Universities in New York

SUNY Stony Brook University


University Information

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Founded: 1957
Undergraduate Students: 16 800
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public research institution
Website: www.stonybrook.edu

About the University

Stony Brook University was established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. The first campus was located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on the grounds of a former Gold Coast estate. In 1962, a new campus was built near the historic village of Stony Brook on land donated by local philanthropist Ward Melville.

Part of the State University of New York system, the University has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship — carrying out the mandate given by the State Board of Regents in 1960 to become a university that would “stand with the finest in the country.”

The University campus lies about 60 miles east of Manhattan and 60 miles west of Montauk Point. It is only a short distance to the Atlantic beaches of the south shore and the vineyards of the East End. Situated on 1,039 acres on the north shore of Long Island, Stony Brook University has a four-season climate, tempered by proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound.

Excerpt from SUNY Stony Brook’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

The International Student Health Insurance is applicable to all International exchange, research and study programs.

SUNY Stony Brook has chosen to use GOBlue for their student insurance plan.  Students are billed directly in the account.  

Cost: $589.48 (fall), $825.28 (spring) 

CHARTIS is not accepted.


Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the housing website.

Cost: $4,201.00 – $5,242.00* 

*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.

The average budget per month is: $500-600

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.