Campus Housing

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Undergrads
14,566
Tuition (in-state)
$17,810 ($5,870)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: West apartments are gross, and so are other graduate housing options. Graduate student appear to pay a little more and pay monthly for what look like holes in walls, one can easily live off campus for same cost if not CHEAPER , and your house maybe cozier than the nasty dorms. Also there should options for graduate housing to bring own bed of have a fullsize bed, everyone is not small and the XL twins are annoying. My previous undergrad had better dorms .

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most people who live on campus end up resenting dorms and try to move off campus ASAP. Roosevelt Quad is considered the ghetto unless you get into Yang. Kelly Quad has balconies and a new building, Lauterber. Tabler is the artsy community, best open grassy spaces in the middle of the quad! H-Quad and Mendelsohn Quads are kinda far away from most academic buildings and are corridor style.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life is decent, until the weekend rolls around. Then Stony Brook turns into a ghost town. Public transportation is available but very limited. Food is also rarely available on weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is very comfortable depending on which dorm you get

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They look best in the dorms near Kelly Dining.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1117th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1302nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1319th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1361st
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Barbara Ross
Hometown
Hopewell Junction, NY
Major
Business Management
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Living on campus is a definite bonus for Stony Brook students. It offers amenities that you can’t get just by living at home. Fitness centers, computer labs, cafés, and dining halls give students the recreation and relaxation they need, while affording more time to study and take part in any of the hundreds of clubs and organizations that make up campus life. On the other hand, campus housing is expensive, especially to live in the apartments. The apartment complexes offer all of the comforts of home and none of the annoyances of living in the dorms, like the noise, community bathrooms, and dirty hallways.

