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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

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Stony Brook University overview
Location Stony Brook, New York
Online stonybrook.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Stony Brook University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is situated in the suburban environment of Stony Brook, on the North Shore of Long Island, approximately 60 miles east of New York City. Founded in 1957, the university has established a robust academic framework that includes highly regarded programs in mathematics, engineering, computer science, biochemistry, and marine sciences. With a moderately selective admissions process, Stony Brook attracts a diverse undergraduate population. The campus features modern architecture with facilities designed to facilitate research and innovation. Housing options are available for students, with a range of residential communities that offer on-campus living experiences. While Stony Brook has a range of sports teams known as the Seawolves, it is particularly noted for its achievements in basketball and lacrosse within the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 40,513 prospective students applied, and 19,908 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,347 enrolled in the school.  21,993 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,717 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,070 plus fees of $3,490. SUNY Stony Brook is ranked 131 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












SUNY Stony Brook is rated within the top 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Stony Brook University overview
SAT 1320/1500
ACT 28/34
GPA 3.94

Applications Accepted

Stony Brook University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Stony Brook University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$3,490
Room and Board $16,408
Budget for Other Expenses$2,650
Total One Year Cost$30,518

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Stony Brook University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$3,490
Room and Board $16,408
Budget for Other Expenses$2,650
Total One Year Cost$48,438

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Stony Brook University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 17%
Health Professions 17%
Biology 13%
Psychology 11%
Business 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196097 IPEDS survey data for Stony Brook University.

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