Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794
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Stony Brook University (SBU) is a public university in Stony Brook, New York. It is also part of the State University of New York System along with nine other campuses. The university was established in 1957 as the State University College of Long Island and moved to Stony Brook five years later. SBU has a strong focus on health sciences. Stony Brook Medicine consists of several schools dedicated to different health professions, including the School of Nursing. It also includes a hospital, clinics, and various community-based healthcare settings. These locations provide clinical experience for nursing students and others enrolled in health care-related degree programs. The university is also the largest employer on Long Island with over 2,700 faculty and over 15,000 employees.

Five nursing programs are available at the SBU School of Nursing including RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, standard BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. These are CCNE-accredited programs while the university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. If you do not already have a baccalaureate degree, you must complete the core curriculum before enrolling in the BSN program. The prerequisite courses include a total of 57 credits, which you must obtain with a grade of C or higher.


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students25,989
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 31 206
Master's degree 0 4
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1957 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
02/28/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1210 to 1410
ACT26 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $100

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$1,008/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$453/credit
In State Students$453/credit
Out of State Students$925/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,510 $12,510 $45,360
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $70,560
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $126,000
FNP 50 $22,650 $22,650 $46,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of Stony Brook University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $5,172
Other Federal Grant 10% $762
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $4,453
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 70% $4,952
Federal Student Loans 43% $5,144
Private Loans 4% $13,396


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,331
$30,001 to $48,000$11,516
$48,001 to $75,000$16,916
$75,001 to $110,000$20,369
Over $110,000$20,727

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Stony Brook University
310 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

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