Stony Brook University: The smart choice for your education
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; Long Island’s premier academic medical center; and first-rate opportunities for undergraduate research, including at local Brookhaven National Laboratory—a US Department of Energy national lab that Stony Brook has a role in running. Stony Brook was also one of the first research universities in the nation to establish an office dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and creative activity.
Stony Brook’s faculty have received international and national recognition for their achievements. Nobel Laureates, Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and MacArthur Grant recipients teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students.
Our diverse campus attracts more than 26,700 students from nearly all 50 states and over 100 countries. Incoming transfer students have the opportunity to take Advising 101, a specialized course designed to help transfer students successfully transition to Stony Brook during their first semester. With small class sizes, you’ll be able to connect with your cohort as well as transfer advisors and instructors. Stony Brook faculty are educators and award-winning scholars and researchers. We’re committed to putting our best educators into our undergraduate classes. Let your curiosity lead you to a fabulous research internship with Stony Brook faculty on campus, at Stony Brook University Hospital, at our Southampton Marine Station, or at Brookhaven National Laboratory (only a short drive from campus).
Stony Brook offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue traditional and innovative courses of study. Immerse yourself in marine science off the coast of the Atlantic, or create the cutting edge in our College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Explore our unique programs in Business, Journalism, and Sustainability Studies. Indulge your love of literature, art, and music, or delve into physics, astronomy, and biology. Stony Brook’s Intensive English Center (IEC) helps our international students achieve their goal of learning English for academic or personal purposes. The rigorous curriculum combined with cultural and social events provide students a dynamic environment to improve their language skills, create new friendships, and prepare for future success. Student clubs and academic advising support students heading toward careers in engineering, law, medicine, and a range of other health professions. Our graduates arein high demand in the workplace: over 400 corporate organizations recruit on campus each year. And nearly 95% of recent Stony Brook University graduates are currently employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school.
Stony Brook University offers 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 a once-in-a-lifetime experience in places such as Madagascar—led by renowned scholar, MacArthur Fellow, and Indianapolis Prize winner Patricia Wright—and Stony Brook’s Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya—established in cooperation with renowned anthropologists Richard, Meave, and Louise Leakey.
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 300 clubs and organizations for students and offers an extensive intramural sports program. Students, faculty, and staff race boats made of cardboard, duct tape, and paint in the annual Roth Pond Regatta. Other Stony Brook traditions include Homecoming and Strawberry Fest. 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 our website and discover what led Forbes to rank Stony Brook as one of the “15 best value public colleges.”