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For Out-of-State Students

Stony Brook welcomes applications from students of all backgrounds and life journeys. On our diverse campus, you'll find students from nearly all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We also offer:

Top Rankings: We're placed in the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Affordable Excellence: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks us the 9th best value for out-of-state students in public colleges.

Renowned Faculty: Learn from world-class professors who have a deep and abiding commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Prime Location: Our 1,100-acre campus is close to Long Island beaches and, with a train station right on campus, we're only a short ride away from New York City.

Great Campus Residences: Living on campus puts you at the center of everything SB has to offer.

Thriving Student Life: More than 300 clubs, red hot traditions, intramural sports, and a Division I athletics program.

Successful Graduates: We're ranked 16th among public universities with the highest Return on Investment by


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