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The State University of New York at Stony Brook, or Stony Brook University, is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of the top 100 schools in the nation. It first opened in 1957 as the State University College on Long Island before moving to Stony Brook five years later. The school is the biggest single-site employer employer on Long Island, offering jobs to nearly 15,000 employees and more than 2,400 faculty members. It sits on 1,454 acres of land. Notable alumni include President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Robert Gallucci, comedian and “The View” co-host Joy Behar, CEO of Shutterstock Jon Oringer, computer scientist John L. Hennessy, actress Diane Farr, baseball pitcher Joe Nathan and American radio host Laura Schlessinger. The school’s colors are red and black, its mascot is Wolfie the Seawolf and the teams are called the Seawolves. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I, FCS and America East. Varsity sports offered by Stony Brook University include men’s basketball, baseball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Begun in the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, the hamlet experienced growth first as a resort town and then to its current state as one of Long Island's major tourist towns and centers of education. Despite being referred to as a village by residents and tourists alike, Stony Brook has never been legally incorporated by the state. More from Wikipedia...
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Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends
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