Stony Brook University

310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY
4-year
Large
Suburban

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Majors offered at Stony Brook University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Biology, General

Academics at Stony Brook University

1230-1420
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
26-31
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (42% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Stony Brook University demographics

37% White
19% Asian
11% Hispanic
6% Black
2% Multiracial
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Common careers for Stony Brook University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer127k
Software Engineer99k
Electrical Engineer83k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)79k
Human Resources (HR) Manager76k
Mechanical Engineer70k
Data Analyst64k
Based on 12,866 student responses
60.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
111kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
35%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University financial aid

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Student reviews of Stony Brook University

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3.8

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
Accessible for students with disabilities
Welcoming student body
LGBTQ+ friendly
Maggie Li
Health Sciences
Badminton
Running
Dance + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Prepares students in STEM well for post graduate programs such as medical school

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The school is really STEM based and not for students interested in business. Bad food and dorms aren't really good.

Grace Olinkiewicz
Writing
Singing
Sports
Art + 3 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved everything about Stony Brook, everyone is very nice along with the campus itself.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall food isn't always the best.

Jayleen Garcia
American Sign Language (ASL)
Foreign Languages
Engineering
Physics + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoyed that there are so many different clubs on campus and, I found some clubs with people like me and where it felt most like home. The classes get harder as they go but if you put your mind to it you’ll be fine.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall food is hit or miss. But there are other options on campus if you don’t want dining hall food. They just cost money.

Deja Sandy
Hiking And Backpacking
Exercise And Fitness
Clinical Psychology
Reading + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Stony Brook is a wonderful school for incoming freshmen who are eager to learn. It is not a party school but you will make lifelong friendships with a lot of students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of the social life at stony brook. This is a commuter school so a lot of people go back home on the weekends.

Isabella Pirola
Hiking And Backpacking
Baking
Aerospace
Neuroscience

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

If you're looking for a rigorous education, you'll get it at SBU. Courses here prepare you for both the workforce and graduate school. Stony's healthcare programs are especially well-respected on and beyond the island. Utilize the volunteer opportunities at SBUH to adequately position yourself. Also, since it's a research university, take advantage of the plethora of lab experiences! It's a great school if you're looking for a serious and scholastic atmosphere.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you choose to live on campus, there isn't much "campus life" on weekends, as commuters make up the majority of students. Just something to be aware of in case you have the expectation that this campus will be fun, bustling, and lively outside of class.

Nicole Chrastil
Politics and Political Science
Shopping And Thrifting
Crocheting
Film + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like that it is a big campus with a lot of brick buildings. I think it makes the college look aesthetic and comforting.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is rarely open and is not great.

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