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Stony Brook University

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Introduction

Stony Brook University (SB) in New York is a four-year public university established in 1957. Its main campus on Long Island occupies more than 1,000 acres. The university has three other locations, one as part of an international partnership with South Korea, and currently has a student population exceeding 24,000. SB offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a sizable number of its student reside on campus.

Students are housed in 26 residence halls and 3 apartment complexes, all of which have wireless internet and cable TV. While the university has many academic programs, it is highly esteemed for its research projects. The university is one of the co-managers of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and owns Stony Brook University Medical Center. Annual research expenditures often exceed $200 million.

Academics

The range of academic programs offered at SB is extremely diverse. Undergraduate degrees are offered by over 10 colleges, schools and special programs. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is divided into many departments that offer degrees in areas such as mathematics, fine arts, and social and physical sciences. In total, CAS offers nearly 80 majors and minors, and its graduates are awarded either a B.S. or B.A. degree.

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) offers undergraduate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic studies, environmental sciences, marine sciences, and marine vertebrate biology. Graduate programs offered by SoMAS include advanced degrees in marine conservation and policy, atmospheric sciences, and marine sciences.

Other colleges and schools at SB include the College of Business, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Journalism, the School of Nursing, and the School of Professional Development.

Academic research is greatly emphasized at SB, and undergraduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the university’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Program. This faculty-mentored research or creative activity program and is open to all SB undergraduates. To assist students carry out research, the program awards participants a stipend and, in addition, publishes their work in the annual URECA Collected Abstracts collection.

SB students who desire international experience can take advantage of the university’s international academic programs, which are administered by the Office of International Academic Programs and Services. The office runs both short-term and long-term study-abroad programs. Short-term programs are scheduled during summer or winter, while long-term programs could be as long as a whole semester or a full academic year.

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Unique Programs

Scientific research is a hallmark at Stony Brook. The National Science Foundation has recognized Stony Brook as one of ten universities deserving of its award for integrating research and education. The Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC) is a world leader in oceanographic science, atmospheric science, and meteorology. Within the MSRC are the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres and the Waste Reduction and Management Institute. The University Hospital and Health Sciences Center are the region’s leaders in health care education.

Admissions

Stony Brook University evaluates its applicants on an individual basis. No cutoff points are used in regards to grade point average, class rank, or standardized test scores. This is because the university’s Admissions Committee strives to create the strongest, most diverse incoming class possible every year.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, test scores that indicate the chance for success in a university environment, and completion of an acceptable standard of high school coursework. The coursework expected to be complete upon admission includes four years each of English and social studies, three years each of mathematics and science, and two or three years of a foreign language.

These requirements may change depending on the applicant’s intended major field of study. For example, engineering majors are expected to have completed four years of mathematics and science rather than three. Applicants are encouraged to contact their intended college before enrolling. Supplemental applications are required by both the Women in Science and Engineering programs and the Honors College.

Financial Aid

Stony Brook has been ranked among the “100 Best Values in Higher Education” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. But for those students who need further tuition assistance, the university will calculate the total cost of attendance, subtract the expected family contribution (based on income, number of children, etc.), and determine a student’s financial need.

To compensate for that need, SB connects students with numerous private scholarship opportunities in various disciplines, depending on a student’s intended major. The university does not even require the students to apply for some of these scholarships as awards are based on the student’s information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Undergraduate students with demonstrated need could benefit from the Alumni Initiative Scholarship (open to all undergrads) or the Amie Hanes Memorial Scholarship (incoming freshmen). Sophomores benefit from the Class of 1972 Scholarship. Other scholarships include the Connie & Lee Koppelman Scholarship, the Eugenia Brown Humphries Memorial Scholarship, and the Glenn Dublin Endowed Scholarship.

New York State has several grant programs to which students attending SB can apply. The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and covers up to the tuition expenses of full-time matriculated students who are state residents.

Part-time students can apply for the Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) grant, which covers tuition expenses up to $2,000 per year and is only open to undergraduate students who are residents of New York. The state also funds the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP).

There are also a number of federal grants and loan programs available to students who show real need and who complete the FAFSA prior to application. These include the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and federal loans such as the Sudsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans.

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Students

Stoney Brook’s campus includes over 120 buildings on more than 1,000 acres of beautiful New York woodland. The campus is home to dozens of student organizations, including academic, honorary, service-oriented, special interest, sports and recreation, media, ethnic, and pre-professional organizations. More than a dozen fraternities and a similar number of sororities call Stony Brook home, providing an array of social activities for students to partake in. For students with more refined tastes, the Union Art Gallery offers visitors a taste of culture right on campus.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The Stony Brook Seawolves compete in the America East Conference and the Northeast Conference, depending on the sport. Teams include baseball, cross country, football, softball, track & field, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and tennis.

The university’s sports complex includes the Pritchard Gymnasium (covering basketball, swimming, dance, and indoor batting cage facilities) and the West Wing, which houses athletic training facilities and squash courts.

Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium seats 8,200 for Seawolves football games. Other athletic facilities include Seawolves Field, where the football team practices, two other practice fields, and a soccer facility with separate practice and competition fields. The tennis teams enjoy six hard-surfaced courts adjacent to the recreation and training facilities.

Traditions

The annual strawberry festival covers the Stony Brook campus in everything strawberry, from fine eats to ridiculous costumes. Students with real ingenuity can attempt to fashion their own boat and parade in the Roth Pond Regatta, one of the university’s most beloved events. Faculty and staff also participate in the Regatta each year. And for the culturally attuned, Stony Brook hosts an annual Diversity Day wherein the various groups on campus are celebrated by a number of clubs and organizations campus-wide.

Local Community

Stony Brook, New York is located in beautiful Suffolk County and is approximately 5.7 square miles in size. Most residents are white, non-Hispanic, and of European ancestry. The university is truly a focal point for the community, as its efforts have directly resulted in improved roadway and housing conditions, new cultural events, and outreach to local high schools.

Information Summary

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 13 0.05
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson 2 0.01
Burglary 98 0.41
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 7 0.03
Arrest 54 0.23

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3601

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1023rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,870 $5,870 $17,810
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,125 $2,125 $2,125
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $742
FT Graduate Tuition $9,870 $9,870 $18,350
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,316 $1,316 $1,316
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $411 $411 $765
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,127 $22,127 $34,067
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,427 $26,427 $38,367
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,231 $14,231 $26,171

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $32,190 $57,380
Medical Degree — Required Fees $2,152 $2,152
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $27,740 $62,950
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $3,350 $3,350

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,994 $7,560 $6,994 $7,560 $16,444 $18,180
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $900(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,574 $10,934
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,868(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,752 $12,066
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,336(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,336(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$100
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 30,300 (14,582 male / 15,718 female)
Admitted 11,963 (5,997 male / 5,966 female)
Admission rate 39%
First-time Enrollment 2,709 (1,592 male / 1,117 female)
FT Enrollment 2,708 (1,592 male / 1,116 female)
PT Enrollment 1 (N/A male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment24,143

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA Basketball Conference America East
NCAA Baseball Conference America East
NCAA Track & Field Conference America East

ACT Test Admission

163rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 26%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 24 / 30
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 26 / 31
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 26 / 30

SAT Test Admission

133rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 88%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 550 / 650
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 600 / 700
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1150 / 1350

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity9,554
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,268
Board Fee$4,096

