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Reviews 1925 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a party guy. I'm more of the stay-in-my-dorm-and-be-lazy kind of guy.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: While several meal opportunities in campus are appealing, the price of such can be deterring.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are average in terms of spaciousness even with my room having three students. The cost is affordable in terms of average college tuition. The housing process was done on the basis of interest for a particular undergraduate college. The process of such went very smoothly.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Workload is manageble if you are on top of everything

4 College Freshman

Majors: To be a doctor this is the place

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are more Asians than any other ethnicity

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Science classes are hard but there are a lot of reasourses to help you like your professors

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academic wise this school is amazing, but you have to work your but off for that A in some classes

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Its good but kinda dead at night out of campus

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They are nice but you cant say that about everyone

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police are nice and protective they make you feel safe

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Proud to be a Seawolf

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like Stony Brook as a freshman. However i really wish it had a pool.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They help with your resume and Stony Brook has a great reputation.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is fairly new and its good for anyone.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some which are far but cheap. Then you have close but expensive, however it might be the same as living on campus for some. It all depends on the student's financial status as well.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of popular restaurants like red lobster, applebees , chilis, and you have local restaurants which are really good.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Police are doing a great job on keeping us safe. They can ease up with parking tickets though.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didnt know how much aid i was going to get for a couple of months after i applied. The other schools i applied to gave me their answer but Stony Brook took longer than i expected. I got aid but it wasnt what i expected.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Apparently parties happen on Thursday nights and the way to get to it is real shady. The only way i heard to have a good time is by drinking. I honestly have a better time on Thursdays watching a movie with my friends while eating pizza.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: i like that we have many different options especially halal food on campus. However it can be a little expensive. if the chicken Parmesan is $7 atleast make the portions bigger.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You are more inclined to be a part of college activities and events.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live with my parents.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I know where all the good places are because I have lived in the area for a long time. Some places are a bit of a drive, so I could see it being difficult for students who live on campus to get to.

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3 College Senior

Administration: I dont really know because I commute.

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Stony Brook is definitely the kind of place where you really need to put in the effort to make friends and actively participate in the social scene. If you keep to yourself during your first semester, you may be wishing you were back home or even consider transferring. However, by the second semester when you start going out more, you will be much happier now. There are so many ways to meet people and get involved on campus, and that is really the trick to being happy. Even if your classes are really stressful, you can always work on your homework with classmates—something that definitely makes it less stressful. Finding a balance between academia and a social life is not hard to do, but it isn’t easy either. It is very easy to get lost in the shuffle sometimes. The campus is absolutely dead on the weekends, since most people live locally and go home. Stony Brook is widely known as a commuter school for that reason. Attending Stony Brook will hold true the cliché that college is what you make of it.

The classes themselves also vary. Some will overload you with work, and others will have you excited to learn. Even if you hear a certain class is an easy A, don’t take it unless you have some interest in the topic. It will come back to haunt you when it’s a week before your midterm and you realize you have to read seven chapters on a topic that doesn’t pique your curiosity. Overall, Stony Brook is great academically for everything, especially biology, chemistry, pre-med studies, psychology, and engineering. The social scene is not very active in comparison with most other colleges, but there is one, you just have to look for it.
 

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