Stony Brook University SUNY
United States of America
The State University of New York at Stony Brook is a public research university located in Stony Brook, NY, a part of the SUNY system. Originally founded in 1957 to train secondary school teachers in science and mathematics, Stony Brook has expanded throughout its short history into a major research hub with sea-grant and space-grant designations, nestled on a 1,454-acre Long Island campus. In 2001, SUNY Stony Brook was elected to the Association of American Universities, joining four private universities (Cornell, Columbia, NYU, and Rochester) and one public university (SUNY Buffalo). The university is the largest single employer in Long Island.
The school offers more than 200 undergraduate programs and more than 140 graduate programs across 13 different schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Graduate School, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Technology and Management, School of Journalism, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Professional Development, School of Social Welfare. The most popular majors at Stony Brook University-SUNY include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Biology/Biological Sciences; Business Administration and Management; Psychology and Applied Mathematics
The total student population at the university is over 23,500 students of which more than 17,000 are enrolled in the undergraduate courses. Research is a major focus for Stony Brook: its faculty has been awarded more than 600 U.S. patents. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 17:1 and the acceptance rate is 41%.
The only form of aid available to an international student is a private/alternative loan. This is a loan offered through a lending institution of student’s choice. The student must apply directly with the lender.
Notable Alumni: Jon Oringer (American programmer, photographer, and businessman, best known as the founder and CEO of Shutterstock), Christine Goerke (American dramatic soprano), Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar (American comedian, writer, and actress)
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