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Stony Brook University

#69 best undegraduate engeneering program
Address: 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

Description Stony Brook University

  • Established: 1 957 year
  • Location: Stony Brook, USA
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Number of students: 29576 people
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Accommodation Type: Residence
  • English language.

The history of the state research university begins in 1957. Initially, it was a college designed to teachers, and he received university status in 1962 after moving to Stony Brook not far from New York - hence the name of a high school.

Over the years, Stony Brook University has grown and developed, so today it has the status of an elite educational institution and has a number of achievements. Here are some of them:

  • Winner of grants from NOAA and NASA
  • Leads into the educational system of SUNY University (State University of New York)
  • He is a member of the International Association of Research Universities University Research Association
  • According to the QS World University Rankings included in 1% of world universities
  • According to the US News & World Report included in the list of the top 50 best state universities in the country
  • According to the Times Higher Education World University University Ranking, the university is one of the top 100 world higher education schools.
  • According to Shanghai University, Jao Tong University is included in the list of 200 top institutions.

Every year almost 30 thousand foreign students come here to get a higher education (bachelor, master and doctoral). The structure of the SBU includes 10 high schools and 3 colleges where students can get a degree in popular specialties: altogether more than 300 academic programs of different levels.

The following faculties are offered for teaching young people:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Professional Development (in absentia)
  • Medical.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stony Brook University

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  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Cost: from 23580 $ / year
  • Duration of the program: 4 years.

Students must complete entry requirements to complete a bachelor’s degree. In total, SBU offers over 100 popular and sought-after specializations in various areas. Studying time is 4 years.


  • Age: from 20 years
  • Dates: September-June
  • Cost: from 22210 $ / year.
  • Duration of the program: 2 years.

Getting a master's degree will require from those who wish to have a diploma of the first stage of higher education (bachelor degree). At the second stage in Stony Brook is available about 50 destinations to explore.

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  • Age: from 21 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Cost: from 22210 $ / year.
  • Duration of the program: 2 years.

In addition to the master's degree, anyone can continue their studies and get a doctoral degree in the chosen direction: for this, students conduct independent research on the selected problem, and then defend the final work before the commission of the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are about 30 student residences throughout the SBU territory, and 8 cafes and canteens are provided for meals, where a varied menu is offered - international cuisine, vegetarian and even hypoallergenic.

When assigning students to dormitories, administrators usually lodge students as close as possible to the chosen college or high school. There are several accommodation formats available on campus:

  • Corridor style housing: residence for 30 students. Rooms for 1-2 people, shower and toilet on the floor.
  • Suite style housing: residence for up to 6 people. In the room live from 1-3 people. Kitchen and bathroom are in the room.

In both types of hostels there are common lounges: board games, billiards, table tennis, TV. The living rooms of all residences are beautifully furnished.

The administration of Stony Brook is thinking about the safety of its students, so a security system is in place throughout the campus. A special company Emergency Management Office is responsible for the solution of all questions from this area. Also, young people have an application to call the police themselves if necessary. For 24 hours, the campus is under video surveillance.

Events Stony Brook University

The internal policy of the University SBU implies that social activities of the school are just as important as the academic process, so more than 400 student communities, clubs and organizations that offer activities for every taste operate on the basis of the University of Stony Brook. Every year there are various festivals, competitions and other events in which not only students are involved, but also teachers and invited guests. All these activities are reflected in local newspapers: they are printed or electronic publications with different target audiences, there is a radio and its own television.

SBU has a student support service for foreign students, which helps young people to quickly adapt to a new school abroad.

Equipment Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is located in the northeastern United States on Long Island. There are many historical museums and nature reserves that can be visited during their free time. In the summer months, students spend time on local beaches on the Atlantic coast and find plenty of places to have fun: restaurants, cafes, clubs.

The campus of the University SBU is a huge campus, which includes about 200 buildings of various functionalities: academic buildings, 20 student residences, a sports stadium for 8 thousand seats, a research center in New York, a Brookhaven National Laboratory, a library, a modern fitness center, studios, a center art, administrative building and not only.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Deadlines for submission of documents depend on the start of the session on the curriculum:

Session time

Recommended deadline

Submission deadline


Until October 1

Nov. 1


  • Until March 1
  • Until February 1 (Masters)

January 15

The deadline for submission of documents for exchange students:

Session time

Recommended deadline

Submission deadline


Until October 1

Nov. 1


Until March 1


Cost of programs:

  • Bachelor degree - from $ 23580 / year
  • Master - from $ 22210 / year
  • Doctoral - from 22210 $ / year.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee - $ 50
  • Accommodation - from $ 13390 / year
  • Transportation costs - from $ 170
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa and consular fees
  • Air tickets in both directions.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the University of Stony Brook applicants need to prepare a minimum set of documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Certified copy of high school diploma
  • Motivation letter (at least 250 words)
  • Pass an online assessment
  • English testing (TOEFL - 80, SAT - 430; IELTS - 6.5)
  • Certificate of income, confirming the possibility of a foreign candidate to pay for education.

In the cover letter you also need to specify the name, date of birth, country and city.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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