Stony Brook University, State University of New York: Narrative Description

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Nicolls Rd.
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Tel: (631)632-6000
Free: 800-872-7869
Admissions: (631)632-6868
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1957. Setting: 1,100-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $57.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $141.2 million. Total enrollment: 21,685. Faculty: 1,338 (872 full-time, 466 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 17,701 applied, 49% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 10 National Merit Scholars, 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 12,620 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,238 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 72 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 10% black, 23% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 12% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; health professions and related sciences; computer/information sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 17 members of the Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education and The National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: audition. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1039 full-time, $50.20 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, Commuter Student Association, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: Roth Pond Regatta, Latin Weekend, Black Women's Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 7,913 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Frank Melville, Jr. Building Library plus 6 others with 2.2 million books, 3.8 million microform titles, 29,091 serials, 37,441 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $10.6 million. 2,600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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