College Profile

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.


25,734 Total Enrollment
17,026 Undergraduate Enrollment
8,708 Graduate Enrollment
4,550 International Student Enrollment
54% Male
46% Female
19:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
2,185 Faculty: Full-Time
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
  • Apartments
  • Graduate/Family Apartments

Collaborative Programs

  • Korea:
    Ajou University
    Konkuk University
    Chungnam National University
    Korea University
    Dongkuk University
    Kyungwon University
    Ewha Womans U
    Seoul National U
    Yonsei U
    The University of Seoul
    Chung-Ang University
    Hanyang University
    Sangmyung University
    Soongsil University
    Inha University
    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
    Korean Advanced Institute of Sci & Tech
  • Australia:
    Deakin University
    University of Queensland
    Australian National U
    Bond University
  • China:
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    City University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
    Peking University
    Tsinghua University
    Nanjing University
    Soochow University
  • Denmark:
    Copenhagen Business School
  • England:
    University of Hertfordshire
    University of Manchester
    Northumbria University
    University of Sussex
    University College London
  • France:
    Sorbonne Paris IV
    Ecole EFREI
    REIMS Management School
    Universite de Lyon
  • Germany:
    Bonn University
    Tuebingen University
    University of Konstanz
  • Greece:
    University of Aegean
  • India:
    India Institute of Technology
  • Italy:
    LUMSA University
    Florence University of the Arts
  • Japan:
    Chiba University
    Kyoto Sangyo University
    Nihon University
    Okayama University
    Waseda University
  • Kenya:
    United States International University
    Turkana Basin Institute
  • New Zealand:
    University of Auckland
  • Norway:
    University of Oslo
  • Russia:
    St. Petersburg State University
  • Scotland:
    Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Singapore:
    Nanyang Technological University
  • Spain:
    Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
    Universidad de Leon
    Universidad de Alcala
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Sweden:
    Malardalen University
    Kristinstad University
  • Taiwan:
    National Chung Hsing University
  • The Netherlands:
    Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Financial Aid

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.

Campus Safety
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.


Long Island

Stony Brook University (SUNY)


Christine Bilfinger
International Admissions Counselor

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Undergraduate Tuition
Full-Time: $23,710 annually
Fees: $2,556

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