Points of Pride

  • As a member of the Association of American Universities, Stony Brook University is one of the 62 top research institutions in North America.
  • Stony Brook University’s faculty members are credited with 1,990 inventions and more than 500 patents.
  • Stony Brook University ranked No. 41 among public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Colleges Rankings.” Among national universities, Stony Brook earned a top-100 spot at No. 97.
  • According to PayScale.com, the return on investment of a Stony Brook University education is more than $1 million over 30 years.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, in its 2017 “Best College Values” ranking, recognized Stony Brook University for academic excellence and affordability.
  • In its 2017 “Best 381 Colleges” publication, The Princeton Review profiled Stony Brook University and named the university to its “Best Northeastern Colleges," "Colleges That Pay You Back," and "Top 50 Green Colleges" lists.
  • Stony Brook University mentors an average of 10% of the 300 Intel Science Talent Search competition finalists and semifinalists each year, making Stony Brook a major incubator of Intel talent in the country.
  • In October 2016, USA Today named Stony Brook University one of the top 10 schools at which to earn a degree in applied mathematics.
  • In its 2017 “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at Research Institutions” ranking, the Center for Higher Education Enterprise recognized Stony Brook University for its inclusive student affairs culture and practices.
  • Stony Brook University was named a “Best Bang for the Buck” university by Washington Monthly in its 2017 College Guide.
  • Stony Brook University offers some of the best online graduate programs in the country, according to 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The university performed well in several categories including “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” (No. 21), “Best Online Graduate Business Programs, Non-MBA” (No. 52), and “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” (No. 35).
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized Stony Brook University for its strong global presence in its 2018 “Most International Students” list, an annual list of universities with the highest percentages of international students in the previous academic year.
  • Stony Brook University is consistently ranked among the top public universities for research by the National Science Foundation.
  • According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook University, in addition to being one of the top 500 universities in the world, is among the nine “very best universities in New York,” a group that includes Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, and America East members University at Albany and Binghamton University.

Quick Facts

  • Stony Brook, NY
  • Public
  • 1957
  • State University of New York
  • 16,831 undergraduate students; 8,441 graduate students
  • Samuel L. Stanley
  • Michael A. Bernstein
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 2001