Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

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Stony Brook University is a top ranking public sea-grant and space-grant research university located in Stony Brook, New York. Established in 1957, Stony Brook University’s main campus is situated on a 1,040 acre lot with satellite locations in Southampton, Manhattan and South Korea. Stony Brook University has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report as well as one of the top 40 public universities. Stony Brook University is one of only 94 institutions in the country which has been designated a “Very High Research University” by the Carnegie Foundation; Stony Brook University’s faculty is responsible for well over 2,000 inventions and more than 500 U.S. Patents.

Academic Programs

Stony Brook University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1957. More than 200 undergraduate programs are offered by the University as well as over 140 graduate-level programs. Stony Brook University is divided into several colleges and schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School, the School of Journalism, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Professional Development as well as five health sciences schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare.

Stony Brook University is one of just ten universities worldwide to be recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. Stony Brook University is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University’s expenditures on organized research (from both external and internal sponsors) reach nearly $170 million. The University co-manages the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Student Life

Stony Brook University has a total enrollment figure of more than 25,000, including nearly 17,000 undergraduate students. The University’s main campus is located in the historic district of the hamlet of Stony Brook near the midpoint of Long Island (about 50 miles east of Manhattan). Stony Brook University’s is subdivided into the East and West campuses – the West campus serves as the center for academic life, housing the majority of academic, athletic and undergraduate housing facilities. The University’s Hospital and Health Center is located on Stony Brook University’s East campus.

A wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations are recognized by Stony Brook University, catering to a range of interests including academic, professional, social, recreational and more, as well as providing opportunity for students to interact with one another outside of the classroom and develop important leadership skills. As an NCAA Division I-AA school, Stony Brook University’s athletic teams, called the Seawolves, compete in the America East Conference.