Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

New York, United States | Public

Top 200


State University of New York - Stony Brook is a public research university started in 1957. Also known as Stony Brook University, it is one of the highly reputed public schools in the USA. This is probably one of the reasons why it’s a hot favourite among international students. It ranks #166 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.




Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)


Average Living Expenses (Masters)



US News ranking


Qs ranking


Times New ranking



Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)

$50 - $100

Application Fee


Select School

No courses found! Try other school



“It’s in New York”, you’ll tell yourself. Well it is, but not exactly. It’s located on the North Shore on Long Island which is around 70 kilometers from Manhattan, New York City.

The immediate location near the Stony Brook campus is quite barren and boring, though, so don’t shy away from traveling a bit.


SUNY – Stony Brook is built across three campuses, viz: East, West and South. The campus is spread over a massive 1100 acres, and still manages to be really beautiful. There are two main libraries where more than a million volumes are available. The University Café, which is a bar, is located inside the campus, along with a few cafeterias namely Roth Café, Kelly Café and Tea House, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks.

Residing Options

Since it’s New York, be prepared to dig deep into your pockets when looking for accommodation. You can live in one of the dorms on campus for about $6000 per year, but grad students normally live outside. Centereach, East Setauket, Port Jefferson and Selden are some of the few areas students like, where the charges are usually around 1200$ per month. Despite the heavy expenses to stay, the tuition fee is what gets a smile on everyone’s face.


The faculty at Stony Brook University is quite knowledgeable. Most of the professors work in their respective fields and hence are aware of many new ideas and innovations. Majority of the teachers use Flash and PowerPoint, thus making the entire lecture session dynamic and live! Moreover, the professors are quite flexible and approachable. They go out of their way to help students even after the college hours.

Jobs and placements

Since Stony Brook is certainly among the better universities around, getting a good, well-paying job should never really be an issue. What you should ask yourself is ‘what kind of job do I want?’, and then choose your subjects, and your academic ambitions, accordingly.

Contact Details

Social Media

More Universities

university Logo
Lancaster University

Lancashire, United Kingdom