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 (https://www.facebook.com/stonybrooku/) 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
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|4,599||International Student Enrollment|
|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: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/iec/
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
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
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.