Stony Brook University, SUNY

2,192 reviews
  1. Stony Brook, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Stony Brook University, SUNY is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Stony Brook University, SUNY Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
1150-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,352/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,770/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,020/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,121/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,617/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,385Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Science Related Majors
    46%
  • Pre-medicine
    32%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Academic and stable
    6%
  • Lots of school pride and spirit
    3%
  • Science and Research
    1%
  • Unmotivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.178 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.209 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Educational
    20%
  • Excellent
    18%
  • Good
    17%
  • Challenging but fun
    12%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Wonderful
    8%
  • Cut throat
    4%

After Stony Brook University, SUNY

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses

Reviews

2,192 reviews
  • Excellent
    236
  • Very Good
    740
  • Average
    968
  • Poor
    190
  • Terrible
    58
I formed in Gershwin in Roth quad for 2 weeks. We had roaches in our kitchen and they tried so serve me uncooked food at Roth cafe. The woman used a meat thermometer in front of me, it was uncooked and she gave it to me anyway. Lesson learned, don't eat the chicken! The classes were really hard if you took APs in high school since they automatically placed you into a higher level class and wouldn't let you drop down. Also the professors rarely spoke good English and it was very broken so it was hard to understand what they were teaching. This is a great school if you want to party though, there is a party every week/weekend. My friend who also went there who was super smart found his mechanical engineering major way too hard so he had to switch to a different major. Stony brook won't be fun for you if you're not Asian, the Asians rarely speak English and they tend to form cliques, on top of that they are super smart so you can't compete with them in classes.
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago
Even though this is my first year as a transfer student, Stony Brook University has a lot to offer for a college student. My professors are nice and are willing to help with my learning disability. When I first started college, I was unsure of myself and thought that I wouldn't do well since it's a different environment from high school. I was definitely wrong. It's places like Stony Brook University that show you can do anything you want and follow your dreams! I am happy to be a Stony Brook University Seawolf and definitely recommend this school to many others!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
Stony Brook believes in giving the best education that can be provided and I find that they prove themselves everything. They really give you a chance to be an adult and have the ability to live in learn. The large classes surround you with different kinds of people which is refreshing and if you make the effort, introducing yourself to the professor is one of the most beneficial things you can do. The pace of the curriculum is healthy and the amount of work is adequate. If you really love to learn and are excited about what the future holds then you will have no problem doing well and fitting in. Just be sure to stay organized! I can't stress that enough.
  • College Student
  • 11 months ago