State University of New York at Stony Brook

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U.S. News & World Report has again named Stony Brook University among the 100 best universities in the United States. The University has ranked in the top 1 percent of all universities in the world in the London Times Higher Education Supplement. And Stony Brook is one of only 62 members of the elite Association of American Universities, along with Princeton, Harvard, and MIT. The Wall Street Journal ranked us eighth in the United States among public institutions for placing students in elite graduate schools in medicine, law, and business. Located 60 miles east of New York City, Stony Brook is close to Long Island beaches and parks. With a Long Island Rail Road stop right on campus, students have easy access to the cultural vitality of the world’s most exciting city. Visit for more information.

Areas of Expertise

Stony Brook undergraduates can choose from more than 150 majors, minors, and combined bachelor/master degree programs, including a fast-track combined-degree MBA program through the College of Business. Our new School of Journalism features a Newsroom of the Future with state-of-the-art technology such as a broadcast news set, control room, and digital video and online editing equipment. Our School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) -- recently ranked seventh in marine biology and third in physical oceanography, according to national rankings of doctoral programs by Academic Analytics as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education -- offers undergraduate degree programs in Environmental Studies, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Marine Sciences and Marine Vertebrate Biology. Through our College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) students can choose from a wide range of ABET-accredited engineering programs. Our award-winning Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) program encourages students from every discipline to follow their curiosity by connecting with faculty researchers and develop their own research project.

Modified on November 06, 2009