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IPEDS ID: 196097
OPE ID: 00283800
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Stony Brook University
310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, New York 11794
General information:  (631) 632-6000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  24,607 (16,480 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,803799
Research and public service27071
Total graduate assistants-1,093
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,574$10,934$11,364$11,6482.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,752$12,066$12,196$12,1960.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,336$21,262$22,127$22,8463.2%
Off Campus$24,982$25,862$26,427$26,8621.6%
Off Campus with Family$13,230$13,796$14,231$14,6663.1%
On Campus$29,786$31,882$34,067$36,2666.5%
Off Campus$34,432$36,482$38,367$40,2825.0%
Off Campus with Family$22,680$24,416$26,171$28,0867.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$10,370
In-state fees$1,431
Out-of-state tuition$20,190
Out-of-state fees$1,431
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,13179%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,87769%$15,681,420$8,355
Federal grants86832%$4,420,143$5,092
Pell grants86632%$4,240,780$4,897
Other federal grants2369%$179,363$760
State/local government grant or scholarships1,12942%$4,060,399$3,596
Institutional grants or scholarships1,80167%$7,200,878$3,998
Student loan aid1,24946%$7,901,883$6,327
Federal student loans1,23846%$6,365,127$5,141
Other student loans1275%$1,536,756$12,100
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid19,24058%$70,419,793$7,621
Pell grants5,35934%$24,784,222$4,625
Federal student loans7,19045%$47,005,890$6,538
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,700$13,466$13,352
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,148$9,002$8,770
$30,001 – $48,000$10,503$11,262$11,020
$48,001 – $75,000$15,664$15,945$16,121
$75,001 – $110,000$17,555$18,991$18,774
$110,001 and more$18,692$19,225$19,617
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment24,607
Undergraduate enrollment16,480
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,648
Graduate enrollment8,127
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 24%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 13%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 74%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 16%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants33,71416,46417,250
Percent admitted41%43%39%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%23%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading540640
SAT Math610710
SAT Writing540650
ACT Composite2630
ACT English2431
ACT Math2631
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 89%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 47%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 64%
Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 71%
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 75%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
White: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 71%
Non-resident alien: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture6---
Category total6---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies5---
American/United States Studies/Civilization2---
Asian Studies/Civilization15---
European Studies/Civilization1---
Women's Studies11--8
Category total34--8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics-18-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-10--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General36112--
Biomedical Sciences, General-13--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography62127-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology--4-
Molecular Biochemistry-106-
Molecular Biology--15-
Molecular Pharmacology--6-
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other--0-
Category total52158603
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General295132--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-1--
Finance, General---2
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-63-13d
Category total295196-15d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication---5
Category total463-5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---3
Computer and Information Sciences, General12313115-
Information Science/Studies41--0
Category total164131153
Biology Teacher Education18--
Chemistry Teacher Education01--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education148--
Foreign Language Teacher Education62--
French Language Teacher Education22--
German Language Teacher Education1---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-57d-6
Mathematics Teacher Education65--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching---10
Physics Teacher Education34--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education911--
Social Studies Teacher Education107d--
Spanish Language Teacher Education85--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---111
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor920--
Category total69130d-127
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3794-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering23---
Civil Engineering, General0---
Computer Engineering, General20242-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering65d678-
Engineering, General34---
Engineering, Other-980-
Materials Engineering-3912-
Mechanical Engineering84674-
Operations Research---0
Category total263d304300
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-14-7
English Language and Literature, General8788-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other---10d
Category total8722817d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature314-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--0-
French Language and Literature4---
German Language and Literature1---
Italian Language and Literature6---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-2--
Spanish Language and Literature2271-
Category total66125-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-63-2d
Athletic Training/Trainer10---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist24---
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist-0-1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--19d-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General446---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-30-26
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-2412d
Medical Informatics-0--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-720d
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-44--
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology--0-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-4-2d
Physical Therapy/Therapist--79d-
Physician Assistant-68--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-1646
Public Health Education and Promotion---0
Public Health, General-23--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse296d0d-0
Rehabilitation Science--0-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist28d---
Category total804d279d275d47d
History, General7769-
Category total7769-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-168--
Category total5168--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1716426-
Mathematics, General221012-
Category total1937438-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences10---
Cognitive Science--3-
Human Computer Interaction17---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other76---
Sustainability Studies6---
Category total109-3-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies30---
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-13--
Category total3013--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total291572
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General6---
Chemistry, General482529-
Chemistry, Other4---
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other---1
Geology/Earth Science, General14142-
Physical Sciences, Other2---
Physics, General301323-
Category total10852541
Clinical Psychology--6-
Psychology, General44124--
Social Psychology--2-
Category total441248-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-34--
Social Work461771-
Category total462111-
Social Sciences
Economics, General116165-
Political Science and Government, General110153-
Social Sciences, General2---
Social Sciences, Other-21--
Category total4176222-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1413-
Art/Art Studies, General351--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General234--
Music Performance, General-1537-
Music, General821-
Category total802341-
Grand total3,8901,783576228
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
  • Military training credits are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 98
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 40
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 10
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,995
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,809
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,437
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $31,889
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined9693
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1957 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1997 -  Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/26/2010 -  Pre-Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses6/8/1995 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral12/12/1969 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)12/6/1979 -  Accredited
Endodontics7/25/1996 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics1/28/2000 -  Accredited
Periodontics1/28/2000 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry1/25/2007 -  Accredited
Dental Anesthesiology7/31/2008 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs12/1/1996 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist9/8/1973 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/1/1970 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs6/27/1989 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health10/4/2008 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists6/12/2012 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1971 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs6/1/1992 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession243
Drug law violations494015
Liquor law violations400
  • In 2012, line b was changed from 41 to 40 due to a clerical error.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations23126
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible131712
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault228
Motor vehicle theft741
  • For 2012, line f was changed from 1 to 2 as a result of an internal review.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible447
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For 2012, line f was changed from 0 to 1 as a result of an internal review.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.9%5.1%5.3%
Number in default130215200
Number in repayment4,3584,1583,730
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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