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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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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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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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  • Sayed from Brooklyn, NY
  • Dec-29-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    One of the best school for research and career worldwide. Professors are not so helpful. They assume students can study by themselves.

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  • Ibn-Umar from Sayreville, NJ
  • Dec-22-2015 I am a current student here

    It's an academically good school with lots of different majors, clubs and organizations. It's very ethnically and culturally diverse so everyone who attends is sure to feel welcome and accepted.

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  • Joyce
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There are huge lecture halls with varying size recitations. A large portion of the students are commuters. Residence halls, don't live in a hall style...bathrooms are in stalls like at a mall or something and the showers are small and camp style... Only come if you are serious about science because the science classes are intense.

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  • Kristy
  • Oct-22-2015 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook University is a really great college. The professors here really know their stuff. The campus is nice, but maybe a little isolated from other LI areas, such as off campus dining or malls, unless you have a car or its the weekend when the bus there is free.

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  • Jeffrey from Suisun City, CA
  • Sep-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook University is a great campus to attend and according to what I have already read everything looks promissing at Stony Brook.

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  • Angie from NY
  • Jun-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Stony Brook is filled with friendly students and a 50:50 chance of getting a nice professor. A popular college choice for asian students and commuters. Pretty quite on the weekend if you're the type of person who doesn't make friends and won't have small suite/dorm parties.

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