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Reviews 2004 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports aren't a big part of campus life. There are a large variety of clubs and intramural sports.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its good if you can find it.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The Frat parties are pretty bad.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many places within waking distance from campus, and overall they aren't anything special.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Most if the school's policies are pretty reasonable and clear.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't get anything when I applied, and the school's administration is too much of a headache to deal with.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are very few options for good food. The rest is overpriced or just bad.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, the campus is pretty boring. There is not much to do and everyone goes home on the weekends.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

College Senior

Party Scene: I don't go to parties

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The food is good but it's expensive

3 College Senior

Administration: I personally haven't had much interaction with officials.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It's a state school, I got what I expected

2 College Senior

Campus Food: For the amount of time I spend on campus and the cost of tuition and every other dime I put towards the school, I would really like to not have to pay $8 for a small salad when I want something other than cold chicken nuggets and soggy fries.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's really nothing special, I preferred SUNY New Paltz.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Have not lived off campus in the area.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: Have not attended any parties in the area.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to eat around Stony Brook. Having visited the area I can definitely say that KUMO steakhouse is a place you should try. Also checkout Jamba Juice! Crazy Beans is said to have accepted student meal plans as well.

College Sophomore

Administration: i haven't had ample time to asses the strictness at Stony Brook. I know the campus enforces very strict noise policies for those living in quiet communities, especially during finals.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: so far the aid I have been offered covers most of my expenses, which allows me to attend the university in the first place which I am very grateful for. However, I won't know how much is owed until I register for classes which I am in the process of.

College Sophomore

Campus Food: I have eaten at Jasmine, but only during my campus visit. I have not had ample time to review all of the eating options on campus.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have been accepted to the college as a transfer student, and though I plan to live on campus I have not had ample time to asses the social atmosphere or living conditions of the college. From orientation and campus tours I have observed that the campus seems clean, fun and very accommodating to the needs of its students which is a major reason I decided to attend.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lot of takeout chinese food

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lot of junk and fast food

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of nice people and a LOT of pretty people.

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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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