The mission of University Scholars Program is to provide a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community for high-achieving students in order to assist them in getting the most out their Stony Brook experience. The program actively encourages and promotes academic excellence; provides opportunities for leadership, professional development, and undergraduate research; as well as outreach activities. Scholars are expected to maintain academic excellence and integrity; actively participate in the life of the University through programming and events; and help improve the educational environment for all students.

University Scholars receive several benefits, including personalized academic advising; the opportunity to attend special receptions, workshops and trips hosted by the program; and priority course registration. There are currently more than 800 Scholars in the program, with approximately 250 admitted each Fall. University Scholars typically represent the top 8% of the incoming class of freshmen based on high school GPA and SAT scores. For more information on the University Scholars Program, please visit our website at