Stony Brook University
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-6868
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Stony Brook University is a public four-year research institution located on Long Island. The school was originally founded in 1957 and moved to its current campus in 1962. One of the 64 schools in the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University serves nearly 24,000 area students. A number of bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs are available for students with a wide variety of interests and goals. The school ranked 40th among top public schools and 92nd among the best national universities according to U.S. News & Worlds Report’s annual list. In addition, the school’s online graduate programs in business and education earned recognition in categories such as faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Students interested in enrolling at Stony Brook University can choose from a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level across eleven academic departments. Some examples of specific majors offered include, but are not limited to, anthropology, business management, computer science, creative writing, economics, engineering, health science, information systems, mathematics, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and women’s studies. Online degree programs are also available in education and business. These online curriculums utilize Blackboard, a state-of-the-art virtual learning platform, to help students mold their learning experience to their own personal and professional schedules.


Stony Brook University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1957. The school has also earned special accreditation for their programs in midwifery, dentistry, dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, nursing, public health, medicine, and teacher education.


Individuals interested in applying to Stony Brook can submit their application online. There is a $50 fee due at the time of submission for undergraduate students. The fee for graduate students is $100. Students should be prepared to submit official high school transcripts or GED scores. If the student has previously attended another college or university or is applying for a graduate program, official college transcripts should be sent directly to the admissions office. First-time freshman can apply via the common application or directly via the SUNY application system. In both cases, students will need to self-report their academic record using SOAR and request their official ACT or SAT scores be sent to the school. For more information about the admission process, and procedures for graduate students, please visit the school’s website.

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