Welcome, International Students!

Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities, with more than 200 academic programs, exciting undergraduate research opportunities and an ideal location for learning on Long Island's North Shore — just 60 miles from New York City.

Why Choose Stony Brook?

  • The QS World University Rankings lists Stony Brook among the top 1% of higher education institutions in the world
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks SBU among the top 100 universities and top 40 public universities in the nation
  • 98% of tenured/tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or the highest degrees in their fields
  • You'll find first-rate opportunities for research at facilities such as Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Stony Brook is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Association of American Universities — along with Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Yale, America’s top research universities

Did You Know?

  • Our award-winning faculty include the winners of Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Fellowships, the Fields Medal in Mathematics, and Grammy Awards.
  • C.N. Yang, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, was Stony Brook’s first Nobel Prize winner.
  • The MRI technology that won the Nobel Prize for Medicine was invented at Stony Brook.

Student Body Profile

  • 2,581 International Undergrads
  • 100+ Countries
  • 91-97 High School GPA (3.6-4.0)
  • 80 Minimum TOEFL iBT
  • 640-750 SAT scores: math
  • 590-690 SAT scores: reading/writing
  • 26-32 ACT scores
  • 3,372 First-year students
  • 17,909 Undergraduates
  • 26,814 Total students
  • 51:49% Males:Females in first-year class
*Academic figures reflect middle 50% of Fall 2019 First-Year Students

Kick Start Your Stony Brook Education

Enroll in the Global Summer Institute

  • Earn academic credit towards your degree
  • Practice and improve your English language skills
  • Make friends and get to know our campus
  • Go on field trips to New York City

More Information

Choose one of our four options to advance your academic and professional goals. You will expand your cultural horizons and have a one-of-a-kind experience. Join us this summer to enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island and the cosmopolitan flair of New York City!


We Welcome International Students

Stony Brook is the home away from home for 4,436 international students from 103 countries.
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