You’re a young woman seeking freshman admission to college with an affinity for the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. We’re a major research university with the program you’ve been looking for! Our Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) combines the vast resources of a major university with the close bonds and support of a small community of like-minded students and faculty. As a part of the WISE College Program, you’ll work closely with your peers and faculty, forming friendships and achieving a solid background in your chosen field.
Stony Brook University has a track record of fostering the talents of young women, and our WISE Program is seeking to further increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. Stony Brook’s distinguished alumnae include such accomplished women as Patricia S. Cowings, Director of Pyschophysiological Research at NASA's Ames Research Center and the first American woman astronaut; Carolyn Porco, Leader of the Imaging Team for the Cassini mission to Saturn; Julia R. Heiman, Director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University; and Tamara Schnurr, former flight surgeon for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Successful applicants typically have a minimum combined SAT Math and Critical Reading score of 1300 or ACT score of 29, and a minimum unweighted high school average of 93.
Meeting typical minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to consider applicants with credentials below these minimums based on extraordinary circumstances, including excelling in the face of adversity and overcoming life obstacles.