Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University Admissions and General School Information

Stony Brook University, located on Long Island's North Shore, has grown from its origin as a small teacher college into a leading research institution. Students choose from more than 60 majors and nearly 70 minors at Stony Brook.

About Stony Brook

U.S. News and World Report ranks Stony Brook as one of the 100 best national universities and 50 best public national universities for their undergraduate research and creative projects. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, students and faculty members have been responsible for more than 1500 inventions and hold more than 400 patents.

Its location just 60 miles from New York City makes this a desirable location for many college students. More than 9,500 of the 8,400 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students live on campus, and wireless Internet access is available campus-wide in all residence halls and apartments.

Admissions and Enrollment

Successful applicants to Stony Brook University have average GPAs of 3.6, and have taken rigorous high school academic programs to prepare them for college. Most freshmen have scored above average on their SATs or ACTs. Students should also demonstrate evidence of extracurricular involvement, volunteer work and other non-academic activities. Some of Stony Brook's colleges have additional admissions requirements.

Stony Brook University Colleges

College of Arts Letters and Sciences

Students can study biological sciences, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, physical science as well as social and behavior sciences at Stony Brook's College of Arts Letters and Sciences. Undergraduates can earn B.A. or B.S. degrees in one of 36 majors. For the graduate student there are 29 programs leading to M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. degrees, one leading to the D.M.A. degree and 27 leading to the Ph.D. as well as four programs for Advanced Graduate Certificates.

College of Business

Stony Brook's College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum, flexible schedules and personal attention from faculty. The Stony Brook Business Leaders Program is for outstanding freshman business majors. A dual B.A. or a B.S. plus M.B.A. may be earned in just five years. Students have an opportunity to earn a combined B.A. in Journalism plus an M.B.A, or a combined M.D. plus an M.B.A.

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The world of technology changes daily, and equipment and computers quickly become outdated, but the critical thinking skills gained through Stony Brook's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will give the student invaluable experience that will never change. Students at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences can become applied mathematicians, computer scientists or engineers.

School of Dental Medicine

The department of general dentistry contains the disciplines of operative dentistry, dental materials and prosthodontics. In addition to general dentistry, students can take programs for dental medicine, hospital dentistry and dental anesthesiology, maxillofacial surgery, oral biology and pathology, and periodontology and implant dentistry.The Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Degree, as well as postdoctoral education in orthodontics or periodontics can be earned. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered by the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology.

School of Health Technology & Management

The School of Health Technology and Management offers certificate programs in clinical laboratory science, cytotechnology, occupational therapy, respiratory care and physician assistant education. Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees are all available through Stony Brook's School of Health Technology and Management.

School of Journalism

It's proximity to New York City, the media capital of the world, and a faculty that boasts Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners make Stony Brook's School of Journalism among the most sought after journalism programs in the nation. Students are trained for careers in broadcast journalism, magazine and newspaper journalism, as well as online journalism.

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

More than 500 students learn how the atmosphere, marine, and terrestrial environments work together at Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has been a part of Stony Brook University since 2007, and offers four degree programs for undergraduates. M.S. degrees and PhD.s with concentrations in Atmospheric or Marine Sciences are available to graduate students.

School of Medicine

Stony Brook School of Medicine is renowned for its research in diabetes, cancer and heart disease. The School of Medicine has eight departments of the basic science disciplines and 18 clinical science departments. Stony Brook School of Medicine is one of only two schools in the U.S. to offer a concentration in Pharmacology. Students of the School of Medicine earn the combined M.D./ Ph.D. degree.

School of Nursing

Stony Brook School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees. Students earn a B.S., M.S. or Doctor of Nursing Practice. The School of Nursing students are prepared for careers as nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.

School of Professional Development

The School of Professional Development offers graduate level credit programs working toward a master's degree and advanced graduate certificates, as well as career development and computer training. There are nine master's degrees offered by Stony Brook School of Professional Development. Students can take online, nights, weekends and off-campus classes.

School of Social Welfare

Students at Stony Brook School of Social Welfare prepare for professional social work practice. The undergraduate program leads to the bachelor of science in social work. The graduate program leads to the Master of Social Work. Students completing these programs are qualified to apply for the LMSW and LCSW license. The School of Social Welfare offers a Ph.D. program.

Contact Information

  • Address: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794
  • Phone Number 631-632-6000