University Honors Programs Admissions Information
Admission to a University Honors Program is based on a range of criteria. The Programs are looking for academically accomplished and well-rounded students who have demonstrated an ability to succeed in an Honors Program at Stony Brook and are poised to take advantage of the research, scholarly, and community-based opportunities available to them at the University. Successful applicants have succeeded in challenging academic courses, while showing energy and leadership in extracurricular areas of interest, including the visual, performing, and literary arts, athletics, sciences, community service, and student government. Admission is highly competitive.
The Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) encourages a diverse applicant pool that is inclusive of, but not limited to, members of underrepresented groups in STEM (e.g., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, first generation, rural, veterans, and in some STEM disciplines, women).
To qualify for WISE, applicants must have a demonstrated aptitude and interest in science, mathematics, or engineering.