 47% male, 53% female
• 12% out-of-state/international students
• 95% of recent graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school 

Most Popular Majors
• Health Science
• Psychology
• Biology

• Business Management

• Applied Math & Statistics
• Mathematics
• Computer Science
• Biochemistry 

• Economics

• Mechanical Engineering

Honors Opportunities for Academically Talented Students
• Honors College
• Scholars for Dental Medicine
• Scholars for Medicine
• School of Nursing Scholars Program
• University Scholars
• Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) 

Students in our Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities program have received Goldwater, Fulbright, Churchill, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships—the nation’s highest awards to undergraduates. Visit for more information.

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