Although the residence halls have undergone some major renovations, some dormitories are still considered below par. The consensus overwhelmingly positions Roosevelt Quad and Kelly Quad as the worst places to live. However, they are also the closest to Kelly Dining, which is pretty convenient at 3 a.m. when you’re coming back from a night out. H-Quad and Mendelsohn Quad, while newer with air conditioning, are also the farthest—about a 10–15 minute walk—from the Academic mall. The only way to get to Tabler Quad is to walk up some infamously steep steps. For the lazy, this quad is not for you. Roth Quad is the closest walk to the Academic mall and has air conditioning, which is a big plus. Where you choose to live simply depends on what you’re looking for. Corridor-style quads, like H-Quad, Mendelsohn, and Roosevelt, are the most social and tend to be noisy, but they can also be a lot of fun. Suite-style quads, including Roth, Tabler, and Kelly, are a little quieter and tend to be less social, although that isn’t always the case.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
9,454
Average Housing Costs
$6,968
Undergrads Living On Campus
52%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Dorms
  • H-Quad
  • Roth
Worst Dorms
  • Kelly
  • Roosevelt
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Closet
  • Cooking facilities (cooking suites)
  • Couch (non-cooking suites)
  • Desk and chair
  • Dining table and chairs (cooking suites)
  • Dresser
  • End tables (cooking suites)
  • Ethernet jack, usually with two ports
  • Light fixtures
  • Pedestal
  • ROLM phone, with digital access to University computer resources
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Quiet Lifestyle Communities, 24 Hour Quiet Hours Substance Free and Smoke Free Rooms, Living Learning Centers, Residential Cooking Communities
Available for Rent
Nothing
Did You Know?
  • The 26 residence halls on campus have undergone $88 million dollars in renovations.
  • There are eight residential apartment buildings designed for upper-division undergraduates.
  • On-campus apartments offer privacy, comfort, and a relaxing atmosphere for students and families, while having the convenience of living on campus. They are open throughout the calendar year, and each apartment complex has wheelchair and other handicap accessibility options.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Eleanor Roosevelt Quad (Greeley, Keller, Stimson, Wagner)
Bathrooms: Common bath and shower area
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, and design triples
Special Features: Fitness Centers located on the ground floor of Greeley College. Computing Center is located on the ground floor of Stimson College. Stimson College has Quiet Lifestyle available. Wagner College is 24-Hour Quiet and Quiet Lifestyle.
H-Quad (Benedict, James, Langmuir)
Bathrooms: Common bath and shower area
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Corridor-style floor plan composed of doubles.
Special Features: The nearest dining facility is Campus Connection, located in Benedict College in H-Quad. Computing Centers located in the basement of Benedict College. Fitness Centers located in the lobby of Benedict College. Benedict College, Wings D and E are Quiet Lifestyle. James College, Wing A is Quiet Lifestyle, smoke-free, and substance-free. Langmuir College, Wing A is Quiet Lifestyle. All Colleges in H-Quad are smoke-free and substance-free policies upon request. All buildings in H-Quad except James College require residents to have a meal plan. James College is a cooking dormitory.
Kelly Quad (Baruch, Dewey, Eisenhower, Hamilton, Schick)
Bathrooms: Private bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suite-style floor plan composed of doubles.
Special Features: Fitness Centers located on the main floor of Schick College. Computing Center is located
Mendelsohn Quad (Amman, Gray, Irving, O'Neill)
Bathrooms: Common bath and shower area
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Corridor-style floor plan composed of Doubles.
Special Features: Fitness Centers located in the basement of O'Neill. Computing Centers located in the basement of O'Neill College. Gray College, C Wing is Quiet Lifestyle. Irving College, B Wing is Quiet Lifestyle. O'Neill College, Wings F and G are Quiet Lifestyle. All buildings are smoke-free and substance-free upon request. All buildings in Mendelsohn Quad, with the exception of Irving College, require their residents to have a meal plan. Irving College is a cooking dormitory.
Roth Quad (Cardozo, Gershwin, Hendrix, Mount, Whitman)
Bathrooms: Private bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suite-style floor plan composed of Doubles.
Special Features: Fitness Centers located in Mount College. Computing Centers located in the basement of Cardozo College. The nearest dining facility is the Roth Food Court, located in Roth Quad. Gershwin College, A Wing is 24-Hour Quiet. Hendrix College, D Wing is Quiet Lifestyle. Mount College is a smoke-free building; D Wing is also Quiet Lifestyle. All buildings are smoke-free and substance-free upon request. All buildings in Roth Quad, with the exception of Gershwin College, require their residents to have a meal plan. Gershwin College has both cooking and meal plan suites.
Tabler Quad (Douglass, Dreiser, Hand, Sanger, Toscanini)
Bathrooms: Private bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suite-style floor plan composed of Doubles.
Special Features: Fitness Centers located in the basement of Dreiser College. Computing Center located in the basement of Douglass College. The nearest dining facility is the Tabler Cafe,located in the Tabler Media Arts Center in Tabler Quad. Douglass College, B Wing is Quiet Lifestyle. Dreiser College is 24-Hour Quiet and substance-free. Sanger College, B Wing is Quiet Lifestyle. Toscanini College is smoke-free. All buildings are smoke-free and substance-free upon request. All buildings in Tabler Quad, with the exception of Hand College, require their residents to have meal plans. Hand College is a cooking dormitory.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Chapin Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Coed by apartment.
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Studio apartments for couples, 1-bedroom apartments for couples and families, 2-bedroom apartments for 2 families
Special Features: The Chapin Apartments constitute 12 separate buildings. One-bedroom apartments consist of a bedroom, bathroom, living and dining areas, and a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and an electric range. Two bedroom units offer the same, plus one extra bedroom and additional bathroom facilities. In the three bedroom units, two residents occupy each bedroom, and common facilities are shared by all six. In the four bedroom units, each resident occupies his/her own bedroom. Three and four bedroom apartments also contain two bathrooms, living and dining areas, and a kitchen equipped with an electric range and full-sized refrigerator.
Schomburg Apartments
Bathrooms: One per four apartments
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: 1-bedroom apartments for married couples and domestic partnerships, 4-bedroom apartments
Special Features: The Schomburg Apartments consist of two buildings for a total of 72 apartments, located near the academic mall. One-bedroom apartments have a living room, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. Four- bedroom apartments also include a kitchen equipped with a full sized refrigerator and an electric range.
West Apartments
Bathrooms: One for every two apartments
Residents: Juniors, seniors
Room Types: 4-bedroom, single-gender apartments, 6-bedroom, single gender apartments
Special Features: The West Apartments are comprised of eight buildings for a total of 1170 apartments, located near the academic mall. The 4-bedroom apartments consist of two double rooms, two single rooms, living and dining areas, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen equipped with full-sized refrigerator and an electric range, located in buildings A, B, C, and D. The 6-bedroom apartments consist of two double rooms, two single rooms, living and dining areas, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen equipped with full-sized refrigerator and an electric range, located in buildings E, F, G, and H.

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