Stony Brook University, founded in 1957, is a public research university that is part of the State University of New York system. It has over 16,800 undergraduate students and is located in the shores of Long Island at Stony Brook, New York. Commutable by car, train and ferry, the wooded campus has a strong commuter community and over 300 student clubs & organizations. Students can listen to great local bands on Mondays at the University Café, take part in the annual cardboard-boat-race across the Roth Pond or indulge in sweet treats at its Strawberry Fest. The Stony Brook Seawolves are fun to cheer for, and the campus isn’t too far away from a dream weekend at New York City. University alumni include actress & producer Dianne Farr and scientist (& youngest professor) Alia Sabur. Stony Brook University’s suburban campus balances academics with a thriving campus life.