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SUNY Stony Brook Demographics & Diversity

Stony Brook, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SUNY Stony Brook are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 64% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Stony Brook University students
Race Percent of Students
White 36%
Black 7%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 24%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 13%
Race Unknown 7%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 6% more female students than male students enrolled at Stony Brook University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SUNY Stony Brook has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Stony Brook University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Stony Brook University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,716
Women 13,540

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SUNY Stony Brook serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Stony Brook University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,205 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 8%
Part time Undergrads 6.3%

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