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In a little more than 50 years, Stony Brook has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, an essential part of the region’s economy, and a center of cultural excellence.
Nobel laureates, Guggenheim fellows, and MacArthur grant winners teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students. Stony Brook has been ranked in the top 1 percent of all universities worldwide by the London Times Higher Education—QS World University Rankings. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 best national universities. A member of the elite Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is among the 62 best research institutions in North America. Stony Brook faculty are leaders in significant national and worldwide projects, including the reconstruction of Iraq’s public health systems and museums, the management of the national parks of Madagascar,
and uncovering the causes of lobster mortality in Long Island Sound.
The entrepreneurial energy and economic strength of the University bring a combined benefit of $4.7 billion to the economy of Long Island. Stony Brook has a remarkable record of fruitful collaboration with private enterprise. The only university in New York State to have two Centers of Excellence, in biotechnology and wireless technology, Stony Brook has promoted the launch of 44 companies through its high-technology incubators.
Stony Brook University Medical Center is home to Suffolk County's only tertiary care hospital, with nearly half a million patient visits each year. Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center comprises the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Welfare, and the Graduate Program in Public Health. The Long Island State Veterans Home is operated by Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Center, and serves as a site for the education and training of long-term care and geriatric health care professionals.
Stony Brook’s Staller Center is Suffolk County’s leading arts venue. A rich program of theater, dance, classical music, and popular entertainment make Staller a vibrant attraction throughout the year. The Center hosts masterclasses and concerts by the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet, resident faculty at the University, and the spring Chamber Music Festival.
Each summer, the Stony Brook Film Festival brings leading and emerging filmmakers and fans to the campus.
One of America’s most diverse universities, Stony Brook celebrates the rich heritage of immigrant New York at the Charles B. Wang Center celebrating Asian and Asian American cultures. A second site, in the heart of Manhattan, connects the University to the world’s greatest city.
Stony Brook is an engine of invention, creativity, and opportunity that has become a national model and a resource for the world.