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Stony Brook University

4.3 out of 5 (10 ratings / 10 reviews) Stony Brook, New York, United States
Part of the State University of New York system, the University has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship — carrying out the mandate given by the State Board of Regents in 1960 to become a university that would “stand with the finest in the country.”

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship,  was established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. The first campus was located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on the grounds of a former Gold Coast estate. In 1962, a new campus was built near the historic village of Stony Brook .


The mission of Stony Brook University — to advance our community and the world through knowledge and discovery — is lived through the activities of our schools, colleges and programs. We deliver an accessible world-class education in areas as Health Science, Psychology, Biology, Business Management, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Economics and Mechanical Engineering .


Stony Brook University is a powerful incubator of teaching and research innovation that is changing the world. As a member of the invitation-only Association of American Universities, we are an internationally recognized research institution.


The relationship between major and career is indirect and complicated. Deciding on a major, whether you are choosing one or contemplating a change, can be a daunting task, especially when you are trying to connect the major to some future career. For example, Stony Brook’s major in journalism would prepare you to be a journalist; the major in chemical engineering would prepare you to be a chemical engineer.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
301 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
378 -5
373 -14
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
176 -5
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Student Accessibility Support Center provides services and accommodations that advocate for the  needs of students. We  improve academic and environmental accessibility to foster individual growth, student empowerment, and support a community of care.

Housing services

The Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook offers stylish, comfortable accommodations right here on campus, just across from the Charles B. Wang Center. Enjoy easy, quick access to campus venues, plus nearby shopping, beaches and malls.

Stony Brook University is home to a large variety of residence hall styles, from suites to apartments. Available from the beginning of June through the first week of August, residence halls may be a suitable option for summer conferences and symposiums.  

Our guests have found the campus residences quite pleasant, but like most housing geared toward college students, they do not offer the same services or amenities as a hotel.

Library services

The Stony Brook University Libraries is known for a wide-range of digital and print resources and world-renowned special collections. A member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Libraries comprise eight libraries in distinct disciplines and locations. Our mission of global leadership aims to advance research, discovery, and learning.

ICT services

The Customer Engagement & Support Service Center, located on the fifth floor of the Melville Library (Room S-5410), offers IT-related assistance to faculty, staff, and students. 

Medical services

The Student Health Service at Stony Brook University is your on-campus source for meeting your primary health care needs.Our staff of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and technical and administrative staff are dedicated to our mission of providing students with quality, cost-effective medical care, and the services necessary to optimize preventative health.

Student Life

Campus life

Stony Brook’s active and vibrant campus life is filled with co-curricular experiences to complement our academic curriculum and enhance the overall college experience. 

Sports facilities

The Stony Brook campus has two main facilities where one can exercise during free time. Both are located on the main campus on John Toll Drive across from the Physics Building. Access is free to all students, faculty, and staff with University ID.  Students are welcome to bring a guest at a cost of $5.00 per guest.

The west wing of the Indoor Sports Complex opened in the fall of 1990. Connected to the existing gymnasium, the 105,000-square-foot complex seats 4,100 for basketball and volleyball and 5,000 for lectures, concerts, and other special events. The facility houses a four-lane, six-sprintlane track (177 meters in length), six glass back-walled squash courts, and locker rooms. 

Student clubs

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) at Stony Brook University is a not-for-profit auxiliary services corporation licensed by the State University of New York to provide goods and services that contribute to the quality of campus life in a flexible, efficient and responsive manner to support the mission of the Stony Brook campus. Over the years, the Faculty Student Association has seen tremendous growth as the needs of the University and mission of the Association have developed.


As a member of the Middle States Association (MSA), Stony Brook University is accredited according to the guidelines and standards set forth by the MSA, Commission on Higher Education (CHE), and subject to a self-study and peer review on a decennial basis.

Student Reviews

The best is research.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great research opportunity. Great professors, and great opportunities to learn a lot of things. But little empty on weekends (before covid), still great people and great area.

Diversity at Stony Brook
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love meeting people from all around the world - Stony Brook has lots of students from different parts of the world. Everyone is friendly and I met lots of international students and locals alike.

A great multicultural and academic experience.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stony Brook University is an institution with a diverse and inclusive environment, including students from all backgrounds, giving them equal opportunities and great resources to adapt to their college life. Overall, my experience has being amazing with many professors that are constantly helping me grow in my fields. Academics at Stony Brook are amazing, with hundreds of...

Stony Brook, New York, United States

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