Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 25,734
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 9,912 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

41%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Stony Brook University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 34,999 applications and only 14,233 students were granted admission. Stony Brook University is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 36% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 79% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1150 to 1370
ACT26 to 31

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$100
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Stony Brook University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $23,710 and in-state students paid $6,470.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$13,615
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,470
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$23,710
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 76% of Stony Brook University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,943 (which is 11.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Stony Brook University in 2016-2017, was 1,197, which is 42% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,102 (which is 3.8% below the national average.)

$4,943
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,102
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
76%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Stony Brook University has enrolled a total of 25,734 students (21,277 students full-time and 4,457 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 25,734 students, 1,615 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and 17,026 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 8,708 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,006 students for distance studies.

25,734
Total Enrollment
1,615
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 38%

Asian: 19%

Non-resident alien: 17%

Hispanic: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Stony Brook University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 36% 3,783 715
Engineering 16% 1,639 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6% 670
Education 5% 526 293
Social Sciences 4% 449
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 262
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 232
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 221 193
Physical Sciences 2% 160
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 156

Graduation & Dropout Rates

72%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Stony Brook University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
8%
Dropout rate
19%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$38,200
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Stony Brook University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,200. Last year, out of the total 4,234 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,811 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,685 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,170 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,200 $55,100
Employment Rate 90% 89%
Total Graduates 4,234 4,685

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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19.5 mile away
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36.2 mile away
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