SUNY Stony Brook University


SUNY Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, founded in 1957, is a public research university located on the North Shore of Long Island, 60 miles from the heart of New York City. U.S. News & World Report  consistently ranks our prestigious University among the top public colleges and universities in the nation. Stony Brook offers outstanding academic programs, cutting-edge research opportunities, and a vibrant campus that will enrich your college experience. Nearly 95 percent of our recent graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Stony Brook is a highly selective institution, seeking to enroll those students who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity and academic ability to succeed. Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis. There is no automatic cutoff in the admission process, either in grade point average, rank, or test scores. The Admissions Committee seeks to enroll the strongest and most diverse class possible.


Transfer students are important members of our academic community. For admission purposes, you are a transfer student if you have registered at a college or university after graduating from high school. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, and typically will have completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 2.8 or higher by the time they submit their application. Some academic programs have special requirements, which may include prerequisite courses or a higher GPA.

Additional Information

Stony Brook’s affordable tuition means less future debt and real savings that can help you pay for your graduate studies or any number of future milestones. We offer high-achieving students a variety of merit scholarships, including special awards for Intel Science Talent Search and National Merit Scholarship finalists and semi-finalists, valedictorians and salutatorians. Apply early for fullest consideration of scholarship support. The Excelsior Scholarship, combined with other student financial aid programs, now allows qualified New York State residents to attend a SUNY college tuition-free.

Visit us

Visit our campus and see for yourself why Stony Brook ranks among the top 1% of universities worldwide. Located on the North Shore of Long Island, 60 miles east of New York City, Stony Brook University's 1040-acre campus boasts a beautiful, natural setting. And, with a Long Island Rail Road stop right on campus, traveling to and from New York City and JFK Airport couldn't be easier. Tours are available for prospective students and their families.

"We are the leaders and the innovators, the thinkers and the doers, experts at turning our failures into the catalysts of our success. Stony Brook gives us the tools and foundation to keep on going."

T’Kheya-D’Vrehy Yisrael, Double Major in Biochemistry and Sociology, Class of 2019
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

118 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901, United States of America

Phone number

(631) 632-6868