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Stony Brook University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

25,734 students

40% admitted

  • 21,277 full time
  • 4,457 part time
  • 11,788 men full time
  • 9,262 women full time
  • 34,999 applied
  • 14,233 admitted
  • 2,800 enrolled

17,026 Undergraduates

$6,470 tuition/year

  • 8,708 Graduates
  • 82 Non-Degree
  • $6,470 in state
  • $2,529 fees
  • $12,882 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Wolfie Seawolf
School Colors: Red
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Courtney from Los Angeles
  • 0
  • Stony Brook is a land bereft of creativity. The focus of the school is primarily on the medical school, and little attention is paid towards the humanities. Though it is…

  • Mar-20-2012 Read More
  • Nelson
  • 0
  • There are many things to hate and many things to love about Stony Brook. The campus is VERY diverse and fairly big. There are excellent programs here, but the food…

  • Jun-21-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Amityville, NY
  • 0
  • Stony Brook University affords one the opportunity to achieve goals they never thought possible. You will be pushed and tested but it is for your benefit in the future. For…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More
  • Gina from Massapequa, NY
  • 0
  • It is a great school with a very high bar set for its students. The other students are extremely competitive and make sure that everyone else knows it. …

  • Dec-30-2014 Read More
Mission Statement

Stony Brook University was established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. The first campus was located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on the grounds of a former Gold Coast estate. In 1962, a new campus was built near the historic village of Stony Brook on land donated by local philanthropist Ward Melville. Part of the State University of New York system, the University has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship—carrying out the mandate given by the State Board of Regents in 1960 to become a university that would “stand with the finest in the country.”

Stony Brook University
  • Located in Stony Brook, NY
  • Public
  • 25,734 students enrolled
  • 40% admitted
  • $6,470 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Philip from Fayetteville, NC
  • Sep-28-2011 I am a current student here

    I am very much enjoying my time at Stony Brook. I am currently a freshman and have met many people from around the world. During the weekends, a lot of people go home which may make the campus seem dead, but there is usually some type of activity going on on campus during the weekends.

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  • 3
  • Andy from Brooklyn, NY
  • Aug-24-2011 I am a current student here

    Most of your social life is what you make of it, I know plenty of people who lock themselves in their rooms and never meet new people, it is very easy to fall into that trap if you don't make an extra effort.

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  • 5
  • Bajor from Howard Beach, NY
  • Jul-22-2011 I am a current student here

    Although I was nervous about attending a school with so many people, I quickly made friends with my suite mates and now we have fun together almost every night.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Valley Stream, NY
  • Jul-19-2011 I am a current student here

    I love the whole feel of dorming on campus, from being able to walk to class in the morning, to meeting people and not having to worry about rushing to get where I need to be.

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  • 4
  • Corinne from Douglaston, NY
  • Jul-12-2011 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook is a very large school in numbers, but it becomes much smaller once you join an organization on campus. Join a club and it will help your social life greatly. Many tend to stay in their room and study all of the time, but many opportunities exist to meet many people. You make the best of it. Try not to be just another number. Many people are known for their ID number, don't be one of these people.

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