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Reviews 2137 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My previous college wasn't great due to a unfortunate circumstance that I do not wish to say. Stony Brook University definitely raised my hopes into getting my degree and pursue a career in being a writer for publishing or being an English teacher. I love Stony Brook University and it's staff and faculty! I will never forget this school and its values. Go Seawolves!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I mostly love the Disability Support Services. A bunch of really great and hardworking people work there, including disabled kids. It shows that they do care about those who have a few limitations and change their lives forever.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I definitely feel safe at Stony Brook University when it comes to walking around on campus. If anything does happen, I always have the school security number on my phone just in case. That's what I love about this school. They have their own emergency number and their own police cars doing patrol around the campus. It definitely shows that they care about the student's safety!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but I did check out the rooms during a tour of the college. The rooms were okay. There wasn't really that much room for two people. The one thing that made me not live on campus would be that all the girls would have to share one bathroom instead of getting your own. All the boys have to share as well.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I only attend the football games and Homecoming events and they are excellent. There are always games, carnivals, and activities for the community. Stony Brook University really knows how to show their school spirit. Go sea wolves!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though this is my first year as a transfer student, Stony Brook University has a lot to offer for a college student. My professors are nice and are willing to help with my learning disability. When I first started college, I was unsure of myself and thought that I wouldn't do well since it's a different environment from high school. I was definitely wrong. It's places like Stony Brook University that show you can do anything you want and follow your dreams! I am happy to be a Stony Brook University Seawolf and definitely recommend this school to many others!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors are the most knowledgeable and interesting individuals.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school offers a lot of programs to help students gain experience.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since Stony Brook is a public University, anyone comes on campus. The thought of that is very problematic.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Personally, my quad is the Tabler quad which is particularly far from everywhere. There is a set of stairs that makes it very much harder to get by. Our closest dining option is the Roth Caf and it's not that great. The atmosphere is decent except in the weekend because everyone goes home. The dorms are pretty small too and some are even tripled.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The fraternities are the most popular here because they have off-campus housing. The parties they throw are the talk of the town for the days after. Their members are very attentive and helpful. They are very welcoming and informative. Usually, anyone that wants to join, go to a party or just hang out are well received.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Overall, Stony Brook University is a Division 1 athletic school therefore all the D1 teams are particularly good. Everyone on campus is very supportive of the teams. The stadiums are always full of fans that are enthusiastic and ready to cheer. The football field is huge and so is the basketball court. This school definitely takes pride on their facilities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Attending a school that is ranked among the top one percent best schools in the world, it is importunate to meet academic requirements. The rigorous courses here help me understand the importance of asking questions and always studying.The professors are definitely well prepared and knowledgeable in their field. Their enthusiasm keeps me interested and eager to learn.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are some frat parties, but transportation is not great and the good parties aren't very often.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are very few parties at school, excepting small groups of friends gathering together.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are all experts in their fields, and although it is difficult to register for some classes due to the number of students trying to get in, there are enough classes that it does not always matter. The workload is somewhat heavy, depending on the major. There are lots of unique study areas on campus available for student use.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: As far as I can tell, we are a very accepting student body, and more and more events and organizations are created every year.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug use is not extremely prevalent, but peer pressure is still present. The police are always available for issues with drugs or alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a lot of courses available on campus, but because of my major requirements I won't be able to take as many as I would like to. The professors are all very passionate about what they do, and class sizes can be large but I have not found that to be a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many networking opportunities for students while they are at Stony Brook, and the Career Center is an excellent resource. The Job and Internship Fair is also a great resource for finding employment.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is very little campus crime as far as I know, and the police are very good at giving students access to information about crime and security. I have always felt safe on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Even in the older dorms, living on campus is fun and a great experience for students. It is wonderful to get to meet all of the people in one's building. Even though some buildings have smaller rooms or no air-conditioning, the price of those rooms makes up for that. The housing process does not make much sense to many students as it involves a lottery.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have very little experience with Greek life on campus, but it provides a friendly environment for some students to join if they are looking for that, so I think it is a good thing. There is no Greek-specific housing on campus, but if there were I think it would increase Greek life participation.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at Stony Brook depends on the time, but students usually get very involved and excited for some teams. The availability of facilities for both athlete and non-athlete students is great.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The environment of Stony Brook makes it really feel like home for me, and I love that there are always new things to explore on campus. I also appreciate the number of unique opportunities on campus, from employment to internships to networking.

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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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