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Message from President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

Welcome to Stony Brook University

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In a short span of time — in less than 60 years — Stony Brook University has become one of the top research universities in the country and is among the top 1 percent of higher education institutions in the world. There are many reasons why we have earned this reputation; providing a world-class education for our students is only one of them.

By exploring this website, you will discover what sets Stony Brook apart — from our stellar facilities and our top-ranked programs to our distinguished faculty, and of course, our incredible students. See firsthand how a Stony Brook education can take you far beyond what you think is possible.

Start your tour by viewing my welcome video below. It was my pleasure to highlight a few examples of what makes this University so special.

Stony Brook is continuing on its trajectory of excellence in research, education and discovery. We hope you will join us on this amazing journey.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD


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