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Reviews 1938 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Senior

Administration: You don't see people acting up, and not many people smoke on campus

1 College Senior

Scholarships: None apply to me!!

Basically for STEM majors, only

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College Senior

Party Scene: Don't party, or live on campus

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Many times the food will be sloppy, it is overpriced, and the staff is nasty, you will get the occasional grunts and eye rolling.. and there is no well done option for meat. Every time I go to Wendy's there is always a long line and a mistake with my order. Try not to give out any requests you will regret it.. overall, beautiful campus, nice people, and professors, great school. Dining needs to improve, and parking, and this campus is overcrowded, making it hard to get a nice spot to study..!

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College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's mostly just small restaurants are chain restaurants like Dominos.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The strictness on campus is not as strict as everyone makes it sounds. For example, during quiet hours during final week or midterm week, people are still screaming and loud but the RA usually does not do anything about it. Also, in Kelly Quads, people are smoking every day outside on the balcony and no enforcement is taken. There are also students who do drugs right outside Javits and campus police does nothing about it even when they see it.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is no reminder for when you have to renew your financial aid so you have to make sure to check that yourself. Also, TAP holds are extremely annoying to have on your account since you won't be able to make any changes on your schedule.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There isn't much dining option since the food is pretty repetitive. The food is also very expensive for what we're getting. There should also be healthier options provided on campus. The dining halls are also way too crowded now but there doesn't seem to be enough workers.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus food and amenities are usually expensive and overcharged. The room itself is extremely overpriced. The cost the students are paying is way too much for what we're provided with. However, the good part about living on campus is that you are close to the main campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Great people and so much is going on every weekend! Lots of fun international students to get to know. West Apartments are good, though parties often end early when the police arrive ( though same applies to house parties). Additionally, athletes often have great parties.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Great variety, but they ought to adjust the prices, which are often ridiculous.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I got lucky with my roommates all four years:) and I lived in Irving ( Mendelsohn Quad) with nice spacious rooms and big beautiful windows, so I have nothing to complain about! Though there are Quads that I would stay away from ( Roosevelt).

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.

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3 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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

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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

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4 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Proud to be a Seawolf

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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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