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Colleges / Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate49%

About SUNY Stony Brook

As part of Stony Brook Campus community, you'll find limitless possibilities that will take you beyond conventional thought and innovation. Make your world anything you want it to be!

Stony Brook University, State University of New York is a public, state university in the suburb of Stony Brook, New York. SUNY Stony Brook was founded in 1957. The university enrolls around 25,710 students per year, including 17,509 undergrads.

SUNY Stony Brook Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into SUNY Stony Brook. In 2022, SUNY Stony Brook accepted 49% of applicants. In 2022, 19,908 out of 40,513 total applicants were accepted.

Stony Brook University, State University of New York Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Stony Brook University, State University of New York is located in the town of Stony Brook, New York, near New York City.

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College Info

SUNY Stony Brook Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Stony Brook is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Stony Brook is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Stony Brook SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1480


Math SAT Range

680 - 780


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1480 and Above


1320 to 1480


1320 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SUNY Stony Brook students is 1396. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SUNY Stony Brook, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SUNY Stony Brook.

SUNY Stony Brook Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Stony Brook is like? There are approximately 25,710 students enrolled at SUNY Stony Brook, including 17,509 undergraduate students and 8,201 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from NY and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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