The State University of New York at Stony Brook is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university located in Stony Brook, New York in the United States. It is part of the State University of New York system, established in the year 1957.
Stony Brook's reach extends from its 1,039-acre campus on Long Island's North Shore–encompassing the main academic areas, an 8,300-seat stadium and sports complex and Stony Brook Medicine–to Stony Brook Manhattan, a Research and Development Park, four business incubators including one at Calverton, New York, and the Stony Brook Southampton campus on Long Island's East End. Stony Brook also co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining Princeton, the University of Chicago, Stanford, and the University of California on the list of major institutions involved in a research collaboration with a national lab.
Stony Brook University is one of 64 schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Located on the North Shore of Long Island, the university is accessible by car, train and ferry, and many students choose to commute.
Stony Brook is home to the only undergraduate journalism school in the SUNY system as well as the highly ranked Stony Brook University Medical Center. The university also has a location in Southampton and a classroom building in Manhattan. Notable alumni include Patricia S. Cowings, the first woman to be trained as an astronaut in the United States, and Craig Allen, a meteorologist for WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City.
The student-faculty ratio at Stony Brook University--SUNY is 16:1, and the school has 45.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.3 percent.
Stony Brook University--SUNY offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Stony Brook University--SUNY also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Stony Brook University--SUNY, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Stony Brook University--SUNY.
Cost and Financial Aid
At Stony Brook University--SUNY, 56.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,700.
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List of Departments
/ Schools / Faculty / College
Africana Studies, MA, graduate certificate
Anatomical Sciences, PhD
Anthropological Sciences, PhD
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, MS, PhD
Art History, MA, PhD
Art, Studio, MFA
Asian and Asian American Studies, MA, graduate certificate
Biochemistry and Cell Biology, MS
Biochemistry and Structural Biology, PhD
Biomedical Engineering, MS, PhD
Biomedical Sciences (tracks), MS
Business Administration, MBA
Chemical and Molecular Engineering, MS, PhD
Chemistry, MS, PhD
Civil Engineering, Ph.D, MS, Graduate certificate
Coaching, graduate certificate
Computer Engineering, MS, PhD
Computer Science, MS, PhD
Creative Writing and Literature, MFA, graduate certificate
Cultural Analysis and Theory, MA, PhD
Dental Medicine, School of, DDS
Ecology and Evolution, MA, PhD
Economics, MA, PhD
Education and Teacher Certification Professional Education Program, Adolescent Education Teacher Certification
Educational Computing, graduate certificate
Educational Leadership, School Building and School District Leadership, School District Business Leadership
Electrical Engineering, MS, PhD
English, MA, PhD
Environmental Management, MPS, graduate certificate
European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, MA
Finance, graduate certificate
Geosciences, MS, PhD
Geospatial Science, graduate certificate
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences , PhD
Higher Education Administration, MA, graduate certificate
Hispanic Languages and Literature, MA, PhD
History, MA, PhD
History of Philosophies, East and West (HPEW), MA
Human Resource Management, MS, graduate certificate
Industrial Management, graduate certificate
Liberal Studies, MA
Linguistics, MA, PhD
Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MA, MS, PhD
Materials Science and Engineering, MS, PhD
Mathematics, MA, PhD
Mechanical Engineering, MS, PhD
Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, MA
Medicine School of, MD, PhD, MD/PhD
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, PhD
Molecular and Cellular Biology, PhD
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, MS in Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Genetics and Pharmacology Track), PhD
Music, MA, PhD
Music Performance, MA, MM, PhD, DMA
Neuroscience, MS in Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience Track), PhD
Nursing, School of, MS, DNP
Nutrition, MS, Advanced Certificate
Occupational Therapy, MS
