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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…

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  • 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…

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  • judy
  • 3
  • the dorms here at stony brook are very mediocre compared to many other schools in my opinion. the application for housing is quite complicated and makes it hard to get…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Stony Brook Student
  • I am a current student here

    Food is not very diverse and there are extremely limited options for those who need a specific diet.

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  • 3
  • Chloe from Exeter, NH
  • I am a current student here

    The food isn't awful but it's not amazing. I know they're working really hard on it right now though, so I'm assuming it's only going to become better!

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  • 5
  • Fransheska from New York, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    All freshmans are required to have a meal plan. This allows the school to be ensured that all students are getting proper food. Not only has Stony Brook opened more dinning halls but they are also renovating. This means the possibilities are going to be endless.

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  • 3
  • Taylore
  • I am a current student here

    Standard cafeteria food, especially if you're a freshman on the meal plan with swipes. The food's not bad, but it certainly can't be mistaken for any NYC hipster food. I'm pretty sure they dilute the milk, and there are little to no options for vegans (aka no protein substitutes, just tofu occasionally. Here, I just eat to live. But it's still possible to gain freshman 15 (or soph 15, or 15 anytime you're there) because you can eat whenever if you're on the unlimited dining plan. Also, they have really good cookies and dessert/ ice cream available all the time. And you (I) crave sweet things after eating any meal.

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  • 1
  • Sayed from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food plan is really bad. Many schools have buffet style food plan where in Stony Brook you have to pay each time instead just swipe and go eat whatever you can.

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  • 3
  • Ibn-Umar from Sayreville, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    If you're a freshman student, the food is very fresh and exciting. Over time, the food loses its charm and starts to grow stale and boring. If you ever get tired of campus food, there's a bunch of off-campus dining options close to campus that offer very delicious food.

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  • 4
  • Joyce
  • I am a current student here

    Cyclone salads are good. If you go to the SAC, the Ooodles noodles are really good. Urban pizza, there's also vegan and vegetarian. Alos, Jasmine has a variety of asian food including bubble tea!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Taylore
  • I am a current student here

    One way to find your community pretty fast is to buy your way into a friend group (...aka join a fraternity/sorority)! For some people this works, but for others, the price deters them. It's really up to you. You can join Greek life if you want it, but you can also stay out of it if you don't. There are both social and professional sororities/ fraternities on campus. And also co-ed professional fraternities. The options are there if you want them.

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  • 0
  • Jeffrey from Suisun City, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Sociieity Since my first full semester here at the the college with a 3.83 G.P.A. it has since grown now to a 3.93 and I am quite proud of myself for the accomplishments and I look forward to maintaining what knowledge that I have accomplished thus far.

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  • 0
  • Gina from Massapequa, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I do not have personal experience with Greek Life, but I know many people who have joined fraternities and sororities that love it.

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  • 0
  • Virginia from Baldwin, NY
  • 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
  • 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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