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Fifty years after its founding, Stony Brook has earned a place among the top 1 percent of all the world's Universities, according to the London Times Higher Education Supplement. We offer more than 150 majors, minors, and combined-degree programs for undergraduates, an active research environment, Long Island’s only university-based teaching hospital, and innovative programs that prepare students for graduate study and a host of careers. We also now have an exciting new major in journalism.
As graduates of an institution that is a member of the elite Association of American Universities, students earn a degree that is highly valued and recognized. Stony Brook’s six themed undergraduate colleges offer students personalized advising, close faculty connections, and first-year seminars with only 20 students per class. Both residents and commuters belong to the undergraduate colleges, which provide a rich schedule of activities both on and off campus. Student clubs and academic advising support students heading toward careers in law, engineering, medicine, and a range of health professions. Our world-class undergraduate research program offers guidance toward research placements in all of these areas and more. Each spring the University pays tribute to students' accomplishments in all the arts and sciences with a day of exhibition and performance.
Our Division I Seawolves compete in a new 8,300 seat stadium.
Beginning in Fall 2007, the University welcomed students to a new residential campus focused on environmental sustainability. Located on the Atlantic Ocean 80 miles east of New York City, this new campus location benefits from the surrounding natural environment both as a classroom and lab, and boasts its own marine station.
Stony Brook University’s 1,100 acres are located on Long Island's North Shore, 60 miles east of New York City and close to beaches and woodlands. Our proximity to New York City and a railroad station right on campus makes it easy for students to take advantage of all that Manhattan has to offer. All of this, coupled with one of the lowest in-state and out-of-state tuitions, clearly marks us as a best value.
The Career Center provides comprehensive career services to help students make career decisions, apply to graduate schools, or locate internships or full-time job opportunities.
These services include:
Approximately 77% of freshmen live on campus
Go Seawolves! Stony Brook's NCAA Division I athletics programs offer a wide range of options for serious competitors and sports enthusiasts. Our varsity sport teams get more competitive, and more fun to watch, every year. Our Division I-AA football team, the 2005 champions of the Northeast Conference, competes against Albany, Lehigh, Hofstra, and New Hampshire. Our men's lacrosse team was ranked among the top 20 in the nation in 2005, and our men's soccer and men's tennis teams won their America East Conference championships. Stony Brook's Division I teams include:
We offer more than 150 majors and minors for undergraduates. Whatever you're interested in, you'll find a program at Stony Brook that's just right for you. Stony Brook's combined degree programs allow students to use graduate credits towards their undergraduate degree, thereby accelerating completion of both degrees.
I LOVE STONY BROOK! I love our celebrations and events that turn out to be so much fun spent with friends and alumni that come to visit and support. That is definitely one of the reasons YOU should attend Stony… because of its unity and love.
– Margie, Elmont, NY
…What I’m most excited about is the great synergy going on between a number of my classes…