Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University


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Recent Reviews

Alan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Terrible school, completely dead on weekends since a ton of people commute. On campus housing expensive and crappy, off campu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Terrible school, completely dead on weekends since a ton of people commute. On campus housing expensive and crappy, off campus housing just as expensive a little better. The girls look terrible, mostly asian's and not the pretty kind (korean) mostly just Chinese girls that have no idea what their doing and wear no make up at all looking like tom boys. The professors suck sine it is mostly a research school professors don't give a rats behind about you since they are tenured. The classes are extremely competitive since a lot of these immigrant students treat this trash can like an ivy league. Binhamton, Buffalo, and Albany blow this school out of the water. Social life is dead since everyone commutes and you can't get anywhere in long island without a car really. the school is ugly and has no architectural identity no defining features just buildings. The only positive thing in this school is the rec center nothing else. I've transferred to one of these 3 schools mentioned earlier and I do not regret my choice at all. best decision ever and there is real diversity not just little china.

Ibn-Umar
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It's a good school and it's academically challenging. Stony Brook is primarily a research-focused university with a large foc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school and it's academically challenging. Stony Brook is primarily a research-focused university with a large focus on science, engineering, computer science and healthcare. Yet, there is a wide range of majors for students to select. There are also a lot of activities, clubs and student groups to get involved in. While the campus lacks an open party scene, there are good places to party if you know where to look. However, the surrounding towns are lacking that expected college atmosphere and the weekends are pretty dull. This college does contain numerous opportunities for students to grow and develop themselves professionally.

Cristina
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Stony Brook has its ups and downs, but overall, I really like it here. The ups: great reputation and programs for the science...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Stony Brook has its ups and downs, but overall, I really like it here. The ups: great reputation and programs for the sciences, VERY intelligent professors, fantastic research opportunities for undergrads, very diverse, not as expensive as other schools, hundreds of clubs and other ways to get involved. The downs: large class sizes make it hard for your professor to even know your name, the science classes are very rigorous, most dorm buildings are really old, about 50% of the people are pretty anti-social, the food stinks (they really try to make it great but it isn't), you can't get anywhere without a car (the bus system is crazy unreliable). In my experience though, the ups have outweighed the downs, and I'm really happy with my decision.

Adrianne
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Awesome! Solid education!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Awesome! Solid education!

Joni
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It was very fun experience for me. I can't wait to start my next chapter here in stony brook university!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It was very fun experience for me. I can't wait to start my next chapter here in stony brook university!

Alyssa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Stony Brook is known as a research institution (that basically means that the professors and instructors are hired based on r...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Stony Brook is known as a research institution (that basically means that the professors and instructors are hired based on research capabilities and not how well they can actually teach their discipline). Stony Brook has a very diverse student population, and about 25,000 undergraduates are currently enrolled. However, I know many who feel very isolated and depressed despite the large population. SBU is competitive and the grading is tough. Large lecture halls are very impersonal and in my experience, the professor doesn't care who you are or if you show up or not. I've had better experience in smaller classes but most are large lectures. We have recently changed dining providers and the food sucks and is more expensive now so everyone is upset. Stony is becoming a greener campus and has gone smoke-free as of 2016. We've been having issues with transparency of the administration and the police force when there are incidents on campus. Also, our website used for semester enrollment is inaccurate, slow, and altogether stressful. Overall, SBU has a great reputation however I don't necessarily believe that it deserves all the praise it receives.

Kareena
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is a very nice school where majority of the students are commuters. We pride ourselves in academics an...

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is a very nice school where majority of the students are commuters. We pride ourselves in academics and research.

Caroline
meh.

Stony is an ok school. It has its ups in social life and events if you know where to look but academics can be hard. Intro to...

meh.

Stony is an ok school. It has its ups in social life and events if you know where to look but academics can be hard. Intro to biology courses are very difficult and are meant to weed out students. A lot of work for what its worth.

Giselle
The Life of A Stony Brook Student

Stony Brook University gave me the chance to get to know myself better. I learned to become independent, decide for myself, a...

The Life of A Stony Brook Student

Stony Brook University gave me the chance to get to know myself better. I learned to become independent, decide for myself, and become a better person in general. And by that I do not mean Stony Brook taught me to become a better person, but it allowed me to discover who I am. I learned that I had many flaws and that I was not the smartest and best person on earth. There were many people who were not only more intelligent that me, but they knew how to achieve their goals. It was very frustrating at first. I was confused for a year or two. But slowly, I accepted my flaws and learned how to live with them. I did not have to make them disappear, I just had to make them part of me. By junior year, I improved my grades a lot. Not that I had bad grades, but I started receiving even higher grades. Stony Brook is very good at academics. Science courses, especially biology, chemistry, and physics are very difficult. The lecture halls are huge, often with 500 students, therefore, studying for these classes needs a unique technique. One must remember that professors do not even bother to get their students. It is the student's responsibility to get to know the professor. Living on campus was very convenient for me. Thankfully, I never had trouble with my roommates because I am generally an easygoing person. However, from other people's experiences, people who had issues could change their rooms or roommates after each semester. In brief, I enjoyed my 4 years at Stony Brook. I took the classes that I loved with the professors that cared. It was an amazing and remarkable experience for me. I became a great cook, learned how to take care of myself, and most importantly, learned how to get to know other people and make friends.

ROBERT
One of the worst colleges anywhere

99% of my college professeurs, including chemistry, biology - did not have a teaching bone in their body and could give 2 cr...

One of the worst colleges anywhere

99% of my college professeurs, including chemistry, biology - did not have a teaching bone in their body and could give 2 craps less about any student. They are teaching because with a PhD and no real potential to make any money, what can they do but teach. I was told by a neuro biology professeur that I would not be permitted to do research with him because I didn't have have 4.0 average. My calculus class was told on day 1 that 1/3 of the class will fail, 1/3 will get D's and C's, the other 1/3 will have mostly B's with a few A's. What a bunch of incompetent schmucks. Pick a smaller school where the professeurs have an interest and ability to teach and get yourself into a nourishing atmosphere at a better school - NOT a destructive mood, as with StonyBrook.

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  • 41%

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