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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NYwww.stonybrook.edu
Stony Brook University is part of the sprawling State University of New York (SUNY, pronounced "soo-nee") system. Founded in 1957, its campus is situated on more than 1,000 acres on the North Shore of Long Island. It also has a satellite campus in Manhattan, about 50 miles to the west. Stony Brook's total enrollment is over 25,000 students, of which about 16,500 are undergraduates. It has a substantial commuter population, although about half of all undergrads live on campus, and 83% of freshmen do. On the academic front, students can take their pick of over 200 academic programs. The most popular majors, the school says, are biology, psychology, business management, health science, computer science, biochemistry, economics, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics and statistics, and mathematics. Stony Brook's graduation rate of 72% is slightly above other schools with similar student demographics, according to MONEY's analysis. Alumni earn an average salary of $54,300 in their first three years after graduation, which is about 9% more than their peers from other schools.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$26,100
% of students who get any grants
57%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$14,600
Average price for low-income students
$9,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
41%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1260/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
19,871
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
84%
% of need met
66%
% of students who get merit* grants
10%
Average merit grant
$5,073
student success
Graduation rate
72%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$19,000
Average salary within 3 years
$54,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
51%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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