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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Main alley across the Stony Brook Campus credit: GK tramrunner229
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Overview
Public
15,858 Undergraduates
41% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Stony Brook University
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, New York
11794
(631) 632-6000
www.stonybrook.edu

The State University of New York at Stony Brook, or Stony Brook University, is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of the top 100 schools in the nation. It first opened in 1957 as the State University College on Long Island before moving to Stony Brook five years later. The school is the biggest single-site employer employer on Long Island, offering jobs to nearly 15,000 employees and more than 2,400 faculty members. It sits on 1,454 acres of land. Notable alumni include President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Robert Gallucci, comedian and “The View” co-host Joy Behar, CEO of Shutterstock Jon Oringer, computer scientist John L. Hennessy, actress Diane Farr, baseball pitcher Joe Nathan and American radio host Laura Schlessinger. The school’s colors are red and black, its mascot is Wolfie the Seawolf and the teams are called the Seawolves. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I, FCS and America East. Varsity sports offered by Stony Brook University include men’s basketball, baseball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Location

Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Begun in the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, the hamlet experienced growth first as a resort town and then to its current state as one of Long Island's major tourist towns and centers of education. Despite being referred to as a village by residents and tourists alike, Stony Brook has never been legally incorporated by the state. More from Wikipedia...

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79

restaurants score

Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1499

New Transfer Students

Admissions
41%

Acceptance Rate

21%

Enrollment Yield

1150-1370

SAT Range

34,999

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,615

Typical Cost

$26,767

Out-Of-State (published)

$9,257

In-State (published)

76%

Recieve Financial Aid

82%

Have Loans

$15,320

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

25

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

347

Doctorates Awareded

General Medical And Health Services

Top Major

10

Faculty Awards

14

National Academy Members

224

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

America East

Track & Field Conference:

America East

Football Division:

1

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