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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

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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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment
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Fast Facts

Location | Stony Brook
Population | 14,577
Enrollment | 26,782
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/16
Spring | 01/24-05/18

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 23%
Black | 7%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 12%
Two or more | 0%
White | 37%
Other | 20%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Sciences
  • European Studies
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geology
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Korean
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Oceanography
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Sociology
  • Studio Art
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Women and Gender Studies


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 either

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/18/21

  • 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 Students
  • Estimated cost: $10410.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 17
  • Home Payment: 17

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

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

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/18/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 52% living on campus
  • Double: $9914.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $2000.00
  • Proximity to campus: 5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/18/21

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


  • Health records due by: July 1
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: Covid-19

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