2,210 reviews
  1. Stony Brook, NY
  2. 4 Year
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
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Stony Brook University, SUNY is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
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%
SAT Scores Range
1150-1350
ACT Scores Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Stony Brook University, SUNY

Cost

Net Price
$13,352/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,770/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,020/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,121/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,617/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.168 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,385Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Science Related Majors
    46%
  • Pre-medicine
    32%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Academic and stable
    6%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    3%
  • Science and Research
    1%
  • Unmotivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.178 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.209 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Educational
    20%
  • Excellent
    18%
  • Good
    17%
  • Challenging but fun
    12%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Wonderful
    8%
  • Cut throat
    4%

After Stony Brook University, SUNY

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses

Stony Brook University, SUNY Reviews

2,210 reviews
All Categories
Stony Brook does a good job at getting the students involved in campus life, with multiple activities and events every week. They also excel in academics, it is a great research school! Stony Brook is currently working on making its weakest department better, the food. In the grand scheme of things, good food is not the highest priority in the eyes of a college, and that is understandable. However, The food options have become non-diverse and unhealthy since the most recent food company, SODEXO, has taken over. Stony Brook has since put in efforts to replace the company in order to fix these problems.
Even though this is my first year as a transfer student, Stony Brook University has a lot to offer for a college student. My professors are nice and are willing to help with my learning disability. When I first started college, I was unsure of myself and thought that I wouldn't do well since it's a different environment from high school. I was definitely wrong. It's places like Stony Brook University that show you can do anything you want and follow your dreams! I am happy to be a Stony Brook University Seawolf and definitely recommend this school to many others!
Stony Brook believes in giving the best education that can be provided and I find that they prove themselves everything. They really give you a chance to be an adult and have the ability to live in learn. The large classes surround you with different kinds of people which is refreshing and if you make the effort, introducing yourself to the professor is one of the most beneficial things you can do. The pace of the curriculum is healthy and the amount of work is adequate. If you really love to learn and are excited about what the future holds then you will have no problem doing well and fitting in. Just be sure to stay organized! I can't stress that enough.