Stony Brook University

100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, United States


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About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University (SBU) is located on the north shore of Long Island, 60 miles east of New York City, near the Atlantic and Long Island Strait. At about 105 kilometers from Manhattan, it is an hour and a half train ride to New York City. The campus is surrounded by green scenery. Stony Brook University was first established in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, in 1962 thanks to the well-known philanthropist Ward Melville's generous donations to Stony Brook. The university then joined the State University system. In recent decades, the State University of New York Stony Brook has received increasing attention due to its vast campus, excellent instructors, and important academic research. SBU offers more than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as dozens of doctoral programs for students from across the United States and around the world.


Among public research universities in 2015, SBU ranked number 88 in the United States. Famous nuclear physicist and Nobel Prize winner Yang Zhenning has taught at the school for 37 years. The world's first nuclear magnetic resonance image (nuclear MRI) was born here. Since its inception in 1957, SBU has developed a number of famous figures, including three Nobel Prize winners and Fields Award, Wolf Prize and Abel Prize winner John Milno. Stony Brook University has a large number of top-ranked programs, such as: biochemistry, biology, computer science, applied mathematics and statistics, economics, electronic engineering, engineering, English, geology, history, mathematics, politics, nursing, music, physics and psychology. Stony Brook University's unique teaching system, centered on thinking rather than memorization, is widely acclaimed. Each year, more than 600 well-known enterprises, including AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Motorola, Morgan Stanley and other companies recruit students at SBU.


There are are nearly two million books across Stony Brook's campus. There are also four million journals and hundreds of databases. Library collections include archives, biology, electronic resources, engineering, earth science, official documents, law, manuscripts, maps, as well as special collections. Stony Brook has a total of seven libraries of which there are two main libraries: The Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library and Health Sciences Center Library.

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