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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Overview

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is a public institution situated in Brooklyn, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Known For?

192 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at SUNY Downstate since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The 1% student loan default rate at SUNY Downstate is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at SUNY Downstate is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from SUNY Downstate makes roughly $127,900 a year. This is 213% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Rankings

SUNY Downstate is ranked #93 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. SUNY Downstate also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

SUNY Downstate has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#40 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Downstate.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Medical Illustration & Informatics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Downstate has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#17 Highest Paid Allied Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#30 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#37 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University?

Location of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Contact details for SUNY Downstate are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098
Phone: 718-270-2187
Website: www.downstate.edu/

How Do I Get Into SUNY Downstate?

You can apply to SUNY Downstate online at: sls.downstate.edu/admissions/apply_today.html

Can I Afford SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University?

1.4% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at SUNY Downstate is 1.4%. 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.

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Undergraduate Student Diversity

178 Full-Time Undergraduates
80% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 182 undergraduate students at SUNY Downstate, with 178 being full-time and 4 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SUNY Downstate

There are also 1,717 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 178 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Downstate, 20% are male and 80% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SUNY Downstate

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SUNY Downstate Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 72
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 107 6 101 0 214
Medicine 0 0 0 200 200
Public Health 0 14 48 2 64
Allied Health Professions 60 0 0 0 60
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 36 24 60
Other Health Professions 25 0 0 0 25
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 18 0 18
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 4 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 1 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Alternative Medical Support Services 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 192 20 203 231 646

References

*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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