SUNY Stony Brook Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Stony Brook University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into SUNY Stony Brook and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,880 out of 37,828 applicants were admitted making SUNY Stony Brook a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 19 percent. Stony Brook University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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SUNY Stony Brook SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT85%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||630|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Stony Brook University?
Stony Brook University typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1420 and Above||Good||>55%|
|1325 to 1420||Avg +||42%-55%|
|1230 to 1325||Avg -||30%-42%|
|1135 to 1230||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 1135||Low||<20%|
SUNY Stony Brook ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT25%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNY Stony Brook?
Admission data indicates that SUNY Stony Brook regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Stony Brook University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>58%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||42%-58%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||32%-42%|
|24 to 26||Reach||24%-32%|
|Less than 24||Low||<24%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Stony Brook University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Stony Brook University was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SUNY Stony Brook will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||24%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||7%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
74% of Stony Brook University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||45%|
|Top 25% of class||74%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Bottom 50% of class||7%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||23%||21%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Stony Brook University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196097 IPEDS survey data for Stony Brook University.
Frequently Asked Questions
85% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY Stony Brook. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
42% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY Stony Brook. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1230 and 1420. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.