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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

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Student Population
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Location Stony Brook, New York
Online stonybrook.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Stony Brook, New York, Stony Brook University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 37,079 prospective students applied, and 16,370 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,372 enrolled in the school.  21,706 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,550 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,070 plus fees of $3,105. SUNY Stony Brook is ranked 122 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SUNY Stony Brook is rated within the top 23% 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
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SAT 1230/1440
ACT 26/32
GPA 3.8
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
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$3,105
Room and Board $14,278
Budget for Other Expenses$1,868
Total One Year Cost$27,221
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Stony Brook University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$3,105
Room and Board $14,278
Budget for Other Expenses$1,868
Total One Year Cost$44,891

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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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