2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 37,083 students have applied and 18,138 students have allowed to admit to Stony Brook University (Acceptance rate: 48.91%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 18.32 % where 3,322 students have finally enrolled out of 18,138 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Rutgers University-Newark and University of Louisiana at Lafayette, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 74.90%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 31.70%).

How to Apply to Stony Brook University

Admissionhttps://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/admissions.shtml
Online Applicationhttps://www.stonybrook.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/freshman/application-procedures/
Financial Aidhttps://www.stonybrook.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/finaid/finaidbasics/net_price_calc.html
Veterans Tuitionhttps://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/vets/
Athletichttps://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/irpe/about/consumerinfo.html
Disability Servicehttps://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/dss/index.html

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 1,335 and the average ACT score is 29 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Stony Brook University is average than the schools (average score is 1,199). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Stony Brook University1,33529
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,17425
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in New York113572

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Stony Brook University, 2,937 students submitted SAT scores (88% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,335 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600690
Mathematics630750
Total1,2301,440
At Stony Brook University, 655 students submitted ACT scores (20% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 29 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2632
English2534
Mathematics2532
Total7698

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Stony Brook University. The school requires 6 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Stony Brook University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended