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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook

Ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide by the London Times Higher Education-QS World University Ranking, Stony Brook is the smart choice for your higher education. Here you’ll get a world-class education at very low cost, and your degree from Stony Brook will open doors to a universe of career possibilities. With more than 150 majors, minors, and combined degree programs for undergraduates, an active research environment, and Long Island’s only university-based teaching hospital, Stony Brook offers you all the advantages of a major research university. Our diverse campus attracts more than 24,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. But Stony Brook is a large university with a small-college feel. As a freshman, you will belong to one of six Undergraduate Colleges organized around students’ interests. Each Undergraduate College has only 450 students and offers academic and residential advising to help you schedule classes, choose a major, and adjust to college life. You also will have the opportunity to take one-credit themed classes in small-group settings and attend informal gatherings with your professors and fellow students. Stony Brook’s many combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs for undergraduates include several secondary teacher preparation programs as well as our Scholars for Medicine combined bachelor’s/M.D. program.Our School of Journalism offers a major in journalism and a state-of-the-art Newsroom of the Future. Students in the biomedical engineering major combine their interests in biology, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, and math. Our School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences provides opportune access to waterfront laboratories and research vessels on both the north and south shores of Long Island. Student clubs and academic advising support students heading toward careers in engineering, law, medicine, and a range of health professions. Our world-class undergraduate research program offers guidance toward research placements in all of these areas and more, wherever your interests lie. Each spring the University pays tribute to students’ accomplishments in all the arts and sciences with a day of exhibition and performance. Stony Brook has more than 300 clubs and organizations for students and offers an extensive intramural program. Students, faculty, and staff race boats made with only 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 3,000-square-foot fitness center, an international food court, student lounges, game rooms, an art gallery, and a Wellness Center with a mirrored studio for exercise classes and workshops. Across campus, the Sports Complex includes courts for basketball and squash, a running track, a dance studio, weight rooms, and a pool. Each residential quad also has its own fully equipped fitness center open 24/7. And the Division I Seawolves compete in an 8,300-seat stadium. As a graduate of an institution that is a member of the elite Association of American Universities, you will have a degree that is highly valued and recognized. The Wall Street Journal ranked Stony Brook eighth among public universities with students going on to elite graduate programs. Our graduates are highly competitive in admission to the very best graduate and professional programs in the nation. They also are in high demand in the workplace. Nearly 350 corporate organizations recruit on campus each year. Stony Brook University’s 1,100 acres are located on Long Island’s North Shore, 60 miles east of New York City and close to beaches and woodlands. Our proximity to New York City and a railroad station right on campus makes it easy for students to take advantage of all that Manhattan has to offer. Visit us and discover what led Kiplinger’s to list Stony Brook as one of ‘The 100 Best Values in Higher Education’ among public universities.

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 24,692
Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $6,488
Out of State Tuition $14,388
Books and Supplies $900
Students with Financial aid:** 79%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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