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Top 10 Reasons Why SBU is Yours Choice

Excellent reputation and status

Top 1% in 2020 QS World University Rankings

Top 25 in 2020 Best value public university

Top 91 in 2020 U.S. NEWS national University Rankings

First-class academic atmosphere

Stony Brook University is a member of Association of American Universities(AAU), an organization with highly selective invitation-evaluation system for members. It has over sixty-two universities across North America including Harvard, Yale and MIT are renowned representatives among those.

It is located adjacent to The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory which is known as crossroads of biological science, as well as to the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Both laboratory-based projects involve our professors. reason3

Highly-qualified faculty

World-renowned nuclear physicist, Nobel physics winner Chen-Ning Yang once taught here for thirty-seven years.

Stony brook holds a strong faculty with thirty-seven academicians covering various subjects and seven Nobel Prize winners, those who awarded internationally in many significant competitions more than 40 times, such as Nobel Prize in physics and in medicine, Pulitzer prize for literature, Howard Hughes medical institute award and National Science Medal etc.

Student-faculty ratio is 18:1.

Comprehensive majors

Stony Brook University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs and more than 150 master’s programs. According to 2018 US national major rankings, those programs ranked as follows: clinical psychology No.4, nuclear physics No.4, physics No.23, math No.25, geometry No.4, topology No.11, politics No.29, psychology No.39, computer science No.40, chemistry No.56, economics No.63.

Convenient location

Stony Brook University is located on Long Island— a lovely costal city on the outskirts of New York City and only 30-minute drive to downtown Manhattan. Apart from that, train station is available within campus links to Kennedy international airport, LaGuardia international airport and ferry ports as well.


Great cost performance

Among top-class universities, Stony Brook calls for a relatively low tuition fee comparing with others. The estimated yearly cost for full-time international students includes tuition fee of $24,180, other fees of $2,616 and room and board of $13,454.

*The fee may vary within slight range for different accommodation options.

Profitable policies

International students account for approximately 16% of the total, and half of them come from China. The total sum of Chinese students including those involved in OPT intern program is approximately 2700.

The enrollment in China as well as students’ life are highly valued by college executives, therefore, a special service called China Center is established with Dr. Jun Liu, vice-president of SBU, being the director and responsible for mainland enrollment.

Mainland college entrance exam is considered an eligible admission.


Comfortable and safe campus

Large well-equipped gym: swimming pool, badminton court and volleyball court.

Accommodation is guaranteed for all students with options including single room, double room and suite etc. Kitchen, washing machine, dryer, self-study room and entertainment room are standard setting for all dormitory, and some of those facilities are for exclusive use in selective rooms.

The police department consists of 140 employees, including 70 officers. The jurisdiction covers the entire campus. Security staff are 24-hour standby in case of any help or emergency from students and faculty.

Considerate career building

Stony Brook University offers a professional career guidance center covering services such as employment tutorial, resume polishing and systemic pre-career training. Every semester, students are welcomed to job fairs for internships and job opportunities. Ninety-five percent of SBU graduates enter the workplace or pursue postgraduate studies.  


Diverse student life community

Our university found more than 400 clubs and communities with a range of fields such as social services, academic purposes, culture and religion as well. SBU has built a good relationship network among major countries including Italy, Japan, Australia, South Africa and more, therefore, various exchange programs with flexible timetable are available for students.