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Most Helpful Review for Stony Brook University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Amamah from Huntington, NY
  • 33 out of 34 people found this review helpful

Stony Brook offers a great, quality education for a state school price, however, getting a quality education depends primarily on the student. Many of the science and math based classes are quite large and are often held in huge lecture halls. Due to the large class sizes, many people don’t go to class, and often, especially in 100 level classes, attendance is not mandatory. However, some professors do take attendance and often attendance, depending on one’s professor can be critical to the class. Majority of the professors at Stony Brook are also quite brilliant and because Stony...

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  • Virginia from Baldwin, NY
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    If you plan on pursuing a career in a STEM field - especially one in, say, engineering or medicine, then Stony Brook University is for you. The rigor of the classes is challenging but in that prepares you for what is to come in competitive careers; likewise, with the price of a public university, you are truly getting the bang for your buck, since Stony is one of the top 25 schools for STEM careers. However, if you plan on going into the humanities, I'd tell you to go elsewhere because they are very clearly not the focus here.

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  • Joe, On Campus, Stony Brook University
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The campus, really nice... The professors, friendly if you know how to network and talk to them... The people here, really friendly and getting to meet/know new people isn't a task at all. The school is very nice, they provide fun activities almost daily for students, and with the plethora of clubs available at this school, one can have a true college experience at Stony Brook University.

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  • David
  • Apr-30-2014 I am a current student here

    It is a school with endless opportunities and grooms the students to achieve high success. The diversity and school spirit is strong, leading to a sense of community where all feel at home. This school breeds tough minds and transforms students into great people.

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  • Barbara from Port Jeff Sta, NY
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Best instructors, they are interested in ensuring your completion! The school goes out of their way to make everything easy. Best bang for your bucks!

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  • Seelia from Brooklyn, NY
  • Apr-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Stony really gives the college feel. It is beautiful and the dorms look nice. I'm really looking forward to attendng Stony!

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  • J from Queens
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a past student here

    It is really great school in a view of finance; you can get great education for low pay. And there are lots of opportunities you can find!

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  • Samira from Brooklyn, NY
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook University is an amazing University! I am not just saying this because I go here but because it is really an amazing school! There is lots to do, the environment is absolutely beautiful and so are the people here.

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  • Eliza from Fontana, CA
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook University has made me fearless, from change. I'm not afraid to take a risk, to follow my passion, and to never look back. Stony Brook University has changed my entire perspective on life and that's priceless.

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  • Alexandra from LA Habra, CA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I love Stony Brook. It's a very challenging school, especially if you're going into the sciences, but it is also one of the top 1% of schools worldwide, and has a internationally acclaimed research program. Besides that, the people here are so nice and friendly!

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  • HJ
  • Feb-08-2014 I am a current student here

    I enjoy my time here as a mechanical engineering junior at Stony Brook University. As an out of state student, this was one of the few universities with a low out of state tuition and a great engineering program. I would recommend this college to those who are interested in Math, Physics, Health, and Engineering.

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