Welcome, International Students!

Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities, with more than 200 academic programs, exciting undergraduate research opportunities and an ideal location for learning on Long Island's North Shore — just 60 miles from New York City.

Why Choose Stony Brook?

  • The Center for World University Rankings lists Stony Brook among the top 1% of higher education institutions in the world
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks SBU among the top 100 universities and top 40 public universities in the nation
  • 98% of tenured/tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or the highest degrees in their fields
  • You'll find first-rate opportunities for research at facilities such as Brookhaven National Laboratory

Did You Know?

  • Stony Brook is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Association of American Universities — along with Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Yale, America’s top research universities
  • Our award-winning faculty include the winners of Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Fellowships, the Fields Medal in Mathematics, and Grammy Awards.
  • C.N. Yang, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, was Stony Brook’s first Nobel Prize winner.
  • The MRI technology that won the Nobel Prize for Medicine was invented at Stony Brook.

Student Body Profile

  • 1737 International Undergrads
  • 109 Countries
  • 90-96 High School GPA
  • 81-91 TOEFL iBT
  • 600-720 SAT scores: math
  • 550-660 SAT scores: critical reading
  • 26-31 ACT scores
  • 2836 Full-time freshmen
  • 16,831 Undergraduates
  • 25,272 Total students
  • 54:46% Males:Females
*Academic figures reflect middle 50% of Fall 2015 Freshmen
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