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Stony Brook University

United States
  • 352 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 188 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 178 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 338 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 372 QS World University Rankings 2015
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About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world. After less than 60 years of existence, it’s ranked among the top 100 universities in the nation and the top 40 public universities.

Stony Brook University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, more than 100 master’s programs and more than 40 doctoral programs. Innovative programs include a combined-degree fast-track MBA program and the award-winning Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) program, which involves undergraduates in research in nearly every discipline and has produced Beckman, Goldwater, Marshall and Truman scholars. Students in all disciplines have the opportunity to enrich their education by pursuing their academic interests in an overseas location while still earning credits toward their bachelor’s degree.

We’ve grown from a collection of geodesic domes at Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, N.Y., to our main 1,040-acre campus in Stony Brook, N.Y. — a powerful incubator of teaching and research innovation as well as a driving engine for the Long Island economy — with satellite locations in Southampton, Manhattan and South Korea.

Campus information

Stony Brook's campus is set among 1,039 wooded acres, complete with anature preserve.

Bring your bike for the best tour! The Paul Simons Memorial Bike Path, six miles of pristine pavement for walking, biking, running, and rollerblading, encircles the campus. Nearby villages and harbors of the beautiful North Shore of Long Island are just a leisurely bike ride away.

Stony Brook University is located in the village of Stony Brook, New York, a residential neighborhood 65 miles east of New York City. The main campus is easy to reach by air, rail, ferry, or car.


  • Our 28 residence halls and 23 apartment-style buildings house 9,445 residents (8,230 undergraduate and 1,215 graduate students)
  • Included are two new residence halls that incorporate eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features.
  • All residence halls and apartments offer wireless Internet access Each quad has computing and fitness centers and all rooms have high-speed Internet and cable TV
  • Approximately 83% of freshmen live on campus
  •  Room & Board: $12,032 (varies according to meal plan)


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Mass Communication & Media 1


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