Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an essential part of the region’s economy. Now, transformed by a historic $150 million gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation — among the top 10 gifts to public higher education in America — Stony Brook is poised to accelerate its trajectory of excellence.

U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings places us among the top 1 percent of all the universities in the world. A member of the prestigious, invitation-only Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the 62 leading research institutions in North America and the co-manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory. Nobel laureates, Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur grant winners teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate and 140 graduate programs and has 24,100 students.

Stony Brook’s 1,040-acre campus on Long Island’s North Shore encompasses not only the main academic areas of the University, but also Stony Brook Medicine, which includes the five health sciences schools, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the Long Island State Veterans Home, and our major healthcare centers, programs and clinics. The University’s reach also extends to a Research and Development Park, four business incubators, Stony Brook Manhattan and our Southampton campus on Long Island’s East End.