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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University (SBU), also known as the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is one of the premier public universities in the United States with more than 21,000 students enrolled in recent years. It was founded in 1957 as the State University College on Long Island. The first campus was at the William Robertson Coe Planting Fields estate in Oyster Bay. Originally SBU was a college for preparing secondary school teachers in mathematics and the sciences. The present campus (since 1962) is located on land donated by philanthropist Ward Melville. Currently the university is part of the State University of New York.

Schools in Stony Brook include the College of Arts and Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School, the Harriman School of Management and Policy, the Health Sciences Center and the Marine Sciences Research Center. Libraries in the university contain nearly 2 million bound volumes and 4 million publications in microformat.

Several doctoral programs at the university are highly ranked nationwide. In recognition of strong integration of research and education, it received an award from the National Science Foundation of the United States. Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory making it one of the few universities that run federal laboratories. In the year 2002, Stony Brook was one of only two universities invited to join the elite, invitation only, Association of American Universities (AAU).

Stony Brook has various names including: University at Stony Brook (USB), Stony Brook University (SBU) and of course the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB).

The sports teams are known as the Seawolves

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