About Stony Brook University
  • Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide by the Center for 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
  • 67 Majors and 82 Minors
  • Most Popular Undergraduate Majors: Biology, Psychology, Health Science, Business Management, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Mathematics 

Campus Residences
  • Our 30 residence halls and 23 apartment-style buildings house 9,842 residents (8,748 undergraduate and 1,094 graduate students)
  • Included are two 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 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
Freshman Class 2015-2016*
  • Applications: 34,110
  • Accepted: 13,981
  • Enrolled: 2,800


Academic Profile of Enrolled Freshmen
  • GPA: mid-50% range 90-96
  • SAT: mid-50% range for Math: 620-720;
    Critical Reading: 570-670
  • ACT: mid-50% range 26-31

Annual Tuition & Fees
  • Tuition: $6,470 NYS Resident; $23,710 Out-of-State
  • Room & Board: $12,890 (varies according to meal plan)
  • Fees: $2,556

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 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 2013: 89% returned for second year
  • For freshmen entering in Fall 2008: 
    • 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.