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The Flagship New York Deserves

A great university does more than educate students. It changes lives.

Since 1957, Stony Brook University has been resetting the standard for what it means to be a world-class institution of higher education. In 2023, we reached new heights.

In acknowledgment of our research and educational excellence, the Simons Foundation pledged a historic $500 million gift — the largest-ever unrestricted endowment to a U.S. higher education institution. We were selected as the anchor institution for the New York Climate Exchange on Governors Island, committed to addressing and providing solutions to the global climate crisis.

See how Stony Brook is changing the world!



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— U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges




among public universities




— U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges




public university in New York




—U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges




among national
universities in social mobility



— U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges

A Top-Ranked Education

Stony Brook is ranked #1 among public universities in New York (with the highest-ever ranking for a SUNY), #26 among public universities and #58 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges publication. We're also #12 among national universities for social mobility.


Among the Nation's Best

Historic Investment

The Simons Foundation's $500 million Infinity Investment is the largest unrestricted endowment gift in American higher education history, a transformative donation that will sustain Stony Brook's commitment to excellence and innovation. Learn more about our plans for this historic gift.


Inspired Philanthropy

A Pathway to STEM Careers

The Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program is improving the pathway to STEM careers for academically exceptional underrepresented students by providing full scholarships, housing, research opportunities,  mentoring and more. Find out how the program is making an impact on these students.


Building the Future

Fighting Climate Change

Stony Brook University is the anchor institution of The New York Climate Exchange, a first-of-its kind,  world-leadingclimate solutions center on Governors Island that will develop dynamic solutions to our global climate crisis.  Discover how Stony Brook is leading the way on this critical global issue.


Saving the Earth

Breakthrough Research

Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor Alexander Zamolodchikov was named co-recipient of the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the fourth SBU faculty to earn the distinguished honor. Learn more about his groundbreaking research.


World-Renowned Faculty

The Best Care

Stony Brook University Hospital once again achieved the highest level of national recognition as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to research released by Healthgrades. This places SBUH in the top one percent of hospitals in the country.


Cutting-Edge Healthcare


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