Operations Research, graduate certificate
Oral Biology and Pathology, MS in Biomedical Sciences (Oral Biology and Pathology Tack), PhD
Philosophy, MA, PhD
Physical Therapy, DPT
Physician Assistant, MS
Physics, MA, MSI, PhD
Physiology and Biophysics, MS in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology and Biophysics Track), PhD
Political Science, PhD, MA
Political Science: MA in Policy, MA
Professional Development, School of, MA, MAT, MPS, MS, graduate certificates
Psychology, Integrative Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Social & Health Psychology
Public Health, MPH, MPH/MBA, MPH/MAPP, MPH/MD, MPH/DDS* (*students in the concurrent MPH/DDS take both degrees in its entirety)
Science Education, PhD
Social Welfare, PhD
Sociology, MA, PhD
Teaching: Biology, MAT
Teaching: Chemistry, MAT
Teaching: Earth Science, MAT
Teaching: English, MAT
Teaching: French, MAT
Teaching: German, MAT
Teaching: Italian, MAT
Teaching: Mathematics, MAT
Teaching: Physics, MAT
Teaching: Social Studies, MAT
Teaching: Spanish, MAT
Technological Systems Management , MS
Technology, Policy, and Innovation, PhD
Theatre Arts, MA
Writing and Rhetoric, graduate certificate
Under Graduate Programs:
Adapted Aquatics, minor
Africana Studies, B.A., minor
American Studies, B.A., minor
Anthropology, B.A., minor
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, B.S., B.S./M.S., B.S./M.P.H., minor
Art History and Criticism, B.A., minor, B.A./M.A.
Art, Studio, B.A., minor
Asian and Asian American Studies, B.A., minor, Secondary Teacher Education
Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, B.S., minor
Athletic Training, B.S.
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, B.S., B.S./M.S.
Biochemistry, B.S., B.S./M.S. Chemistry
Biology, B.S., minor, Secondary Teacher Education
Biomedical Engineering, B.E., B.E./M.S.
Business Management, B.S., minor
Chemical and Molecular Engineering, B.E., B.E./M.B.A.
Chemistry, B.S., B.A., B.S./M.S., minor, Secondary Teacher Education
China Studies, minor
Cinema and Cultural Studies, B.A., minor
Civil Engineering, B.E.
Classical Civilization, minor
Clinical Laboratory Sciences, B.S.
Coastal Environmental Studies, B.S., minor
Comparative Literature, B.A., minor
Computer Engineering, B.E., B.E./M.S., minor
Computer Science, B.S., B.S./M.S., minor
Creative Writing and Literature, minor
Digital Arts, minor
Earth and Space Sciences, B.A., B.A./M.P.H., Secondary Teacher Education
Ecosystems and Human Impact, B.A., minor
Education and Teacher Certification, Secondary teacher education programs in Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Earth Sciences, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, TESOL
Electrical Engineering, B.E., minor, B.E./M.S., B.E./M.B.A.
Energy Science, Technology and Policy, minor
Engineering Chemistry, B.S., B.S./M.S. (Chemistry or Materials Science)
Engineering Composites, minor
Engineering Science, B.E., B.E./M.S.
Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship, minor
English, B.A., minor, Secondary Teacher Education
Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning, B.A., minor
Environmental Engineering, minor
Environmental Humanities, B.A., minor
Environmental Studies, B.A., B.A./M.A., Undergraduate College Academy minor
European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Dept. of,
European Studies, B.A., B.A./M.A., minor
French Language and Literature, B.A., minor, Secondary Teacher Education
Geology, B.S., minor
Geospatial Science, minor
German Language and Literature, B.A., minor, Secondary Teacher Education
Health Science, B.S.
The majority of our freshmen merit based scholarships, as displayed below,require no special scholarship applications; all admitted first time freshmen students who are academically qualified are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility.
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship
Honors College Scholarships
INTEL Science Talent Search National Finalists and Semifinalists
National Merit Scholarships
Presidential and Provost's Scholarships
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships
WISE - Women In Science and Engineering
Graduate tuition scholarships (GTS) may be awarded to cover all or partial tuition charges. GTS’s are primarily funded by SUNY and supplemented at the discretion of the University. Tuition scholarship allocations/budgets are provided to each Graduate Program Director on an annual basis. Individual tuition scholarships are then awarded, based on criteria established by the Graduate Program, to students who have not yet advanced to candidacy.
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