Campus Strictness

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

Campus Strictness: Academic integrity is very strict.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Many kids might think that the school is too strict when it comes to students' academic lives but in reality those are the kids who don't care about school and try and cheat. When it comes to attendance and quizzes some professors will use a clicker, looks like a remote. it is connected to your name they will make you "click in" for attendance or use it for a quiz during class. a lot of students like to give it to their friend to "click them in" which is against the policy. That is cheating and academic dishonesty which I believe is a fair policy. When it comes to our social lives of course they want us to have fun but not too much fun. of course they are strict on underage drinking and drug use. it wouldn't be a good school if they didn't.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's a good mix. I don't feel overburdened.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not sure since I live in a pretty quiet dorm.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness is pretty average depending on whose your ra

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 715th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1002nd
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1092nd
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Barbara Ross
Hometown
Hopewell Junction, NY
Major
Business Management
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If there is no reason to, the University Police will basically stay away. Don't antagonize or test the police, because the penalties just aren't worth it. Students at SBU are trusted by the police not to get out of hand, and in this way, almost anything goes. Keeping the dorm room door closed is always a good idea, especially when partaking of alcohol and any other substances. Keeping the noise down is also important. If noise levels get so disruptive that other students complain, trouble may soon be on its way. Stay good friends with your RA, having them on your side is always good. Most RAs don't really care what goes on as far as intoxication is concerned, but there are some who won't stand for it.

On the other hand, the University Police are very stringent about parking. Parking tickets seem to be the livelihood of Stony Brook Parking Services. They add up after a while, and they are quite annoying. Beware if you are handicapped: the police do a horrific job of enforcing handicapped parking at night, and so all the disabled parking spots are usually taken by the lazy population of Stony Brook students.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Loitering in a building or lounge past close
  • Making noise
  • Parking illegally
  • Playing the music too loud
  • Public urination in those remote parking lots
  • Running stop signs
  • Smoking weed/hookah in your room
  • Stealing food
  • Studying

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 106 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 106 responses

  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 51% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 38% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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