Chances of getting into Stony Brook University
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, 14,899 out of 35,313 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 extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 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 SAT77%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1370|
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 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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|
|1460 and Above||Good||>55%|
|1370 to 1460||Avg +||42%-55%|
|1280 to 1370||Avg -||30%-42%|
|1190 to 1280||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 1190||Low||<20%|
SUNY Stony Brook ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT38%
|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||32|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|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 #19 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 38 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 #4 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||Admission Chances|
|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)||19%||24%||21%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply120
Applicants have 120 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to SUNY Stony Brook before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
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.