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 842 386 448 1,030 6 2,356 763 5,891
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 14 11 11 45 6 87
African-American/Black Studies 1 1
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 3 1 1 5
Anatomy
Anesthesiologist Assistant 1 2 1 1 5
Animal Physiology
Anthropology 2 4 6 4 28 6 50
Applied Mathematics, General 128 4 4 60 39 15 253
Area Studies, Other 2 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 4 1 18 4 29
Art/Art Studies, General 4 1 4 9 5 23
Asian Studies/Civilization 1 7 1 6 15
Astronomy 2 1 3
Athletic Training/Trainer 3 3 8 1 16
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 2 3 1 6
Biochemistry 4 4 3 24 13 14 63
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 10 1 2 18 9 6 46
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1 1 3 7 2 14
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 3 1 5
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 21 21 20 150 109 62 389
Biomedical Sciences, General 5 8 5 5 1 2 26
Business Administration and Management, General 111 21 32 88 202 37 498
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 15 15
Chemical Engineering 5 1 4 1 11
Chemistry Teacher Education 1 1
Chemistry, General 19 24 21 6 71
Chemistry, Other 1 1 2
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2 2 1 16 3 3 27
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other 1 3 1 5
Comparative Literature 1 1
Computer Engineering, General 28 2 6 5 41
Computer Science 1 1 1 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 2 1 4
Computer and Information Sciences, General 167 2 5 32 46 17 269
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 1 1 1 1 4
Creative Writing 1 12 1 14
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 4 4 17 5 33
Ecology 1 7 1 9
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1 1
Economics, General 34 9 6 42 30 10 131
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 71 2 15 7 4 101
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Endodontics/Endodontology
Engineering, General 2 1 2 8 10 11 34
English Language and Literature, General 2 7 8 9 73 29 129
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 3 3
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 6 2 9
Environmental Design/Architecture 4 1 5
Environmental Studies 1 5 6 26 13 51
European Studies/Civilization
Finance, General 1 1
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1 8 1 11
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 1 8 10
French Language and Literature 1 2 5 8
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 2 8 2 13
German Language and Literature 2 2
Health Communication 2 2
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 3 1 9 4 4 21
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 12 51 43 120 1 115 31 379
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 3 6 3 5 29 47
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 4 1 12 9 27
History, General 1 5 15 11 69 14 117
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 10 6 3 25 20 64
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 2 2 6 1 12
Information Science/Studies 7 1 4 25 25 4 66
Italian Language and Literature 1 7 2 10
Journalism 2 1 2 1 29 5 40
Labor and Industrial Relations
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 3 13 4 127 82 232
Linguistics 1 2 10 4 1 15 5 38
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 2 1 3 6 37 4 53
Materials Engineering 29 3 4 36
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 1 4 2 18 5 30
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 7 2 10
Mathematics, General 6 1 2 4 1 21 3 38
Mechanical Engineering 40 6 1 30 40 13 132
Molecular Biochemistry 1 1 2 2 1 7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23 10 9 13 47 21 124
Music Performance, General 7 1 1 11 20
Music, General 3 1 1 1 4 5 15
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neuroscience 1 1
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 5 5
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 1 6 7
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 1 7 2 3 15 5 33
Orthodontics/Orthodontology
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing 2 2 6 2 12
Periodontics/Periodontology
Pharmacology 1 1 3 4 3 12
Philosophy 1 3 16 11 32
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 7 4 11
Physical Sciences, Other 2 1 3
Physician Assistant 1 6 2 11 1 38 5 64
Physics, General 12 2 7 15 9 47
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 12 9 14 19 1 63 14 132
Polysomnography 1 3 1 1 6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 2 1 13 16
Psychology, General 17 33 55 95 203 64 476
Public Health, General 2 1 4 12 3 22
Public Policy Analysis, General 3 2 4 16 2 28
Radiologist Assistant 1 6 7 4 1 19
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 20 24 25 119 17 212
Religion/Religious Studies 3 2 5
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 3 3 7 2 1 18
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 5 5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 2 15 3 21
Science, Technology and Society
Social Sciences, General 1 1
Social Sciences, Other 1 4 1 6
Social Studies Teacher Education 6 2 8
Social Work 1 39 27 6 90 25 192
Sociology 3 24 20 17 1 73 20 159
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 1 1 4
Spanish Language and Literature 1 3 17 1 11 3 36
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 1 10 8 2 103 36 160
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 1 1 17 3 23
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 2 1 11 2 16
Women's Studies 4 1 2 12 4 23
Writing, General

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 151st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $106,217 ($113,465 male / $89,686 female)
Number of FT Faculty 922 (574 male / 348 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,035
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $113,667,571
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