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Study at Stony Brook University

State University of New York at Stony Brook, commonly known as Stony Brook University or SB, is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York, United States. The university was founded in 1957. SB was one of ten national universities awarded a National Science Foundation recognition award in 1998 for its integration of research and education. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health Technology and Management
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Professional Development
  • School of Social Welfare
Stony Brook’s official mascot is Wolfie the Seawolf. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Seawolves.

Profile of Stony Brook University

Stony Brook can be found in Stony Brook, NY (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Stony Brook.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in medicine, science, mathematics, computer science and engineering, and liberal arts.

Stony Brook Selectivity

Stony Brook does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 57% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 520 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Stony Brook centered around 560 to 660, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Stony Brook are well-paid.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 23,347 students were enrolled in the school. Stony Brook has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Stony Brook student athletes compete in America East and Independent Northeast Region competitions.

Stony Brook Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1,526liberal arts and sciences, economics, history, political science, English, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, . . .
Science608biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, marine biology, pharmacology, geology, molecular biology, . . .
Medicine574health professions, medicine, dentistry, public health, neuroscience, orthodontology, periodontics, endodontology, . . .
Therapy and Counseling472 psychology, physical therapy, clinical psychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, psychobiology
Computer Science and Engineering327computer and info science, computer support, computer engineering, information science
Business and Management325business management, human resources, business and related services, finance, business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine288registered nursing, various nursing, neonatal nursing, mental health nursing
Engineering235electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, engineering, operations research
Family and Social Work235 social work, public administration
Mathematics 198applied mathematics, mathematics
Education and Teaching174elementary/middle school admin, science teaching, English teaching, social studies teaching, ESL instruction, physical education teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, . . .
Medical Support and Technology92 physician assistant, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech, cytotechnologist
Music56music performance, music
Drama and Performing Arts48 drama
Medical Adminstration42health care administration
Religion and Philosophy34 philosophy, religion
Fine Arts25art history and criticism
Art Studies23 art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16 occupational therapy
Conservation and Resource Management8conservation

Contact: Stony Brook

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794

General Phone: (631) 632-6000


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