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About Stony Brook University 


Quick Facts

  • Stony Brook University was established in 1957 with the primary mission of providing excellence in education, research, and health care.
  • Ranked one of the top places to work in student affairs by ACPA.
  • Stony Brook University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is a National Merit Institution.
  • The University enrolls over 25,000 students and the distinguished faculty of 1,900 attracts more than $100 million in external research support. Our dedicated faculty and staff members are responsible for approximately 1,300 inventions and over 600 issued patents.
  • 98% of full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees or highest degrees in their fields.
  • Ranked in the top 100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and included on their list of notable programs for undergraduate research/creative projects.
  • Of our 69 Majors and 82 Minors, the most popular are: Biology, Psychology, Health Science, Business Management, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Mathematics.

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For more information about Stony Brook, visit the official About Stony Brook page and the SBU Fast Facts page. 

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