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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,710 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
34,999 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
82.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,978 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Stony Brook University is $6,470, which is $521 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,710, which is 366% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,334 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,615.

In 2016, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Stony Brook University received 34,999 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.5% annual growth. Out of those 34,999 applicants, 14,233 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.7% acceptance rate.

There were 25,734 students enrolled at Stony Brook University in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stony Brook University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Stony Brook University has a total enrollment of 25,734 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,277 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,457. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.9% White, 18.7% Asian, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 6.11% Black or African American, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stony Brook University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (11.2%), followed by White Female (9.7%) and Asian Male (8.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.37%), followed by White Male (3.62%) and Asian Female (1.12%).

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In 2016, 490 more women than men graduated from Stony Brook University. The majority of students graduating from Stony Brook University are White. These 2,948 graduates mean that there were 2.31 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,278 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Stony Brook University is General Health Services with 498 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 454 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 408 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Stony Brook University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Math & Statistics, with 424 graduates, followed by Physical Sciences with 255 graduates and Biology with 690 graduates.


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Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at nearly $207M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.16M (2%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Stony Brook University had a total expenditure of $2.32B. Of that $2.32B, they spent $959M on salaries and $549M on benefits.

Stony Brook University employs 346 Professors, 298 Assistant professors, and 261 Associate professors. Most academics at Stony Brook University are Male Professors (272), Male Assistant professors (162), and Male Associate professors (152).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 432 employees, Service, with 355 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 290 employees.



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