At Stony Brook you will be learning from those who are making the discoveries and generating the knowledge that is changing the world. Stony Brook is one of only 94 institutions in the country to be designated a “Very High Research University” by the Carnegie Foundation. Our faculty have been responsible for more than 1,500 inventions and 450 patents. With 70 academic departments, Stony Brook is among the top 40 institutions funded by the National Science Foundation.
Stony Brook is home to an exceptionally diverse student body hailing from all over the U.S and more than 100 foreign countries. We offer more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors, and combined degree programs, 102 Master’s, 40 Doctoral programs, as well as Intensive English (IEC). Our most popular undergraduate programs are Biology, Psychology, Business Management, Health Science, Economics, Sociology, History, Political Science, English, and Biochemistry. Ninety-four percent of recent graduates are currently employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school.
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Colleges for freshmen provide a close-knit residential-based community, featuring small first-year seminars and close connections to faculty. The student retention rate is 91.6 percent. Our undergraduates are encouraged to explore — in the laboratory through our Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) program, and around the world through our unique study abroad programs.
Located 60 miles east of New York City. Stony Brook’s reach extends from its 1,000-acre campus on Long Island’s North Shore, encompassing the main academic areas, an 8,300-seat stadium and sports complex, a performing arts center, Stony Brook University Medical Center, the Health Sciences Center, and the Veterans Home, to a Research and Development Park, three business incubators, locations in Manhattan and Southampton, and unique study abroad programs in countries around the globe.
Stony Brook co-manages nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining such prestigious schools as Cornell, Princeton, and the University of California-Berkeley on the list of major institutions that run federal research laboratories, and providing extraordinary research opportunities for Stony Brook’s undergraduate and graduate students.
And Stony Brook is still growing. To the students, the scholars, the health professionals, the entrepreneurs, and all the valued members who make up the vibrant Stony Brook community, this is a not only a great local and national university, but one that is making an impact on a global scale.
|4,550||International Student Enrollment|
|over 100||Countries Represented|
|Top 5||India, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan|
English as a Second Language Program and Services
Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?
Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
Yes, Stony Brook University offers Conditional Admissions to qualified applicants who do not meet the University’s English Requirement.
International Student Housing Options
- Corridor Style
- Suite Style
- Graduate/Family Apartments
Chungnam National University
Ewha Womans U
Seoul National U
The University of Seoul
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Korean Advanced Institute of Sci & Tech
University of Queensland
Australian National U
Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Copenhagen Business School
University of Hertfordshire
University of Manchester
University of Sussex
University College London
Sorbonne Paris IV
REIMS Management School
Universite de Lyon
University of Konstanz
University of Aegean
India Institute of Technology
Florence University of the Arts
Kyoto Sangyo University
United States International University
Turkana Basin Institute
- New Zealand:
University of Auckland
University of Oslo
St. Petersburg State University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Nanyang Technological University
Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Universidad de Leon
Universidad de Alcala
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
National Chung Hsing University
- The Netherlands:
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Is financial aid available for international students?
Student Activities and Campus Life
Activities and Clubs
At Stony Brook, you’ll find a blend of people, activities, interest groups, and sports that will take your college experience far beyond the academic.
Athletics and Recreation
Stony Brook’s NCAA Division I athletics programs offer a wide range of options for serious competitors and sports enthusiasts. In addition, our Intramural Sports, Wellness Programs, and Sport Clubs offer all students a multitude of recreational options.
Living on Campus
Living on campus puts you at the center of everything SB has to offer. Our six traditional quads and undergraduate apartments are within easy walking distance of the Academic Mall. Each Residence Hall is supervised by a full-time, live-in professional Residence Hall Director who is available daily for guidance on academic and interpersonal issues.
We’re very proud of our outstanding safety record here at Stony Brook. But safety is no accident. It takes the dedication of many hard-working professionals across the campus and the vigilance and awareness of all students, faculty, and staff.