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What a Year for Stony Brook University

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SBU Made News in 2023 with Ambitious, Impactful Initiatives

From leading a global effort in combating climate change, to providing exciting opportunities for underrepresented students, to winning prestigious academic awards, Stony Brook University — a flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) — made a tremendous impact in 2023 and looks to continue that momentum in the coming year.

Thanks to ambitious and historic initiatives, including being named the anchor institution for The New York Climate Exchange on Governors Island and securing a $500 million endowment gift from the Simons Foundation and Simons Foundation International, Stony Brook continued to increase its reputation nationally and globally.

SBU jumped 19 spots to No. 58 in the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings in the span of a year, and was first among public universities in New York for the second year in a row and #26 among public universities nationwide. Stony Brook University Hospital was also recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023 according to Healthgrades, placing in the top one percent of hospitals in the country.

This year also saw the first cohort of the Simons STEM Scholars program, providing exceptional freshmen students with full scholarships, housing, research opportunities, internship stipends, advising, mentoring and more.

Achievements like these were among those highlighted in The New York Times in a story published December 31, recognizing Stony Brook for its commitment to social mobility while acting on its vision as a SUNY flagship.

Read more about the university’s achievements of the past year in SBU News’ Top 10 Stories of 2023.

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