The votes are in, and Stony Brook University has won the Best College or University on Long Island for the fourth consecutive year. The University earned four 2015 Bethpage Best of LI designations in the 10th annual competition as follows:
Best College or University: Stony Brook University
Best College President: Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD
Best College Sports Program: Stony Brook University
Best Film Festival: Stony Brook Film Festival
“We are grateful to be recognized by the Best of Long Island competition once again,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “As the University continues its extraordinary trajectory toward becoming one of the nation’s top-tier universities, it’s important here at home for us to be recognized as a place of excellence and one of Long Island’s greatest resources by our neighbors.”
Stony Brook is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s higher education institutions and provides vital resources for Long Island, New York State and the world. Through President Stanley’s efforts, the University and Stony Brook Medicine stand with the best in the nation. In 2013-14 Stony Brook earned six America East Conference championships and had seven conference Players of the Year, five All-Americans, four national postseason bids, and four conference coaches and rookies of the year. The renowned Stony Brook Film Festival, which celebrates 20 years this July, showcases films that audiences won’t see anywhere else and attracts award-winning actors.
There were 50,717 businesses nominated for the Best of Long Island this year and more than 1 million votes cast. Winners were announced on January 22 in the official Winners Announcement issue distributed at every Bethpage Credit Union branch location and online.