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Academic Rigor
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Most Helpful Review for Stony Brook University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Amamah from Huntington, NY
  • 37 out of 38 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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  • Fransheska from New York, NY
  • Jul-06-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    SUNY Stony Brook is a university located not to far from the city. It's a school that is svery diligent in its courses but also compensated on having people involved in communities.

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  • Taylore
  • May-17-2017 I am a current student here

    I'm going to be the first to admit that I didn't immediately love it here (and still don't) because it's not everything I expected it to be: full of new exciting people who all want to make the world better, great food, professionally run extracurricular activities, and professors who are passionate about teaching. But I will say that there are enough people on campus that you will be sure to find a few that you click with. Similarly, you will find professors that you can approach and speak openly to, while other professors immediately shut their doors after office hours and barely answer your emails.

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  • L from NY, NY
  • May-17-2017 I am a current student here

    You'll learn, and there are things to do. It's a big campus, so there will be tons of new people to meet. Professors are hit or miss.

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  • Collegebound
  • Apr-12-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Amazing school with profound research opportunities. Has an incredible campus that is massive and gives an immersive feel. Provides the most esteemed professors in their fields.

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  • Master Yi
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    campus is huge. professors are decent. comp sci is very competative.

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  • Wydny - Elmont, NY
  • Oct-04-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    It's great to know that I can found a good college that I will feel like I'm home and that I'm safe thanks to stony brooks I'm Wydny Vallere and I would like to go there so bad visiting it's not enough I would like to experience more

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  • Anonymous
  • Jun-16-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    has a supportive eop program that has a summer academy that helps prepare for the transition to college life.

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  • andrew from bayside, ny
  • Apr-27-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    although stony brook is an inexpensive school, it is anything, but "cheap". the education here is very challenging no matter how high your hs gpa is. stony brook is one of the best sunys out there

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  • bobs burgers
  • Feb-10-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Stonybrook has a huge and beautiful campus.

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  • Prospective student
  • Jan-13-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Stony Brook has one of the best academic programs in the SUNY system. The campus is beautiful; there are always events going on and there is so much diversity.

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