The State University of New York at Stony Brook
The State University of New York at Stony Brook is the youngest among University Centers in the New York state system but has become on of the flagship institutions. It is also known as Stony Brook University or SBU to its students and alums. Stony Brook has been ranked among the top forty public research universities in the country and is among the top one percent of universities in the world. The main campus of Stony Brook University is located in Stony Book, New York with two additional smaller campuses located in Manhattan and Southampton.
Stony Brook University was founded in Oyster Bay in 1957 as the State University College on Long Island. Once it moved to Stony Brook in 1962 the university expanded to include 1,454 acres of land with a campus that includes more then two hundred buildings and it is ever expanding. Some of the notable building constructions and openings at the University included the Stony Brook Union in 1970, the massive expansion of the library named for Frank Melville Jr., in 1971, the construction of the Health Sciences Center completed in 1980, as well as the LeValle Stadium and the Wang center in 2002. Along with the University proper the university owns the Stony Brook University Medical Center and co-manages the Brookhaven National Labs as well as other sites and businesses.
There are over a hundred different undergraduate majors and minors available at Stony Brook University. The Colleges and Schools on campus reflect this. There are three colleges; the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. There are eight Schools at Stony Brook; the School of Dental Health, the School of Health Technology and Management, the School of Journalism, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Professional Development and the School of Social Welfare. These colleges and schools are rounded out with three programs; the Graduate Program in Public Health, Sustainability Studies Program, and the Professional Education Program.
The Stony Brook Seawolves compete in a number of sports on an intercollegiate level. Stony Brook has been a division one school since 1994. Men compete in baseball, football while women compete in softball and volleyball; while both have basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving and track and field teams. Many Seawolves turn out to help “Wolvie” cheer for their teams when there are games or meets in the LaValle Stadium, the Pritchard Gym or on the various sports fields.