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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Stony Brook University, SUNY is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Stony Brook University, SUNY Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1150-1370
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,615/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,954/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,736/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,227/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,165/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,166/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,858Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
Report
  • Science Related Majors
    48%
  • Pre-medicine
    30%
  • Competitive
    10%
  • Academic and stable
    6%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    3%
  • Science and Research
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.188 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Educational
    22%
  • Good
    17%
  • Excellent
    16%
  • Challenging but fun
    13%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Wonderful
    8%
  • Cut throat
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses
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Stony Brook University, SUNY Reviews

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I studied Women,Gender & Sexuality and even though Stony Brook is known as being a heavily math/science my department was tight knit and I definitely got a lots of individualized attention. Coursework was challenging in any academic discipline. The amount of student clubs and events on campus blew my mind. Their are definitely lots of resources and funding for students! The school is a very diverse school. That being said Stony Brook is heavily a "commuter" school. I commuted from LI & NYC. The area around Stony Brook sucks, because the school is located in suburbia theirs not much to do. DO NOT come here if you want a traditional campus experience. And the school gives preferential treatment to STEM fields over other Dept.'s!

Their is housing crisis on campus, for the housing they do have, housing off-campus is unaffordable. The higher cost of living in the area doesn't seem to be addressed by Stony Brook.

Had a wonderful time here just know what your getting into!
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I was a transfer student to Stony Brook University, and coming to this school was the best decision of my life. The people here are so nice, so friendly, and so just wonderful to be around. It was such positive energy on campus.

The classes were pretty good, some professors sucked but some professors were awesome. The food was great compared to other schools, I honestly couldn't complain. Housing was pretty good too, didn't have complaints from Roth living.

Thursday nights were party nights and there was a party every thursday for all of those who are looking for that life!
Great school! You get an IVY league education for a fraction of the price. School is absolutely one of the best for College of Arts & Music, College of Engineering, and its computer science programs. School does not have such a good pre-health department. Biology classes are much harder than they need to be. Not many resources are available for tutoring and help in biological science classes. In addition if you need to speak with a biology advisor there was no walk in options. Sometimes it took as long as 4 weeks to meet with an advisor.