Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

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Stony Brook University: The smart choice for your education

Ranked among the “top 40 public universities” by U.S. News & World Report (2021) and the “top 10 most diverse US universities” by 24/7 Wall Street and USA Today (2021), 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 26,600 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 are in high demand in the workplace—more than 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-square-foot, 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 athletic teams 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 “America’s top 25 public universities”



Ranked among “America’s Top 25 Public Universities” | Forbes, 2021


Ranked among the “Top 40 Public Universities” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked among the “Top 10 most diverse US universities” | 24/7 Wall Street and USA Today, 2020


Stony Brook University’s 1,040-acre campus is located on Long Island’s North Shore in STONY BROOK, 60 miles east of New York City, NEW YORK, and close to beaches and woodlands. Our proximity to New York City and having a railroad station right on campus make it easy for students to take advantage of all Manhattan has to offer. 

Stony Brook At A Glance

Type of School: Public

Size of Campus:
1,040 acres

Number of Students: 
• 3,416 full-time first-year students
• 1,596 fall transfers
• 16,698 full-time undergraduates
• 26,608 total students
• 51% female, 49% male

Number of Faculty:
• Full-time faculty members: 1,021
• Part-time faculty members: 616
• Medical faculty members: 1,188

Colleges, programs, and degrees: The most popular majors include:
• Health Science
• Psychology
• Biology
• Business Management
• Applied Math & Statistics
• Mathematics
• Computer Science
• Biochemistry
• Economics
• Mechanical Engineering

Geographic Diversity:
3,611 international students from more than 100 countries

International Student Services:
Visa and Immigration Services
• International Student Orientation
Intensive English Center
Student Health Services
English Pals Program
Academic Success and Tutoring Center
Academic Advising
Writing Center
Math Learning Center
Student Accessibility Support Center

International Student Budget:
Tuition: $24,990
• Fee: $3,490
• Room and Board: $15,504

* Estimated yearly costs for full-time undergraduates; all charges are subject to change without notice. Costs may vary depending on selected housing and meal plan.

Financial Aid:
Stony Brook offers up to 50% off tuition with the
#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship. Other scholarships are offered with admission to Honors College, WISE, or University Scholars programs. Need-based money for scholarships is also available. Stony Brook University’s Bursar Office offers a monthly payment plan for paying your University charges.

Test Score Requirements:
Minimum English proficiency scores:
• TOEFL: 80 (internet based)
• IELTS: 6.5
• ACT English: 19
• SAT Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing: 480
• PTE Academic: 53
• Duolingo: 105

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Stony Brook accepts the SUNY Application, the Common Application, and the Coalition Application.
• Fall semester deadline: January 15

• Spring semester deadline: November 1
• The application fee is $50; a fee waiver can be requested.

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