A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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
1150-1380
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,503/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,706/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,465/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,050/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,197/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,023/ year

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.169 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,714Undergrads
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 95 responses
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  • Science Related Majors
    45%
  • Pre-medicine
    32%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Academic and stable
    6%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    3%
  • Science and Research
    2%
  • Unmotivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.179 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.210 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Educational
    20%
  • Excellent
    18%
  • Good
    17%
  • Challenging but fun
    13%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Wonderful
    8%
  • Cut throat
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
48%
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
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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.
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I've had a great experience so far here at Stony Brook. All of the professors I've had have been super experienced in their fields, and the academics as a whole have been a lot better than expected. It is a pretty big commuter school but there are things going on most weekends. Whether it is going to The Bench or Schafers, or a frat or athlete party, there will always be SBU students having fun, you just have to find it. The athletics teams are all actually pretty good. Basketball gets the most turn-out but any sport you go to will definitely be worth it, and the athletes need more support! All in all a great school with a beautiful campus!
In my opinion, Stony Brook University is a fine school that offers many opportunities to its students. Academically, Stony Brook is fantastic for STEM majors and boasts incredible academic resources and connections for students to take advantage of. The campus is lovely (especially during the autumn and spring). While the dorms and campus food might not be the best, the student life, organized mainly by students themselves, is incredibly fun and welcoming. Furthermore, the diversity of the student body and the strive to make Stony Brook an inclusive campus for all races, genders, and sexual orientations is commendable. I enjoy my current life here at Stony Brook University very much, and would recommend it to any student in the New York area.