About Stony Brook University
  • Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide by QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked one of the top 100 universities in the nation and one of the top 50 public universities by U.S.News & World Report
  • Ranked one of the 35 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 tenured/tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or highest degrees in their fields
  • Responsible for more than 2,100 inventions and more than 600 U.S. patents
  • Mentor on average 10% of the 300 Intel Science Talent Search competition finalists and semifinalists each year, making Stony Brook a major incubator of Intel talent in the country

Colleges & Schools
Majors & Minors
  • 69 Majors and 84 Minors
  • Most Popular Undergraduate Majors: Health Science, Psychology, Biology, Business Management, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Economics and Mechanical Engineering

Campus Residences
  • Our 30 residence halls and 23 apartment-style buildings house 10,204 residents (8,989 undergraduate and 1,215 graduate students).
  • Included in the above is our new 759-bed residence facility with a 60,000-square-foot dining hall.
  • Also included are two residence halls that incorporate eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features.
  • In addition there are six apartment-style buildings with more than 250 beds on our Southampton campus for graduate and undergraduate students in our clinical health science, marine science and writers programs.
  • 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 83% 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
Fall Freshman Class 2016
  • Applications: 34,999
  • Accepted: 14,233
  • Enrolled: 2,934

Academic Profile of Enrolled Freshmen
  • GPA: mid-50% range 91-96
  • SAT: mid-50% range for Math: 610-710;
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 580-670
  • ACT: mid-50% range 26-31

Annual Tuition & Fees 2017-2018
  • Tuition: $6,670 NYS Resident; $24,180 Out-of-State
  • Room & Board: $13,454 (varies according to meal plan)
  • Fees: $2,616

Financial Aid
  • 76% of full-time enrolled freshmen receive financial aid
  • 68% of full-time enrolled freshmen receive scholarship or grant aid from the federal government, state government or institution; average amount $9,786
  • 42% of full-time enrolled freshmen receive loan aid from the federal government; average amount $5,102

Student Body, Fall 2016 
 Enrollment Status 
Level Full Time Part Time Total
Undergraduate 15,858  1,168 17,026
Graduate  5,419  3,289  8,708
Grand Total 21,277  4,457 25,734

Retention and Graduation Rates
  • For freshmen entering in Fall 2015: 89% returned for second year
  • For freshmen entering in Fall 2009: 
    • 68% graduated within six years
    • 2% still enrolled after six years
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Student Outcomes
  • Nearly 95% 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 35 best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger.