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Stony Brook University was awarded 872 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is linguistics and computer science.
SUNY Stony Brook landed the #206 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when SUNY Stony Brook held the #289 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 143 colleges in New York, SUNY Stony Brook is ranked at #22.
If you're applying to Stony Brook University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 49%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.
About 88% of students accepted to SUNY Stony Brook submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 690. Math scores were between 630 and 750.
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At Stony Brook University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Stony Brook University is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
Stony Brook University has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SUNY Stony Brook the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 55%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Stony Brook University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,010 undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook with 16,586 being full-time and 1,424 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY Stony Brook, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Stony Brook, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,671 a year. That adds up to $26,684 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Stony Brook University make the most money.
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Contact details for SUNY Stony Brook are given below.
|Address:||310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0701|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Health Sciences & Services||442||$33,206|
|Business Administration & Management||425||$40,745|
|Political Science & Government||137||$32,965|
Learn more about the majors offered at Stony Brook University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 24,029 students took at least one online class at Stony Brook University. This is an increase from the 5,769 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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