SBU

Stony Brook University

100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6,947
  • Class Notes
    5,026
  • Textbook Notes
    716
  • Study Guides
    1,200
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,054
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,825

Overview of Stony Brook University (SBU)

About this school

Stony Brook University, founded in 1957, is a public institution and is part of the State University of New York system. Its 1,100-acre campus is located in Stony Brook, 60 miles from New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,364
    • Men:9,258 (53.3%)
    • Women:8,106 (46.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (SBU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Stony Brook University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Nicolls Road
City, State, Zip
Stony Brook, NY  11794
Phone
(631) 632-6868
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
42% of 35,313 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 18,045 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 17,268 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,678 (31%) of 14,899 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,359 (31%) of 7,703 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,319 (32%) of 7,196 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.83
375 And Above
56%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
633 average |620-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
41%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
16%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
671 average |590-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
24%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |26-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
41%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
10%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SBU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,257|Out-of-state: $26,767
  • Room & Board: - $13,446 (82.92833353891699%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (5.550758603675836%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,868 (11.52090785740718%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Stony Brook University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002838
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,211 (75.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,610 (72.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,595 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
261 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$14,202
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,493 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,601
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,438 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,760
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 200 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
570 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,620

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,468 (66.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,577 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,406 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,579 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$13,292
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,271 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,641
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,716 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,490
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 514 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,592 (10.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,378

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,219
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,584

Academics & Instruction (SBU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,075

Part-Time Faculty


491

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,443,421

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1590
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Stony Brook University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


52.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.8%

Programs & Majors (SBU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (77)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts in Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (100)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Nursing
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Communication
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Romance Languages
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing

Campus Life (SBU)

Location & Geography

Population


13,740

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,450 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
21.3 average low in January, 75.4 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
Stony Brook
Nearest Train Station
Stony Brook

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Seawolf
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Stony Brook University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, community service organization, residence hall association, commuter student association, asian students alliance, chinese association at stony brook

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


16,212

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,364
Women
8,106
Men
9,258

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 28.3% Asian
  • 7.9% Black/African-American
  • 14.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 39.1% White
  • 7.3% Unknown

International Students


14.2% from 130 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


8,625

Student Resources (SBU)