Stony Brook University Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on January 2, 2024

Just outside New York City – with its own train stop on campus – Stony Brook University creates bright futures for ambitious students from all backgrounds.

Stony Brook University

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New York’s Stony Brook University, ranked #58 in Best Overall universities and #26 in Top Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report), is a public university just a short train ride from Manhattan. International students can now apply directly through Shorelight. Founded in 1957, the university has a long-standing reputation for scholarly excellence and offers more than 200 well-recognized undergraduate degree programs and 100 graduate programs across biomedical science, computer and information sciences, management, literature, and more.

Why Choose Stony Brook University?

  1. Explore exciting career development opportunities in New York — Stony Brook’s amazing location on Long Island, just outside New York City, puts students in proximity to in-demand internships and career opportunities with Amazon, Bloomberg, Disney, and Google, among many other major employers. Getting downtown is easy, too – there’s a train stop right on campus!

  2. Earn a prestigious degree Ranked the #1 public university in New York State by

    Times Higher Education, Stony Brook University is known for its high-value degree programs. It’s also ranked #26 among public universities and #58 best overall (tie) by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as the top producer of Fulbright Scholars (2020-2021) by Chronicle of Higher Education.

  3. Learn from thought leaders — Supported by global research teams, Stony Brook University spearheads cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects at its Innovation Center in New York City. Students have the unique opportunity to work directly with notable faculty members including winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Pulitzer Prize recipients, MacArthur Fellows, and Fields Medalists.

Accolades for Stony Brook University

U.S. News & World Report, 2024

  • #58 in National Universities (tie)

  • #26 in Top Public Schools (tie)

  • #134 in Best Value Schools

  • #69 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)

  • #67 in Nursing (tie)

  • #88 in Economics (tie)

  • #58 in Most Innovative Schools (tie)

  • #12 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2020

  • #1 US Institution for Reducing Inequalities in Higher Education

  • #1 Public University in New York State

Chronicle of Higher Education, 2020-2021

  • Top Producer of US Fulbright Scholars

Undergraduate Programs at Stony Brook University

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Computer Science

  • Information Systems

College of Business

  • Business Management

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Psychology - BA

  • Engineering Chemistry

  • Health Science

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

School of Communication and Journalism

  • Journalism

Browse the full list of degree programs >

Take the first steps toward your academic journey at Stony Brook University, where you can explore a plethora of cutting-edge programs, learn from industry experts, and become part of a growing global network of scholars and professionals!

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