Stony Brook University--SUNY

Stony Brook University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment -- we're the smart choice for your education. A degree from Stony Brook, an institution with award-winning faculty, accomplished students, rigorous and innovative academic programs, significant research opportunities, and a proven track record of successful alumni, opens doors to countless career possibilities. There's no limit to how far you can go. A member of the elite Association of American Universities, Stony Brook offers more than 200 majors, minors, and combined-degree programs for undergraduates; first-rate opportunities for undergraduate research, including at nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, which Stony Brook has a role in running; and Long Island's premier academic medical center. Our diverse campus attracts more than 25,700 students from nearly all 50 states and more than 150 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 combined-degree programs for undergraduates include several secondary teacher preparation programs and bachelor's/MPH programs, a fast-track MBA program, and bachelor's/MD and bachelor's/DDS combined-degree programs. Our School of Journalism offers a major in journalism and a state-of-the-art newsroom. Students in our School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences conduct research on the RV Seawolf, at our waterfront Marine Sciences Center in Stony Brook Southampton, and in Jamaica, West Indies, at Discovery Bay Lab. In fact, Stony Brook offers many unique semester, academic year, and winter and summer study-abroad programs in many countries. Students in the biomedical engineering major combine their interests in biology, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, and math. Student clubs and academic advising support students heading toward careers in engineering, law, medicine, and a range of health professions. 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 an international 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, an 85,000-square-foot Campus Recreation Center houses a three-court gymnasium, multipurpose indoor arena, and cardio machines. 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 and a new 4,000-seat arena. Our graduates are in high demand in the workplace: Nearly 350 corporate organizations recruit on campus each year. Stony Brook University's 1,040 acre campus is 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 make it easy for students to take advantage of all that Manhattan has to offer. Visit us and discover what led Kiplinger to rank Stony Brook as one of the 35 best values in public colleges.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1957 N/A Semester $219.7 million Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794 (631) 689-6000
overall score total score state city online paying global
50 100.0 New York Stony Brook 576 556 85