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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

+1 631-632-6868

118 Fine Arts Loop Stony Brook, NY USA 11794

Founded in 1957, Stony Brook University—SUNY is a public institution located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. Stony Brook is one of 64 schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It boasts the only undergraduate journalism school in the SUNY system, and its medical center is highly regarded. Notable alumni include NASA’s first trained female scientist-astronaut Patricia S. Cowings, comedian and television show host Joy Behar, and New York meteorologist Craig Allen.

Ranked 96 in the nation, Stony Brook is a selective school. Its acceptance rate is 49%, and its graduation rate is 71%. In-state undergraduate tuition is $7,070 per year, plus fees; out-of-state undergraduate tuition is $24,990 per year, plus fees. In-state graduate tuition is $13,793 per year, plus fees; out-of-state graduate tuition is $25,583 per year, plus fees. Stony Brook offers 75 undergraduate programs and 188 graduate programs. A total of 26,782 students are enrolled. Stony Brook follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Stony Brook is largely a commuter school. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, and students can get to school by car, train, or ferry. The university promotes balance in academic life by instituting a campus-wide break from class every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is known as Campus Life Time, when students can listen to music, enjoy free food, and rest their minds. The annual Roth Pond Regatta, a race of student-made cardboard boats, and the Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival, which showcases student art, are also popular events. Students can participate in more than 300 organizations on campus, including more than 30 fraternities and sororities. The Stony Brook Seawolves compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference. Students also enjoy biking and hiking around the university’s wooded campus, and New York City is just 60 miles away.

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    • Average high school GPA: 3.84
    • Average SAT score: 1340
    • Average ACT score: 29
    • International students: 16.9%
    • Minority students: 64.9%
    • Women: 50%

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