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tony Brook University (SBU) is one of New York State’s four universities, located in Long Island, just 60 miles east of New York City.It is a public research institution with a sea and space grant as well as being a member of the Association of American Universities, and a National Merit institution. It is also one of just 10 universities in the States to be recognised by the National Science Foundation for its combination of research and undergraduate study.With around 25,000 students, SBU has 13 schools and colleges in total, including the Graduate School and Honours College.

Its School of Health Sciences is made up of five professional schools and enrols around 3,000 students. The schools are of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Social Welfare, Medicine, and Health, Technology and Management.

The main campus is a large site on Long Island’s North Shore, which spans over 1,000 acres and houses the main academic areas, an 8,300-seat stadium and sports complex, and a university hospital, Stony Brook Medicine. In addition to this, there are two satellite campuses – one in midtown Manhattan and the other in the town of Southampton.There are 28 residence halls and 23 apartment-style buildings on campus where approximately 83 per cent of undergraduates live.

The main library belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and the Health Sciences Centre Library is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. books, print and electronic journals, microforms, music recording, and maps.

Its athletic teams are known as the Stony Brook Seawolves and their mascot is Wolfie the Seawolf. While a seawolf is a mythical creature who brings good luck, Wolfie is also something of a local celebrity who makes regular TV appearances and attends charity events.

The University has a five-part mission:

  •  to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;
  •  to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance knowledge and have immediate or long-range practical significance;
  • to provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region; 
  • to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;
  • to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.
  • College of Arts and Sciences

    The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses the original departments that opened with the formation of Stony Brook University over fifty years ago. Since then several other important departments have been added. Through the years the excellence of the CAS departments has been a major contributor to Stony Brook's growing national and international reputation. The college itself was officially formed in the early 1990s by combining four divisions: Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA), Life Sciences (LS), Physical Sciences and Math (PSM) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

  • College of Business

    The College of Business at Stony Brook University prepares students for leadership roles, fosters entrepreneurial growth, and conducts cutting-edge research that informs business practice. ​The College's strong faculty from around the world achieves rigorous standards for research productivity and teaching effectiveness. The College attracts top quality students and engages them in the highest level of hands-on business education.Faculty members are integral in curriculum development, creating and refining programs that prepare students for future careers in business and academia.

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    CEAS is committed to attracting a diverse and highly qualified student body and producing the exceptional leaders of tomorrow for the State of New York and the nation.With over 160 faculty members, students have the benefit of learning from 30 NSF CAREER and Presidential Young Investigator awardees, National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology recipients, members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 12 SUNY Distinguished Professors

  • School of Medicine

    The three missions of the Stony Brook School of Medicine are to advance our understanding of the origins of human health and disease, to train the next generation of committed, curious and highly capable physicians, and to deliver world-class, compassionate healthcare.  Stony Brook School of Medicine excels in all these pursuits.Stony Brook Medicine is one of the largest and highest quality healthcare organizations on Long Island, and New York.

  • School of Dental Medicine

    The School conducts an excellent educational program for its students, contributes to scientific knowledge through its active programs in research, and actively participates in community service through its programs in continuing education and its treatment center, which provides dental care to thousands of community residents each year.The vision of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine is to define and shape the future as an international leader and innovator in dental education, patient care, research and service.

  • School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing is one of five professional schools in the Health Sciences Tower at Stony Brook University. Our Undergraduate Programs, Clinical Masters Programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).The mission of the Stony Brook School of Nursing is to prepare nurse leaders at all entries of practice to advance the health of the people of New York, the wider geographic regions and the global community with a focus on the underserved. This is accomplished through innovative, high quality and accessible educational programs, clinical practice, research and public service.

  • School of Health Technology & Management

    The School of Health Technology and Management is recognized as a premier professional school, which has for many years offered professional certificate programs in physical and occupational therapy, respiratory care, clinical laboratory sciences, physician assistant and athletic training.The mission of the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) is to provide the highest quality education in a multidisciplinary learning environment that fosters research, scholarly activity, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, and professionalism, while affirming the importance of ethical behavior, human diversity, service, and a team approach to health care.

