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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
  • Gina from Massapequa, NY
  • 4
  • I currently live in a suite with 3 other girls. I am not in a designated 24 hour quiet building (it is exactly what it sounds like) so I…

  • Dec-30-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Angie from NY
  • Jun-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Food was extremely overpriced for average food. It's a meal point system where you pay more dollars than the points you get. Also, a california roll can range from 8-13 points/dollars. The system is basically dollars, but they take away about $600 to cover late night dining hours, theft, etc. BUUUT, they just changed the dining system as of Fall 2015.

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  • 5
  • Yiji from Newburgh, NY
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    If I were to list my favorite aspect of Stony Brook, it would be the food. Although it becomes very repetitive in what they serve, the options are endless! Stony Brook has many different food options from vegan, pastas, soups, sandwiches, Spanish, Italian, Indian, Korean, Chinese, and more! Fresh ingredients are used rather than the processed junk other campuses serve. It is a bit pricey, but the meal plan covers it all.

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  • 4
  • Gina from Massapequa, NY
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    We have Wendy's, Starbucks (2), Red Mango, and a Dunkin Donuts on campus so there are many options. We also have a few dining halls/cafeterias that have options including yogurt, fresh barbeque-related food, and several places that switch every day between Chinese food, Pasta, and other interesting foods. There also is a place that makes fresh restaurant-style steak and grilled chicken that is very affordable. Most people say that campus food at any college is terrible, but I really can not complain about the food at Stony Brook because there are so many options.

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  • 4
  • Chinmoyi from India
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of food choices with different dining options and a variety of cuisines! Red Mango, starbucks, dunkin donuts, Wendy's and lots of healthy choices as well. Halal, kosher meals also available! Asian food is worth a try as well.

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  • 3
  • Tony from Croton On Hudson, NY
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Dorm food is greasy! So greasy. If you have a weak stomach, you're going to have to hunt for things that won't hurt (I recommend International Market at West Side, or soup anywhere). I wouldn't say food poisoning is common, but it definitely happens more than you would think is proper. Everything is way overpriced and the portions are either too small or too large. On the other hand, when they do something right, it is very good. Some of the food doesn't taste good at all (like corn, never buy corn) but some stuff (pasta/sandwiches at Roth, Bob's BBQ at West Side, Mac & Cheese and Burritos at the Union) is amazing.

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  • 3
  • Cara from Inwood, NY
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There are some different options on campus, ranging from chinese (not good) to a mexican station similar to chipotle featuring $2 burritos at certain times of the day, and vegan options. It's your typical institutionalized food, somewhat bland and very easy to get tired of.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jeffrey from Suisun City, CA
  • Sep-12-2015 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
  • Dec-30-2014 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
  • 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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