Stony Brook University



Stony Brook UniversityNew York’s flagship university and No. 1 public university, was established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. Stony Brook is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.  The Stony Brook campus lies about 60 miles east of Manhattan and 60 miles west of Montauk Point.  The University has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship — carrying out the mandate given by the State Board of Regents in 1960 to become a university that would “stand with the finest in the country.”

Stony Brook University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, and more than 100 master’s programs and more than 50 doctoral programs. 

Most popular undergraduate majors: 

Biology, Psychology, Health Science, Business Management, Computer Science, Economics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biochemistry, Mathematics and Political Science.

Stony Brook University Mission Statement

The University has a five-part mission:

  • to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;
  • to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance knowledge and have immediate or long-range practical significance;
  • to provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;
  • to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional healthcare network and to the traditionally underserved;
  • to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.
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