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Stony Brook University is a public institution situated in Stony Brook, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Stony Brook makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

224 Undergraduate Degrees
371 Graduate Degrees
$34,560 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
42% Acceptance Rate

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Stony Brook University Rankings

SUNY Stony Brook is ranked #229 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list.

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 Stony Brook has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

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Program Level Awards

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

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Where Is Stony Brook University?

Location of Stony Brook University

Contact details for SUNY Stony Brook are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: 631-632-6000

How Do I Get Into SUNY Stony Brook?

You can apply to SUNY Stony Brook online at:

Admission Requirements for SUNY Stony Brook

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Stony Brook?

42% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to SUNY Stony Brook. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 42%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 42%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to SUNY Stony Brook submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 620 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Stony Brook University  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Stony Brook University  ( 620 to 730 )
SUNY Stony Brook received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Stony Brook University  ( 24 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Stony Brook University  ( 26 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for Stony Brook University  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford Stony Brook University?

$34,560 Net Price
42% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNY Stony Brook is $34,560. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SUNY Stony Brook, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $6,384 a year. That adds up to $25,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 2.7%. 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.

Stony Brook University Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,341 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,522 undergraduate students at SUNY Stony Brook, with 16,341 being full-time and 1,181 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SUNY Stony Brook

There are also 8,734 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,341 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SUNY Stony Brook

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stony Brook University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SUNY Stony Brook Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,355
Black or African American 1,140
Hispanic or Latino 1,917
White 5,125
International Students 2,365
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,439

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Stony Brook University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at SUNY Stony Brook. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Stony Brook University

1,309 Took All Classes Online
4,466 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at SUNY Stony Brook. In 2017-2018, 4,466 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Stony Brook has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Stony Brook

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stony Brook University was -6.0%. This is the #1,756 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Stony Brook regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SUNY Stony Brook majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 19%
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 44%
Nursing 8%
Nursing Administration 48%
Nursing Education 18%
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 8%
School Nursing 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Stony Brook ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Stony Brook.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing #2
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery #5
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing #5
School Nursing #6
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing #13
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing #17
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #63
Nursing Education #70
Nursing Administration #79

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Stony Brook University Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 224 0 0 0 224
Nursing Administration 0 0 98 0 98
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 3 58 8 69
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 1 66 2 69
School Nursing 0 2 42 0 44
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 9 31 0 40
Nursing Education 0 1 21 0 22
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 0 6 12 0 18
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 0 1 9 1 11
Nursing Science 0 0 0 0 0
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 224 23 337 11 595


*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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