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About Stony Brook

Founded in 1957 in Oyster Bay, New York, originally tasked to train secondary school math and science teachers, Stony Brook University has emerged today as a national and world leader in scholarship, research, and art-making. We are celebrated for being innovative, trend-setting, and student-centered. Our colleges and schools offer an impressively wide array of degrees in arts and sciences, business, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences (including dental medicine, health professions, medicine, nursing, social welfare, and pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences), journalism, marine and atmospheric sciences, and professional development. In addition the university has demonstrated a profound commitment to creating a superior learning environment by fostering outstanding accomplishments among its faculty. Stony Brook professors have been awarded the most prestigious honors in the academic world along with being elected to membership in the National Academies and in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among the exemplary distinctions bestowed to date upon our Stony Brook colleagues are 7 Nobel Prizes, 2 Fields Medals, 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 3 MacArthur Foundation Prizes, 7 National Medals of Science, and 3 National Medals of Technology and Innovation.