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Founded in 1957, Stony Brook University. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 17,026 full time undergraduate students, and 8,708 full time graduate students.
The Stony Brook University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 1035 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Stony Brook University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SB are considered More Selective, with ,80% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
94% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 73% were in the top quarter, and 40% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Stony Brook University.
263 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
199 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
297 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
299 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
300 Students rated class size 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
300 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
302 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
300 Students rated academics 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated Stony Brook University
I enjoy being a student here at Stony Brook, for the most part. The food has definitely improved since my freshman year I appreciate that they listen to student feedback there were complaints about the food and they have definitely improved it and we are satisfied. When it comes to housing on campus it really depends what dorm you live in, there are many beautiful dorms on campus but there are some that are a little crummy. Not every dorm building has AC which I think should be implemented because you have to pay almost $1000 more just to live in a room with AC which I don't believe it's fair because it can get really hot during the fall. Academically it's a great school, so far I've had mostly professional and knowledgeable professors. Professors and TAs are readily available for office hours or meetings outside of office hours, so there is practically always someone to talk to you when it comes to class. They also have therapists in the student health center which is very useful, school can be very stressful, and being in college during a pandemic increases your stress levels but the therapists here on campus are very sweet and helpful. The campus is large and very beautiful especially when it's warm and the trees and flowers have blossomed. The campus is very safe even though it's an open campus I've never felt worried walking around campus or even taking a run in the evening.
Stony Brook University is not for anyone who is a liberal arts major. STEM majors thrive at this school. The people are shy and keep to themselves. The food on campus is just okay. It is a commuter heavy school and the parking is atrocious for them. Meanwhile, the students who live on campus frequently have problems with flooding, mold, and poor ventilation. Overall the school is great for the medical field. The hospital that the school is attached to is incredible. However, with the emphasis on STEM, there is a lack of liberal art and fine art programs. Theatre is non existent, the creative writing teachers are all graduate students, and the best English professor retired this year. There are also a lot of study abroad programs available which means there is a good population of foreign students on campus who all keep to themselves. It is hard to socialize and there is no one on campus on the weekends. The new president also seems like she is clueless on how to run a school.
A hub of diversity, collaboration, and unparalleled academic achievement, Stony Brook University is a great fit for those looking to establish long-lasting friendships, learn from an excellent curriculum, and obtain lessons they will hold onto well into their careers. Stony Brook University harbors many healthcare providers, researchers, engineers, and other faculty that not only serve as mentors, but also as a strong system of support for all students. Priding itself on being an R1 ranked research university, Stony Brook encourages its students to explore research in areas extending from Marine Sciences to Linguistics. For those that have an interest in healthcare, Stony Brook University Hospital sits only a short walk away, providing students constant access to healthcare providers that they may seek out as mentors. If you aren’t sure of what you want to do after completing your undergrad, you are not out of luck. Stony Brook University’s Career Center will work tirelessly to introduce you to opportunities and careers that align well with your interests and nudge you in the right direction. Stony Brook University is a great fit for many students and the experiences it provides will stay with you for years to come.
Stony Brook gave me a really comprehensive education. There are a lot of clubs and extracurricular activities to get involved in: intramural sports, ethnic clubs, professional organizations...etc. Facilities and on-campus housing is dated and old and off-campus housing isn't convenient, but it is very accessible for commuters.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Stony Brook University is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Make a decision about which college you will be sttending sooner and take more AP courses.
We are the geeks, nerds, and braniacs of the SUNY system, but we'll show you a good time, always with a touch of class.
Stony Brook is really good at providing opportunities for every type of college student. There is a bit too much science-driven students which shows in the lack of emphasis in the Humanities department. Also the campus is a bit liberal and it's hard for conservative students to express themselves. There is a lot of school pride and there are options to leave campus (the train to Penn Station is five minutes away!). The school's administration is a bit annoying, but overall it's a good school
The campus life at SBU was so enthusiastic. I visited during Earthstock, which is a festival celebrating our planet (recycling, hula-hoop classes on the grass, a strawberry-themed festival) and it really spoke to me. The campus was so alive and vibrant that I knew Stony Brook was the right school for me. And on an unrelated note-- there is a train station straight to the city right on campus!
In many humanities classes, the professors learn your name by the second week. In science classes you will be in a room of 100-1000 students so it's hard for them to learn your name, and sometimes they won't know who you are at all....so go attend their office hours! Class participation is often important in the humanities department and is one of the deciding factors of your final grade. Many students are very competitive, especially those who are pre-med. My department is very small and has about 5 undergraduate students and about 20 graduate students. It's very disappointing, but then again Literature is not a major field at Stony Brook.
I'm not sure about general stereotypes we are very diverse.
There is a large asian population
People who are looking for a very strong student teacher relationship shouldn't attend this school. Basically, students go to lectures and learn most of it from reading on their own. Although, the professors are helpful at times, they don't have enough time to care for each student. To make up for it, they bring in TA's to take their place instead. Also, people who are looking for a school with school spirit shouldn't attend either. This school doesn't have much of a school spirit and on that subject, it's pretty much a dead area.
Student apathy can sometimes be a problem, as well as the recent (and temporary) loss of large scale concerts due to construction of a new Arena.
My current school is very large, but it has a very good teacher program for prospective teachers as well as a great biology program which is what I plan to teach one day.
Greek organizations and miscellaneous clubs and sports are popular
I wish I had known that the academic advisors are not very helpful at SBU.
Stony Brook has a diversity that you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. We have students that come from all over the world; you'll hear 20 different languages being spoken just walking across campus. I come from a small one-stoplight town where, though the nearby military base creates an influx of new people every now and then, I have known my classmates all my life. I had no problem transitioning to such a big school though, because SBU res life has made sure that no student gets lost in the bustle of the big campus.
Stony Brook is a very large school, which mean very large lecture hall classes. It is sometimes frustrating to be in such a large class because you don't get as much individualized instruction. Also, you don't get to meet and interact with your classmates as much in a large lecture than in a small class.
Those individuals who want to have the flexibility of visiting home or communting from home; those students who cannot afford to attend a private school but have the grades to show for it; those who see this school as an "easy way out" from more challenging schools.
SBU is know for it's medicial program and engineering.
Stony Brook University is located close enough to New York City that one can take advantage of all the opportunities offered within the school and the large surrounding city. There are an immense amount of internships and job openings for students interested in many field. It truly provides students with experience in their major and offers credit for school as well. The best part is, the LIRR travels straight from campus to the city with easy accessbility. The opportunities opened for students at SBU is one of it's greatest assets!
Well there is one stereotype that all the Asian students are science majors, and terrible at writing and English. There is also another stereotype that Stony Brook is a party school.
The campus becomes barren as most of the students journey home to spend the weekends with their families. As a student from California, this really isn't an option for me. In the wasteland that is the weekend on campus, I have had my most interesting adventures and made my closest friends. Nothing inspires friendship and adventure like an unhealthy amount of boredom.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
76% of students
attending Stony Brook University receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 42% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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