#164 Overall Influence#1211 Desirability Rank

Stony Brook University

Public university in Stony Brook, New York, United States

The State University of New York at Stony Brook , more commonly known as Stony Brook University , is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of four university centers of the State University of New York system. Consisting of 213 buildings over 1,454 acres of land in Suffolk County, it is the largest public university in the state of New York by area.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

37,828

Acceptance

42%

Graduation Rate

72%

Median SAT Score

1325

Median ACT Score

28

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,870

Fees (in-state)

$2,755

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$62,600

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

24K

Under-Grads

18K

Graduates

6K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

310 Administration Building, Stony Brook NY 11794

What is Stony Brook University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#70 World Rank #25 USA Rank
Mathematics
#87 World Rank #32 USA Rank
Physics
#67 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Biology
#77 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Sociology
#79 World Rank #48 USA Rank
Computer Science
#149 World Rank #73 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#201 World Rank #78 USA Rank
Chemistry
#228 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Philosophy
#185 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Anthropology
#151 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Psychology
#237 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Economics
#254 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Engineering
#285 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Literature
#188 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Social Work
#266 World Rank #135 USA Rank
Medical
#438 World Rank #144 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#281 World Rank #155 USA Rank
Political Science
#272 World Rank #195 USA Rank
Communications
#388 World Rank #196 USA Rank
Education
#380 World Rank #205 USA Rank
History
#343 World Rank #209 USA Rank
Nursing
#468 World Rank #297 USA Rank
Business

Other areas of influence

#228 World Rank #171 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Stony Brook University's Most influential alumni?

Stony Brook University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Biology, Mathematics, and Sociology. Stony Brook University’s most academically influential people include Carolyn Porco, Lasana M. Sekou, and John L. Hennessy.

Carolyn Porco
Carolyn Porco

Planetary scientist

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Lasana M. Sekou
Lasana M. Sekou

Saint Martin writer

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John L. Hennessy
John L. Hennessy

American computer scientist

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Ashoke Sen
Ashoke Sen

Indian physicist

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Yujin Nagasawa

British philosopher

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Douglas Vakoch
Douglas Vakoch

American astrobiologist

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Glenn Dubin
Glenn Dubin

American businessman

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Richard Leigh

American writer

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Charles R. Johnson
Charles R. Johnson

American fiction writer, essayist, and academic

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Joseph E. LeDoux

American neuroscientist

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Laura Schlessinger
Laura Schlessinger

American radio personality

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Susan Bordo

American philosopher

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