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Stony Brook University, SUNY
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  • 4 Year
  • STONY BROOK, NY

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Stony Brook is an above-average public university located in Brookhaven, New York in the New York City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,697 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Stony Brook acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 76% of students, Stony Brook alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.

About

310 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
STONY BROOK, NY 11794
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

Stony Brook University, SUNY Rankings

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SB Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1230-1440
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,605 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,028 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 182 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 200 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 200 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,697 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,212
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 121 responses
  • Science Related Majors
    45%
  • Pre-medicine
    28%
  • Competitive
    8%
  • Academic and stable
    6%
  • No one talks to you
    4%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 210 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
  • Educational
    24%
  • Good
    16%
  • Excellent
    15%
  • Challenging but fun
    12%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Wonderful
    7%
  • Cut throat
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 110 responses

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