College Profile

Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. With more than 26,000 students, 2,700 faculty members, nearly 200,000 alumni, an academic medical center and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, it is one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality, and has been ranked among the top 35 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 65 research institutions in North America. The University’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Stony Brook is one of only eight universities that has a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the University totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter(@stonybrooku).

Programs we offer which are valuable to international students

1. BS Business Management

2. BS & BA Biology

3. BA Globalization studies & International relations

4. BS Marine Sciences

5. BS Computer Science

For a video showing more about Stony Brook and International Students, click here.


26,782 Total Enrollment
18,010 Undergraduate Enrollment
8,772 Graduate Enrollment
4,599 International Student Enrollment
12612 Male
14170 Female
19:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
More than 100 Countries Represented
Top 5 India, China, Taiwan, Korea, Canada

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Stony Brook has an Intensive English Program.

We can 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.

Stony Brook provides courses of English as a Second Language to current admitted students. Conditional admitted student must attend Intensive English Program (IEC).  Admitted students may have to take ESL courses before entering into Writing 101

Sstudents who meet academic criteria but do not reach minimum English proficiency may be considered automatically for conditional admissions.

For more information: 

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

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school, you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted
  • Graduate requirements will vary per academic department

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)

Additional Campuses

Incheon Global Campus


Stacey Acquaro
International Admissions Admissions Advisor

Visa Information

Stony Brook will issue a form I-20 for students who  have been admitted and submitted a deposit and proof of financial support.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

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Stony Brook is part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program, offering 50% tuition scholarship


Major Areas of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
Engineering Technologies
English Language and Literature
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Mental and Social Health Services
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Nursing / Other Allied Medical
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Sciences
Public and Social Services
Public Health
Science, Math, and Technology
Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Sports Medicine


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