If you are thinking about applying to SUNY Stony Brook, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from SUNY Stony Brook by April 1.
Stony Brook University, State University of New York does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
SUNY Stony Brook is avery difficult school to get into. SUNY Stony Brook evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, SUNY Stony Brook **accepted 49% of students, around 18,138 of the 37,083 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like SUNY Stony Brook, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, SUNY Stony Brook waitlisted 4,913 students. Of those, 2822 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to SUNY Stony Brook must submit the following items. Double check with SUNY Stony Brook's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to SUNY Stony Brook have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 32% submitted a class rank. At SUNY Stony Brook 44% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 77% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Stony Brook University, State University of New York, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||27.85%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.58%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8.22%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3.77%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.69%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.15%|
|SUNY Stony Brook does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
SUNY Stony Brook is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 88% of SUNY Stony Brook's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other SUNY Stony Brook applicants, you should strive to earn between 1240 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SUNY Stony Brook 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1240, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a SUNY Stony Brook student is 1324.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SUNY Stony Brook students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SUNY Stony Brook students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
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To be most competitive at SUNY Stony Brook, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SUNY Stony Brook's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SUNY Stony Brook students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to SUNY Stony Brook.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1.
Transfer students can enroll in SUNY Stony Brook during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to SUNY Stony Brook?
Students who are admitted to SUNY Stony Brook must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does SUNY Stony Brook accept transfer credits?
SUNY Stony Brook accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SUNY Stony Brook accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does SUNY Stony Brook accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
SUNY Stony Brook accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to SUNY Stony Brook?
No, SUNY Stony Brook is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into SUNY Stony Brook? SUNY Stony Brook is a very selective institution. The SUNY Stony Brook acceptance rate is 49%. This means that the institution accepts 48 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Stony Brook is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Stony Brook. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1240 to 1420
1240 and Less
The median SAT score for SUNY Stony Brook students is 1324. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SUNY Stony Brook, while applicants with SAT scores between 1240 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1240 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SUNY Stony Brook.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At SUNY Stony Brook, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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