Stony Brook University
The State University of New York at Stony Brook, commonly known as Stony Brook University (SBU) and SUNY Stony Brook, is a public sea-grant and space-grantresearch university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of four university centers of the State University of New York system. The institution was founded 62 years ago in 1957 in Oyster Bay as State University College on Long Island, and moved to Stony Brook in 1962. The university has expanded to include approximately 220 major buildings with a combined area of more than 12.2 million gross square feet across 1,454 acres (5.9 km2) of land. In 2001, Stony Brook was elected to the Association of American Universities. It is also a member of the larger Universities Research Association.