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Stony Brook University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,100 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 8 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

America East

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Big South Conference

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $151,158)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,874)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 94 75 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Football 87 - - -
Lacrosse 42 28 Yes -
Soccer 26 28 - Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 41 - -
Tennis 10 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 11 - Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.9%
Hispanic 7.1%
Non-resident alien 16.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 14.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 40.3%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 25
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 138
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Courtney from Los Angeles
  • 2
  • The dorms are fine. They are nothing spectacular, but they are livable. Many people complain about campus housing here; I do not. I suppose this is because I did not…

  • Mar-20-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Amityville, NY
  • 4
  • Depending on which quad you live in and who you live with, dorm life is really entertaining and provides relief after a long day of running around from the library…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Virginia from Baldwin, NY
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook's food is crazy expensive, whether or not you have a meal plan (although having the latter helps a little). Stock up on water bottles and snacks for your dorm so you won't have to pay $3.50 for one bottle of water whenever you're thirsty. Really, the key is budgeting. Don't splurge on Starbucks or Red Mango everyday. However, there is a decent variety of options, although you may have to walk a little far to get to them.

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  • 4
  • Joe, On Campus, Stony Brook University
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Although food is a little overpriced, the quality of the food is amazing and there really is something for everyone here. There are available choices to suit all of one's dietary needs and even to satisfy the hunger of those who desire just a small snack .

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  • 3
  • David
  • Apr-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Some people hate the campus food. I personally enjoy it. It's not the food of my culture but there are very delicious foods if you know where to buy your food. It becomes a little harder when you are dieting but there is a nutritionist on campus who you can schedule an appointment with to plan out how you should eat specific to your diet.

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  • 4
  • Barbara from Port Jeff Sta, NY
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    No matter where you go food could always be better but the choices are vast and interesting, they serve a diverse population.

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  • 5
  • J from Queens
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a past student here

    Most of the school dining are really good in quality, not expensive. Great in taste!

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  • 3
  • Eliza from Fontana, CA
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is always available. Stony Brook makes sure to offer food from many cultures, fresh and tasty. The meal plan at Stony Brook is one of the best choices as an on-campus student.

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  • 2
  • HJ
  • Feb-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Campus food is good quality, but my compliments end there. The lines are always too long, food servers are too slow, and most importantly, too expensive. Also, there are not many good options for quality ethnic foods, and Stony Brook lacks a college town to make up for that. Sadly, most people go to 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts nearby to take a break from campus food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Virginia from Baldwin, NY
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    As someone who didn't participate in rush, I can't tell you much about it; however, it appears that Greek life is very active and flourishing. You always hear about something going on that's run by a sorority or fraternity. Rush occurs very early in the year, so if Greek life is for you, be prepared to get out there!

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  • 0
  • Joe, On Campus, Stony Brook University
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a multitude of sororities and fraternities one can join at Stony Brook University. Throughout the school year, there are various fundraisers and events held by some of these organization to help people join. They are mostly academic, but we all know that Sororities and Fraternities also help with partying.

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  • 0
  • Medha
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    All Greek life groups are housed off campus, so if a student wants to be part of a fraternity or sorority it is certainly easy to get involved. However, if a student wants no part of that lifestyle, it is equally easy to avoid it.

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  • 0
  • Amna Ali
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is important in Stony Brook, but at a descent level. This school is not all about Greek life if one does not want to join. But if one does want to join, they will have many opportunities.

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  • 0
  • KC
  • Oct-18-2013 I am a current student here

    I have not experiences Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Jul-16-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I'm clueless about Greek life at the moment, but I am interested in pledging once I move on campus.

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