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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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 16,341 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Stony Brook acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 76% of students, Stony Brook alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
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

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

SB Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
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

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%

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
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.194 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.194 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
    13%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,341Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,181
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
  • Science Related Majors
    45%
  • Pre-medicine
    29%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Academic and stable
    6%
  • No one talks to you
    3%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    3%
  • Outgoing
    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.204 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.235 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 132 responses
  • Educational
    23%
  • Good
    17%
  • Excellent
    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
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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It's a good university, but the classes are not easy As, especially if you are a STEM major. As a biology and psychology double major, I tend to struggle in certain classes. They can feel impossible, but I'm sure if you put your maximum effort you will probably end up being very prepared for graduate school. Do NOT underestimate the courses offered here. In addition, self studying may be required because some professors are only focused on their research. But because there is research, there are opportunities to get involved! For the price, you are getting a phenomenal education where you will leave more knowledgeable than you came here. The Greek life isn't typical, which is kind of a good thing, because joining Greek life here means you'll increase your social circle as well as increase your grades. The food is average, but for a school this size, it makes sense.
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If you are a dedicated students looking to go to sbu, DONT! The school refill really melt you down because of the professor’s themselves. They don’t even speak English! Also, you won’t ever get into a class you want unless you have at least 40 credits before coming into college (I AM NOT JOKING AT ALL IM REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THE CLASSES). I was so excited to study really hard but even when you do all that you have to, sbu exams and professors don’t correlate their teaching and exams. Absolutely horrible. Please guys don’t listen to the “NAME OF THE SCHOOL” and don’t value it’s degree it will save you a lot of pain in the future.
I am currently taking most of my classes online and class style depends on your professors. Expect methods from live sessions to being given all you need and only meeting your class/professor for quizzes and tests.

Besides that, stony brook provides a lot of online informative sessions to help foster a sense of community and respect among students. You can even choose your own online workshops to watch and learn more about the school!