About Stony Brook University
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of the world's higher education institutions by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Ranked one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 35 public universities by U.S.News & World Report 
  • Ranked one of the 30 best values in public colleges and universities by Kiplinger
  • One of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education

  • 98% of instructional faculty hold doctoral degrees or highest degrees in their fields
  • Responsible for more than 1,900 inventions and more than 550 U.S. patents
  • Mentor on average 10% of the 300 Intel Science Talent Search competition finalists and semifinalists each year, making SB the second-largest incubator of Intel talent in the country

Colleges & Schools
Majors & Minors
  • 68 Majors and 80 Minors
  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Psychology, Health Science, Business Management, Economics, Sociology, Computer Science,  English, Political Science and Applied Mathematics & Statistics 

Campus Residences
  • Our 28 residence halls and 23 apartment-style buildings house 9,445 residents (8,230 undergraduate and 1,215 graduate students)
  • Included are two new residence halls that incorporate eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features
  • All residence halls and apartments offer wireless Internet access
  • Each quad has computing and fitness centers and all rooms have high-speed Internet and cable TV
  • Approximately 86% of freshmen live on campus

  • Only 60 miles east of New York City and 3 miles from West Meadow Beach on the eastern seaboard of the US
  • Situated on 1,039 acres on the north shore of Long Island
  • A four-season climate, tempered by proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound
About Admissions, Financial Aid, & Student Body
Freshman Class 2014-2015
  • Applications: 33,712
  • Accepted: 13,925
  • Enrolled: 2,770

Academic Profile of Enrolled Freshmen
  • GPA: mid-50% range 90-96
  • SAT: mid-50% range for Math: 620-710;
    Critical Reading: 560-650; Writing: 550-650
  • ACT: mid-50% range 26-30

Annual Tuition & Fees
  • Tuition: $6,170 NYS Resident; $19,590 Out-of-State
  • Room & Board: $11,819 (varies according to meal plan)
  • Fees: $2,260

Financial Aid
  • 55% of full-time enrolled freshmen receive need-based aid; average amount $8,768
  • 41% of full-time enrolled freshmen receive merit-based aid; average amount $3,314
  • 50% of full-time enrolled freshmen receive self-help aid; average amount $5,200

Student Body, Fall 2013 
 Enrollment Status 
Level Full Time Part Time Total
Undergraduate 14,892  1,100 15,992
Graduate  5,152  2,999  8,151
Grand Total 20,044  4,099 24,143*

* Of these students, 221 took one or more courses at Stony Brook Southampton and 155 took one or more courses at Stony Brook Manhattan. An additional 102 students were enrolled in programs at Songdo-based SUNY Korea, a joint venture of Stony Brook University, the State University of New York and the Korean government.

Source: IRPE Fall Enrollment Official Snapshot
Prepared by the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness 

Retention and Graduation Rates
  • For freshmen entering in Fall 2011: 90% returning for second year
  • For freshmen entering in Fall 2006: 
    • 70% graduating within six years
    • 2% still enrolled after six years
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Student Outcomes
  • Nearly 90% of our recent graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school.
  • The return on investment of a Stony Brook University education is more than $1 million over 30 years, according to PayScale.com.

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Stony Brook University ranks in the top 30 best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger.