Stony Brook University Overview
Stony Brook University is a public institution located in Stony Brook, New York. Stony Brook is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Stony Brook University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SUNY Stony Brook.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from SUNY Stony Brook with a bachelor's degree make about $66,678 a year. That's 63% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Stony Brook University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Stony Brook.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Stony Brook has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Linguistics and Computer Science Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Marine Science Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#23||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#24||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#40||Best Education Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#151||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Stony Brook University?
Contact details for SUNY Stony Brook are given below.
|Address:||310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0701|
How Do I Get Into SUNY Stony Brook?
You can apply to SUNY Stony Brook online at: https://www.stonybrook.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/freshman/application-procedures/
Admission Requirements for SUNY Stony Brook
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Stony Brook?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.
Average Test Scores
About 88% of students accepted to SUNY Stony Brook submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 690. Math scores were between 630 and 750.
Can I Afford Stony Brook University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Stony Brook, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,671 a year. That adds up to $26,684 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Stony Brook University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 8,772 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,586 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stony Brook University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,097|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,186|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at Stony Brook University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 114 countries are represented at SUNY Stony Brook. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Stony Brook University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Stony Brook has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 60th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of SUNY Stony Brook
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University was $10,091 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $27,761. The following table shows how SUNY Stony Brook is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#13||#13|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#19||#46|
|Allied Health Professions||#19||#28|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#19||#46|
|Human Resource Management||#43||#128|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#55||#150|
Online Affordability Rankings of SUNY Stony Brook Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University was $10,091 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $27,761. The following table shows how SUNY Stony Brook is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#13||#16|
Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Stony Brook
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stony Brook University was 186.4%. This is the #296 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Stony Brook regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SUNY Stony Brook majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Stony Brook ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Stony Brook.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#4|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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