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Established in 1957, the Stony Brook University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Stony Brook (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 67-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SUNY Stony Brook also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Stony Brook University's Control Typepublic


Stony Brook University's Entity Typenon-profit


Stony Brook University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Stony Brook University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Acronym SUNY Stony Brook
Founded 1957
Colours Red
Mascot Wolfie Seawolf
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University Location

Address 100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook
11794 New York
United States
Stony Brook University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Stony Brook University Phone Number +1 (631) 632 6000
Stony Brook University Fax Number +1 (631) 632 9898

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Stony Brook University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Stony Brook University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Stony Brook University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Stony Brook University.

Stony Brook University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
25,000-29,999 US$
(22,780-27,340 Euro)
25,000-29,999 US$
(22,780-27,340 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Stony Brook University's admission information.

Stony Brook University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Stony Brook University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Stony Brook University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Stony Brook University's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is considered but not required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

Stony Brook University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Stony Brook University has more than 5500 international students.

Stony Brook University's Admission Office Admission Office

118 Administration Building; Nicolls Road
Stony Brook 11794
(631) 632 6868

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Stony Brook University.

Stony Brook University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Stony Brook University has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Stony Brook University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 2,000-2,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Stony Brook University's Control Type Control Type

Stony Brook University is a public higher education institution.

Stony Brook University's Entity Type Entity Type

Stony Brook University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Stony Brook University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Stony Brook University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Stony Brook University's Disabled Students Friendliness Disabled Students %

This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.

Religious Affiliation

Stony Brook University does not have any religious affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Stony Brook University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Stony Brook University's main facilities:

Stony Brook University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Stony Brook University's Library

Stony Brook University's library has 6 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 1,445,527 physical volumes, 36,999 physical media, 1,951 digital/electronic media and 484 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 70 full-time employees, including 25 librarians. Stony Brook University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Stony Brook University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Stony Brook University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 10,420 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Stony Brook University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Stony Brook University sport activities and facilities include Stony Brook’s Department of Athletics sponsors 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletics programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level. World-class facilities include the 12,300-seat Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium and a sports complex housing the 4,000-seat Island Federal Arena. All of Stony Brook’s men’s and women’s programs offer athletics scholarships.

  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Men's Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Men's Football (American)
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Track and Field (Indoor)
  • Men's Track and Field (Outdoor)
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Softball
  • Women's Swimming and Diving
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track and Field (Indoor)
  • Women's Track and Field (Outdoor)
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Capoeira
  • Cheerleading Team
  • Crew
  • Cricket
  • Dance Team
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Graduate Badminton
  • Handball
  • Ice Crew
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kumdo
  • Martial Arts Association
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Rugby
  • Men's Soccer
  • Quidditch
  • Roller Hockey
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Strengths
  • Swim
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon and Cycling
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Rugby
  • Women's Soccer
  • Wrestling

Stony Brook University's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Stony Brook University's main services:

Stony Brook University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

  • Stony Brook University offers over $50 million in student aid each year, including grants, scholarships, and waivers.
  • Over 70% of undergraduate students receive financial assistance from government or institutional sources.
  • Over 95% of Ph.D. students receive support for their studies and living expenses.
For details see https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/finaid/

Stony Brook University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Stony Brook University provides a diverse range of international study options through its International Academic Programs (IAP). These programs offer students opportunities aligned with their academic programs, fostering interdisciplinary engagement and growth.

Students can partake in three distinct types of global academic experiences:

  • Partner University Programs
  • Faculty-Led Programs
  • Internship/Experiential Learning

All three options offer SBU credit, reviewed by the Office of Global Affairs (OGA). Faculty-led study abroad program curricula undergo regular curriculum review processes, often offered under special topics designations for adaptability. Courses are further scrutinized and sanctioned based on study-abroad experience guidelines.

Stony Brook University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

Stony Brook University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Stony Brook University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Stony Brook University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Stony Brook University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Stony Brook University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Council on Social Work Education

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Stony Brook University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • State University of New York (SUNY) System
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Stony Brook University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Stony Brook University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Stony Brook University's Facebook page Stony Brook University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Stony Brook University's X (formerly Twitter) page Stony Brook University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Stony Brook University's YouTube channel Stony Brook University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Stony Brook University's Instagram page Stony Brook University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Stony Brook University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

Stony Brook University's official TikTok channel

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