Stony Brook University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Stony Brook University is a large four-year, public school with 25,275 students enrolled. This college was established in 1957 and is the only college located in Stony Brook, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
145
Good
At Stony Brook University you can receive your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Stony Brook University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 145 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Medical, Engineering, Management, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
90%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Stony Brook University is very high at 90% (well above New York average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Stony Brook University is average: 68%.

Student to faculty ratio at Stony Brook University is decent, 17:1. Find out more on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$24,000
High
Average tuition prices are high, $21,600 per academic year. The additional fees at Stony Brook University not covered by tuition are roughly $2,400; which comes to $24,000 per academic year.

Read the details about Stony Brook University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
41%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 34,146 applications were submitted and 13,995 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to be accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Stony Brook University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,900
High
Stony Brook University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Stony Brook University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Stony Brook University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 9,800 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high: nearly $7,900 per academic year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Stony Brook University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Stony Brook University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Stony Brook University Location and Maps



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