Stony Brook University
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students25,989|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1210 to 1410|
|ACT||26 to 31|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$278/credit|
|In State Students||$278/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,008/credit|
|In District Students||$453/credit|
|In State Students||$453/credit|
|Out of State Students||$925/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$762|
|State Grant & Scholarships||42%||$4,453|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||70%||$4,952|
|Federal Student Loans||43%||$5,144|
$14,330Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.