SUNY-Stony Brook Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Stony Brook, NY, SUNY-Stony Brook is one of the best universities in the state of New York. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for SUNY-Stony Brook in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is SUNY-Stony Brook.

Administration Building Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6868
Email: [email protected]
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Rankings: SUNY–Stony Brook

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 96
Score: 41
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.2
Graduation and retention ranking: 127
Average freshman retention rate: 88.2%
6-year graduation rate: 61.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 62%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -1
Faculty resources ranking: 95
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 37.4%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 20.2%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 18:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 83.6%
Student selectivity ranking: 97
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1090-1270
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 72%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 43.3%
Financial resources rank: 71
Alumni giving rank: 113
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 13.0%

SUNY-Stony Brook History

Essential Facts: SUNY–Stony Brook

  • Stony Brook University—SUNY is a public institution that was founded in 1957. Stony Brook University—SUNY’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #91.
  • At Stony Brook University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at SUNY Stony Brook is equally balanced.
  • Stony Brook is the largest single-site employer on Long Island; 26,254 students are enrolled at the university, which has over 15,000 employees and over 2,700 faculty.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 53%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 1%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 1%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 50%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 40%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook