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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY



  1. Brand New LGBTQ Center and Gender-Inclusive Housing Options
  2. Access to NYC via the Long Island Railroad Station on campus
  3. Top 1% Universities in the World - QS World University Rankings, 2018

About This Campus

A member of the elite AAU, we are recognized as one of the nations' finest public research universities and as the number one research institution in the SUNY System. Bicycle paths, an orchard, a pond, and spacious plazas compliment modern laboratories, classroom buildings, and residence halls. The indoor sports complex seats 5000 and the football stadium seats 6000. We have an observatory and nuclear accelerator. Offered by the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, we also have a SEMESTER BY THE SEA program. This program is designed for undergraduate students to spend the fall semester immersed in marine studies while in residence at the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. The program takes full advantage of Stony Brook's Southampton Marine Science Center, research vessels, waterfront lab facilties and access to the Atlantic Ocean. http://www.stonybrook.edu/sea

Location Information

Only 60 miles east of New York City, the campus is situated on the North Shore of Long Island. The Long Island Railroad has a stop on campus, making traveling to and from New York City accessible.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Stony Brook
Population | 14,577
Enrollment | 25,989
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/20
Spring | 01/28-05/22

Campus Diversity

White | 37%
Black | 7%
Hispanic/Latino | 11%
Asian | 24%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 20%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
All of our Engineering, Computer Science and courses in the School of Health Technology and Management are closed.

Enrollment in upper division Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics and Psychology classes may be difficult.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Marine Sciences
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Physics
  • Journalism

Unique Academic Programs

  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Asian American Studies
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Biology

Special Programs

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, European Studies, Hispanic Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Fine Art, Studio Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Evolutionary Biology, Human Biology

Business: Business

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Journalism

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, Geosciences, Planetary and Space Sciences

Economics: Economics

English: English, Linguistics

Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Design, Environmental Geology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science

History: History

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Marine Studies, Oceanography

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • We are Open on both Plan A & B for our Semester by the Sea Program.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 01/31/20.
  • Estimated cost: $4956.00.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 17
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 17
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 01/31/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $150.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Health Insurance rates are subject to increase every semester.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,100 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002838

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/31/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 48% living on campus
  • Double: $7139.00 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1800.00
  • Proximity to campus: 5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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