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Stony Brook University - SUNY - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Stony Brook University Chemistry Building

Stony Brook University Chemistry Building

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Stony Brook University Description:

Founded in 1957, Stony Brook University has quickly made a name for itself among the top research universities in the country. Because of the university's strengths in research and instruction, it was awarded membership in the Association of American Universities in 2001. The 1,100 acre campus sits on Long Island's north shore about 60 miles from New York City. Stony Brook University offers undergraduates 119 majors and minors for students to choose from, and the biological and health sciences are particularly strong. The Stony Brook Seawolves (What's a Seawolf?) compete in the America East Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,946 (15,837 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 92% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,560 (in-state); $18,180 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,934
  • Other Expenses: $1,868
  • Total Cost: $21,262 (in-state); $31,882 (out-of-state)

Stony Brook University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,801
    • Loans: $5,936

Most Popular Majors:

Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, English, Health Professions, History, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Learn About Other SUNY Campuses: Albany | Binghamton | Brockport | Buffalo | Buffalo State | Cortland | Fredonia | Geneseo | New Paltz | Old Westbury | Oneonta | Oswego | Plattsburgh | Potsdam | Purchase

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Stony Brook and the Common Application

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Stony Brook University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.stonybrook.edu/pres/mission.html

"Stony Brook University has a five-part mission:

  • to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;
  • to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance knowledge and have immediate or long-range practical significance;
  • to provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;
  • to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;
  • to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community."

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