SUNY Health Science Center At Brooklyn

Overview of SUNY Health Science Center At Brooklyn

SUNY Downstate is located in a large city, in Brooklyn, NY. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at SUNY Downstate top out at the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Students at the school often study medicine, nursing and emergency medicine.

SUNY Downstate Selectivity

The admissions department at SUNY Downstate does not accept all those who apply.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Body

SUNY Downstate offers classes to 1,598 students (759 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life

Many students live in housing on or near campus.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"SUNY Downstate is the sole academic medical center located in the heart of one of our nationÆs largest, most ethnically diverse, working class, urban communities. With our schools of higher education, our goal is to train the next generation of physicians, nurses, health care professionals and researchers serving our community and New York State. Through our research facilities, our mission is to advance the medical sciences to the community at large. Through our hospital and our educational affiliates, our mission is to serve the health care needs of 2.9 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. We aspire to have a staff that is representative of the diverse ethnic populations we serve and to become more efficient and cost effective in achieving our mission."

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Contacting SUNY Downstate

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11203-2098
General Phone: (718) 270-1000

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SUNY Downstate Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine219neuroscience, medicine, public health
Nursing and Emergency Medicine179registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, various nursing
Medical Support and Technology51radiation therapist, physician assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32occupational therapy
Therapy and Counseling27physical therapy
Medical Administration18health and medical administrative
Science4molecular biology

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Downstate in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree213
Master's degree1256
Bachelor's degree1894
First-professional degree1931
Post-master's certificate21

SUNY Downstate Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Downstate had a total enrollment of 1,598 students (759 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 24%
Graduate 33%
First Professional 42%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 29%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 20%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 2%
22-24 28%
25-29 37%
30-34 14%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

SUNY Downstate Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Downstate offers campus housing for 382 of its 759 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY Downstate Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

SUNY Downstate Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 8,103

Financial Aid:
SUNY Downstate participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 283900)

SUNY Downstate Faculty

SUNY Downstate has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7551
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9368

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year23$161,8359$138,019
Associate professorcalendar year16$133,11017$104,081
Assistant professorcalendar year27$100,91334$100,446
Instructorcalendar year3$62,1882*
Lecturercalendar year0*3$85,955
All faculty totalcalendar year69$127,00265$104,214

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY Downstate Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant

Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Molecular Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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