Stony Brook University, founded in 1957, is a public institution and is part of the State University of New York system. Its 1,100-acre campus is located in Stony Brook, 60 miles from New York City.

Website: www.stonybrook.edu/

Public
Co-ed
17,364
Undergraduate
Students
(46.7%) 8,106 Women
(53.3%) 9,258 Men
8,625
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
42% of 35,313 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,091
Out-of-state: $43,761
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,625
Out-of-state: $27,295
Room and Board
$13,698
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$13,817
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,780
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,075
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Stony Brook Population
13,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Seawolf
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
28.3% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
14.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.1% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students
14.2% from 130 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Nicolls Road
City, State, Zip
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone
(631) 632-6868
Fax
 
E-mail
enroll@stonybrook.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
42% of 35,313 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 18,045 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 17,268 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,678 (31%) of 14,899 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,359 (31%) of 7,703 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,319 (32%) of 7,196 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
3,778
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,697
Students Admitted From Wait List
68

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.83
3.75 and Above
56%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
620-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
41%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
671 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
55%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
41%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 48%
Top quarter: 81%
Top half: 95%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,091
Out-of-state: $43,761
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,625
Out-of-state: $27,295
Room and Board
$13,698
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,868
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
enroll@stonybrook.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002838
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,543 (75.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,843 (72.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,826 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
251 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$13,817
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,683 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,482
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,643 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,703
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 207 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
490 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,726

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
10,935 (66.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,201 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,026 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,621 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$13,736
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,891 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,188
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,143 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,426
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 670 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,549 (10.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,559

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,780
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,441
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polysomnography
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,075
Part-Time Faculty
491
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
63%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,443,421
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1590
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Romance Languages
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Women's Health Nursing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biophysics
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • English Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Music
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Women's Health Nursing

Location and Setting


Stony Brook Population
13,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
1,450 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.3 average low in January, 75.4 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Stony Brook
Nearest Train Station
Stony Brook

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
47%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Seawolf
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x  
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, community service organization, residence hall association, commuter student association, asian students alliance, chinese association at stony brook
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
17,364
Women
8,106 (46.7%)
Men
9,258 (53.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
16,212
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
28.3% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
14.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.1% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students.
14.2% from 130 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
8,625

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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