  • School of Social Welfare

    The School of Social Welfare prepares students for professional practice in the field of social welfare, from baccalaureate to doctoral levels.The School of Social Welfare is committed to a more just society based on equality, human dignity and social justice.The School's educational process enables people to identify and analyze the nature and extent of oppression and engage in social work practice that affirms people's strengths as a means to create social change in their lives and in society.

  • School of Journalism

    Stony Brook’s School of Journalism is ideally positioned to fill that need. It was created specifically to prepare you for a dynamic and evolving multi-media future, beginning first and foremost with training as an enterprising news reporter, and then with advanced skills in video, online and social media applications.

    The Stony Brook School of Journalism was established in September 2006. It is the first and only Journalism School in the SUNY public higher-education system.In addition to its core undergraduate and masters programs, the school operates three Centers: The Center for News Literacy, which has developed a pioneering course in News Literacy for news consumers; the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, which prepares the next generation of international correspondents; and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which trains current and future scientists to communicate more effectively with the public. Founding Dean Howard Schneider is the former editor of Newsday.

  • School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

    The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is SUNY's designated school for marine and atmospheric research, education and public service. SoMAS is one of the leading coastal oceanography institutions in the world.The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University is an interdisciplinary center for education, research, and public service. The mission is to increase fundamental understanding, through research and education, of the oceans and atmosphere, their interactions, and the life systems they support.

  • School of Professional Development

    The School of Professional Development (SPD) is home to Stony Brook University’s graduate programs in education, enrolling hundreds of students in graduate degree and certificate curricula leading to teacher and administrator certification. Through its collaborations with school districts, Teacher Centers, BOCES, and other organizations, SPD serves as a leading resource for educators across the region. It also sponsors the Stony Brook University chapter ofPhi Delta Kappa, the international association for education professionals.All of SPD’s education degrees and advanced certificates articulate with the New York State Education Department’s certificate and licensing regulations.


Stony Brook University 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 on land donated by local philanthropist Ward Melville. 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.” The University campus lies about 60 miles east of Manhattan and 60 miles west of Montauk Point. It is only a short distance to the Atlantic beaches of the south shore and the vineyards of the East End.


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); American Chemical Society (ACS); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

University rankings

  • #372 - QS World University Rankings
  • #151 - QS WU Rankings by Subject (Physics and Astronomy)
  • #198 - QS WU Rankings by Faculty ( Social Science)
  • #75 - In the USA

Campus life

2016-2017 Estimated Yearly Cost for Full-Time Undergraduates

DIRECT COSTS ** (Payable to SBU)  
TUITION $6,470 (NY Residents)
$23,710 (Out-of-state & International)
FEES **** $2,556
ROOM *** $8,090
MEAL PLAN *** $4,700
INDIRECT COSTS (Estimated annual)  
BOOKS *** $900

** Payable to the University. Health insurance is required of all full-time students; waivers are available to domestic students who already have health insurance. International students must enroll in the International Student Health Insurance Plan; estimated cost is approximately $1,100.

*** Costs may vary depending on meal plan, housing options, and other variables. Double dorm room and Silver Meal plan were used to calculate meal and housing plans. All undergraduates living on campus are required to enroll in a meal plan for their first two semesters.

**** Costs dependent on course schedule. Additional course fees may apply to offset the costs of chemicals, supplies, materials and maintenance associated with particular courses.

Stony Brook has some of the brightest minds in the world. Take a look at some of our brilliant Faulty Members' awards and honors:

  • Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Nobel Peace Prize
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Crafoord Prize
  • Fields Medal
  • Abel Prize
  • Wolf Prize
  • National Medal of Science
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  • Indianapolis Prize
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal
  • National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Grammy Award
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite de la France
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre National de Madagascar
  • Obie Award
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award
  • Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
  • Principe de Asturias Prize
  • Fellows of the Royal Society
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellows
  • National Academy of Engineering Members
  • National Academy of Sciences Members
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Guggenheim Fellows
  • Fulbright Fellows
  • Sloan Foundation Fellows
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellows
  • Institute of Medicine Members
  • NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award
  • NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
  • Balzan Prize in Mathematics
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