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Stony Brook University, also known as the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is a public research university located in Stony Brook, in the U.S. state of New York, on the North Shore of Long Island, about 50 miles (80 km) east of Manhattan. The university was founded in 1957 and moved to its present site in 1962. More than 24,500 students are enrolled at the main campus as of 2010.
Stony Brook University is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York (SUNY) and is considered a flagship institution of the SUNY system. Stony Brook is a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), an invitation-only organization of the 61 leading research universities in the United States. It also co-manages Brookhaven National Labs under a contract under the authority of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Stony Brook University Medical Center, completed in 1980, is Suffolk County’s only tertiary hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, and the only academic medical center in Suffolk County—larger also than any in Nassau County.
Stony Brook University is organized by schools and colleges, including the Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Graduate School. There are two branch campuses: Stony Brook Manhattan, whose operations were consolidated in 2010, and Stony Brook Southampton, whose operations were reduced to the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and the MFA Program in Writing and Literature also in 2010.
As of 2009, there were 138,560 alumni of Stony Brook University.
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