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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:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
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:  24,143 (15,992 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,705766
Research and public service37363
Total graduate assistants-1,022
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,142$10,574$10,934$11,3643.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,752$11,752$12,066$12,1961.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,490$20,336$21,262$22,1274.1%
Off Campus$24,568$24,982$25,862$26,4272.2%
Off Campus with Family$12,816$13,230$13,796$14,2313.2%
On Campus$27,900$29,786$31,882$34,0676.9%
Off Campus$32,978$34,432$36,482$38,3675.2%
Off Campus with Family$21,226$22,680$24,416$26,1717.2%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,870
In-state fees$1,316
Out-of-state tuition$18,350
Out-of-state fees$1,316
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid12,14880%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,84969%$13,137,914$7,105
Federal grants90234%$4,541,723$5,035
Pell grants90034%$4,432,678$4,925
Other federal grants1626%$109,045$673
State/local government grant or scholarships1,10041%$4,529,395$4,118
Institutional grants or scholarships1,44754%$4,066,796$2,811
Student loan aid1,33450%$8,291,383$6,215
Federal student loans1,32349%$6,898,087$5,214
Other student loans1094%$1,393,296$12,783
  • 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 aid19,12658%$60,757,792$6,658
Pell grants5,56635%$24,589,700$4,418
Federal student loans7,22746%$46,685,213$6,460
  • 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$11,107$12,700$13,421
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,498$8,148$8,585
$30,001 – $48,000$8,894$10,503$10,717
$48,001 – $75,000$13,361$15,664$15,882
$75,001 – $110,000$16,850$17,555$19,080
$110,001 and more$17,626$18,692$19,252
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment24,143
Undergraduate enrollment15,992
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,527
Graduate enrollment8,151
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: 9%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 78%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants30,30014,58215,718
Percent admitted39%41%38%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%27%19%
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 2013 (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 Reading550650
SAT Math600700
SAT Writing540650
ACT Composite2630
ACT English2430
ACT Math2631
ACT Writing78
  • The 75th percentile Math SAT is 700 and it is consistent with last year's measure. Stony Brook attracts and enrolls students with high academic profiles.
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: 90%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
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 2005]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 67%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 62%
Female: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 50%
Asian: 72%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 59%
White: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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/Architecture5----
Category total5----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1----
Area Studies, Other2----
Asian Studies/Civilization15----
European Studies/Civilization0----
Women's Studies20---3
Category total38---3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics--6--
Animal Physiology-00--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-14---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General37613---
Biomedical Sciences, General-26---
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-1---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography44912--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology--7--
Molecular Biochemistry-77--
Molecular Biology--15--
Molecular Pharmacology--7--
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other-11--
Category total4997272-5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General356142---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-15--0
Finance, General----1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-52--12
Labor and Industrial Relations----0
Category total356209--13
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other----5
Category total----5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication----2
Category total364--2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other----4
Computer and Information Sciences, General10716218--
Computer Science3----
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other4----
Information Science/Studies640--2
Category total17816218-6
Chemistry Teacher Education-1---
Education, Other----0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General----0
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education09---
Foreign Language Teacher Education19---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-23--4
Mathematics Teacher Education-10---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching----11
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-21---
Social Studies Teacher Education08---
Spanish Language Teacher Education-4---
Superintendency and Educational System Administration----160
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor023---
Category total1108--175
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering35119--
Chemical Engineering11----
Computer Engineering, General12292--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering43582--
Engineering, General34----
Materials Engineering-365--
Mechanical Engineering69630--
Category total20419718--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-14---
English Language and Literature, General1161310--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other----3
Writing, General----0
Category total1162710-3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature-10--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--1--
French Language and Literature8----
German Language and Literature2----
Italian Language and Literature10----
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-5---
Spanish Language and Literature3335--
Category total861411--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-84d--3d
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other---5-
Anesthesiologist Assistant---5-
Athletic Training/Trainer16----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist27----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--1--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other21-2--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General379----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-24--23
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-27--3
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist---5-
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery-6--1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist132---
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery--0--
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-10--2
Physical Therapy/Therapist--77--
Physician Assistant-64---
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other--0--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-13--3
Public Health, General-22---
Radiologist Assistant---19-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0--0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse212d----
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist18----
Category total674d282d2464035d
History, General111610--
Category total111610--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies12----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-232---
Category total12232---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1609325--
Mathematics, General221611--
Category total18210936--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences5----
Cognitive Science--1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other8735--2
Science, Technology and Society0----
Category total92351-2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies51----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General0----
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-16---
Category total5116---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies5----
Category total2798-1
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General6----
Chemistry, General512032--
Chemistry, Other2----
Geology/Earth Science, General942--
Physical Sciences, Other30---
Physics, General321521--
Category total1063955--
Clinical Psychology--4--
Experimental Psychology--0--
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology--0--
Psychology, General44927---
Social Psychology--4--
Category total449278--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-28---
Social Work361563--
Category total361843--
Social Sciences
Economics, General121103--
Political Science and Government, General12394--
Social Sciences, General1----
Social Sciences, Other-5--1
Category total4502812-1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2183--
Art/Art Studies, General221---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General249---
Fine/Studio Arts, General101---
Music Performance, General-2035--
Music, General1327--
Category total904145--
Grand total3,7991,80155340251
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined9092
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession324
Drug law violations254941
Liquor law violations240
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession220
Drug law violations132312
Liquor law violations120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible71317
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault421
Motor vehicle theft1174
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible444
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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 Year201120102009
Default rate5.1%5.3%5.8%
Number in default215200206
Number in repayment4,1583,7303,498
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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