Originally founded as a school for math and science teachers, Stony Brook University is a 4-year public university on Long Island and part of the State University of New York system. Stony Brook is home to 12 schools and colleges conferring degrees in over 200 academic programs as well as the SUNY system’s only undergraduate journalism school. Every spring, students from across campus compete in the annual Roth Pond Regatta, a boat race featuring student-constructed crafts. Throughout the year, Stony Brook schedules a number of all-campus celebrations including Diversity Day and Earthstock.
Stony Brook is a big research school that still maintains both a strong sense community and school pride. There's ALWAYS something happening on campus, regardless of SB's reputation as a big commuter school. There is plenty to see, explore, and do, and on top of it all: the academic programs are top-notch!
Parandis from Tuckahoe, NY
Good academics for students of all levels. Anyone can find academic and non-academic activities here to challenge them. It has a large, spread out campus, and a large student population (about 24,000 students).