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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 is a highly rated public university located in Brookhaven, New York in the New York City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,212 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Stony Brook acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 72% of students, Stony Brook alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
About Stony Brook University, SUNY...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Branch of
SUNY System

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
42%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1410
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
$14,330/ 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
$9,968/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,212Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,152
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Science Related Majors
    44%
  • Pre-medicine
    29%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Academic and stable
    5%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    3%
  • No one talks to you
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%

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.197 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.228 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responses
Report
  • Educational
    22%
  • Excellent
    17%
  • Good
    16%
  • 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
72%
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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Stony Brook University, SUNY Reviews

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I've only been here for a couple weeks (freshman), and I love it! It's much better than high school. A better atmosphere. I feel safer. The campus is really safe, even at night. There are a lot of things to do on campus. The school is really good with getting info and opportunities out to students. The food is good. There's too much Asian cuisine. I like that the dining halls are open late at night. The academics have been good so far. I love all of my professors. They are all really interesting, informative, friendly, and helpful. The dorms and rooms are nicer and bigger than I expected. People complain too much about the size of the rooms.
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Before coming to Stony Brook, I had heard from many people that the college was very plain, that everyone was very reserved and it was very hard to navigate. From my experience over the last two years, I can safely say that it is not! Everyone is here to help and here to motivate you to do the best you can. Another great quality about this school is that it is very diverse. You look around and you can find so many cultures colliding. Everyday is a new experience to learn and grow and that is pretty amazing. There are over 4oo clubs from dancing to astronomy to pottery, you will definitely find the right crowd for you.
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!