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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 17,026
   Women 7,878 (46.3%)
   Men 9,148 (53.7%)
Graduate Students 8,708
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 41% of 34,999 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.81
SAT Math 653 average
600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 601 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,650
Out-of-state: $41,890
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,000
Out-of-state: $26,240
  Room and Board $12,882
Average Percent of Need Met 71%
Average Freshman Award $13,687
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,124
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Stony Brook Population 13,740
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Seawolf
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 35% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
27.4% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
13.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.7% White
7.4% Unknown
International Students 13.8% from 128 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 51.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported